Trans Health Services
Comfortable, competent, and accessible care
Transgender and gender non-conforming people routinely face discrimination and misunderstanding from health care providers, which prevents many trans people from getting the health care they need. At Family Tree Clinic, we are committed to providing comfortable, competent, and accessible care to our trans and gender non-conforming patients.
We strive to create an environment that is trans-affirming so that our patients feel safe in order to get the care they need. All of our staff members, from the front desk to billing and providers, participate in ongoing trainings about gender identity and transgender-specific health topics. We have a Trans Health Work Group comprised of staff members from every department that provides direct ongoing evaluation and feedback for our clinical services and organizational operations.
- Trans-affirming gynecological care, including cervical cancer screening and pelvic exams
- Confidential STI testing and treatment
- Birth control, including methods that are compatible with transition-related hormones
- Preconception care, pregnancy planning and referrals
- Chest/breast exams
- Testicular exams
- Health coaching for nutrition and smoking cessation
- Immunizations and screenings
- Cholesterol and blood pressure checks
- Urinary tract infection and vaginal infection testing and treatment
- Pregnancy testing and all-options counseling
- FREE and reduced-cost condoms
- Referrals to specialists as needed
- Legal help for queer and trans people
- Trans Hormone Care
- Limited primary services
We accept Medical Assistance, MNcare, and many private insurance plans. All of our services are offered on a sliding fee scale and we have free programs that you may qualify for.
Mental Health Services
Walk-In Counseling Center
Walk-In Counseling Center provides mental health counseling to anyone in need – you do not have to be a Family Tree patient – on Wednesday and Monday evenings from 5-7pm.
Services are free, although donations are greatly appreciated. Counseling is on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are needed and Family Tree will not make appointments for the Walk-In counselors.
If you come for a medical appointment, you are welcome to see a counselor before or after your medical visit on Wednesday evenings. For more information about Walk-In, see the website at www.walkin.org.
Walk-In Counseling Center is available to anyone in need of crisis intervention or emotional support for any kind of personal or relationship problem: family or partner conflicts, suicide, substance abuse, or any major life changes.
Shawny Sena, therapist
Shawny Sena specializes in working with LGBTQIA folks on issues of gender, trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationships.
Her body-centered and intuitive approach honors your strengths and supports you in your challenges.
Kids, teens, couples, and families are all welcome! She proudly works with folks who identify as kinky, polyamorous, sex workers, and body positive.
To get in touch with Shawny, please email her at Shawny@cedarhilltherapy.com.
Abby has many years of experience working with queer, trans, and non-binary youth and also with folks experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
As a therapist, Abby’s work is informed by intersectionality, harm reduction, mindfulness, and a blend of therapy modalities. Their approach is engaging, intuitive, transparent, and catered to your needs.
Abby identifies as a queer therapist, and specializes in working with LGBTQIA identified folks between the ages of 18-30.
To get in touch with Abby, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also partner with All Families Acupuncture
All Families Acupuncture was created with the intent of establishing a space and practice that feels safe, inclusive, and accessible to all members of our community.
As a practitioner, they value compassionate, comprehensive, and cooperative care. Their goal is to meet you wherever you’re at and explore together the ways in which they can best support you to promote wellbeing within your unique body and experience.
Although the majority of their work is with hormone related care and reproductive health, they support and treat anyone looking for respectful and affirming care.