“At Paradigm, we provide sophisticated, evidence-based treatment for adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, body dysmorphia, disordered eating, substance use, and addiction resulting from the challenge of affirming their gender identity.”
At Paradigm, we excel at understanding the challenges teens face in moving through adolescence. During this critical life phase, all teens are confronted by significant social, cultural and familial pressures which threaten integration of a healthy self concept. Here at Paradigm, we believe this particular passage is most profoundly difficult for those who are gender non-conforming. This is why we have developed a treatment philosophy that embraces the spectrum of gender identity and gender expression. We provide a safe space for youth to explore, understand, and integrate aspects of their identity which may have been lost or repressed in early childhood. It is a delicate time for clients and families which is why we incorporate a 360° perspective in therapies that work to align and affirm the client’s sense of self that is congruent with their expressed gender. Our staff is uniquely educated and trained in supporting the particular needs, challenges and goals of gender non-conforming and transgender youth, and their parents and siblings. And our program includes relationships with leading TransYouth medical and mental health support organizations so your child has access to the nation’s leading physicians both during and after treatment at Paradigm.
For questions or inquiries about treatment of gender expansive or transgender youth
or to make a referral, please contact us.