Trans Resource Guide

Gender Therapists

Counselors are available to speak at the Counseling Center, located on the third floor of the Student Services Building.

There is a wide selection of therapists throughout the Miami-Dade area. You can reference Psychology Today, whose website allows you to view profiles for therapists throughout the area. You can directly search for therapists who are knowledgeable in gender therapy, accept your health insurance, and are within your neighborhood.

Advice for finding a therapist

If you feel comfortable asking friends or community members, they may be able to recommend therapists they have used in the past. If you have health insurance, contact your provider. They may have a list of people they recommend and work with in the area.

*Please note that provider recommended services may not always be the best fit.

Find a therapist that is relatively easy to reach. You want a therapist who can fit into your weekly schedule without causing excess stress of finding the time to go or transportation to get there.

The therapist you find may not always be the best fit for you. If you feel that a therapist is not helping you find the answers that you need, do not hesitate to search for another.

Laser Hair Removal

DermaClinic: the Coral Gables location (1430 South Dixie Highway) offers a discount for UM students. Be sure to have your CaneCard available at your initial consultation.

Gender Confirmation Surgery

If you or someone you know is thinking about undergoing gender affirmation surgery, there are several factors to consider. While not all trans or gender non-conforming folx choose to undergo gender affirmation surgery, the process can help alleviate gender dysphoria and significantly increase happiness and quality of life. For more information on medical transition options and average costs, click here

The University of Miami Health System has an LGBTQ Services department that provides medical and mental health services specifically designed to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ patients, including:

  • Primary medical care including routine health care physicals
  • Comprehensive gender affirmation procedures
  • Individual psychotherapy around all mental health issues including transitioning issues

For more information, email Lauren Foster or call 305-689-3380.

Trans Resource Organizations

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  • Arianna‚Äôs Center

    • Help finding healthcare & employment
    • Support Networks

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  • Aqua Foundation for Women

    • Scholarships for LGBTQ women
    • Hosts TransCon, a 2-day conference event focusing on all issues transgender

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  • Care Resource Community Health Centers, Inc.

    • Support Groups
    • Mental Health Counseling
    • HIV/STI testing
    • Access to Prep

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  • JED Foundation

    The JED Foundation is a nonprofit that focuses on promoting mental and emotional health and preventing suicide for teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems.

    JED is partnering with the Consortium for Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals on a project—Proud and Thriving: Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ High School, College, and University Students. Proud and Thriving is a collaboration focused on helping schools integrate comprehensive frameworks and recommendations to protect and support the mental health of LGBTQ+ students. Through this partnership, JED is creating essential communities of care so all students feel a sense of belonging at their schools.

    You can read more in JED's Proud and Thriving Literature Review.

  • Pridelines

    • HIV/STD testing
    • Queer Arts nights
    • Group meditation & therapy
    • Wide range of resources to reach out to

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  • Sunserve

    • Gender marker changes
    • Housing
    • Counseling
    • Life coaches
    • Support Group

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  • Transgender Law Center

    • Consultations and help with various legal challenges
    • Changing gender markers and birth certificates
    • The largest national trans-led organization

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  • Trans Lifeline

    • National support hotline
    • Microgrants for legal fees

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  • TransSOCIAL, Inc.

    • Name and Gender marker change assistance
    • Case management
    • Referrals to local, trans-friendly businesses
    • Social groups
    • Support groups

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  • Yes Institute

    The YES Institute is a community-based initiative that seeks to combat the high rates of teenage suicide within the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more about the YES Institute here.