and build gender-affirming practices while navigating the quickly changing world of transgender health so that your clients and their families can build stronger connections, live with authenticity, and receive the care they need.
As you’re probably aware, trans people and their families are at risk for poor mental and physical health outcomes because of a lack of access to gender-affirming healthcare.
What you may not know…
There are not near enough mental health providers available to help them access this care and navigate it in the healthiest way possible, especially trans youth and their families.
The good news is that you and I have the power to help change that and in my humble opinion, an ethical responsibility to do so.
We need more mental health providers who…
- are confident in their skills
- can competently, ethically, and affirmingly provide context specific gender health evaluations in collaboration with their trans clients and their families
- can provide readiness letters for gender affirming medical care
- can help their clients navigate any difficulties that may arise on their journeys.
With over 20 years of experience teaching graduate level courses, leading workshops, conducting research, and engaging in scholarship on trans health
as well as regularly collaborating on gender health evaluations and readiness letters and as someone who is also a member of the trans community I am uniquely qualified to take you on a deeper dive into the topic of gender health evaluations and medical readiness letters.