This listing attempts to compile contact information of medical doctors and mental health professionals (including psychiatrists, counseling psychologists and clinical social workers) who have been recommended by clients from the LGBTQIA+ community. It is Chennai-centric, but we are trying to add resources from other cities and towns in India. Additional Notes: 

  • This list is mostly based on word-of-mouth from community members and/or the stated willingness of providers. Orinam does not provide any endorsement of the services.
  • Many of the providers linked below consult at multiple locations. Mention of a particular hospital/clinic does not imply an endorsement of that facility over others. We do not accept ads, paid or otherwise.
  • If you are LGBTQIA+ and would like to add a provider to this list, please let us know.
  • The ‘References from’ section mentions the identity of the person(s) who referred the provider. It doesn’t mean that the provider only sees clients of that (sub-) group
  • If you are a health-care provider mentioned here, and would like to be removed from this list, please drop us a note.
  • Please also refer to the Varta-Grindr-SAATHII locator and the Safe Access directory for additional queer-friendly health and legal resources in the country.
  • For the state of Kerala, please refer Queerala’s listing of queer-friendly psychologists and psychiatrists here.



SpecialtyNameContact and other InformationReferences from
Dr. Muthu Kumaran JeyapaulArka Center for Hormonal Healthtransman, trans woman
Dr. Usha SriramTAG-VHS, Adyar trans woman
Dr. Shruti ChandrasekaranEndocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism clinictrans man, trans woman
Obstetrics/ Gynecology
Dr. Sujatha Rajnikanth MocDoc, email addresstrans man
Dr. Uma RameshSri Kanchi Mahaswamy Eye Clinic: contact information
Orthopedic surgery
Dr. Manimaran KPvia Kumaran Hospital and Madras Medical Collegetrans woman
Dr. Hema TharoorPracto, Trinity Hospital queer woman, trans woman, trans man
Dr. Shiva Prakash SrinivasanVikas Center for Hormones and Mental Health Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India) R/7A, North Main Road Anna Nagar West Extension Chennai 600 101 Ph: 044 2615 1073 Telefax: 044 2615 3971 Web: (Mondays and Thursdays)trans man
Dr. Mohanraj Tharu Clinic gay man, trans woman
 Dr. Anshul RameshNumber: +91 72999 21177
Languages: English and Tamil
 gay and bisexual persons
 Dr. N. RangarajanFortis Malar queer man
 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
Dr. UsmanNo 2/6, Bharathi Avenue Mangammal Nagar, Koyambedu, Chennai – 600107, Behind Toyota Car Showroom
 gay, bi, MSM, trans woman
Dr. PradeepYRG Care
Kilpauk, Chennai
gay man, bisexual man
Dr. Jayaraman, Plastic Surgeon link via SEHAT trans woman
Dr. Syed Altaf HussainSri Ramachandra Medical Collegetrans woman
Dr. Venkatesh R.Apollotrans woman
Dr. Shivaram BharadwajApollo Cosmetic Clinicstrans man
 Other mental health professionals
Magdalene Jeyarathnam, Counseling Psychologist East-West Center for Counselling gay, bi, transman, transwoman, lesbian
Thaddeus Alfonso, Clinical Social WorkerNiraivagamgay, bi
Smrithi Sundararajan9445840397 or
Yamini Rajagopal, Counsellor and Psychotherapist9884616464
Vidya Dinakaran,
Psychotherapist +91 90435 52884
Languages: Tamil and English
gay man
Sannuthi Suresh, Clinical Psychologist+91 96770 82293
I’m a clinical psychologist who’s work is queer and caste affirmative. My approach is trauma informed. I myself identify as queer and pansexual. I’m now part of the YOUth Care Network Fellowship of Mariwala Health Initiative  – YP FoundationI currently work with SIAAP as the Programme Associate for Mental Health & Sexuality. I also run a private practice online called Nangoorum.Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English


SpecialtyNameContact and other InformationReferences from (if applicable)
 Dr. Amrit Bodanivia Justdial transman


SpecialtyNameContact and other InformationReferences from (if applicable)
 Dr. Prabha S Chandravia NIMHANS OPD gay
Other mental health professionals
Vinay Chandran,
Also facilitates Thursday support-group meetings at Good As You.
lesbian, gay, transman
Mahesh Natarajan, CounselorParivarthan- and QACP-
trained counsellor,
(+91) 98869 10917
lesbian, bi, gay
(+91)99807 81314
 Madhumitha VenkataramanParivarthan-trained counselor.  Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil. Please let me know of accessibility requirements. 97414 30229

gay men, trans men, incl. persons with disability
Rakesh Mehar
Parivarthan-trained and QACP- certified counselor. 
I counsel primarily in English, though I can accommodate some Kannada and Tamil within English sessions.
Sidhanta Borkataky
Expressive Arts Therapist
QACP-certified counsellor
Mobile: +91 98106 69666
Languages used in therapy: English, Hindi, Assamese
Sliding scale used: INR 500 – 800 as per needs of client



SpecialtyNameContact and other InformationReferences from (if applicable)
Dr. Kavita AroraChildren First A 2/35, Safdarjung Enclave, Block A 2, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110029 011 4608 4844Trans woman (for GD certificate)
Dr. Rajiv Sharma woman (for GD certificate)
Other mental health professionals
Rakesh Shukla,  Psychotherapist
Phone 0120-2430644, +91-9868363179 (Del.); +91-9632569275 (Bangalore)
Shilpi Banerjee, Clinical PsychologistTimings here. Contact information via or email <>bi man, transwoman



SpecialtyNameContact and other InformationReferences from (if applicable)
Dr. Purnima NagarajaDhrithi Psychiatric Caretransman
Dr. Srilakshmi PingaliRoshni Counselling Centre Plot No. 326, Laxmi Nilayam, 2nd Lane, Landmark : Near Grand Kakatiya Hotel, Hyderabad (040 6666 1117) transwoman
Other mental health professionals
Ms. Sujatha Potay, PsychologistRoshni Counselling Centre Plot No. 326, Laxmi Nilayam, 2nd Lane, Landmark : Near Grand Kakatiya Hotel, Hyderabad (040 6666 1117)transwoman, gay man



SpecialtyNameContact and other InformationReferences from (if applicable)
Dr Armaan Pandeypersonal websitetrans man
Dr. Gurvinder Kalravia JustDialgay, trans man
Dr Dheeraj KapoorKokilaben hospitaltrans man
Other mental health professionals
aryan.altstory@,trans man
Deepak Kashyap, Counseling Psychologistpersonal websitegay


SpecialtyNameContact and other InformationReferences from (if applicable)
Dr.Kaustubh JoagTrimiti Clinic
B-22, Swapnanagari Society,
20, Karve Road,
Pune – 411004
For Appointments – 7722044644
trans man
Dr.Arvind Panchanadikar9/102, Soba Mansion
Near Mhatre Bridge
Pune 411004
trans man
Dr.Bhooshan Shukla,
Child Psychiatrist
Trimiti clinic
Shivraj Apartments
DP Road
Pune 411007
For appointments – 8888006064
trans man
Other mental health professionals
Nupur Dhakephalkar, clinical psychologistCenter for Mental Health
centerformentalhealth. in/
B1, Priyadarshan, Cosmos Bank and Reliance Footprint Lane, Sanewadi, Aundh, Pune, Maharashtra 411007. Phone: 093709 17252
trans man