Mental Health professionals serve several essential, and different functions in providing transgender healthcare. The first is to provide client centered, trans-friendly treatment and care specific to their unique needs. The second is to provide a Mental Health Assessment and diagnosis of gender dysphoria to support medical transition.

The BCN is working with the provider network to establish a living directory of Trans friendly providers. These Mental Health Professionals will be identified as having varying experience working with the Transgender population. The BCN will be working closely with provider supervisors and therapists to ensure tracking of required trainings are met and up to date.

The goal at the BCN is for this living document to continue to grow with Trans Educated, Trauma Informed, and Cultural Competent Mental Health Professionals.

Transgender Informed Directory


Mental Health Providers

Clinical Supervisor Northwest Human Services
Tonya Baeza; LMFT, LPC

Therapist Northwest Human Services
May Halabi

QMHP Northwest Human Services
Riley Crowder

Therapist Crossing Bridges
Edyie Aragon

Lancaster Family Health Center
Lola White; Psy.D.

Marion County Children’s Behavioral Health
Kiri Horsey, LPC

Polk County Behavioral Health
Kerry Hammerschmith; LCSW,MAC, CADCII Lead Behavioral Health Counselor

Suzanne R. Ark

Options Family Counseling
Lita Marvin, LMFT

SUD Provider

Suzanne R. Ark

BCN Contacts

Quality Improvement Coordinator
Lisa Parks

Office: 503-566-2972

Transgender Informed Care Resource List

Guideline for Gender Dysphoria FAQOregon Trans Health Coalition: Model Policy RecommendationsImproving Reproductive Healthcare for Transgender OregoniansOHSU Transgender Health ProgramWPATHBridge 13National LGBTRainbow YouthSalem TransgenderSalem PrideBrave SpaceQ CenterBCN Transgender Care GuidelinesQualities of Transgender Informed Therapist