Jack Bartel, LCP

Jack Bartel PsyD


Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (FL, MI, VA)
  • Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT)

Professional Background

Dr. Jack Bartel is a licensed clinical psychologist and LGBTQ+ health educator and consultant. He has been working directly with patients clinically for a decade and has been licensed for 4.5 years. He currently provides affirmative counseling to the LGBTQ+ community and specializes in gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) and gender-affirming surgery evaluations/letters of support. He also has clinical expertise in health psychology, which is the provision of clinical services bridging the gap between medical and mental health care.

He has significant experience working with behavior change interventions with a wide array of individuals from diverse backgrounds; from those who suffer from medical conditions co-occurring with mental illness, to those seeking to more successfully navigate their health goals like; diet changes, surgery prep, exercise goals, decreasing tobacco use, overcoming insomnia, or coping with chronic pain. Dr. Bartel is also passionate about helping patients cope with general mental health difficulties and can aid with diagnoses like depression and anxiety or help coping with large life transitions, time management, organization, etc.

He has worked in many different clinical settings such as a surgical critical care unit, an inpatient rehabilitation unit, a primary care integrated health setting in a Federally Qualified Health Center, an outpatient behavioral medicine clinic, and a VA Medical Center. He even completed time working overnights in an inpatient psychiatric facility. He uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. He is also familair with Transdiagnostic LGBTQ-Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP). In his work he is solutions focused, collaborative, encourages open dialogue, and use of humor. He believes in an open, affirming treatment experience for all. He has also been working with telemedicine platforms since 2016.

Outside clinical work, Dr. Bartel also works as an LGBTQ+ health educator and consultant. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Dr. Bartel understands the importance of increased education and awareness surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, most importantly the action needed towards change for LGBTQ+ individuals in all spaces. He knows how stressful navigating medical and mental healthcare spaces can be for queer folks and his goal is to help increase awareness and education about how to best serve the LGBTQ+ community. Over the past decade, he has presented over 20 seminars and trainings for health care providers, mental health workers, graduate students, interns, fellows, and faculty on LGBQ+ mental health/healthcare, and more specifically transgender mental health/healthcare.

Currently, Dr. Bartel provides all virtual care through his private practice The Evergreen Initiative, LLC, which he founded in 2023 during the beginning of the widespread anti-LGBTQ+ legislation pushes. With his PSYPACT license he is now able to serve patients in 35 states! His goal was to help form another LGBTQ+ affirming space where folks would be welcome vs. turned away. He also works part time for a company called Included Health and holds several contracting, content creation, writing, and subject matter expert roles where he works with large and small companies, as well as clinics on a wide variety of LGBTQ+ and mental health content.

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association (APA)
Florida Psychological Association (FPA)
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
World Professional Association For Transgender Health (WPATH)


Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Psy.D., Florida Institute of Technology (APA Accredited)
Master of Science, M.S., Florida Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, B.S., University of Central Florida
Associate of Arts, A.A., Valencia College

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Areas of Focus

Jack Bartel specializes in working with LGBTQ+ individuals on gender issues and sexuality. He also works with other mental health areas such as depression and anxiety.

  • Working with LGBTQ+ communities, including hormone and surgery evaluations for transgender individuals, as well as, gender exploration/celebration
  • Sexuality counseling, with a focus on improving sexual health and positive sexuality across the lifespan
  • Behavior change interventions for habit and lifestyle changes (eg. weight
    loss/management, tobacco use, insomnia, chronic pain)
  • Adjusting and coping with medical conditions and medication adherence
  • General mental health for anxiety and depression
  • Life transitions, adjustment, stress management, time management, organization skills
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“I think everyone can benefit from going to therapy, even if you don’t have a diagnosis. I encourage everyone to learn more about the mental health resources available to them and to identify therapeutic support in their community because you never know when it may come in handy. There is also no shame in reaching out for help. Our job as therapists is to help guide you, not judge you or shame you. If you are afraid to ask for help or struggling with stigma, know you aren’t alone and there is a therapist out there who would love to listen and aid you with whatever you are going through. Also, don’t underestimate the power of finding a therapist who is a good fit! Even if it takes you a while to find someone.’”