NEXT SANTA CRUZ MEETING:

Our next TransFamilies of Santa Cruz meeting is Sat., March 3rd, 2018, from 3-5 pm in Santa Cruz. If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting, call us at 831-818-2253 or 831-251-7749 or email: TransFamiliesofSantaCruz@gmail.com.

Resources

Crisis:    

Trans Life Line 877-565-8860

Mental Health

Accessing Gender Therapy
in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area:


Identifying and choosing an experienced gender therapist for your child and/or yourself can feel very  complicated and intimidating.  The following guidelines and resources have been compiled to ease your search. 

Who is a gender therapist? Not all clinicians who state that they treat transgender individuals have the same level of experience.  The link below will help you ask the right questions to make sure that your gender therapist has the training, experience and sensitivity to be right for you, your child or your family.


Where to look for gender therapists? 

The following local organizations have lists that include some of the local therapists who have experience providing gender related therapy. 

Santa Cruz Trans* has an extensive list of qualified gender therapists. 


TransFamily Support of Santa Clara County (This is our Santa Clara branch. The website lists therapists our families have used and recommend in Santa Clara County as well as the family support meetings)
Visit the website


Gender Identity Awareness Network (Santa Clara County gender therapists and family support)
Visit the website 



Where can I find medical, personal care, insurance or legal help?

Santa Cruz Trans* Resources - This site has everything! Therapists, Medical, Personal care, Insurance, Legal, you name it! This is your overall Santa Cruz and bay area comprehensive resource site.
Visit the website  


Where can I find help with school issues?

Trans* Teen Project has an extensive list of local and national resources 
Visit the website  

Gender Spectrum is at the forefront of training schools and their annual conference is an awesome resource for families with gender non-conforming children of all ages.
Visit the website





How to Add Your Recommendation to Our Resources Page:


If you would like to provide a recommendation for any services listed or not listed on our Resource page,  please contact a Transfamily Support Group member by calling/texting 831-818-2253 or emailing TransFamiliesofSantaCruz@gmail.com
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