Teens In Transition

When teens are struggling with their gender identity, it's not only difficult for them, but it affects the whole family. Often parents struggle with their own learning curves. How do you know if it's right for your teen to begin physically transitioning? What does physically transitioning even include? What things should you consider? Where do you find competent medical care? These are only some of the questions you're beginning to consider. Families often feel like their left on their own to figure out how tell extended family and friends, and either educate their current healthcare providers, or search for trans-competent healthcare providers alone.

Our Philosophy

Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that a therapist guides, but does not lead by themselves. Instead it’s a shared space that the therapist and client occupies and they decide together where that path should lead.


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Social Networks

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Online Support Communities

  • The Chicago FTM Yahoo Group: A community of support for FTM people in the Chicago area.
  • The FTMFIT Yahoo Group: A community of FTM persons sharing information on physical fitness.
  • The Transgender Boards: A community of help, support, and information for people affected with Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Disorder, or GID, and their significant others, family, and friends.


Tahoe the emotional support and therapy dog

Tahoe is a two-year-old standard poodle. He was adopted from a shelter in Wisconsin when he was only a few months old. He's been trained to be an Emotional Support Animal and a therapy dog. Because he is a poodle, he does not bother people with any allergy issues. He does, however, offer great affection when you want it and is calming and gentle in anxious situations.


We have trained and presented to over 2000 providers in large and small settings. Speaking and training venues have included, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Illinois Department of Public Health, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Programs
  • Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Loyola University School of Social Work
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Midwestern Medical University
  • Howard Brown Health Center
  • DePaul University
  • ACCESS Community Health
  • Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC)