Gather & Grow OC’s Co-Founders & Directors both trained at their local LGBTQ Center and are passionate about creating more safe spaces for trans folks in Orange County and California at large. The central ethos of the practice includes the empowerment and agency of LGBTQ folks to understand and advocate for their own mental health. GGOC believes in a non-pathologizing intersectionally aware approach that pushes back against gatekeeping and supports trans folks in obtaining letters and support to access medical transition services. Jacqueline & Traci have worked to build a team that is as affirming as they are, including in-house training during clinician onboarding as well as ongoing education. The entire team is working to become QTAP (Queer & Trans Affirming Provider) Certified, of which Director Traci Medeiros-Bagan is part of the Board, Faculty, and Consultant team.