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Raising LGBTQ+ Kids with Simone Dougherty, LPC

• 44 min

The hosts talk to Simone, who is one of our therapists licensed in California & New Jersey. Simone shares about her experience becoming a therapist and what led her to it. She also shares about her journey as a parent after her children came out- she has a daughter who is transgender as well as a son who is gay. She shared about how she coped with it as a parent and her recommendations as a therapist for parents or other family members who learn their family members are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Simone also shares about her children's experience as anti-trans legislation has been passing around the country and how it has real life consequences for individuals like her children. Simone shares about how she supports LGBTQ+ clients whose parents are not supportive, the risks for LGBTQ+ youth when they are not supported by their families and her advocacy work with Free Mom Hugs. Simone is accepting new clients if you live in NJ or CA. Follow Simone on instagram @rainbowcounselor. Simone's suggestions for ways to get involved: Free Mom Hugs (, The Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia (, PFLAG (, San Fransisco State University ( Books- "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource by and for Transgender Communities" by Laura Erickson-Schroth To learn more about our practice or to book an appointment with one of our therapists (either in person in the Philadelphia area or in 24 states) visit Keep up with us on instagram by following @therapyforwomencenter To suggest a topic, ask us a question or make a suggestion visit

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