Jessie R. Cohen, LCSW

Jessie R. Cohen, LCSW Individual, family and group therapy for children/youth and adults. Specialization in Transgender and Nonbinary populations. Supervision/Training/Consultation for agency/organizations/individuals.
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Individual, family and group therapy for gender fabulous trans* children/youth; Supervision/Training/Consultation for agency/organizations

Second Quarterly Community Offering! We will have all the things including a clothing swap. Please spread the word! Cont...
02/05/2020

Second Quarterly Community Offering! We will have all the things including a clothing swap. Please spread the word! Contact me (see flyer for details)

Great Org! Great Opportunity! Ages 17-21 1) They need to become RYSE members (its free) 2) They can be up to age 21 so a...
01/10/2020

Great Org! Great Opportunity! Ages 17-21

1) They need to become RYSE members (its free) 2) They can be up to age 21 so anyone between 17-21 is great 3) The cohort is facilitated by a college student 4)If they roots, connections, or live in West/Contra Costa County a plus!

Not all. And certainly later out kids or youth are just as authentic though this rings true. You can sense things and no...
12/26/2019
Transgender children sense their gender identities at young ages

Not all. And certainly later out kids or youth are just as authentic though this rings true. You can sense things and not have a vocabulary or reference point. And as always who is anyone else to say who someone is and how they feel but themselves...

Their confidence in their gender identity is generally as strong as that of cisgender children, researchers found.

Parental wisdom. Gift his mom was able to do this.
12/26/2019

Parental wisdom. Gift his mom was able to do this.

Listen to your kids, mental health is important, never ignore it or them. Thoughts? 👀

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO FAMILIES!
12/19/2019

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO FAMILIES!

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/groundbreaking-uw-study-transgender-kids-gender-identity-is-as-strong-...
12/13/2019
Groundbreaking UW study: Transgender kids’ gender identity is as strong as that of cisgender children

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/groundbreaking-uw-study-transgender-kids-gender-identity-is-as-strong-as-that-of-cisgender-children/?fbclid=IwAR3eFGwjcGln1h1iH4q7qzx_vl6jJ2I-Q4KlFF2wFdew3KlZBgYYg0padtY

Regardless of how long a transgender child was raised as a different gender than what they identify as, and regardless of how long it’s been since the child socially transitioned to match their gender identity, trans children’s gender identity is...

Words from Kimberly Anderson. When you don't intentionally INCLUDE transgender people, you intentionally ERASE them. Thi...
11/25/2019
Trump War Against Trans Americans Continues as CDC Replaces LGBTQ References with LGB

Words from Kimberly Anderson.

When you don't intentionally INCLUDE transgender people, you intentionally ERASE them.

This is what is happening currently at the CDC. LGB is replacing LGBTQ. If you are not ACTIVELY using transgender inclusive language and phrasing into your conversations you are contributing to and are complicit in, trans-erasure.

In the ongoing war on transgender and non-binary Americans, the Trump administration has scrubbed the official website of the Center for…

The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019
11/20/2019
The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019

The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019

This year, we’ve lost far too many souls to violence. As their deaths were shared with the world, their humanity was lost — reducing them to tragic statistics, empty platitudes, and talking points. We felt it important to elevate the group who is most impacted by the epidemic: transgender women ...

Women Have Options - Ohio
10/11/2019

Women Have Options - Ohio

Happy #NationalComingOutDay to all of us full of #PRIDE, but especially to those of us still in the closet because we don’t feel safe or enough to. You are loved, you are seen, you’re not alone.

09/28/2019
www.flores-exhibits.com

Elora Mukherjee is the lawyer who exposed the conditions in the Clint Detention facility this June, paving the way for the judgment this week that the Trump Administration cannot detain immigrant children indefinitely. The Administration is appealing this decision. I urge you to watch, to "spread the word" through your own networks and to take whatever action you can to impact current immigration policies.

From: Elora Mukherjee , Columbia Law School

I'm writing to share The Flores Exhibits (https://www.flores-exhibits.org/), a project launched just last week in which the sworn testimonies of children detained in federal custody are read. We would love your help in spreading the word about The Flores Exhibits. A key part of this project is making sure these stories reach as wide an audience as possible. The more people that watch and listen, the better chance we have at making a real impact on the direction of national immigration policy. The need to raise awareness, organize, and take action is urgent.

Please post, share, and tell your friends about the site. The trailer is now live on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @FloresExhibits.

09/18/2019

Hey there! Any families /kids you can think of who would benefit from a free community consult day on trans , nonbinary or gender expansive kids in your school , personal or work community ? We are offering a day of support and info for families. Sat. Oct. 12. 12-4 in SF. Please message me for info. Education consult, legal name /gender marker change assistance, mental health and medical consult , tween support , teen support, parent support. Childcare. Spanish translation. Message me for info at [email protected]

Quick Guide to Singular "They" — Teaching Outside the Binary
09/16/2019
Quick Guide to Singular "They" — Teaching Outside the Binary

Quick Guide to Singular "They" — Teaching Outside the Binary

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in the HR office at the Board of Education, discussing my transition plan for this upcoming school year. The meeting was going super well, and we were just about finished the discussion. The last item on the list: pronouns. “Can you explain they/them pronouns to me?

Sad depressed trans gf
09/14/2019

Sad depressed trans gf

Sweetness. Family Acceptance is Medicine.
09/12/2019

Sweetness. Family Acceptance is Medicine.

Young Trans Children Know Who They Are
08/10/2019
Young Trans Children Know Who They Are

Young Trans Children Know Who They Are

A new study shows that gender-nonconforming kids who go on to transition already have a strong sense of their true identity—one that differs from their assigned gender.

Blog post I wrote on gender affirmative care https://afta.org/five-basic-guidelines-of-gender-affirming-care-for-childre...
06/13/2019
Five BASIC Guidelines of Gender Affirming Care for Children, Youth, and Families. - AFTA

Blog post I wrote on gender affirmative care

https://afta.org/five-basic-guidelines-of-gender-affirming-care-for-children-youth-and-families/

For therapists working with children, youth and families, Transgender, Nonbinary or Gender Expansive children and youth are presenting at increased rates in agencies and independent practice. There are not necessarily “more” young people, but rather, increased safety, visibility and “permissio...

Wise words from this teen
05/20/2019

Wise words from this teen

After the transphobic coverage of Phoebe Waller-Bridge saying she "desperately wanted to be a boy" when she was little, here's what one of our amazing teens, Sarah, had to say....

Hi everyone! I'm Sarah. I'm 17 and from Wales and I'm trans but working it all out still. Anyway, I read the coverage of what PWB said. It's like they're implying that if she'd been a child exploring her gender today she'd have been forced into something but I'm not sure what.

It sounds like she was able to call herself Alex and shave her head and just be herself at that time so her parents must be pretty cool. Maybe that's partly why she's such a good writer and actress now. She got to understand herself so much as a kid...

That's what Mermaids has done for me: let me be myself and find out who I am in a safe place with support and no judgement or expectations or anything. That's what Phoebe did. Then she hit puberty and decided she was a girl in the end and guess what...

There's literally nothing wrong with that. I know if I ended up realising I was non-binary or not trans in a few years then that would be fine too. It's not likely tbh but I mean...Mermaids is just about allowing me to find out who I am *now* and worry about tomorrow...tomorrow.

Sometimes when I'm reading things in the papers and online, it's like they think children and young people like me are being forced to say we're trans and to sign some kind of contract to say we'll always be that way. It's not like that.

Just like with PWB, I'm just working myself out and there's no pressure. My mum and everyone who supports me would be totally cool if I changed my mind about stuff. What matters is that right now I'm a young trans woman. I'm not a cis male and being able to say that...

...it's saved my life, really. PWB was lucky to be allowed to explore her "Alex" side and I'm lucky to be supported but lots of kids don't have understanding parents like that and it's really sad and frightening for them.

Some of the reports today make it seem like trans children are being pushed to say they feel a certain way but it's the opposite. I'm a trans girl because...I'm a trans girl. Simple.

If Phoebe Waller-Bridge had been a kid today, maybe she'd have been my friend at Mermaids and there would have been no difference to her journey. She'd have been Alex for a bit and then Phoebe again. She'd have been supported, just like me.

I'm still on my journey but the important thing is, I'm able to be the person I feel I am right *now* and that makes me feel safe and strong...or stronger anyway lol. Thanks PWB for talking so openly. Sarah 👍🏻♥️

if you work in early childhood settings please join us or pass on!
05/16/2019

if you work in early childhood settings please join us or pass on!

Find this baby
05/12/2019
Have you seen this child? CIARA MCCROEY

Find this baby

Missing From: Oakland, CA. Missing Date: May 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM. ON MAY 11, 2019, AT 8:10 PM, CIARA MCCROEY WAS ABDUCTED FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. CIARA MCCROEY IS A 3 YEAR OLD BLACK FEMALE, 3 FEET 1 INCH TALL, WEIGHING 35 POUNDS, WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES. CIARA MCCROEY IS BELIEVED TO BE WEA...

RICHMOND, Oakland, Berkeley where y’all at?! We are hosting RM info sessions for interested Monarch applicants and their...
05/09/2019

RICHMOND, Oakland, Berkeley where y’all at?! We are hosting RM info sessions for interested Monarch applicants and their families. Come find out about our movement, troops and APPLY!! #CantStopWontStop #JoinTheMovement #RadicalMonarchs

RICHMOND, Oakland, Berkeley where y’all at?! We are hosting RM info sessions for interested Monarch applicants and their families. Come find out about our movement, troops and APPLY!! #CantStopWontStop #JoinTheMovement #RadicalMonarchs

Horizons Foundation
05/04/2019
Horizons Foundation

Horizons Foundation

Time is running out to register to join us for conversation and free refreshments with four supportive moms who founded organizations creating acceptance for LGBTQ youth.

Meet the 10-year-old who is not a boy or a girl: 'I am who I am'
05/02/2019
Meet the 10-year-old who is not a boy or a girl: 'I am who I am'

Meet the 10-year-old who is not a boy or a girl: 'I am who I am'

Xander Martin is a lot like any other 10-year-old. The Bowie native likes to read, play with animals, and climb fences. But this pre-teen is also non-binary, meaning Xander doesn't identify as either a boy or a girl. Now Xander wants you to understand what this means.

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