Statement Regarding Laws Restricting Gender Affirming Medical Care

March 27, 2023

We are clinicians and researchers who work with and study transgender and gender diverse youth. Many of us are involved in debates about how best to care for transgender and gender diverse youth – debates about to whom, when, and how gender affirming medical care might best be provided.  Discussion of some of these debates has moved into the public sphere. We hold varying perspectives on these issues and sometimes disagree.

However, often lost in the public version of these debates is our strong agreement about two central points that we wish to highlight here. First, there is consensus in the field, and amongst these signatories, that gender affirming medical care is important and beneficial for many transgender youth. Second, we do not support laws restricting access to gender affirmative care. As with all medical care, we believe an adolescent’s health care, including their access to gender affirming medical care, should be determined by the youth along with their families and health care teams. 

Recently, our internal debate and media reports of our debate concerning how best to care for transgender youth have been cited to support laws banning gender affirmative medical care for minors, punishing doctors who provide this care, or otherwise limiting this care. We write this letter to make our position on this crystal clear: The signatories below all believe, based on the current evidence, that gender affirmative medical care is an important part of many transgender adolescents’ overall care, and that states and health systems should not restrict access to that care.

We will continue to debate aspects of gender affirming care, just as clinicians and researchers in all areas of medicine debate aspects of care. We will continue to update our views as new data and more evidence are accrued. However, we request that politicians and others stop using our debates to justify bans of gender affirmative care. We wish to state for the public record, we do not support these efforts.

Sign here to add your support. We have 558 signatories as of 6/8/23.

Original Signatories

Erica E. Anderson, Ph.D, Clinical psychologist 

Dianne Berg, PhD LP,  Associate Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Minneapolis MN. 

Marci Bowers, MD, Reconstructive and Gynecologic Surgery, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (Burlingame, CA), Mt. Sinai- Icahn School of Medicine (NY, NY)

Diane Chen, PhD, Licensed Clinical Child/Adolescent Psychologist, Associate Professor, Chicago, IL

Aaron Devor, Ph.D., Chair in Transgender Studies, University of Victoria, Canada

AJ Eckert, DO, Medical Director, Gender & Life Affirming Medicine (GLAM) Program at Anchor Health, Hamden, CT

Laura Edwards-Leeper, PhD, Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychologist

Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D, Licensed Developmental and Clinical Psychologist, Professor, California

Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Pediatrician, Chicago, IL

Lisa Griffin, Ph.D., Child/Adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Baltimore, MD

Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, SEP, CST, CST-S, LMFT, Family Therapist, Independent Scholar and Author, Minneapolis, MN

David Inwards-Breland, MD MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Metro Atlanta, GA

Laura Kuper, Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dallas, TX

Scott Leibowitz, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Columbus, OH

Arlene Lev, LCSW-R, CASAC, CSTS, Clinical Director Choices Counseling and Consulting, Albany NY, Lecturer University at Albany, School of Social Welfare

Ximena Lopez, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Dallas, TX

Kristina R. Olson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Los Angeles, CA

G. Nic Rider, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Minneapolis, MN 

Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Colt St. Amand, PhD, MD, Clinical Psychologist, Family Medicine Physician

John Strang, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist, Washington DC

Amy C. Tishelman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Research Associate Professor, Chestnut Hill, MA

Melina Wald, Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist 

Additional Signatories  (names from the link above will be added from time to time)

Clinicians and researchers who work with trans youth

Shawn V. Giammattei, Ph.D, Clinical Family Psychologist, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Director, San Francisco, CA

Claire Coyne, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Chicago, IL

Samantha Everhart, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Aron Janssen, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Chicago, IL

Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD

Nicole Fleischer, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist, St Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Joshua G. Kellison, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Director of Clinical Services & Training, Sexual Orientation & Gender Institute of Arizona

Dan Karasic, MD

Susanne Cabrera, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Associate Professor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Susan D. Boulware, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine

Sharon Berry, PhD, LP, ABPP

Rebecca Persky, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Christy L Olezeski, PhD, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine

Jacquelyn Smith, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Medical College of Wisconsin

Callie King, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Danielle Moyer, PhD

Kelly Donahue, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Chris Brady, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Zach Radcliff, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of OBGYN, NYUGSoM

Terry Stancin, PhD, ABPP

Shane Henise, Ed.M., M.A.

Amanda Verhaak, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Children's Health

Adam A. Sauceda, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist

Austin Burns, M.Ed., Doctoral Student

Reia Massaro, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner, Anchor Health, Hamden, CT

Ella Ben Hagai, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

Rose Lovell, MD

Sharon Alkerstedt, APRN FNP-C, Anchor Health

Heather Thobe, LPCC-S

Michelle M. Garrison, PhD, Professor, Purdue University, Department of Public Health

Stewart Chang Alexander, PhD, Associate Professor, Purdue University

Gayathri Chelvakumar, MD, MPH, Pediatrician, Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Shanna Swaringen, DO, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jonathan Poquiz, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor

Natalie McDaniel Gallagher, PhD

Meng-Chuan Lai, MD, PhD, Child and youth psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada

Joseph Canarie, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, HIV Prevention & Treatment Program at Anchor Health, Hamden, CT

Francoise Susset, Psy.D.

Jessica Bernacki, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

erin davies, JD, LSW

Jax Whitehead, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist

Lisa Simons, MD , Adolescent Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Chicago, IL

Victoria Borsukevich, LISW-S, Therapist

Amanda Sminchak, Pediatric and Family Therapist


Elizabeth A. Cannon, MS, MA, LPCC-S, Clinical Counselor, Research Coordinator, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Lauren Matera, DO, Pediatrician

Alexis Dosal, MA, Psychology Doctoral Intern, Florida School of Professional Psychology

Kelsey Jong, MS

Emily Herry, PhD

Jessica Robnett, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist, Mountain Pediatric Psychology

Aitor Jimenez Granado, MsC, University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

Jennifer Rubin, PhD, Senior Principal Research Scientist

Ren Massey, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Katherine A. Kuvalanka, PhD, Professor of Family Science, Oxford, OH

Stephanie Budge, PhD, Associate Professor, Trans CARE Collaborative

Rosemary Claire Roden, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Penn State Children’s Hospital

Finn Gratton, M.A, LPCC, LMFT

Ashlee Fielding, LISW-S

Lauren Damle, MD, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecologist

Laura Keating, LPCC , Therapist

Drake Schoeppl, MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Chicago, IL

Katie Heiden-Rootes, PhD, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University

Whitney Linsenmeyer, PhD, RD, LD, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University

Katherine A. Gallagher, PhD, ABPP, Pediatric Psychologist

Jennifer Haines-Pruitt, MS, LPC, CPCS

Zosimo Dikitsas, MSW, Higher Level of Care Therapist, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Jenn Burleton Program Director, TransActive Gender Project-Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Moira Ryan, LPC

Ariana Gleckman, MA, LMHC-A

David James, MSW LCSW LCAC Therapist

Randi Kaufman, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Megan Ferber, PhD, LMFT, Assistant Professor, Medical Family Therapy Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Emily Buxbaum, MS CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University

Sara Gonzalez DO, Pediatrician

Bixby Marino-Kibbee, LCSW, Clinic Director, Center for Gender Affirming Care - Rady Children’s Hospital 

Roxanne Demarest, PA-C, MSPAS

Heather Austin, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Brandy Brown, DSW, Clinical Social Worker

Nathan L. Hollinsaid, BS, PhD Student, Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Luke Allen, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Ilana Seager van Dyk, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Sarah Victor, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Lauren Borato, B.S., Clinical Psychology Doctoral Trainee, Saint Louis University

Annie Artiga Garner, PhD, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University

Margaret Nichols, Ph.D.

Sebastian Barr, PhD, Researcher and Licensed Psychologist

Ethan Cicero, PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Toni Eimicke, CPNP

Diana M. Tordoff, PhD, MPH

Terri L. Weaver, Ph.D., Professor, Saint Louis University

Kalen Granger MA, LMHC, Catalyst Counseling and Consulting

Caryn Cookson MD, Yale Medicine

Sara Church, MS, LMHC, CMIP

Erin Belfort, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Cherrilyn Richmond APRN, WHNP-BC, APRN, WHNP-BC

Laura Shaffer, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Psychologist

Rachel A. Hawk, MS, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student

Abigail F. R. Weissman, Psy.D. Californian Psychologist, supervisor, consultant and author and Founder of Waves, A Psychological Corporation, San Diego, CA.

Robin DeBates, MSW, BSN-RN, clinical social worker and registered nurse, child mental health specialist

Ariel Vitali, MD, FAPA, Psychiatrist

Melissa MacNish Nishman, MA, LMHC, Mental Health Clinician and Founder of SAYFTEE

Elizabeth G Brenner, LICSW, Director and Senior Faculty Member , Therapy Training Boston 

Geri Weitzman PhD

Sheila Addison, PhD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Tiffini Lanza, Ph.D., LCSW, M.Ed., Executive Director & Therapist

Coreen Haym, Ph.D, Licensed Marriage and family therapist

Megan Milligan, BS Clinical Psychology PhD Student, Syracuse University

Jacob Arett, B.S.

Benjamin Parchem, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Sexual and Gender Health

Stephen M. Young, PhD, LCSW, MSW, Associate Professor of Social Work & Licensed Clinical Social Worker Ball State University & Catalyst Counseling & Consulting, LLC

Molly Basch, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Jen Rivers, BA, MSW, ASW

Abbie Aldridge, MA, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, NCC Mental Health Counselor, Speaker, Educator, Consultant

Cathy Hanville, LCSW

Donna B. Riley, Ph.D., LCSW-R Clinical Instructor Level 10, Stony Brook University, School of Social Welfare

Melody Day, LAC

Dominic Gibson, PhD

Patti Diffee, MA, MS, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Clinical Supervisor , 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Colorado

Arin Gardner, MA, LMHC

Karen McPhail, BSN, MSN, RN, LALFA, CDP, CCM, CEO, COO, Eldementals, LLC 

Kinnon MacKinnon, PhD, Assistant Professor, York University

Mak Morin, LCAT in New York, NY

Ben Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT

Christine MacInnis, MSed, MS, LMFT

Acey Mercer, LMSW, President & Clinical Supervisor, Rainbow Access Initiative, Inc.

Kristin Sabatino, LCSW Psychiatric Social Worker

Monica Kruse, M.A.

Eva B. Dolgin, LMSW

Ann Clawson, PhD Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Val Siobhan Fitzgerald-Matson, LMSW Psychotherapist, Choices Counseling and Consulting in Albany, NY

Francesca Fanelli, Ed.M, MHC-LP

Colin M. Hammer, MSW, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, Journey  Counseling And Teletherapy

Caroline Shahbaz BBSc, MPsych, MA

Mark Petroelje, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Allison Boehs, BSW

Laura Colón Feliciano, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R), Grounded Wellness Counseling & Consulting

Elena Moser, LCSW

Greg R Ieraci, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Morissa Ladinsky, MD

Sally Harney, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, Child/Adolescent Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Virginia

Christopher Fenwick, LIMHP, LADC, LPC, Therapist

Sarah Eisenbud, MA, LPC

Brandon Frerichs, LIMHP, Pathways Mental Health 

Stephany Mahaffey, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Samantha Armer, LICSW (MA & NY)

Dawn Darling, LICSW, Mental Health Therapist, Kearney, NE

Julia Simone Fogelson, LCSW

Brett E. Herb, DSW, LCSW

Beth Couture, PhD, LSW

L. A. Rynasko, Board Certified Chaplain, Clinical Chaplain, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fiona J. Thompson, M.S. CCC-SLP

Jack Pickering, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor and Speech-Language Professor, College of Saint Rose

Aud Jektvik, Sexologist

Dale S. Gody, Ph.D., ABPP

Shannon Sennott, LICSW, CST, Co-Founder, Clinical Supervisor, Translate Gender, Inc. 

Mel Mason Passler, MBA, MA Clinical Mental Health Counselling, Professor of Economics, Counseling Intern

Karisa Barrow, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California

Meg Grandy, LMSW

Garrett Pluhar-Schaeffer, MSW, LCSW

Sarah Stillwell, MS, LPC, NCC

Gwendolyn Dean, LCSW

David Trimble, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, Chobanian and Avedisian Boston University School of Medicine

Asher A. Eno, LPC, LMFT, Owner/clinician, Infinite Possibilities Counseling 

Theo Pintzuk, LCSW, Faculty, Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute

Susan C Turell, Ph.D., Counseling Psychologist

Genie Ravital, LCSW

Amy Braman, LCSW, General Partner and Clinician at Balanced LLC

Rhonda Lindsey, Psy.D., Psychologist, Private practice

Coleman Frostad LMFT

Anna Schimmelpfennig, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Fargo, ND

Angelia Davis, MEd

Megan Brown, M. Coun, LCPC, NCC, LMHC, CCHT, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Nicole Renae, MA Marriage & Family Therapist

Kimberly Pennybrook, MSW, LICSW

Naomi Tabassum, MS, LPCC, Mental Health Counselor, New Story Counseling Services

Ashley Limesand, LAPC, NCC

Amanda Pope, LCSW, Gender Therapist

David Burns, LCSW-R, Social Worker/Therapist

 Emily Coler Hanson, LMFT Clinic Director

Daran Shipman, MA, LMFT

Lori Crowley, MA, LMFT/LPCC ExP Therapy

Jennifer Ramasami, PhD

Hannah Ellerkamp, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dan Murphy, PsyD, Outpatient Psychologist, North Hills Psychological Associates

Kara Gloe, LMSW, Mental Health Therapist, Canopy Medical Clinic, Fargo, ND

Cynthia Closs, DSW, LCSW, clinical social worker

Nicholas Adams, MD, Plastic Surgeon

Brock D. Libby, MD Adolescent Medicine Physician, Maine Medical Center 

Yejin Yoo, LCAT, ATR-BC

Michael L. Hendricks, PhD, ABPP, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Washington, DC

Diane Lambert, MSW,LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Transgender Ally

Jennifer Katz, LMSW, School Social Worker

Danial S. Sturgill, PhD

Kimberly Girdlestone, LCSWR, JD

Erica Friedman, PhD, Researcher & Advocate

Christine Gragg, LPC, NCC

Eva Smidova, PhD

Jess Miller, PsyD

Jane M. Oxenbury, MEd., R.Psych.

Randy Hager, LMHP, NCC, therapist in Omaha, NE

Stephanie Miodus, MA, MEd, PhD Candidate in School Psychology, Temple University

Allison Allmon Dixson, PhD, Psychologist

Alison Clinton, MSW, Licensed Master of Social Work - Clinical Michigan Medicine

Jessica López-Harder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University

Amy M. Rosenthal, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist

Erica E. Hartwell, PhD,  Director of Queer and Trans Mental Health Program, Fairfield University

Andrea Hanner, MSW, Child therapist

Cassaundra Scarzafava, LMSW School Social Worker

Kori DeSimone, MA Candidate,

Katherine Wood, MA candidate, Student Art Therapy Intern, Full Spectrum Therapy, LLC

Carmen Gray, MA, MFTC

Kimberly Liang, AMFT

Aleisha Schnacker, CSW

Caitlynn Hill, MS, LPC

Trisha D. Wallis, PsyD, LCSW, Gender Specialist, Psychologist & Social Worker

Taylor Burns LCSW, Private Practice 

Ashley Goldsmith Buttner, LMFT

Gabriela Balf, MD, MPH

Tyler Stewart, MA, LMFT, LMHC

Jill A. Kuhn, Ph.D., Psychologist

Alexei Hinton, LMSW, Other Licensed Professional, Children's Home of Wyoming Conference 

Joseph Evangelisti LMSW, Therapist

Linda Gromko MD

Ariana Portante, LMSW

Leah Hoskin, MD,MA Dr.

Anne C. Bernstein, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Professor, California

Emilia Hahn-Zollo LMSW

Katie Aikens, LMSW

Cassie Munoz, LCSW, Clinical Therapist

Jai lawrence Cohen-Smith MA

Henry Phillips, LMFTA

B. Beth Cohen, Ph.D., Licensed psychologist in private practice of psychotherapy

Brittany Cebula, LCSW

Rima Roberts, LMFT

Larisa Perez DeGraffenreid L.C.S.W., Individual/Family Therapist

Samantha Williams, LMSW

Cassandra Najarian, MA, LMFT

Alexandra Cross-Knorr, PhD, Pediatric Primary Care Psychologist, Portland, OR

Dena Wanner-Perry, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

Leah R. Silverstein, LCSW

Kimberly Alston-Stepnitz, PsyD, Psychologist

Jessee Lovegood, MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Douglas Roest-Gyimah, LCSW, CEO, Upstate Counseling

Rebecca Stinson, PhD, ABPP, board-certified clinical psychologist

Carolyn Halley, MD

Cheryl Enstad, MSW, LICSW

Molly Gales MA,MAed, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist, private practice

Jose M. Perez, MA, LMFT

Nicole Kesner, MS,Psychology Doctoral Candidate

Aimee Severe LMFT

Shelby Frye, APRN, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Finn Siepser, MEd, MA, MFA

Heather Asaadi, LPC, Mental Health Counselor

Ty Wong, LCSW

Amber Vennum, PhD, CFLE, LMFT, Associate Professor

Jessica Schlegelmilch, LMHP

Jacob Sandman, MSEd, LIMHP, NCC, Mental Health Therapist

Ruth M. Denton-Graber, LPCC, LMFT

Leslie Yeargers, MA , Licensed Professional Counselor

Kelsey Krieger LPC, LIMHP

Caroline Gaines, LCSW-C

Julie M Austen, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Austen Psychological Services

Chastity R. Easley Bosley, MA, Doctoral Intern, CSPP

Catherine Doe, LMHC

Oriol Zemko, FNP-BC

Kathryn Fox, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Gretchen Gudmundsen, PhD, Child Clinical Psychologist, Idaho

Alison Tait, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Noah S. Garcia, MA, LPC-S, NCC, NextQuest Counseling, PLLC

Timothy Stahl, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Evelyn Pavlova, LMHC, M.Msc

Frances Parent, M.S., Psychology Associate

Kelly Hornby, LCSW-R

Nath Weber, psychotherapist specialized in working with trans people

Mindy Robbins, LCSW, Clinical Director, Affirming You

Erica Folinsky, LCSW

Peter Van Eerden, MD, MS

Holly Savoy, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director, Charlotte Trans Health Charlotte Trans Health

Jenn Stewart, PhD Clinical Psychologist

Kasey Johnson, DO, MA

Heather Soyer, PsyD, Pediatric Psychologist

Kaleigh Nelles, MD

Kaye-Ailsa Rowan, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ursula Campos-Johnson, LMSW, Social Worker & Coach, NYC DOE

Jen Brown, LICSW, Whole Self Counseling

Brielle Layden LMFT

Aaren Connors, MA, LMHCA

Toni Ramírez, MD, family Physician

Dr. Jay Bettergarcia, Ph.D. , California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Sherrie Kamm, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist Appleton, WI

Adrianne Alpern, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Erika L. Grafsky, PhD, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech

Anne K. Jacobs, PhD

Aletha Clark, PhD, LPC

Christine Lee, PhD Assistant Professor

Jacquie Garcia, PhD

Luke Waters, Psy.D., Assistant Director for Outreach and Programming/Staff Psychologist, Hofstra University

Jamie Guy, MA, LMFT

Samantha Kemp Carlin, MS LMHC NCC ACS, Mental Health Therapist, Des Moines, IA

Laura A. Lopez MA Ed, LPC

Dasha Kouznetsova, LCSW Child and Family Therapist The Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver

Del Phoenix-Wilcox, MSW, ASW

Ismael E. Gerena Jr. MA, ThD, LMHC, CCHT

Adrian Conner, MA LMFT

Maja Marinkovic, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Medical Co-Director,  Center for Gender Affirming Care,  San Diego, CA

Elizabeth Berland LPC SEP

Madeleine DeLoria, LMSW, School Social Worker

Jake Heath Jacobsen, MA, LCSW

Kelly T. Weber, PsyD, Associate Professor

Mariann Smith, LCPC, LMFT, CADC Therapit

Laura B. Schield MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Melvin Joy, LPC, OH

Melissa S Bernstein MA LMFT

Laura Haberer, LCSW

Margo Jacquot, PsyD, Owner/CEO, The Juniper Center

Eve Rogerson, MA, NCC, LCMHCA

Andrew Fishman, LCSW

Annie Torres, LCSW

Samantha Simpson, PhD, LMFT, Clinical Director, Encircle Therapy

Courtney Olinger, PsyD, LMFT

Anja Bircher, PsyD, Counseling Psychologist, UCSF

Ari Groner, LCSW, Assistant Director, The Juniper Center

Ryan Brandt, LPC, ATR-P

Kaelyn Thompson, B.A.

Samantha Hill, MD, MPH, Adolescent Medicine Physician

Courtney Diliberto, LCSW, Owner and Clinical Therapist

Sid Napier

McKenzi Shelpman, Masters Intern

Stephanie Flautero, LMHC

Nana Roest-Gyimah, LMSW

Alex Bettis, PhD, Assistant Professor

Alicia Musquiz, LCSW

Rob Baum, AMFT, PhD

Clark D. Ausloos, PhD, LPCC, LPSC, NCC, Clinical Assistant Professor

Katie Dant, LCSW-C

Tracy Lord, PsyD

Lain Barrett, LPCC Psychotherapist, Umbrella Collective

Brianna Hewett, LCSW

Kristin Roberts, MA LMHC

Mary Nybakken, MD, OBGYN

Courtney Cole, LCPC

Miranda Essa, MS, Clinical Counseling Intern , Zebra Youth

Jamie Feldman MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Hoa Nguyen, PhD

Kaitie Vader, LPC, MA, Clinician

Deb Coolhart, PhD, LMFT, Associate Professor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Syracuse University, Private Practice

Lisa Perriera MD, MPH

Marwin Margolies, LCSW

Alaina Klause, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor


Suzanne Fisher, LCSW

Courtney Parker, MA, MMT, LPC, Director of Emotional Support

Allison Whittington MSW, LISW-S

Pam Rothman, LPC

Laura Sirico, LSW, MEd, HSV

Chriss Nelson, President, Trans Minors Rights 

Heather Hayden, LCMFT

Michelle Walt, RP, OK2BME, camino Wellbeing + Mental Health

Katrina Zachary, LCMFT

Irene N. Sills, MD

Alison Dagger, LPC, MT-BC, Licensed Professional Counselor

Andrea Slagle-Abrams, LSCSW

Colby Bruner, LMFT, KC Character Development

Jennifer D. Liles, MSW, LCSW

Melissa Hill, MA, Limited Licensed Counselor

Melinda McCormick, PhD, LMSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work Western Michigan University

Rachael Koeson, MSW student

Thomas McMahon, PhD, Professor Emeritus Yale University School of Medicine

Jenny Lee, MA Counseling Intern

Rachael Richter, LSW, MPH, Gender Affirming Care Service Manager

Anne Dilenschneider, PhD

Joe Beinlich LSW

Katt Keller, MAMFT

Jess Aubin, MA, LPC Candidate, Arrive Therapy

Jennifer Lubas, LPC

Elizabeth Wine, LSCSW, RPT-S

Jennifer Wilhelm Rapanos, LMSW, Child and Adolescent Therapist and Owner of Well-Bean, PLLC

Tanisha Stewart, PysD, Clinical Psychologist

Cappy Shapiro LICSW, femme & them

Jazz McKinney, MA, LLP

Emalee Pearson, LCSW, MPH

elizabeth ann parker, lcsw

Brittany Bate, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Amanda Norris, Ph.D., Psychologist

Adrian Quintero, MFT

Marnee Reiley, MA, MBA, LMFT

Beth G. Thompson, LCSW

Jennifer Ratajczak, MA, LCMHCS, NCC

Sien Rivera, MD

Anna M. Ogle, MA, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Theresa Jahn, LMFT

Rose Lugtu Pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Thomas Blake, LMFT, Private practice owner


Caitlyn Burns, MS LMFT

Allison Rosi, AMFT

Sara Rosenberg, NCC, LPC

Amy L. Ver Wey, MA LLP RPT WPATH Certified Provider and Mentor, River City Psychological Services, WPATH, Stand with Trans

Lexy Smith Licensed Therapist, MindWell Psychology, Ithaca NY 

Nicole Locorriere, MS, LMFT

Rebecca Gillespie, MA, LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Gabriella Resende, LAMFT

Pilar Ho, MS in Marriage and Family Therapy

Jasmine Chambers, MA

Heather Hernandez, MA,LMFT,CCLS, Eating Disorder Therapist

Julie Stanton, LMFT

Megan Coral, MS, LMFT

Carolynne Lewis-Arevalo, LPC, CCPT

Rhoda Ondov, MS, LMFT

Lisa Richards, PsyD

Andrew R Gottlieb, PhD, LCSW, Private Practitioner

Brielle Layden, LMFT

Other Signatories

Patricia W. Chadwick, CEO, Anchor Health

Laura Little, PhD

Lauren Clary, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Natalia Vélez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Princeton University

Daniela Galvez-Cepeda, student, Williams College

Dave Bartos, MLIS

Stats Atwood, Graduate Student, Princeton University

Madison Dobreff, BS, Doctoral Student, FSPP

Beneli Andert, MPH

Dean Dvorak, Counselor in Training

Elizabeth Bonawitz, PhD, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Harvard University 

Zeena Rivera, PhD Candidate

Kelly Ducheny, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Savannah Jefferis-Henriques, M.S.

Rachel Frietchen, BS

Sascha Eisenstein, M.S., Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, Saint Louis University

Mary Ann Horton, PhD Researcher

Jessica Taylor

Kevin Lyness, PhD

Benny Garden

Azara Raphael, CPA

Michelle McDonald, LCSW

John J. Lawless, Ph.D., MPH, Professor

Levi Alter, Rabbi Dr., Healthcare Business Management Consultant, Leading Edge Advanced Healthcare LLC, Los Angeles, CA

James Verser, M.Div, MS, Ed.S, Marriage and Family Therapist, Bloomsbury, NJ

Elizabeth Mills, LCSW

Karen DeBenedetto

Dylan P. Murphy, BSW

Hayley McCraw (CMHC Student)

Thea Palencia, M.S., Doctoral Student Counseling Psychology

Megan Gewecke, Psy.D., LP, Clinical Psychologist

Christianna Goetz, MA, 3rd Year Clinical Psychology PsyD Student Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

Sheera N. Harrell, PhD Clinical Psychologist , Own Your Mind Psychology Services and Consultation Inc.

Drew Crawford, MA

Stephanie Yu, MA, Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate

Aidan Campagnolio, B.A.

Mindith R. Rahmat PsyD, Antioch College

Rachel Siciliano, MS, Graduate Student, Psychology Intern

Ana Tobiasz, MD

Audrey McMacken, MD, OBGyn, Sanford Health 

Maria C. "Nina" Guerrero, PhD, MT-BC, Board-Certified Music Therapist

Justin Schafer, B.S. , 4th Year Medical Student

Amanda Canete, B.A., Youth and Family Services Director, Compass Community Center

Stephen McDonough, MD, pediatrician

Donald B. Rossoff, D.D., ALMFT, Rabbi, The Juniper Center

Nikita Joshi, BA, Doctoral Student

Elizabeth Donovan, LCSWR, Social Worker

Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC

Janna Barkin, Family Programs Manager

Katie Figuerres, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Kristen Rodriguez

Jim Greenberg, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist

Peter Goetz, MS, MFT

Heather L Howard, LPC, Mental Health Therapist

Isaac Salazar, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Zebra Youth

Stephanie Byers, M M, Representative (former), 1st Transgender Native American elected to a State Legislature in the US

Jade Ryan

Katie Katz

Michele Zwiebel, BA

Carolyn klinghoffer

Heidi Fowler

Sam Cochran

Alana Moran

Melissa Buchanan

Heather Laurenzi

Claire Jones

Jennifer Caine

Shelby Ugarte

Ilysse Pratter

Adrian Osella, LGBTQ Care Coordinator

Adrienne Neithardt, MD

Sarah M. Vitale, BS, Quality Control Chemist

Jill Caine, MS

Dave Pratter

Kimberly Levin RN

Bob Lamb, MPH

James M Butler, BS

Dominik Fahringer BaMf

Brandes Yenchick

Cyndy Baxter, JD

Quinnehtukqut McLamore, PhD

Dr. Jackie Faiman

Joe Nelson, Master Mechanic

Jeannine E. Hiester, Parent

Jennifer James, PhD, NCSP

Ashley Ramos

Stefanie Snider, PhD

Celyn Flickinger

Sarah Strosahl-Kagi, MDiv, Rev, Royersford Baptist Church

Jori Hake M.Ed. Sp.ED

Michael Aron, Transgender activist, volunteer

Jackson Moyer

Lucinda Morreale

Lisa Shore

Josephine Wang, MD

Blake M. D'Ambra

Gerald McManus

Alicia Dellario BS in Computer Science

Dr. Rod M Moyer, Reading Specialist West Chester Area School District

Amelia Fortunato

Caroline Cullen MBA

Mira Tallie Jade AAS, VRAC ChairWoman, Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Council

Stacy Stone, M.Ed.

Elleisha Elzien M.Ed

Aaminah Shakur, Accessibility/Healthcare Coordinator, Grand Rapids Pride Center

Christine Belton, M.Ed

Aimee Goldsmith, BFA, Co-Founder of The Welcome Project PA, Co-Director of Development & Programs

Shira Johnson

Lou Fox, J.D.

Lucy Dyer Joswick, MYD, Treasurer, Grand Rapids Pride Center

Eva Jaunzemis MFA

Alexa A. Andersen, MA, BSN, RN, RYT, Doctoral Student (PhD in Nursing)

Christi Largent

Muna Elshakhs, JD, MSW

Erin Rocchio, DO

Constance Bienkowski MS LPC

Martha S Rinehart, PhD, LMFT, Staff Therapist

Shadayah Tucker, MA

Hannah Bracciante, MA

Neal Mitchell, BA