Groups: Trans & Gender Diverse Teen & Parent Program

Teen Support Group: 

Transgender youth are often isolated and need a safe place to chill. This group is designed to foster a sense of belonging, which can build resiliency and an internalized experience of pride. Our support groups are led by transpeer and therapist dyads who aspires to help our youth and families. Our aim is provide a safe and confidential space for gender diverse youth to come talk about gender and everything but. Simply be themselves.

Parenting Support Group: 

Parenting though brings us heartfelt warmth and joy most of the time –comes with many dilemmas. One’s parenting practices is often judged or scrutinized by our friends, family and even strangers! Coupled with raising a gender diverse child you are likely to have anxieties that keep you up at night. Our parenting support groups private a grounding space to process our feelings and think together about how to best navigate these uncertainties. Our groups are led by both parent/ therapist dyads and include therapeutic facilitated discussions and theme based talks that will help support, advocate, educate, and addresses the complexities and joys of your gender affirming choices, as well as your child’s developmental, emotional and behavioral growth. We welcome you at any phase in your journey

Tween Support Groups:

We no longer offer tween support groups. However, the Pacific Center and Rainbow Families have partnered to provide support groups for tweens (age 9-12) at the Pacific Center (in Berkeley) every other Saturday 10am-12pm starting 9/21/19. Please contact them for details.

Our Approach: 

We promote the healthy development of gender and sexuality diverse youth and their families from a Gender Affirmative model that celebrates gender diversity. Our values are rooted in human rights, intersectionality & social justice.


PLEASE NOTE: Because this group is full and not accepting new participants, we currently have a waitlist. Email for more information.

  • Located near MacArthur BART Station (private)

  • Dates:

    • Teen Group (14+): 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm

    • Parent/Caregivers/Guardians: 1st Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm (Starting September 3rd)

  • Summer Schedule: NO GROUPS IN AUGUST

  • Remaining 2019 Dates: 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17


  • Located near Downtown/Capital (private)

  • Time:

    • 1st & 3rd Fridays: Teens (14+) 5:45-7:30 pm

    • 1st & 3rd Fridays: Parents/Caregivers/Guardians 6:00-7:30 pm

 Fee for Service:

  • $25 per Session. Scholarships available.


    • Parent/Caregiver + youth both attend for $20 each ($40 total).

    • Parents/Caregivers Dyads + youth attend for $60 total.

 Contact Information:

  • Oakland: Aerin Riegelsberger,

  • Sacramento: Dr. Karisa Barrow,