Category Archives: Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

What is Gender Identity Anyway?

By: MARY SCHULTZ, MMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 110506)   Erin Norton, PsyD – Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94025827) Supervised by Vicki Chiang, Psy.D., (PSY21136) facilitates Rainbow Grit at the Institute, our group for LGBTQ youth. It might be safe to assume you’re wearing clothes today. But were you consciously aware of the sensation of the fabric against

RAINBOW GRIT – A Message for LGBTQIA Teens

By Kara Johnson, M.A., LMFT Everybody needs a place where they can freely and safely express themselves. Yet I often hear from LGBTQIA teens that they feel  like no one understands what they are really going through.  They may feel  isolated from others. And, they may have lots of uncertainty about who they really are. 

Resources for LGBTQ Youth

At the Institute, our goal is to provide an open-minded space for our clients to explore questions of identity formation and to equip teens and families with resources and support as they journey to an integrated, authentic identity. At the Institute Individual therapy: While all our therapists are trained to develop targeted, supportive interventions for

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