Recommended Reading 


PFLAG SA: (210) 848-7407

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Rape Crisis Center: (210) 349-7273

Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860

Other LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists:

Adam Sauceda, MA, LPC-S, RPT

(Children & Adults)

Synchronicity Counseling, PLLC

12030 Bandera Rd. Ste. 108-J

Helotes, TX 78023

P: (210) 853-0503

Lisa Arce, MA, LPC (Adults Only) 

(EMDR, Kink and Poly positive)

Blackbird Counseling & Wellness, PLLC

16170 Jones Maltsberger Rd., Ste. 110

San Antonio, TX 78247

P: (210) 899-7652

Jennifer Alumbaugh, MS, LMFT

(Adolescents, Adults, and Couples, EMDR)

A Space to Thrive

14350 Northbrook Dr., Ste. 240

San Antonio, TX 78232

(210) 382-4155 

Amy Kipp, MEd, LMFT-S 

(Adults and Couples)

Evergreen Counseling SA, PLLC

11467 Huebner Rd., Ste. 251

San Antonio, TX 78230

(210) 376-1314

Melissa McVicker, PhD, LMFT

(Adults and Couples)

Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement

21015 Market Ridge, Ste. 101

San Antonio, TX 78258

(210) 570-4886

Psychological Assessment:

Dr. Stefanie Gray, PhD, PLLC

(located within The Vine Wellness Group)

14802 Jones Maltsberger, Rd., Ste. 1201

San Antonio, TX 78247

(210) 570-2454


Jacilyn Bondy, LPC, LCDC (Adults Only, EMDR)

(located within The Vine Wellness Group)

14802 Jones Maltsberger, Rd., Ste. 1201

San Antonio, TX 78247

(210) 490-4419

Sex Coaching:

Angela Michelle

Sexology Institute

707 S. Saint Mary's

San Antonio, TX 78205

P: (210) 487-0371 

Endocrinology/Hormone Therapy:

Dr. Arti Thangudu, MD (Adults Only)

Complete Medicine San Antonio

401 E. Sonterra Blvd., Ste. 375

San Antonio, TX 78258

P: (210) 900-4948

Dr. Lauren Pankratz, MD (Pediatric)

Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic

5107 Medical Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229

(210) 614-8612

LGBTQ+ Community Support/Education:

Pride Center San Antonio

1303 McCullough Ave., Ste. 160

San Antonio, TX 78212

(210) 370-7743

PFLAG San Antonio

Monthly Support Meetings

First Thursdays @ 7pm

300 Bushnell Ave.

San Antonio, TX 78212

Trans Allies SA

Monthly Support Group

First Mondays @ Pride Center SA

1301 McCullough Ave., Ste. 160

San Antonio, TX 78212

Transgender Education Network of Texas

P.O. Box 41363

Austin, TX 78704

Fiesta Youth

Weekly Teen Meetings, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Parent Meetings, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Woodlawn Pointe Community Center

702 Donaldson Ave. Ste. 205A

San Antonio, TX 78201 

Family Acceptance Project

Human Rights Campaign

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Affirming/Accepting Churches:

First Unitarian Universalist Church

7150 W. I-10

San Antonio, TX 78213

(210) 344-4695

Living Church at Woodlawn Pointe

702 Donaldson Ave.

San Antonio, TX 78201

(210) 468-2787

Madison Square Presbyterian Church

319 Camden St.

San Antonio, TX 78215

(210) 226-6254

Metropolitan Community Church

611 E. Myrtle St.

San Antonio, TX 78212

(210) 472-3597

Travis Park Church

230 E. Travis St.

San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 226-8341

University Presbyterian Church

300 Bushnell Ave.

San Antonio, TX 78212

(210) 732-9927

Counselor Career Development:

My Next Steps: Create A Counseling Career You'll Love

by Kate Walker, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

LGBTQ+ & Allies:

Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child by Telaina Eriksen

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney 

Leadership Development:

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown, PhD LMSW


Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, PhD


Radical Compassion by Tara Brach, PhD 

Personality Assessment:

The Enneagram in Love and Work

by Helen Palmer

The Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide

by David Daniels, MD

Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type

by Isabel Briggs Myers and Peter B. Myers

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery

by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types

by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates


The Five Love Languages 

by Gary Chapman

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile

Stop Walking on Eggshells

by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger

Wired for Dating

by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, LMFT

Wired for Love

by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, LMFT

Shame & Self-Esteem/Self-Worth:

by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW:

Daring Greatly, The Gifts of ImperfectionI Thought It Was Just Me, and Braving The Wilderness

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, PhD


Radical Compassion by Tara Brach, PhD

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

by Kristin Neff, PhD

© 2019 Kimberly Watts Hoggatt, MA, LPC