Child & Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic

Child & Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic

Child Gender Clinic

Addressing the Needs of Gender-Variant Youth

Our goal at the Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic is to provide a broad range of clinical services to gender-nonconforming and transgender youth and their families. We believe that educating the family is essential; psycho-educational topics may include biological sex, gender identity, gender roles, and sexual identity.

This specialty clinic will provide comprehensive outpatient services to gender-variant children and teens across Chicago and neighboring communities. We aim to help youths and their families create and maintain a “safe space” in their day-to-day lives.

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services include:

• Individual psychotherapy to address the needs of the youth
• Helping the youth give voice to personal experience
• Gender-based education and consultation for parents
• Family and supportive counseling for parents and siblings
• Differential diagnosis when other mental health issues co-occur
• Active response to gender-based oppression and trauma
• Consulting with teachers and school administrators
• Comprehensive psychological assessment
• Community-based advocacy
• Bullying-prevention tactics
• Isolation and loneliness prevention
• Sexual health education for teens
• Psychological management of pubertal suspension in teens
• Management of disclosure to extended family