Mr. Stefan J. Simanovich, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

About Me

Professionally, Stefan has held roles as a school social worker in the Bronx, NY, a psychotherapist, and a clinician at a children and family-centered mental health clinic. In 2019, he opened his practice, Transforward Care, to expand access to gender-affirming mental health services and trauma-informed care for everyone. Stefan is certified trained and experienced in EMDR therapy and incorporates embodiment, somatic and trauma-informed techniques into his practice to support others. He is an EMDRIA approved consultant, offering consultation to other providers. He enjoys teaching and has presented in entities such as Yale University, non-profit agencies, schools, and in legal spaces. Stefan typically centers his workshops on gender, integration, embodiment, trauma-informed care, trans experiences and collective healing.

Education & Experience

Stefan J. Simanovich, LCSW obtained his bachelor’s degree at NC State University and graduated with his Master’s in Social work at Columbia University in NYC. He holds his to practice as an LCSW in the states of North Carolina and Connecticut

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth