A client-centered, individualized process
Assisting clients in actualizing their gender identity can yield profound improvements in overall wellbeing. The client is at the center of this collaborative process. Trans people are experts on their own experience, listen carefully to their needs and goals.
Ways to support the inclusion of trans people in your practice/clinic:
- Provide intake forms that allow for trans patients/clients to self-identify
- Assume that any patient may be trans
- Ensure that all providers and staff use pronouns and names appropriate to a client's gender idenitity. It is important to ask the person if you are in doubt.
- Use posters/signs to indicate a trans-friendly environment.