Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic

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The Sexual and Gender Identities Clinic (SGIC) offers affordable and affirming psychological services for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. SGIC offers specialized counseling to address issues related to LGBTQ identity as well as counseling for other life issues in a comfortable space. 

Examples of issues addressed as SGIC:

  • Resolving confusion or conflict about sexual or gender identity
  • Developing/maintaining healthy relationships
  • Managing "coming out"
  • Problems with alcohol or drug use
  • Depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns
  • Weight, eating body image concerns
  • Aging as an LGBTQ person
  • Recovering from trauma, bullying or discrimination

SGIC includes the Gender Identity Program. In addition to offering the above services for transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or questioning clients, the Gender Identity Program provides:

  • Counseling to explore physical/medical transition options
  • Psychosocial assessments and letters to access medical services
  • Support through medical transition

SGIC also works with family members to address concerns related to a partner, child, or parents gender identity or sexual orientation. Counseling may address:

  • Raising an LGBTQ child
  • Understanding what a parent, child or partner's changing identity means for you
  • Caring for LGBTQ elder

SGIC services can be accessed by calling the main clinic and inquiring about SGIC. If you are a provider interested in more information about SGIC services, you can contact Matthew Skinta Ph.D., Director of SGIC, atmskinta@paloaltou.edu.

 
 
 

5150 El Camino Real, Building C, Suite 15
Los Altos, CA 94022

(650) 961-9300

 

 

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