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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS

We offer identity affirming, sliding scale, short and long term therapy services in Studio City. Fees range from $ 15.00 to $150.00 per session and are set based on monthly income. Therapists are post-graduate, pre-licensed, trans, and non-binary identified, supervised by Dr. Theodore Burnes. For more information, questions, or scheduling, please contact us by clicking the link below.

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

LAGC offers social peer support groups for transmasculine identified adolescents and young adults, transfeminine adults, partners of transgender adults, and parents of non-binary and transgender children, adolescents, and young adults. These groups are offered at no cost and are located at a variety of locations.  We also provide process, therapy groups for non-binary adults, and transfeminine adults. There is a fee for therapy groups with sliding scale fee options available. For more information about any of our peer support groups or process, therapy groups, please click the link below.

CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND FAMILY SERVICES

Raising a child who does not fit neatly within the male and female gender binary can bring many questions and uncertainties. It is a journey where support can lessen challenges while providing clarity and insight. LAGC's Child, Adolescent, and Family Services program (CAFS) works with children between the ages of 2 and 16 and their families. We believe a collaborative approach is critical to your child or adolescent's well-being. Therapists working in the CAFS program have specialized training and experience working with children and adolescents in this age group, as well as with their parents and family. In addition to therapy, and when appropriate, we offer referrals to medical providers at the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Our parent support group, Transforming Family, is a specialized support group specifically for parents of gender non-conforming and transgender children. We provide training, education, and legal advocacy for public and private schools, camps, churches, synagogues, and other places that children, adolescents, and parents may need support. For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our CAFS therapists, please contact us by clicking the link below.

REFERRALS TO LAGC CERTIFIED PRIVATE PRACTICE AFFILIATES

When LAGC is unable to provide therapy services in Studio City due to location, scheduling, client preference, or any other reason, we refer to a pre-screened group of LAGC certified therapists who work in private practice throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Our community partners provide our Child, Adolescent, and Family Services. To get more information or to schedule an appointment, please click the link below.

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS FOR SURGERY

We believe that the practice of requiring referral letters for gender-related procedures is a discriminatory practice that supports the continued disenfranchisement of trans and gender non-conforming community members. We practice an Informed Consent Model and believe there is no one gender journey or narrative and each person’s experience is valid. Letters will follow the requirements of the insurance company, WPATH Standards of Care, and include the minimum amount of personal information necessary for approval. There is no fee for this service. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please click the link below.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

The Los Angeles Gender Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. Being an APA sponsor also allows LAGC to provide CE credits to Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as Clinical Social Workers in the state of California. We have worked with the transgender and non-binary communities for over twenty-five years, and throughout this time, have provided education and training for professionals at schools, universities, medical schools, workplace settings, healthcare centers, and other institutions. We now offer continuing education credit with these trainings and are happy to partner with other trainers or organizations. For more information, please contact Caroline Carter.

CASE MANAGEMENT

NICK BELL

UNIVERISTY OF DENVER MSW STUDENT 

In the face of gender dysphoria and transition, people can get behind or feel overwhelmed. Our case management program offers assistance with a variety of needs ranging from legal name and gender marker change paperwork to navigating applying for financial aid for College and many things in between. We do not provide housing or employment assistance but are happy to help organize with many other areas of living. To find out more, please click the link below.