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Meet Your Team

Gender Support Program

We’re here to help young people, their families and caregivers navigate through the questions and concerns that come with gender identity development. 

Our experts train healthcare professionals and community groups through local, regional and national lectures and workshops. We work closely with behavioral healthcare agencies and mental health professionals in the community to make sure transgender and gender-conforming children and youth have access to competent and affirming services.

As your Gender Support Program team, we’ll do all we can to help guide you through this time of exploration and discovery.

Roles and Responsibilities 

Mental Health Therapists/Social Worker – This should be your first point of contact if your child does not already work with a mental health therapist.

  • Introduce you to the program and care team
  • Assess the service needs of children and families, including their connectedness to professionals with expertise and experience in working with gender diverse children and youth
  • Serve as ongoing therapists to discuss next steps based on development and outside resources
  • Support social transition, educational advocacy and legal advocacy

Team

  • Gisel Trevino-Martinez, LCSW 
  • Patrick Goodman, LPC 
  • Andrew Medina, LCSW
  • Ijeoma Ogbuchiekwe, LPC 
  • Amira El-Ahmadiyyah, LCSW

Psychologist


Endocrinologist


Adolescent Medicine Physician



Additional Resources

  • Want a Second Opinion? — Chat, call or complete this form to request a second-opinion appointment.
  • Your Child's Clinic Visit — Learn more about our services and what you can do to prepare for your visit.
  • Resource Guide — Explore the list of valuable resources for youth, parents, providers and others.
  • News — Check out articles, videos, papers and more on gender affirming care and support.
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