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The Counseling center group

LGBTQIA+

A safe place for all individuals, chosen families, and couples regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

We will always strive to create a more inclusive community. All of the therapists at the Counseling Center Group believe that each client is the expert on their gender identity and authentic self, but may need a safe place to explore this freely. We also provide a space to support parents, caregivers, friends, and loved ones in understanding the importance of affirming gender-diverse care.

Where to begin

We will set you up with a therapist that best matches your needs. Our clinical approach integrates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and additional evidence-based treatments to ensure that you get the most out of your therapeutic journey. We understand that there are additional challenges that may arise such as body dysmorphia, eating disorders, self-image, self-harm, suicidal thoughts/behaviors, trauma, disconnection, anxiety, and depression. We apply a trauma-focused, compassionate, and supportive lens to all aspects of our care.  We work with chosen families, older adolescents, teens, and adults. We are also kink-friendly, polyamory-friendly, and sex-worker friendly. 

Services Offered

Surgical Readiness Assessments

For Surgical Readiness assessments, we ask that you try your best to have completed as much as you can of the following below before your session with us:

Resources

The Trevor Project
Trans Lifeline Peer Support Hotline
National Center for Transgender Equality 
Mental Health Association 
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
LGBTQ+ Relationships and dating violence 
Fed Up Collective 
Eating Disorders and their impact on Queer and Trans Individuals 

General Surgical Care and Readiness Information:
Chest Masculinization Surgery 
Chest Feminization/Augmentation Surgery 
Vaginoplasty
Phalloplasty & Metoidioplasty  
Hysterectomy & Oophorectomy 
Masculinizing Hormone Therapy 
Feminizing Hormone Therapy 
Hair Removal Information
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

Gender Affirming Care Network
MD Center for Gender and Intimacy 
Whitman-Walker Health (for medical services and pharmacy)
The Frederick Center 
Trans Maryland 
GLSEN Maryland 

Books:

  • The Gender Identity Guide for Parents: Compassionate Advice to Help Your Child Be Their Most Authentic Self Tavi Hawn
  • Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens by Stephanie Brill
  • I Wish You All the Bestby Mason Deaver
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor
  • Real Queer America by Samantha Allen
  • Life as a Unicornby Amrou Al-Kadhi
  • Boy Erased by Garrard Conley 

We Can Help.

If you or a loved one are struggling with some of the above challenges related to LGBTQIA+, we are here to help.
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