A Therapy Group for Trans Youth
What: Gender Journey is a confidential interpersonal process therapy group, combined with psychoeducation, designed for transgender and gender diverse young people in the greater Houston area. This “real-talk” group strives to support youth as they articulate their experiences as gendered beings, find support from their peers, receive feedback on their gender journey, and learn necessary skills as they maneuver their respective social milieus. The group will be facilitated by two out transgender psychologists.
When: This will be the second iteration of this group, as it was very impactful in 2016. It is not an ongoing group; it will begin and end on specific dates for 8 weekly sessions. The group will take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in May and June 2017.
Who: This group was created for transgender and gender diverse youth. This includes youth who identify as male, female, non-binary, gender fluid, genderqueer – anybody who wants to examine their gender journey in a confidential setting and get support from peers who truly understand. The age range we aim for is 12-17. We ask that group members be able to commit to 8 sessions. Group will fill on a first come, first served basis.
Cost: Group cost is $75 per session, therapists do not take insurance, although clients can file independently with their own insurance.
A parent or guardian should contact us in order to schedule a required 15 minute phone screen to learn more about the group and see if it is a good fit for your young person. Send a message through the Contact Page in order to sign up for the required phone screen. Phone screening will be conducted in March and April.
Dr. Kaden J. Stanley is an out trans man and Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Texas specializing in LGBTQI+ mental health. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University, master's from New York University, and bachelor's from Duke University. Dr. Stanley completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center, and his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at San Antonio Counseling Service. Dr. Stanley is an avid animal enthusiast, a hopeful writer of non-fiction, and lover of all things Blue Devil (GO DUKE!). Dr. Stanley also has an appreciation for travel, body art, and taco trucks.
Dr. Colt Keo-Meier is a psychologist and out transgender man who earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. He enjoys working with sexual and gender minorities (trans and LGBQPA+) of all ages and has specialized in transgender health. His research interests center on the well being of transgender people and the impact of hormone therapy on mental health. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on transgender health. On a more personal note, Dr. Keo-Meier enjoys learning, catching up with loved ones, and spending time cooking with his partner and their two cats.