Transgender Health, Education and Advocacy

Gary E Cordingley, MD, PhD
I proudly educate and advocate on behalf of transgender and gender non-conforming
people. I have provided LGBT health education at medical schools in Ohio and West
Virginia, and have lobbied for laws that treat transgender and gender non-conforming
people with dignity, respect and equality. I am a member of the World Professional
Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

With the kind permission of Katy Kropf, DO, I am providing portions of her list of
resources in the Athens Ohio area for transgender people, gender non-conforming
people and their allies.
Resources for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People
in the Athens Ohio Area
Psychologists and Counselors
Jeanne Heaton, PhD, clinical psychologist, 3 W Stimson Ave, Athens, OH 45701
(740) 707-1201;
heaton@ohio.edu

Leah Jaquith, PhD, clinical psychologist, 3 W Stimson Ave, Athens, OH 45701
(740) 591-0284;
leahjaquith@gmail.com

Shawn D King, PhD, LISW
, licensed independent social worker, Ohio Psychotherapy and
Consultation Services, LLC, 507 Richland Ave, #203A, Athens, OH 45701
(216) 600-1041

Judith Smithchild, MEd, licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed independent chemical
dependency counselor; 17 Blue Line Dr, Athens, OH 45701; (740) 592-5689   
jsmithchild@gmail.com; http://www.judithsmithchild.com

Jason C Weber, MEd, licensed professional clinical counselor, licensed independent chemical
dependency counselor; 3 W Stimson Ave, Athens, OH 45701; (740) 856-1463
jason@jasonwebertherapy.com; http://www.jasonwebertherapy.com

Counseling and Psychological Services (for Ohio University students)
(740) 593-1616, or stop by the office at Hudson Health Center, 3rd floor,
Ohio University campus in Athens
Physicians

Katy Kropf, DO, and Katie Able-Perkins, DO; University Medical Associates, Parks Hall,
Ohio University, Athens; (740) 593-2516.

Mark Reininga, MD; Hopewell Health Center, 90 Hospital Dr, Suite 1, Athens, OH 45701.
(740) 592-3091.
MReininga@hopewellhealth.org

Jane Balbo, DO, and Krista Duval, DO; Ohio University Campus Care (for Ohio U. students)
(740) 593-1660
Support Groups

Spectrum: Gender Variant / Transgender / Queer Support Group
Ohio University, Athens campus (non-OU people are welcome)
Contact psychologist Michelle Pride at
pride@ohio.edu
counselor Ashley Holt at holta@ohio.edu
or phone (740) 593-1616
Speech Therapists

Sarah Taylor, MA, licensed speech and language pathologist, Ohio University Hearing, Speech
& Language Clinic, Grover Center, Athens campus; (740) 593-1404
Local Organizations

Ohio University LGBT Center:  http://www.ohio.edu/lgbt

TransOhio:  http://www.transohio.org
Home Page
Still More Resources!

https://www.ohio.edu/lgbt/resources/transgenderresources.cfm