GFP Mental Health Services

The Gender & Family Project provides comprehensive mental health services for gender expansive children, transgender adolescents, their families and communities. 

For more information about scheduling an intake appointment, please call GFP at (212) 879-4900, ext. 370 or email mdedini@ackerman.org.

Family Therapy and Parental Coaching

GFP supports the entire family through gender exploration and transition. Our family therapist can help strengthen family relationships while exploring gender-related or any other relevant challenges for the entire family. Our approach to family therapy and parental coaching is steeped into a deep understand of research on gender development, as well as a belief in family resilience and connection as core factors for health and well being.

Psychological Evaluations

At this time, GFP provides referrals for families seeking gender-affirming psychological evaluations. These assessments help understand a youth’s gender identity development and include recommendations for the family on steps to take to best support their child. Referrals include options for using health insurance, sliding scale, and out-of-pocket payment. 

For more information about our referrals, please contact GFP: mdedini@ackerman.org   (212) 879-4900, ext. 370

Get Started

To get started with services at GFP, all families must first complete our screening and intake process.

The first step is to schedule a 30 minute phone screening so that our team can answer any questions you might have about our services. We will also ask you for some preliminary information about your family so that we can determine how we can best support you.

During the initial phone screening, we can schedule you for an in-person intake, where you will have the opportunity to have a more comprehensive conversation with a member of our clinical staff. By the end of this intake session, our intake clinician and your family will come to a mutual decision about appropriate next steps.

To request an initial phone screening, please call (212) 879-4900 x 370 or email:
mdedini@ackerman.org.


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