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TransForming Lives | Teens (Kaiser)

  • Kaiser Permanente 145 Hodencamp Road Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360 United States (map)

A Support Group for Transgender Teens 14-18

This group is held @ Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Department, Thousand Oaks, CA.

This group is a courageous place for teens who identify as transgender, nonbinary, or gender-expansive to meet and support one another in their gender journeys and in living their lives. We invite and welcome trans teens anywhere in transition, whether questioning or transitioning. This group will include questions, answers, conversations, explorations, and skill-building that can include:

  • Self-compassion & self-assertion

  • Coming out – when, how, with whom, etc. with family, friends, school, work, community

  • Social transition, medical transition, what, how and when,

  • Connecting – individually, friends, dating, community, etc.

  • Skill sharing: presenting, makeup, hair, clothing, posture, self-care (physical and mental), passing/not-passing, using public restrooms and other gendered public spaces, facing fear, loneliness, etc.

  • Resource sharing: legal, medical, social, etc.

  • Strategies for living a happier, more fulfilling life,

  • And more…                                                   

A support group for parents meets simultaneously. Teens can attend whether or not their parents or Guardians are attending the Parent & Guardian group.

Facilitated by:

Frank Baird, LMFT, LPCC. Name: Frank. Pronouns: He/him/his

Patti Dengler, LMFT. Name: Patti. Pronouns: She/her/hers 

In the spirit of transparency and acknowledging the importance of intersectional identities:

Frank identifies as a White, Cis Male, Heterosexual.

Patti identifies as a White, Cis Female, Pansexual.


To join, ask your Kaiser therapist to send a message to Frank via Kaiser’s Health Connect.


You must be a Kaiser Member and referred by your Kaiser therapist.

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