Here is an abbreviated list of some resources- I will be continually updating this page.  If you would like to be added to this list or know of other resources I should include, please let me know!

Please note if you are in crisis, please reach out to someone or call 911. There is hope.

Crisis Hotlines

*Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Their trained counselors are available 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.

*TransLifeline is non-profit dedicated to the well being of trangender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people. US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366

LBGTQ Resources

San Diego 

*TransFamily Support Services helps youth and their families make the gender transitioning process the most positive experience possible.

TFSS provides services such as family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, navigating the legal system, and advocating for resources and support at schools.

*North County LGBTQ Resource Center 

*Vista Community Clinic 

*Gender Advocacy Project 


*Gender Spectrum - Their mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us. I presented at this conference in 2013 with my colleagues, Dr Jo Olson and Dr. Cathy Forbes.  It's a great environment with professionals, families and their children.

*Gender Odyssey

*Transforming Families

*Center for Transyouth Health and Development- CHLA I completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship here and had the amazing opportunity to be at the epicenter of research and clinical work for TGNC youth and their families


Best Practices 

*APA Guidelines

*World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)- Standard of Care 

Professional Development & Research

*Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

*National Alliance on Mental Illness

*Williams Institute