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LGBTQIA Health

Vaden Health Center provides a welcoming, safe environment for all students and is dedicated to LGBTQIA inclusion in our services.  

Counseling

CAPS offers a welcoming and safe environment for all students and is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to students across all genders and sexual orientations, including Stanford’s LGBTQIA community. 

 Students may request a CAPS clinician who h specialized training in working with gender and sexuality.

CAPS therapists are available to help students experiencing a wide variety of personal and relationship concerns. Visit the CAPS homepage or call 650-723-3785 to make an appointment. During your CAPS phone assessment appointment, inform the clinician that you would prefer seeing a CAPS therapist who has specialized training in working with gender and sexuality. You also can identify a counselor with extensive training in LGBTQIA mental health issues by an asterisk posted next to his or her name and a note on their profile the Staff Page.

Individual preliminary counseling services at CAPS are confidential and free of charge. 

The Weiland Health Initiative sponsors drop-in counseling hours specifically for students who are looking for support around gender and sexual identities (GSI) concerns. The clinicians working during these GSI drop-in hours have extensive experience and comfort with gender and sexual identity issues.

Medical Services

You can make an appointment online with a Vaden clinician with experience in transgender health care at the VadenPatient portal and checking the “Transgender Health Concerns” box. Providers strive to use whatever language students find most comfortable regarding sex, gender, and identity.