THERAPY SERVICES

The Los Angeles Gender Center provides referrals to affiliate therapists who have expertise in the area of gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria. They offer identity affirming, individual and family therapy services to children, adults, parents, and partners. Currently, we have affiliates with offices in Santa Monica, Westwood, DTLA, Beverly adjacent, West Hollywood, Studio City, and South Pasadena. Because our affiliates operate in private practice, fees, insurance, and scheduling are managed by each individual affiliate and are not determined by LAGC.

The LAGC Associate Training Program will not be taking associates during the AY20-21 year. However, Affiliate Therapists may be taking associates into their private practices during this time. Please send application materials to staff@lagendercenter.com

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

LAGC offers social peer support groups for transmasculine identified individuals, transfeminine adults, and parents of non-binary and transgender children, adolescents, and young adults. These groups are offered at no cost and are currently being held via Zoom.

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.

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 Theo Burnes.

 

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