RECLAIM! Integrative Health Clinic
Informed Consent / ICATH Provider Yes
RECLAIM works to increase access to mental health support so that queer and trans* youth may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms. Reclaim partners with all youth ages 13 25 who are marginalized because of their gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation. Through this partnership we strive to create a safe physical, emotional and relational space so that youth may reclaim their lives and identities from oppression in all its forms. We believe that the holistic healing work requires all of us to be engaged. We believe in building the leadership capacity of those most impacted and having them lead our efforts in community and healing.
I only had a handful of sessions through RECLAIM back in 2014, so some details may be out of date, but in the time that I attended therapy there I had little to no issues with anything on their end. Their location had a very cozy, homely feel, though to my knowledge they've since relocated. Everyone that I ever interacted with was perfectly polite and respectful and I don't believe I was ever misgendered or anything like that. I felt like good progress was being made in a short amount of time and I never really felt like I was at odds with my therapist or that they were trying to impede my journey. While that particular individual doesn't work with RECLAIM anymore (as far as I know), I have little doubt that the rest of the staff are just as accommodating.
While it eventually became non-viable for me to continue the program (due to personal circumstances), I would definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to feel like they're having to jump through hoops. In fact, I plan on starting therapy again now that my situation is a bit more tenable and I'm certainly going to be considering returning to RECLAIM to do so.