Gender Program Connecticut Children’s Gender Program, led by pediatric endocrinologist Priya Phulwani, MD, provides compassionate care to children and adolescents who express a strong desire to be a gender other than that assigned at birth. The patient brochure (PDF) has contact information for Dr. Phulwani and affiliated medical providers. Please click the sections below to find trusted and compassionate care from primary care and mental health providers. Primary Care ProvidersThe following primary care providers have committed to providing compassionate care for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria. Center for Pediatric Medicine, PC Danbury, CT Children’s Medical Group Dr. Felicia Wilion Bloomfield, CT Farmington Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Farmington, CT Sari Friedman Southington, CT Guilford Family Practice/ProHealth Guilford, CT Marlborough Pediatrics/ProHealth Marlborough, CT Pediatric Associates of Cheshire Cheshire, CT Pediatric Associates of Western CT Danbury, CT Pioneer Valley Pediatrics Enfield, CT & Longmeadow, MA Pond Place Pediatrics Prospect, CT ProHealth Physicians of Manchester Manchester, CT Lester Schwartz, MD Bloomfield, CT Starling Physicians Ob/Gyn Kristina Hennessey Hill Mental Health ProvidersAdrienne Benjamin, LCSW (teens) Newington, CT 860.748.1301 Ashlie Befus, LMFT (teens/aduts) Guilford, CT 203.941.1739 Marcia Brubeck, JD, MSW, LCSW (all ages) Hartford, CT 860.231.1997 Sharon E. Cutts, ACSW/LCSW Wethersfield, CT 860.539.4434 Joan Day, LMFT (all ages) Cromwell, CT 860.529.8977 Laurin Franco, MS, LPC (all ages) Plantsville, CT 860.471.8269 Geoff Genser, MSW, LCSW (teens/adults) West Hartford, CT 860.570.0877 Deborah Horvath, LCSW Meriden, CT 203.272.3055 Jen Johnson, Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC Hamden, CT 857.366.4399 Carole MacKenzie, LCSW (all ages) Hartford, CT 860.231.7373 Nancy Meyer-Lustman, PhD New Haven, CT 203.562.9268 Nicole Mulhall, LCSW (teens/adults) Northfield, CT 203.598.4707 Karen Myers, LCSW (all ages) Enfield, CT 860.253.5020 Marguerite Ruppenicker, PhD, LLC Old Saybrook, CT 860.388.9882 Laura M. I. Saunders, Psy.D. ABPP Hartford, CT 860.545.7009 Hillary Stern, LCSW Mansfield, CT 860.208.8519 Michael Stokes, LPC (all ages) Naugatuck, CT 203.910.4904 Tamara Vertefeuille, LCSW (all ages) Storrs, CT 860.245.9629 x7 Gender Dysphoria Support Groups New Haven – Offers support groups for children and teens with gender dysphoria, as well their parents and siblings. Hartford – The Hartford Chapter of the national non-profit PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Questioning) Hartford – At the Institute of Living, 16-26 year olds Norwalk & Bridgeport – For information on Norwalk support groups for ages 6-12 and 18-25, and Bridgeport support groups for ages 13-24, contact firstname.lastname@example.org For additional resources, support groups and therapists in Connecticut, visit: HelpingYourTransgenderTeen.com OurTrueColors.org For help with school transition/safety, visit: GLSEN.org For legal assistance, visit: GLAD.org For resources on faith, visit: StraightforEquality.org MCCHartford.com ICCUCC.org For resources on medical/dental care for uninsured, visit: Community Health Center For resources on free/low-cost STD testing, visit: LCS-CT.org AIDS-CT.org For a nationwide source of information and inspiration, visit the Human Rights Campaign and their additional resources. For Medical Professionals Medical professionals can access more information about the Gender Program here.