As a Gender Specialist working with the transgender community since 1999, I can help you to improve your self-confidence and create the gendered life you want. We'll discuss your specific gender goals including the coming out process.  You may also want to work on life issues not related to gender, with a trans affirmative therapist.   I am a cisgender (born female) with over twenty years of personal experience within the queer/LGBT communities. 

Working with Me​

I currently have openings for adult clients in my online practice who are California residents.  Check out my COVID resource & free online support page for trans and non binary folks and loved ones.  I am also running a 2x/month gender therapy group.  There is one gender therapy intensive slot available.
Book a free, first time 10 min phone/video appointment in the Simple Practice Portal so that we can figure out if I am a good fit.   A credit/debit card must be entered to register for the brief first time appt but you will never be charged. If times offered do not work, contact me. 
My Experience
I have nearly twenty years of experience as a Gender Specialist providing psychotherapy for the diverse transgender and non binary community.  Since 2002 I have been a member of World Professional Association for Transgender Health, a consultant to other therapists and am now a WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified Member and WPATH Mentor for therapists working on becoming WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified Members.
 
I enjoy working with people across the lifespan considering gender changes,  as well as their families and loved ones.  I also work with people who happen to be trans, intersex or non binary and simply want a therapist who understands their experience and never asks questions just because they are curious.  I support people considering re-transition, finding a new path on their gender journey or those considering going off hormones. 
Check out the gender resource page and book shop to learn more. Learn more about how I became a gender specialist.

"Letters"​

I am taking a temporary break from writing letters though I have a great deal of experience writing letters to help people begin medical interventions (a.k.a. Assessments/ Gender Health Evaluations) for blockers, hormones or surgeries. Our meetings never involve you having to "prove you are trans or non binary" but do include discussion of your history and goals.  We explore the health, fertility and social/occupational impact of your changes.   If you want to access other therapists who offer letter writing free of charge visit The GALAP.

 
SUICIDAL? IN CRISIS? Follow this link to get help immediately. There are trans-specific resources at the bottom of the page.

​Consultation for Therapists

Since 2002 I have provided consultation for therapists doing clinical work with transgender, non binary, intersex and questioning clients. Consults take place individually or in monthly consult groups. Learn more about opportunities to expand your expertise as a gender therapist.  I am a WPATH GEI SOC7 Certified Member and a WPATH Mentor so your consultation hours can count toward mentorship hours in your certification.  Book your consultation appt (25/50 mins) or a free 10 minute meeting to see if I am a good fit in the Simple Practice Portal.

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