Margaret Nichols, PhD
Institute for Personal Growth
WPATH Standards of Care Yes
We have worked with transgender and gender non-conforming adults since our beginnings, but for the last decade we have increasingly worked with adolescents and children as young as four. We are trained in and practice from the 'gender affirmative' model described by Ehrensaft, Spack, Lev, Malpas and others. In addition to providing counseling, therapy, and referrals for medical treatment, we are advocates and activists: we provide training to school systems and professional groups about how to be trans-affirming and inclusive, and we have served as advisors to legal cases involving the rights of transgender minors. We also have more than a dozen certified sex therapists, making us the largest sex therapy provider in the area.
IPG fees are flexible and we work with most insurances. We never turn away transgender young people for lack of money. In addition to providing, individual, family, and couple counseling, we run groups for transgender and gender non-conforming adolescents and their parents.
Margie Nicoles at IPG is fantastic. The entire organization (IPG Counseling) are wonderful to work with and helped me both with being in a kinky/BDSM relationship and being transgender myself. I've received hight quality care and would recommend them to anyone LGBT, polly, kinky or even straight individuals. If it were possible to give more stars I would!!