Gender Care Team

Gender Care Team


To schedule an appointment, call the Appointment Desk at 530-752-2349, and mention your interest in the Gender Care Team's services.

You may also book online through Health-e-Messaging.

We See and Support You!

Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) believes that gender-affirming care is essential healthcare. 

We acknowledge the unfair treatment that many transgender and non-binary people experience, their limited access to care and the history of gatekeeping within the medical and mental health fields.

We are committed to an ongoing process of ensuring that our students who are transgender or non-binary feel comfortable, respected and supported when seeking our services.

What is the Gender Care Team?

The Gender Care Team is a group of medical and mental health providers at Student Health & Counseling Services who have specialized training in addressing needs of trans students.

The Gender Care Team supports trans students by connecting them to resources and supporting self-defined well-being as determined by the patient.

To find Gender Care Team providers, browse the bios in the Meet Our Staff section or use the website’s search function.

The Gender Care Team’s Training and Support Philosophy

We believe in and use an informed consent model of care, recognizing that many healthcare systems require documentation of support for life-saving gender-affirming care. To that end, SHCS providers offer assessments and letters of support for students while also working to reduce barriers to care.

All Gender Care Team providers are members of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and adhere to their Standards of Care. They also follow evidence-based practice and national guidelines, including UC San Francisco’s Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People.

We value shared decision-making between the patient and provider, and highly encourage asking questions. We will also always help to maximize the chances that you reach your care goals by providing referrals as necessary.

What Services Do the Gender Care Team Offer?

The following services are provided at Student Health & Counseling Services:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health support
  • Hormone therapy (masculinizing and feminizing)
  • Injection education
  • Assessments and letters of support as needed
  • Support with navigating insurance coverage

Gender Care Team providers can make referrals to connect you with additional services, such as:

  • Gender-affirming (confirming) surgeries, including:
    • Top surgery
    • Bottom surgery
  • Tracheal shave
  • Facial surgeries
  • Electrolysis
  • Vocal therapy
  • Fertility preservation

What Do Services Cost?

All registered students, regardless of insurance, are able to see a provider at SHCS.

Mental Health Services

  • Provided at no cost to all students.

Medical Services

Students with SHIP

​Students without SHIP

  • The visit fee is the same as for primary care visits ($15)
  • Talk to your insurance company about services that are covered

Remember: if we are not able to meet your needs at SHCS, we are always able to make referrals!

Navigating Privacy & Confidentiality

Privacy concerns can often lead people to avoid or delay seeking the care they need -- especially if they are under someone else’s insurance plan. For information about keeping your health information confidential, check out our Navigating Privacy & Confidentiality page.

Providing Feedback

We value your feedback so that we can improve our services. To file a complaint, compliment, or suggestion, you can:

  • Complete a Comments form and deposit in one of the locked comment boxes at the Student Health & Wellness Center.
  • Contact the Student Health and Counseling Services Quality Management Office at 530-752-6559

Gender Care Team Members

Medical Services

Brenden Tu, MD MS (he, him, his)
Mollie Teng, MD, MPH (she, her, hers)
Liz Cretti Oleson, ANP-BC (she, her, hers)
Carly Skinner, FNP-BC (she, her, hers)
Cindy Schorzman, MD FAAFP (she, her, hers)

Counseling Services

Maia Huang, LMFT (she, her, hers)
Katie Cougevan, PhD (she, her, hers)
Karin Nilsson, PhD (she, her, hers)
Roxana Reyes, LMFT (she, her, hers)
Predair Robinson, PhD (he, him, his) 
LJ Geiken, PhD (she, her, hers) 
Megan Brown, LCSW (they, she) 
Mike Lysaght, LMFT (he, him, his) 

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