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Transgender Program

Milwaukee Transgender Program

Since 1983, the Milwaukee Transgender Program has offered support for people with gender dysphoria, conflict/confusion about gender, or feeling transgender. We also provide services to those who identify as gender fluid, gender queer, gender questioning, and cross-dressers, in addition to their loved ones. We recognize the complexities in gender identity often begin at an early age.  We offer individualized services that encompass the needs of each person, no matter what age, and effectively address the individual’s internal and external struggles. The Milwaukee Transgender Program adheres to accepted professional standards of practice. Our team of gender therapists meet the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) criteria for a mental health professional.

The Program

The Milwaukee Transgender Program adheres to WPATH criteria of gender transition. If significant medical or mental concerns are present, they must be reasonably well controlled. These concerns may include major mental illness, suicidal thinking or attempts, acute anxiety, and/or alcohol or other drug dependence.

Transitioning can be emotionally difficult and the individual will need proper supports and healthy coping mechanisms to do it successfully. Transitioning can also be expensive and the individual should ideally be financially stable. While insurances are increasingly covering gender related services, the individual will be responsible for out of pocket expenses including deductibles, co-pays, cost of professional consultations and letters to medical providers, and electrolysis and laser hair removal (to name a few). If the individual has a spouse or significant other, they may be asked to participate in counseling at some point. 

For more information contact
David Bedrin at (262) 754-5925 ( or
Lynn Dusold at (262) 754-5913 (

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