Each BAGA therapist maintains her or his own practice and bears no responsibility for any other therapist's work or views, but our regular meetings provide a forum in which we can all explore difficult or unusual transgender concerns with knowledgeable, experienced peers.
Beyond familiarity with psychotherapy in general and transgender issues in particular, our diverse backgrounds include developmental and behavioral psychology, depth psychotherapy, relationship counseling, social action and social service, community and academic education, corporate training, consultation with schools and media, medications management, and clinical sexology.Although we come from varying backgrounds, orientations, and philosophies, we are all members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and subscribe to that organization's Standards of Care. Moreover, we are all comfortable operating within both binary and nonbinary systems of gender, and agree with WPATH that "the overarching treatment goal (for trans people) is lasting personal comfort with the gendered self in order to maximize overall psychological well-being and self-fulfillment."(SOC6)
Current regular participants include:
Rebecca Auge, Ph.D., PSY 6644, Berkeley, CA. (510) 841-2428, (925) 426-0718, RebecaAuge@aol.com
Koen Baum, MFT 38312, San Francisco, CA. (415) 646-0565
Lin Fraser, Ed.D., MFT 8288, San Francisco, CA. (415) 922-9240, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Graham, MFT, San Francisco, CA. (415) 860-3917, email@example.com
Kim Hraca, MFT 27252, Berkeley, CA. (510) 601-1859
Dan Karasic, M.D., San Francisco, CA. (415) 206-3809, dan.karasic(at)ucsf(dot)edu
Lisette Lahana, LCSW 23663, Oakland, CA (510) 915-4795, Therapy@LisetteLahana.com
Anne Vitale, Ph.D., PSY 15764, San Rafael, CA. (415) 456-4452, DrVitale@avitale.com
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