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Lisette R. Lahana LCSW
Psychotherapy and Consultation
Gender Therapist and Certified WPATH Member & Mentor
Online and Based in Oakland, CA
Clinical Consultation and Training
Working with Transgender, Intersex and Non Binary Clients
Since 2002 I've also been teaching therapists about concepts related to gender identity, exploration and body changes. I am a WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified Member and WPATH Mentor. Having worked both in private practice and a multi-disciplinary gender clinic for years, I have special knowledge about helping clients with medical changes including hormones and surgeries. When you and I work together we will discuss tips to take a relevant gender history and how to help clients gain clarity around their identity and expression. We can discuss creative options for gender changes and self-expression, many of which may be outside of the gender binary.
Race, sexuality, class, relationship status, neurotype, abilities, health and religion all have an impact on gender identity formation. These factors influence gender expression and the speed at which a person may want to make changes. We will discuss factors at play when clients re-transition or move to another gendered place on their life path.
Our own race, gender, class, abilities or neurotype influence who we are as clinicians. We can engage in nuanced conversations about transference, countertransference and privilege during our consultation or mentorship meetings. We explore how to decenter cisgenderism and binary thinking. We work on combatting cissexism, transphobia, homophobia and white supremacy, which has been present since this field's inception.
See this list of example training topics we can cover together in monthly video-based consult groups or one-on-one. With over 20 years of experience as a generalist, I also enjoy consulting with therapists who need help with general or queer-focused cases as well as experienced gender therapists with complex cases.
Typically I meet for a 25 or 50 minute consult meetings with clinicians. You can also choose to have a first time, brief conversation, free of charge, to discuss your needs. Book directly into my calendar.
Read testimonials from therapists who have consulted with me.
Our consultation time spent together can also count toward your work becoming a WPATH GEI SOC8 Certified Member.
Learn more about what it means to be a Gender Specialist, how I became a gender therapist, and about my fees.
LOWER FEE? To further diversify the field, 1/3-1/4 of every consultation group has lower fee slots for trans, NB, intersex, BIPOC and disabled clinicians who cannot afford the full fee. Call me to discuss your financial needs if you cannot afford my fees.
As a cisgender therapist serving the gender community it has always been important for me to contribute monthly to the Transgender Law Center. I also contribute monthly to TGI Justice Project as well as other causes focusing on the voting rights of BIPOC citizens. I encourage all the cis therapists, whose careers are in some way related to treating the suffering and injustices against TGD folks to consider doing the same.
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