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Consultation and Training

I provide consultation and training for clinicians, service providers, schools and organizations to enhance their competency in LGBTQ+ and Trans-affirming services.

Consultation sessions and trainings are available in person and via phone or video conferencing throughout the United States and other countries.

Individual and group consultation

As a psychotherapist who specializes in working with LGBTQ+ clientele, I frequently consult with other clinicians, physicians, service providers and other professionals in how to enhance their competency in serving this community. I have experience in leading both individual and group consultations.

I can help you:

  • Learn skills to empower your clients
  • Improve your understanding of your clients’ gender and sexual identity experiences
  • Access the right resources for those you serve
  • Enhance clinical skills to expand your provision of services to the LGBTQ+ community
  • Create a welcoming and affirmative environment
  • Learn to clinically navigate the intersectionality of race, culture, ability, gender, gender expression, religion and sexual orientation
  • And much more…

Agency/school consultation

I also provide consultation to schools, agencies and organizations seeking to expand awareness and respect of gender and sexual diversity in their settings.

I can guide you to:

  • Increase personnel and student awareness and respect of gender and sexual diversity
  • Create a safe and inclusive atmosphere for students, staff and clients
  • Understand current regulations for LGBTQ+ affirmative care
  • Expand services to include more diverse clientele
  • Become a model for community change

Contact me to discuss your unique needs and areas for growth. I’d be happy to consult with you!

Workshops and trainings

For over 25 years, I have been committed to creating awareness and celebration of diversity to promote social change through trainings and public speaking in a variety of settings. It has been my goal to foster collective responsibility in which we unite together to create inclusive and respectful communities.

My trainings and workshops are focused on empowering service providers, mental health professionals, physicians, health care organizations, schools and universities with the knowledge and tools about gender and sexual diversity to create more inclusive environments and comprehensive care for the LGBTQ+ community.

Contact me to discuss your specific needs and areas of interest, and I will tailor a workshop or training to meet those goals.


“Jennifer brings a unique combination of qualities to her trainings and consultation: her knowledge of her material is superb, but her compassion and depth of engagement brings things to life. I admire her intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness and clinical skills. I am inspired by her connection and caring.”
Barry Hill, LMFT

Rady Children's Outpatient Psychiatry

“Jennifer brings a wonderful combination of perceptiveness, aliveness, humility, transparency and genuine compassion to her presentations.”
Craig Smith, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

“Your presentation was powerful and extremely moving. You did a fabulous job engaging my graduate students in a heart-felt way that touched them deeply, while being very empowering for them as counselors and social justice agents. Several of my students gained significant understandings about the quality of their lives and issues discussed in the presentation. I highly recommend your presentations!”
Nola Bulter Byrd, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, San Diego State University, Community-Based Block Program

“Jennifer is extremely articulate, informed and passionate, and I would recommend her presentations to any and all. She recently spoke to one of my multicultural education classes and the students were spellbound from beginning to end. Jennifer Rickard is a tremendous speaker!”
Jesús Nieto, Ph.D

Associate Professor, College of Education, San Diego State University

I continue to be inspired by Jennifer’s humility, passion, compassion and dedication to working with LGBTQ youth. She is a dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenter who easily connects with her audience and encourages them to think critically. She gave a presentation on Trauma in the Transgender community to my graduate class, which was extremely well-received by the students and accompanied by glowing reviews. The San Diego community is incredibly fortunate to have her expertise!

Margaret Dyson, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, University of San Diego

“Jennifer Rickard is a knowledgeable and personable speaker and is able to present complex subjects clearly and concisely. She treats the topic and audience with great respect and understanding. She identifies with the audience and is able to deliver answers to questions in a way that is relevant to that group. Ms. Rickard is a joy to listen to! She is both engaging and informative!”
Ma’at Crook

Outreach Educator, Center for Community Solutions

“I have had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a number of trainings led by Jennifer; trainings that continue to be the best I have ever attended. She is a tremendous speaker and captivated my interest with not only her personable and well-versed teaching style, but with her sincerity and compassion for the field. The information and experience gained from her trainings and consultations have assisted with a number of clients and have proven time and time again to be fruitful and successful. She has contributed to my growth as a clinician and continues to fuel my motivation and desire to build my craft. Thank you Jennifer!”
Koalani Sallas, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

“Jennifer came to our high school to provide consultation to mental health counselors and guidance counselors on the topic of transgender youth. She has a very respectful and experienced approach to work with LGBTQ+ communities. She was also very helpful in guiding the team to find community resources for youth and their families. As a mental health clinical supervisor at a school setting, I was trilled to have the opportunity to consult with Jennifer and truly enjoyed our conversation. This is a great option for County-funded clinics to meet their yearly requirements for cultural competence training.”
Mayumi Y. Douglass, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT-Approved Clinical Supervisor

“Working at a community clinic, I was often referred clients of varying needs and goals. I quickly realized there was a sparse number of clinicians with adequate training for working specifically with the needs of trans youth and their families. I was fortunate enough to participate in an ongoing consultation group lead by Jennifer and was inspired by her passion, as well as the youth I was working with, to change this statistic. With her guidance, I broadened my knowledge and clinical skills working with trans youth and their families presenting with needs ranging from psychoeducation about resources and rights to gender therapy. I found Jennifer’s empathic approach inviting and her vast knowledge contributed to my clinical development and growth. I feel like a more knowledgeable and confident therapist since working with her. I would recommend Jennifer to any trainee, intern or licensed professional looking to broaden their understanding of working with individuals in the LGBTQ community.”
Margaret Muranyi, M.A, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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