In 1998, our clinic began seeing transgender and gender-questioning youth and young adults, and we now have one of the busiest clinics in North America. At BCCH, our team (Endocrinologist, Endocrine Nurse Clinician, and Social Worker/Counsellor)—working in partnership with BCCH and community mental health professionals (Psychiatrists and Psychologists) and the BC Transgender Clinical Care Group—functions as… read more »
The Centre’s peer support program is based on active listening, confidentiality and non-judgment. It is where you can come and try to make sense of your world. It is also the place where you can get referral and information on trans issues and realities.
As a psychotherapist I work with people to make the change they want in their lives. Together, we focus on creating solidarity, legitimacy, community, and hope. I am particularly engaged in work with people related to transition, trauma, the violence of oppression, strengths building, and surviving and thriving beyond psychiatry. In addition to extensive work… read more »
When I see children exploring this complicated thing we call gender, I think that’s healthy. I don’t see anything wrong with children being Gender-Independent and I don’t think it requires any kind of treatment. What I can offer that might be useful is a safe and knowledgeable place where parents can process two sets of… read more »
Nontraditional gender identity and expression have been ignored or pathologized in most school, agency, and family counseling settings. Transgender oppression is based on ignorance and fear of difference. Suggestions are given for counseling and advocacy using transgender and gender-variant persons’ strengths as a challenge to pathology-based frameworks.