Gender Non-Conforming Children

When children express cross-gender behavior, it can be very painful and confusing to parents. Unsure of whether to discourage the behavior, or support the child’s experiences, parents often end up arguing with one another, and feeling frightened for their child. School-age children who are gender atypical present unique social and clinical issues, and teens identifying as trans can magnify many of adolescent struggles. The staff at Choices are committed to working respectfully with families dealing with gender non-conforming children. Staff will provide help addressing school-related concerns, including but not limited to coming out, name/pronoun usage, and bathroom/locker room issues. When pertinent, clinicians can also make referrals to medical professionals for hormone blockers for gender nonconforming youth. We also provide groups for Parents, Teens, and Gender Non-Conforming Young Children.