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Gender Affirming Therapy

We are committed to assisting all students to meet their mental health needs, whether those needs can be best met at CAPS or by helping students to make connections in the community.  We are further committed to addressing the needs of transgender, gender diverse, and gender non-conforming students.  We are here to support you and provide an affirming space to discuss whatever concerns you are experiencing.

We understand there is a problematic history between the transgender and gender non-binary community and mental health professionals, especially related to gatekeeping practices. As an agency, we follow an informed consent model in that we do not believe that you need a therapist to make decisions around your gender identity. We also recognize that many medical providers require letters of support from mental health professionals in order for transgender and gender non-binary individuals to receive appropriate care. When needed, we are able to write letters of support to those medical providers.

Please see FAQ about Gender Affirming Therapy for more information about our processes for letter writing and referrals.