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"I have been working in gender-affirming care for years and attended many trainings. This training was by far the most comprehensive training on gender-affirming surgeries that I have ever attended. Thank you!"

- "Gender-Affirming Surgeries for Mental Health Professionals" training participant in 2023

"This was very helpful and provided real life examples that many could relate to on a personal and professional level. Lotus facilitated a very support space and provided opportunities for engagement."

- "SO/GIE in School Settings" training participant in 2022

"As a transgender person of color, I have been searching for a training like this. Thank you for generously sharing your clinical wisdom and personal experience navigating offering gender affirming care as a community member. I feel more prepared to begin offering letters."

- "Gender-Affirming Care Assessments, Letter Writing and Clinical Considerations" training participant in 2021.

Gender Specialty Services: Testimonials

Gender Specialty Services

Whether you are seeking to deepen your clinical practice, build programmatic capacity to offer Gender Affirming Care or cultivate an organizational culture that is gender inclusive and trans affirming, my Gender Specialty Services are tailored to foster deep learning and transformation.

Learn more about why I am a Gender Specialist here.

Gender Specialty Consultation

I offer both one-time or short-term and on-going consultation services.

My areas of Gender Specialty consultation expertise include:​

  • Assessment, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Gender Dysphoria

  • Writing Letters of Support

  • Gender Client/Patient Needs Assessment

  • Gender Clinician Needs Assessment

  • Gender Peer Navigation Needs Assessment

  • Building a Gender Peer Navigation Program

  • Building a Gender Clinical/Behavioral Health Program

  • Gender-Inclusive and Trans-Affirming Organizational Culture Needs Assessment

Gender Specialty Training

I currently offer 4 trainings, detailed below:

Gender Specialty Services: List

Available Trainings

Gender-Affirming Medical Care

2 sessions, 90 minutes each

This training will provide:

  • An overview of Transgender Medicine in the United States

  • A holistic framework to conceptualize Gender Dysphoria symptoms that incorporates culture, language and spirituality.

  • A comprehensive review of Gender-Affirming Medical Care including hormone therapy and surgeries.

  • Case Vignettes to explore common clinical issues that arise  including transference, countertransference, ethics and informed consent.


This training is ideal for providers and organizations that are ready to expand their clinical services to support individuals struggling with Gender Dysphoria and seeking Gender Affirming Medical Care.

Gender-Affirming Care Assessment, Letter Writing and Clinical Considerations

2 session, 90 minutes each

This training will provide:​

  • A review of the mental health professional's role in Gender Affirming Care in the United States.

  • A holistic framework to conceptualize Gender Dysphoria symptoms that incorporates culture, language and spirituality.

  • An overview of non-surgical interventions for Gender Dysphoria and Gender Affirming Surgeries.

  • Best Practices for Gender Affirming Surgery letter writing and assessment.

  • Clinical Considerations including severe depression, suicidality, disordered eating, substance use and more.

This advanced training is ideal for licensed providers and organizations that are ready to deepen their knowledge and clinical practice of treating Gender Dysphoria.

Due to the advanced subject matter, it is highly recommended that providers have at least 1 year of experience working directly and on-going with individuals struggling with Gender Dysphoria symptoms.

Working with Trans Youth and Their Families

1 session, 2 hours

This training will provide:

  • An overview of gender identity development.

  • A holistic framework to conceptualize, evaluate and treat gender dysphoria symptoms among children, adolescents and teenagers.

  • Best practices working with trans youth and their families.

  • Case Vignettes to explore common clinical issues that arise including working with hesitant or unsupportive parents, self harm and informed consent.

This training is ideal for providers and organizations that are ready to expand and improve their clinical services to support trans youth and their families.

LGBTQ+ Affirming Care with Vietnamese Clients and Their Families

1 session, 2 hours

This training will provide:​

  • A critical timeline of Vietnamese refugee and resettlement experiences in the United States.

  • An overview of gender and sexuality diversity in Việt Nam and Vietnamese-American culture.

  • Best practices working with Vietnamese LGBTQ+ clients and their families.

  • Case Vignettes to explore common clinical issues that arise including wartime trauma (PTSD), cultural and linguistic nuances and working with hesitant or unsupportive parents.

This training is ideal for providers and organizations that are ready to expand and improve their LGBTQ+ affirming care services to support Vietnamese clients and their families.

Gender Specialty Services: Services

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