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The Family Clinic for Queer and Trans Youth

Has a teen in your life recently told you they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgender?

The clinic sessions will be facilitated by faculty and graduate-level therapy students. Pictured, from left, are graduate students Erika McClellan and Dasha Carver, along with Katie Heiden-Rootes, Ph.D., LMFT, assistant professor of medical family therapy. Photo by Maggie Rotermund.

The clinic sessions will be facilitated by faculty and graduate-level therapy students. Pictured, from left, are graduate students Erika McClellan and Dasha Carver, along with Katie Heiden-Rootes, Ph.D., LMFT, assistant professor of medical family therapy. Photo by Maggie Rotermund.

Our Mission

The Family Clinic for Queer and Trans Youth works to provide financially accessible, culturally-attuned therapeutic care that helps foster and support safe, loving, and affirming families of queer and trans youth.

Our Purpose

The group therapy process aims to:

  1. Improve caregiver understanding of queer and trans identities,
  2. Improve relationships between caregivers and queer and trans youth, and, ultimately,
  3. Increase well-being and health for queer and trans youth and their families.

What We Offer

  • Family group therapy for queer and trans youth (aged 13 to 21) and their caregivers.
  • Individual and family therapy for queer and trans youth, adults, and their families (no age limits).
  • Workshops for healthcare providers on effective and inclusive practice with LGBTQ youth and their families.

What It Costs

$10 per session for each family.

Where We Meet

Center for Counseling and Family Therapy
Saint Louis University
3700 Lindell Blvd.
Morrissey Hall, Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63108