Shawn V Giammattei, PhD

Shawn V. Giammattei, PhD is a clinical family psychologist licensed in the state of Californi.  He is the founder & director of the Gender Health Training Institute and the humble servant of the TransFamily Alliance. 

He specializes in family therapy with couples, families, and individuals across the lifespan, with a particular focus on transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people and their families.

 He is certified member and mentor for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and is on faculty for their Global Education Institute. He is also a researcher, author, international speaker, and professor teaching graduate and post-graduate courses in LGBTQ psychology and family systems. He serves on the board of local and national family therapy organizations, is an active member of Mind the Gap, and the author of several articles and book chapters on gender, sexuality, and family work.

Shawn is dedicated to helping therapists move from confusion & uncertainty to clarity & confidence in their gender affirming practices.

Shawn has been through extensive training in DBT including a 10 day Behavioral Tech Intensive with Marsha Linehan, and worked and supervised clinicians on both adult/adolescent DBT Teams.

 He came to psychology after studying music as his first healing art. 

On a personal note he is also a man with a transgender history and is married to his partner of 31 years.


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