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COMMUNITY DIRECTORY 
QUEER EXCHANGE OLYMPIA /
SOUTH SOUND / OCCUPIED
SOUTH SALISH SEA

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ABOUT -

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CONTENTS -

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Queer Owned &/or Operated Businesses 
*Groups and Organizations

-Social Media 
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LGBTQ+ Orgs, Groups, & Support
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Other Helpful Resources
*Queer Competent Healthcare 
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Queer Competent Mental Healthcare & Therapists 
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Hotlines 
*Other Resources for Trans, Gender Nonconforming, & Non Binary People
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Name and Gender Marker Change
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Medicaid/Apple Health Trans Surgery Info & Provider List 


QUEER OWNED &/or OPERATED BUSINESSES & NON PROFITS


- Food -

Soul Sweet Vegan - Olympia
New Moon Cooperative Cafe (worker owned) - Olympia
Burial Grounds Coffee (worker owned) - Olympia

South Bay Pub - Olympia

QB Restaurant - Olympia

River’s Edge - Tumwater

Stellar Juices - Olympia
Sam's Cakes- Olympia *new*
Salty Dog Shellfish Co.- Olympia *new*
Dia del Pastel -Vegan Cakes - Olympia *new*


- Bars & Event Spaces -
The Lamplighters - coworking space and gallery - Olympia
Cryptatropa Bar - Olympia
Rumors Wine Bar - Olympia

The Mix - queer bar - Tacoma

- Retail -
Underhill Plants - Olympia
CreativePro Design & Fabrication - Olympia

The Tie Maker - Tacoma

Olympia Nissan - Jenna Myrfield, service manager - Olympia

Shawn Sanchizzle - New and Used vehicles at VW of Puyallup

Olympia Gear Exchange - Olympia

Radiance Herbs & Massage - Olympia

King’s Bookstore - Tacoma
Gatby Parloure De Beaute (Boutique) - Queer and Black Owned - Olympia *new*

- Artists & Authors -

Trial and Error - Art for Every Day by Naima Lowe | former TESC professor

Craft or DIY - Olympia

Terrarium Treasures - Olympia

Mountain Mama Gems - Tacoma

Gibbous Fashions - Textile Artist - Olympia
Immortal Rain Creations
Sparrow Studio - Circus classes - Olympia
Useful Geekery - Fandom items
Maudie Doll - Jewelry, ornaments, and wallets from recycled/salvaged fabric
Bloody and Bashful - Creepy and cute plushies, figurines, accessories, etc.
The Uneducated Artist - Fluid art
Continuousplay.world - Merch/Vintage - Filipinx Owned - Olympia *new*
Westmond Wares - Hats - Olympia *new*

- Photographers -

Aldine Nicole Photography - Olympia
Tiggr Tales Photography - Portrait Photography - Lakewood
Ashley Marie Photography - Natural Light Photography - Olympia

- Services -

Off App Lyft Rides - Bonny Bee Rainville - Olympia

The Wolf and Pixie Electrolysis - 360-888-7388 - Olympia
Hatley Home Cleaning - Olympia
Rocky at R&R Home Improvement- General Contractor - 206-383-6042 - Vashon

3 Chicks and a Hammer Construction - (206) 351-6400 - Federal Way

American Indian Landscaping - (253) 431-0259 - Tacoma

Camellia's Automotive - automotive repair shop - Tacoma
Cultivating Kindness Landscape and Design - Tumwater

- Animals -
HausofK9 Modern Dog Training- Certified Science-based pet dog trainer - Thurston County  

Artois Equestrian - Olympia

Newly Minted Aussies - Australian shepherd breeder, Balanced trainer,  in-home daycare & boarding kennel - Lacey  

Jamie S. on Rover - Olympia

Missypants Critter Sitting - Olympia

Pet Mentor - dog and cat training - Olympia
Oly Pet Sitting - Olympia

Little PAWS 4 Rescue - Lacey
Shanti's Heart Sanctuary - 501c3 sanctuary for rescued animals - Elma

- Legal & Financial -

Maddox and Lafoon, ps - Sirena Denbow - representative for Social Security Disability - (360) 786-8276 - Olympia

Sustain Financial Inc. - Certified Financial Planner - (360) 339-8611 - Lacey
Moose Creek Bookkeeping, LLC - (346) 298-2252 - Seattle/Remote

- Hairstylists & Barbers -
David Nichols Hair - Olympia
Gatsby Hair Salon - Olympia

Casey at Seawolf Barber Shop - Tacoma

Micaela Castañon - Olympia

Geena at Premiere Salon & Spa - Olympia

Jamie Lee & Company - Jason, Dravi, etc. - 25+ years in Olympia!

Stephanie Bankuti at Cutter's Barber Shop - Olympia

Terronce Lockwood - Shear Happiness - Lacey

The Barber Collective - Tacoma
Locks By Lexifer - Popylion Salon - Tacoma
Supernova Hair and Tattoo - Tacoma
Parker the Barber - Tacoma
The Stone & Steel Barbershop - Tumwater *new*

- Real Estate -

Jeanie Kendall - Keller Williams Real Estate

Audrey Parks - Real Estate Broker

Erin McCready and Onyx Dixon at Homeward Sound
Alicia Robinett - Defiance Realty

Savannah Parker- Abbey Realty

Empire Home Group 
Neil Sharp Realty
Morr Solomon-Managing Broker & Investor-

morr.solomon@exprealty.com - 206-317-7766 *new*

- Tattoo Artists & Piercing -

Kai at Black Rabbit  - Olympia

Jorb at Freak Body Tattoo - Olympia
Metro Body Piercing  - Olympia
Sorry Mom Ink  - Olympia
Other Matters - stick and pokes - Olympia
Primeval Ink Tattoo - Olympia

Handworkers Studio LLC - Olympia
Chelsea at Spider Monkey Tattoo - 360 709 9650 - Olympia

- Alternative Medicine, Holistic & Spiritual Services -
Worthmore Wellness- Nutritional Therapy - Lacey

Olympia Community Acupuncture - Westside of Olympia. Sliding Scale Community Acupuncture $20-50. (360) 545-3767.
Conscious Culture Cooperative - Reiki by a 4th generation Curandera (medicine woman)- Olympia
Moonhill Mystery School - Earth-based spirituality school - Olympia *new*

- Yoga -
Brooke West Yoga Therapy - BSc, C-IAYT - Olympia *new*

- Massage
 Massage by Brocx - Jade Brocx - they/them

253-590-3636 - https://www.massagebook.com/biz/MassageByBrocx

2415 Evergreen PK DR SW Ste C4, Olympia, WA 98502 - Deep Tissue, Injury Treatment, Trans Fluent Provider - sliding scale for LGBTQ+ and other marginalized identities - text and mention queer exchange to be accepted as new client.

Quiet Storm Massage & Bodywork - (360) 688-6563 - Olympia

Massage With Clementine Marie, LMT- Somatic release, Craniosacral, Myofacial work, Relaxation - (360) 742-7344 - West Olympia
Emily Gone at Bloom and Blossom Wellness Spa - (360)-706-2674 - Tumwater
Soften Bodywork - 541-359-5301 - Olympia/Nisqually *new*

- Other Services -
Synsense - Neurodivergent Coaching and more
Tender Fierce Temple Arts - Sex and Intimacy coach

Rianne BeCraft Tarot & Coaching - Intuitive Tarot Reader and Career Shift Coaching - Olympia / Virtual Sessions


Also check out: YWCA’s List of Black, Indigenous, and POC Owned Businesses 



Groups & Organizations




SOCIAL MEDIA


South Sound Queer Social Club - Tacoma 

OlyQueers - Olympia
Shelton / Mason County LGBTQ+ 
South Side Queers - South of Seattle 

Queer Tacoma Community Forum 
SouthSoundGays - Puget Sound Area 

Western Washington LGBTQ+ Discord Server  - ‘Greater Seattle Area’

Olympia 6 County Area LGBTQA Gay Social Group   

Tacoma and Olympia Gay Bears  


- Youth & Families -

Puget Sound Queer Families (for Queer Parents)
Rainbow Families of Puget Sound 


- Transgender-
Transgender Washington Network 

- Outdoors & Nature -

South Sound Queer Scouts  - Tacoma

LGBTQ Outdoor Adventures  - Olympia & Tacoma

Alphabet Soup Gardeners of the Pacific Northwest  

Queering the Landscape - Puyallup




LGBTQ+ ORGS, GROUPS,
& SUPPORT


Rainbow Center - Tacoma
Rainbow Health Center - Olympia

Capitol City Pride - Olympia

Harbor Include - Hoquiam
YWCA LGBTQ2S - Currently meeting via Zoom - Olympia
The Rainbow Pride Foundation Inc - Tumwater *new*

- Youth -

PFLAG Olympia (LGBT+ Youth and Families) - Olympia
Pizza Klatch - In school support group & advocacy - Olympia
Out & Proud Grays Harbor Coalition (13-18)

Gender Spectrum - Free support groups - (11-19) - US

Rainbow Conservation Corps - job training program (16-19)

Stonewall Youth (12-24) - Olympia
Oasis Youth Center ( 12-24) - Tacoma

- College Students -

First Peoples Multicultural, Trans, and Queer Support Services at The Evergreen State College - Olympia

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center at South Puget Sound Community College - Olympia
Stonewall Youth (>24) - Olympia
Oasis Youth Center (>24) - Tacoma


- Elders -
SAGE (LGBT Elders) - Olympia
Tacoma Older LGBT 
Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change - Tacoma

National Resource Center on LGBTQ Aging - USA

- Intersex -
Intersex Initiative - Portland

- Transgender -

Diversity Alliance of The Puget Sound Multiple trans groups - Tacoma

Transgender HRT Supply Program 
Groundswell: A Genderqueer Menstruation Support Circle - Olympia

New Boyz Club (18+ group for afab trans folks) alternating Mondays 7-9 pm - Olympia
Tacoma T Men (transmasc group) 1st & 3rd Tuesdays - Tacoma
Ingersoll Gender Center - Thurston County Resource Guide 

Gender Justice League Safe House - Newly expanded to Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, and Pacific County

Olympia Trans Discussion Group  - Olympia
Oly Clothes Transfer - trans clothing exchange *new*

- Support -

The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse - Olympia

Overeaters Anonymous - Olympia

YWCA Pierce County (Domestic violence assistance and shelter) - Tacoma

Queers, Crackpots, And Fallen Women (Alcoholics anonymous) - Olympia

Partners in Prevention Education - Olympia

- Legal Assistance -
Washington State Human Rights Commision - File a complaint Lavender Rights Project - Seattle

The Qlaw Foundation of Washington 

Washington State Human Rights Commission 
ACLU of Washington 

- HIV Testing and Support -

Mpowerment Washington (Gay and Bi men) - Olympia

PCAF of Washington (assisting people living with HIV) - Tacoma  

- Government & Politics -
Washington State LGBTQ Comission

Thurston County Queer Democrats
Washington SAFE Alliance

- Faith Based -
Triangles (Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation)

- Book Clubs -

Seeds Queer and Latinx Book Club - Olympia 

Oly Queer Book Club  *also on discord*


- Arts & Culture -

The Furnace Club - QTBIPOC, art & multimedia safe space - Olympia
Free Range Drag - Olympia




OTHER RESOURCES
- Housing -
Olympia Diversity Housing 

Oly Housing  
The Evergreen State College Room Shares  
New to Olympia? See: Cheaper Apartment List & Tips «


- Mutual Aid Groups -

Olympia Mutual Aid Collective  «
Olympia AMAC (Anarchist Mutual Aid Collective) 
Olymap (Olympia Mutual Aid Partners)


- Low Income Resources -
Low/No Income Resource Directory


HEALTHCARE

Disclaimer: This list contains allied providers that cannot be confirmed to be 100% LGBTQ+ competent.

- Informed Consent Transgender Hormone Therapy -
The following are confirmed to not require a therapist’s letter to prescribe hormones, some can also act as a PCP.
● See also: Erin's Informed Consent HRT map of the US

Yelm Family Medicine & Rainbow Health Center: Dr. Chelsea Unruh MD - Olympia & Yelm

Planned Parenthood - Olympia, Shelton, Centralia, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, and more!

Cedar River Clinics - Tacoma, Seattle & Renton

Hilltop Adult Care Clinic - Tacoma
-Jo Bauer, ARNP - Head of Gender Affirming Care - (253) 722-1720
-Stacie Sutton Beck, MD - (253) 441-4742

-Abigail Kress, DO - (253) 722-1720

Parkland Family Medical Clinic - Blair Campbell, MD - (253) 536-2020 - Tacoma

Eastside and Lakewood Medical Clinics - Gayle Matthews, MD OB-GYN -

(253) 722-2161 - Tacoma

Lakewood Medical Clinic - Pat Vigil, MD PhD - (253) 589-7030 - Tacoma


- Under 18 Gender Health -
Mary Bridge Children’s Gender Health - Tacoma


- Veterans -
LGBT Veterans Health Service: Katy McDermott Veteran Care Coordinator - 206-277-3233 - Seattle


- General Medical -
The Olympia Free Clinic: Medical clinic & specialty services - 360-890-4074
*For trans folks: Gender Health Clinic - first monday of every month, 5-8pm !

➤ *
MultiCare Family Medicine - 360-252-3890 - Olympia
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Dr. Theresa Duggan MD
- Dr. Kim Dougan MD

*Capital Physician Services 

-Capitol Family and Sports Medicine: -  360-709-9500 - Olympia
Dr. Jamie Nixon PA
-Eastside Health Care: - (360) 943-5127 - Olympia
Dr. Nancy Armstrong, MSN MHA ARNP

*Providence - Use the Find A Doctor Tool to find providers taking patients
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St. Peter Family Medicine:  (360) 493-7230 - Olympia
Dr. Yo Kondo MD
(This is a residency training program for physicians that has LGBTQ care as part of the curriculum, specific providers may be better than others. Dr Kondo is the director.)
-Providence (Eastside):
Dr. Diana M. Currie MD - (360) 493-4015
Ms. Kathryn Harshman ARNP - (360) 493-4045
Dr. Wendy Lau MD (360) 486-6710

-Providence (Westside): 
Dr. Justin D. Wheeler, MD

*Kaiser - For trans folks: Gender Health Program info

-Olympia Obstetrics & Gynecology: - 360-413-8413 option 1

Dr. Sarah Calvert MD OBGYN
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Olympia Medical Center: -  (360) 923-7000
Dr. Deepti Paturi, DO, Family Medicine &  
Dr. Lisa Spatz MD

Complete Healthcare of Olympia: - (360) 754-9409 - Olympia
Dr. Amber Campbell MD
Dr. Morgan Zentner MD
Julie Dybbro ARNP


Seamar Olympia Medical Clinic - (360) 491-1399 - Olympia
Dr. Janelle Weaver

- Reproductive Services - *note that many providers listed elsewhere also offer these services
Whole Body Pregnancy - Erika Davis - BIPOC and free of charge for Black, POC and queer families who are without means (you can also donate here) - (347) 471-0739 - Tacoma

Jessica Mascher, LMT and Perinatal Services - (503) 737-8668 - Seattle

Yelm Family Medicine: Dr. Chelsea Unruh MD - Yelm 360-458-7761. Low risk OB and IUI


➤Tiffany Heiges at Around the Circle Midwifery - Pregnancy, birth, and well body care (paps, etc. regardless of pregnancy status) - (360) 459–7222 - Olympia *new*

- Trans Competent Paps - *note that many providers listed elsewhere also offer these services *new*

Yelm Family Medicine: Dr. Chelsea Unruh MD - they/them - Yelm - 360-458-7761.

➤Tiffany Heiges at
Around the Circle Midwifery - Pregnancy, birth, and well body care (paps regardless of pregnancy status) - (360) 459–7222 - Olympia *new*

Planned Parenthood - Olympia, Shelton, Centralia, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, and more!

Complete Healthcare of Olympia: - (360) 754-9409 - Olympia
Dr. Amber Campbell MD
Dr. Morgan Zentner MD
Julie Dybbro ARNP


- Dental -
Vetter Dental Group: (360)459-2677 - Olympia

Family Dentistry At Hawks Prairie:  Dr. O'Leary (360)456-1000 - Lacey


- Electrolysis -

The Wolf and Pixie Electrolysis - 360-888-7388 - Olympia

- Voice Lessons - *new*

U.W. Otolaryngology Department - (206) 598-4022 - Seattle/Telehealth - Accepts Apple Health
Kaiser Permanente - Speech Pathology - (360) 923-7000 - Multiple Locations
Caitlin Dibble - ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist - email caitlindibbleslp@gmail.com for more info - Olympia

MENTAL HEALTHCARE

Note: Contact providers for the most up to date insurance information.

➤ *
Free Therapy by Partners In Prevention Education, call 360-522-5536 between the hours of 11am-5pm Monday through Thursday

-Apple Health/Medicaid-

Pathways Mental Health Services (360) 799-5782  - Lacey
“Offering individual, couples/marital, and group therapy for LGBT and non-binary people at our telehealth, Lacey & Longview locations. Please call the specific clinic to inquire about the process of setting up an initial appointment.” They take
apple health/medicaid.
- Diana Carlson - Marriage and Family Therapist

- Jeremy Bolden - Social Worker and Independent Clinical

- Elaine Vaughn - Mental Health Counselor

Behavioral Health Resources Nathaniel (?) Takes apple health/medicaid. (360) 704-7170 - Olympia

Juanita Evans, Circle in a Square Counseling, Counselor, LA, LMHC  (253) 655-1048 - Lacey  *new*

Eclectic Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Client Focus: “Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background. Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Allied. “ Accepts apple health, Premera, Regence, First Choice and Associates, some Kaiser Options/PPO, Aetna, Amerigroup, United Health Care, Signa, Providence. Read more here.

Stacy Curl, Integral Psychotherapist, MA, LMHC 360-402-7674 - Lacey  *new*

“I have advanced training in holistic, non-directive psychotherapy, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, TF-CBT, Seeking Safety, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Affirmative Mental Health Care, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I am currently training in Hakomi. I am a queer cisgender woman and use she/her pronouns.’ Can accept apple health out of network, Premera, First Choice Health Network, and Kaiser Permanente Options or Access PPO.

James Davison Jr. Psychologist, PhD (253) 237-3972 - Lakewood *new*
“I specialize in the identification and treatment of self-defeating attitudes and behaviors. Much of my practice is centered around helping individuals to get out of their own way, through development of stable identity, confidence, and a bit of a swagger. Gay & Transgender Allied.”
Accepts 1199SEIU, BHS | Behavioral Health Systems, Beacon, Magellan, Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE.

Answers Counseling -  Karla A. Cain, M. ED., LMHC  -  (253) 820-2436 *new*
Individual & Group Counseling, supportive housing, developmental disability services, maternity and parenting programs.
Apple health/medicaid.


-Other Insurance-
Femme and Them 360-450-4405 - Shelton  *Also the host of Mad Queer Parents Podcast *
Kaya Colin, MSW, LMHC

Practices through an intersectional social justice lens. White queer femme, but “committed to unpacking my privilege, to anti-racist work, and dismantling systems of oppression.” Trauma-informed care, polyvagal theory, neuroscience, and attachment theory. I have advanced training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.

Cappy Shapiro, Social Worker

Works with trans, queer, questioning, and non-binary people of all ages and their families. Has experience with LGBTQ youth, adults, and their families.
Jl Lee, MSW, LSWAIC - they/them/theirs *new*
“My therapeutic lens is informed and rooted in anti-oppression, multicultural, intersectional, queer, gender-affirming, and kink positivity.” … “Much of my own story has centered around the years of unpacking the shame of being “othered” and making sense of being a second-generation Chinese American living in the United States.” Read more on website.

Out of network Regence, Premera and First Choice Health. FSA and HSA.

Sarah Peace, MA, LMHC (360)451-4903  - Olympia beinghumancounseling@gmail.com

Accepting new clients for individual, couples, relationship, family, and group therapy. “I primarily provide counseling for transgender and all LGBTQIA+ folks, youth, couples, families.” Out of network billing, credit, debit, cash, check, HSA.

Erin Daly, MA, LMFTA, ATR-P (360) 329-2319  - Olympia

erindalytherapy@gmail.com
Providing Art Therapy and TalAdolescentsk Therapy for Adults, , Children, Families, Couples, and Relationships. Free initial 20 minute phone consultation.
Sliding scale and “Out Of Network Providers with a LMFTA license”.

Janet Brodsky, LICSW (360) 951 – 0951  - Olympia

Trans and LGBQ+ positive and competent, specialties are mainly trauma and anxiety and serving underserved populations. Works with teens, adults, individuals and groups. Provides consultation and training as well. Insurance: Out of network provider mainly. Some low cost slots available sometimes, but usually filled up, there is a waitlist.

Sean Taylor Seyer, MA, LPC, LMHC, Counselor (512) 831-4836 - Olympia
“I am a transgender male and have worked with the LGBTQA communities for many years. I work with adults and teens wanting to clarify their identity and live their lives fully expressed.”
Kaiser and out of network providers.

Bill Stoner MA, LMHC (360) 561 – 3737  - Olympia

Trans and LGBQ+ positive, list of specialties on main page, included are: PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationships, grief/loss, life transitions, etc. Works with adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, families, and groups. Insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Regence, Tricare, Premera, Lifewise, Aetna

Lynn Grotsky, LICSW (360) 412 – 1319 - Olympia

Call for insurance information. Trans competent, especially for trans* youth. Works with young children, adolescents. Therapy, training, consultations. Can only see someone for 3-4 sessions or for a consultation. Accepts private insurance, call for more information.

Dr. Maile Bay, JD, PsyD, MSCP (360) 529 – 3755 - Olympia

mmbay@comcast.net

Trans and LGBQ+ positive, may be willing to do letters for surgery. Out of network provider, sliding scale.

Carin Christy MA, LMHC (360) 810-5745 - Olympia

I am a professional Art Therapist, IFS Therapist and am training to be a Body Trust provider. I work from a Health at Every Size perspective and specialize in work with clients struggling with food and body issues. Regence, Premera, Lifewise, and First Choice Health Network

Janys Murphy LMHC (360) 754-1747 - Olympia
janysmurphyrising@gmail.com

In addition to working with transgender individuals, Janys supports their families in the ‘coming out’ process.

Out of network provider, accepts Premera and Lifewise in network.

Jennifer Whipple Mental Health Counselor (253) 300-9996 - Tacoma
therapy@jenniferwhipple.com

Experience working with coming out, gender identity, transgender/non-binary identities, kink/poly, sexual orientation, queer parenting and conception, and intersectional identities. Out of network provider, accepts Regence, Premera, Lifewise, and First Choice in network.

Philippe Bower, MSW, LSWAIC, CCATP - (253)-348-6548 - Tacoma

Specializes in LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, PTSD, bi-polar, and borderline personality disorders. Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Premera Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Aetna, First Choice Health, Kaiser PPO (First Choice)

Lifestance Health - 206-420-5416 - Tacoma

Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Premera, Regence Blue Shield, Champ VA, Kaiser HMO, Kaiser PPO, United Healthcare, Optum, Tricare, First Choice, HMA, Meritain, Cigna, GEHA, Sound Health & Wellness, Medicare

Loving Kindness Family Counseling Services - Marcia Cameron-Parker LMHC - (253) 655-2265 - Tacoma
Areas of focus: depression and anxiety, stress reduction, relationship problems, self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, marital problems, behavioral problems in children, ADD & ADHD, parenting, Black and African American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Insurance: BlueCross and BlueShield, Ceridian, Cigna, ComPsych, E4Health, First Choice Health | FCH, Kaiser (Out-of-Network), LifeWise, LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell, MHNet Behavioral Health, Optima, Optum, Regence, TRICARE, UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH, Out of Network


Willow Point Counseling LLC - Cynthia Hoffer - (360) 999-3318 - Olympia

Specializes in serving clients and their families who are coping with autism, developmental disabilities, mood disorders, challenging behaviors, and life's transitions.
Insurance:
BlueCross and BlueShield, Regence, First Choice Health, Kaiser and Cigna out of network, Military One Source, Tricare, Premera, Regence

-Self Pay-
Kian Leggett, LSWAIC (253) 299 - 4664 - Olympia

welcome@kleggettcounseling.com

“I am a queer and trans MH therapist and sexual minority mental health specialist. My area of focus is in serving my community, as well as substance use and self harm. I offer reduced rates on request and can provide pay-what-you-can letters of support for surgery.” Does not take insurance, sliding scale.

Gabi Clayton, LMHC (360) 888 – 5291  - Olympia

Trans and LGBQ+ positive and competent, specialties on main page include: depression, trauma, stress, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, family of origin issues, grief, loss, etc. Works with adults, teens, couples, families, and small groups. Does not bill insurance.

Matt Goldenberg, Psy.D. (206) 745 – 9532 - Olympia

drmattgoldenberg@gmail.com

Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Very trans competent and friendly, LGBQ+ competent and friendly, focused on both. Works with adolescents, adults, families. Does not accept insurance, sliding scale.

Fennec Clyde Oak Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP. (360) 972-3526 - Olympia

contact@fennecoak.com

I am a transgender-identified therapist who specializes in work with LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones. In addition, I work with trauma survivors, people who have experienced othering, and people in life transitions.

 Does not accept insurance.

Elizabeth Antoon-Walsh, MSW, LICSW (774) 435-1416 - Olympia
Offers holistic individual, family, couples/relationship, and group therapy. “Together in our work, we will use various elements of different theories depending on your needs, past work in therapy, presenting issues and current challenges. With all clients, I practice from a client-centered, trauma informed, and social justice perspective.”
Does not accept insurance.

Mae Kessler,  MA, LMFTA (360) 358-3345 - Olympia

maekesslertherapy@gmail.com
LGBTQIA+, “I work with folks around issues of anxiety, depression, relationship stress, self-love, grief and loss, searching for meaning, creativity, privilege and oppression, wrestling with spirituality or religion, work, school, trauma, ancestral heritage, listening to the wisdom of one’s own body, and the work of becoming more fully oneself. I am kink and poly friendly.”
Does not bill insurance.

Talcott Broadhead, MSW (360) 402 – 0240 - Olympia

broadhead@gmail.com

Provides consultations, see page for more information. Strong preference given to trans and previous patients. Trans and LGBQ+ positive, competent, and specialty. Also specializes in trauma recover and underserved/disenfranchised populations (homeless/street dependent, sex workers, current and former foster youth). Works with individuals. Does not take insurance.

Sazi Wald, Sunflower Mental Health, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDPTAIC (360) 252-9415 - Olympia  

“Hello! My name is Sazi Wald, I use They/Them and She/Her pronouns and I am a Counselor in Olympia Washington. I got my Master of Social Work from the University of Washington in Seattle and I am a Licensed Social Worker Associate Independent Clinical which just means that I am trained and licensed to provide mental health therapy in the State of Washington.” Does not accept insurance.


Erika Laurentz Marriage & Family Therapist, Mpsych, LMFTA (844) 571-5035 - Olympia  *new*

Does not accept insurance.

Pride Counseling NW -  253.201.0203 - Tacoma  *new*
Does not accept insurance.

-Unknown-

Karen Kirsch, MA CM RSMT (360) 705 – 1216 - Olympia

karenbodyofknowledge@gmail.com
Trans and LGBQ+ positive and working towards competency. Does somatic therapy, dance therapy, authentic movement, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Movement Analysis, developmental movement.
Contact for insurance information.

Nanci Lamusga, CC, LMHCA, LICSW (360) 538-1461  - Aberdeen
Moved out of the area but is still in the state (Aberdeen). I’m not sure if they do Telehealth sessions (video). Call to confirm. Ages 13-30. Trans and LGBQ+ positive and competent. Uses ICATH. Verification needed.
Call for insurance information

Stacey Plate, MA LMHC (360) 402 – 7674 - Olympia

Trans and LGBQ+ competent and positive. Works with adults and teens, will write letters for hormones and surgery. Call for insurance information

Dr. David P Monson, Clinical Psychologist specialist (360) 870-8744 - Olympia

- Spiritual Advising -

Rev. Tandi Rogers - Spiritual Life Coach, Unitarian Universalist clergy - Tacoma

Vibrant Hue Hypnosis, LLC - Spiritual Journeys program and past life exploration - Tacoma

Essential Spirit Counseling & Spiritual Direction - Jill Komura LMHCA - 360-539-1230 - Olympia


HOTLINES
Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties

Phone: 360-586-2800

Youth Line: 360-586-2777

Pierce County Crisis Line

Phone: 800-576-7764

YWCA Pierce County 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 253-383-2593

Email: crisis@ywcapiercecounty.org

Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County

Phone: 360-956-1155

Gay and Lesbian Victim’s Assistance (24 Hour Hotline)

Phone: 1-800-259-1536

Trans Lifeline (hotline for trans people in crisis) «

(877) 565-8860 (US)

Trevor Helpline (24 hour suicide hotline for LGBT youth)

Phone: 1-800-850-8078




Other Resources for Trans, Gender Nonconforming, and Non Binary People

NAME & GENDER MARKER
- Name Change Grants -
Trans Lifeline Microgrants
Diversity Alliance of The Puget Sound Name Aid

- Statewide Rules & Guidance -
Created by: The National Center For Trans Equality


- Thurston County Resident Instructions -

Created by: New BoyZ Club (updated November 2020)
Transgender Legal Forms Document Bank for Thurston County Washington



COMPLETE THESE STEPS IN THIS ORDER TO CHANGE YOUR NAME ON LEGAL DOCUMENTS:

  1. Get your Name Legally Changed at the Thurston County Courthouse
  2. Change your Name on your Birth Certificate at the Dept. of Vital Records
  3. Change your Name at the Social Security office
  4. Get your Name Changed on your Driver’s License at the Dept. of Licensing

STEP 1:

Thurston County Courthouse – Certified/ Legal Name Change

Complete the Petition for Adult Name Change form (below), then email it to: TCDCCivil@co.thurston.wa.us . When District Court begins filing name change cases, you will receive a return email telling you how to pay the filing fee and receive a court date. Be sure to check your inbox and spam folder! Make sure you get to your court date on-time. They usually get the name changes done first thing. Get at least 3 Certified copies of your name change letter (you will have to pay an extra $5 for each additional copy because they only give you one at no additional cost).

*Due to COVID, the courthouse is also offering court appointments virtually.

*If you’re not a resident of Washington yet, call the Thurston County Courthouse and ask if you can get your name changed here. If you can’t, you’ll have to contact the county in the state you last lived in and go through the process of getting your name changed there.  

Name Change Court Cost: $282.50 *price increase 7/21

Phone: (360) 786-5450

Office Address:

2000 Lakeridge Dr SW

Olympia, WA 98501

Petition Form for Adult Name Change here:

www.co.thurston.wa.us/distcrt/docs/Adult-Name-Change-Petition.pdf  

Check for more information here:

www.co.thurston.wa.us/distcrt/services/name-changes  

STEP 2:

WA State Dept. of Vital Records – Birth Certificate Name Change

This is only for people born in Washington State. Mail in your CERTIFIED copy of your legal name change from the courthouse (YOU WON’T GET THIS BACK!), and also fill out and send the 422-126-Court Order Legal Name Change Request Form (link below).

*If you were born in another state, you need to contact that state’s vital records department and go through the process with them.

Cost: $20 (Starting 1/1/21, it will be $25 per copy); You can exchange your original Certified Birth Certificate for free by filling out this form within one year of your legal name change and sending in your old birth certificate - https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/422-044-BirthDeathMailInOrder.pdf (mail it to the address on this form).

Phone: (360) 236-4580

Office Address (NOT mailing address):

101 Israel Rd SE

Tumwater, WA 98501

*Due to COVID, the Dept. of Health is not offering any in-person customer service. See specific forms for mailing addresses.

Hours:

Mon-Fri from 8:30am-4:30pm for Vital Records (birth certificate) office

422-126-Court Order Legal Name Change Request Form: (mail it to the address on this form)

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Portals/1/Documents/Pubs/422-126-LegalNameChangeRequest.pdf

Check for more information here:

www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/BirthDeathMarriageandDivorce/CourtOrderedNameChange

STEP 3:

Social Security - Name Change

You have to go into a Social Security office to get a name change. Bring your UPDATED Birth Certificate, your current driver’s license or passport, a CERTIFIED Name Change letter from the courthouse, and a Social Security Application.

Cost: Free 

Phone: (866) 755-6199

Office Address:

402 Yauger Way SW

Olympia, WA 98502

Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 9am-4pm

Wed from 9am-12pm

Social Security Application here:

https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5.pdf  

Check for more information here:

https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm

STEP 4:

WA Dept. of Licensing – Name Change on Driver’s License

Bring in your CERTIFIED Court Order Name Change Letter, your UPDATED social security card, and a current ID with a photo into any local office.

Cost: $10

Phone: (360) 459-6754

Office Address:

719 Sleater-Kinney Rd SE, Suite 108

Lacey, WA 98503

Hours:

Tues-Fri from 8:30am-5pm

Sat from 8:30am-2:30pm  

Check for more information here:

www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/namechange.html  




MEDICAID SURGERY INFO & PROVIDERS

Email transhealth@hca.wa.gov for more information.
This list was last updated 12/2021.

Breast augmentation

Providers

The following providers offer top surgery for transgender Apple Health clients. The names given here are not recommendations based on care provided or provider preference.

Mastectomy

Providers

The following providers offer top surgery for transgender Apple Health clients. The names given here are not recommendations based on care provided or provider preference.

Hysterectomy and Orchiectomy

Providers

The following providers offer surgery for transgender Apple Health clients. The names given here are not recommendations based on care provided or provider preference.

Hysterectomy

        Phone: 1-509-755-5205

        Phone: 1-360-514-1060

        Phone: 1-360-892-0208

        Phone: 1-206-215-6300

        206-965-4200

        Phone: 1-206-860-4541

Orchiectomy

        Phone: 1-206-744-3241

        Phone: 1-503-346-1500

        Phone: 1-503-612-5260

        Phone: 1-509-747-5773

        Phone: 1-206-528-4944

Full bottom surgery

Providers

The following providers offer full bottom surgery for transgender Apple Health clients. The names given here are not recommendations based on care provided or provider preference.

        Phone: 1-503-346-1500

        Phone: 1-509-747-5773

        (Dr. Meltzer/Dr. Ley) – Scottsdale, AZ

        (Dr. Meltzer/Dr. Ley/Dr. Esmonde) – Portland, OR

        Phone: 1-480-657-7006

Hair Removal providers

The following providers offer hair removal for transgender Apple Health clients. The names given here are not recommendations based on care provided or provider preference.

        Phone: 1-206-281-7163

        Phone: 1-509-747-5773

        Phone: 1-360-746-2013

        Phone: 1-360-748-8814

 

Facial Feminization

Providers

The following providers offer facial feminization surgery for transgender Apple Health clients. The names given here are not recommendations based on care provided or provider preference.

        Phone: 1-509-747-5773

        Phone: 1-206-2236600

Find a Provider

You can see any Apple Health enrolled provider that performs the procedure you are seeking. To get started, call the enrolled provider you are interested in seeing and schedule a consultation. Consultations do not require prior approval. The provider will need to get a prior authorization for the procedure. To see if a provider you are looking for accepts Apple Health coverage, visit https://fortress.wa.gov/hca/p1findaprovider/.

Transportation services

You may be eligible for help with transportation to your health care appointments at no cost to you. The appointment must be for services covered by Apple Health. If you need help to find transportation or a doctor in your area, please call 1-800-562-3022. View www.hca.wa.gov/transportation-help  to find a transportation broker for your county. Contact a broker 7-14 days before your appointment. Requests to your broker less than two business days before your appointment may not be scheduled.

 

You can find more information about Apple Health transhealth benefits online at the Transhealth program webpage. Thank you for your inquiry and I hope this information is helpful.