Columbia Gender Identity Program

The Columbia Gender Identity Program provides compassionate, personalized, and expert care to children, adolescents, adults, and families across the gender and sexuality spectrum.

The team at the Columbia Gender Identity Program provides a range of services tailored to each patient’s needs, including:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations to assess gender dysphoria in the context of overall psychosocial development and health

  • Specialized psychotherapy to engage children, adolescents, and adults in a process of exploring their identity, and find a gender expression that is comfortable

  • Evaluation and referral for gender-affirming medical interventions, such as puberty suppression, masculinizing or feminizing hormone therapy and/or surgery

  • Tailored treatment planning that involves collaborative input from patient, families, and other health professionals involved in the care of the patient

  • Individual psychotherapy

  • Family and couples therapy

  • Supportive group therapy for individuals and family members

  • Medication management for psychiatric conditions

  • Expedited referral and coordination with other specialty services across Columbia University Irving Medical Center, community partners, and affiliated organizations

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