Dr. Kenneth Zucker is a psychologist who led the Child Youth and Family Gender Identity Clinic (GIC), in Toronto, one of the most well-known clinics in the world for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria, from 2001-2014.
Dr. Zucker is one of the most frequently cited names in the research literature on gender dysphoria and gender-identity development, and the editor of the prestigious journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, he took a leading role helping devise diagnostic and treatment guidelines for gender dysphoric and transgender individuals.
Dr. Zucker describes his approach to treating children and adolescents with gender dysphoria as "biopsychosocial developmental model. In a broader way, my clinical work is informed by attachment theory."
He accepts self-referrals or referrals from other professionals (e.g., teachers, pediatricians, family doctors, other mental health clinicians).
He accepts referrals from anywhere in Canada, the United States, or anywhere else.
Sasha Ayad, M.Ed., LPC
Sasha Ayad is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who works with children between the ages of 11 and 18.
I’ve spent the last several years doing research on gender identity, gender dysphoria, and medical transition I’ve worked with teens and adults who have lived through challenging experiences around these issues. I’ve developed a unique approach to helping kids who struggle with their gender: I use non-judgmental, compassionate, dialogue that focuses on exploration rather than immediately seeking to affirm and transition your child.
DR. OREN AMITAY, PhD CPsych
Dr. Oren Amitay is a registered member of the College of Psychologists. He has been working with clients/patients in various hospitals and his private clinic since 2001. He provides psychotherapy and conducts psychological, personality and intelligence assessments. He works with a diverse group of clients, ranging from late teens to seniors, one-on-one, in couples or families. He covers every theme imaginable, including issues related to school, work, relationships, family, sexuality, finances, major life transitions, depression, and anxiety, to name a few.
Dr. Amitay does not work with kids unless within the context of family therapy, and he would not claim to be an expert in Trans issues, but he would be happy to talk with families to help them figure out what steps to take.