J. (Jessie) Rose Cohen, LCSW, (they/them/theirs), is a Trans-Nonbinary identified clinician who has worked with children, youth, families and adults for over two decades.  Trained at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, J. serves as Director of Community-based Clinical Services and Training for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC), Director of Pierce Street Counseling Center at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Group Consultant/Guest Lecturer for the Palo Alto University LGBTQI+ Academy, and as a Psychotherapist and Gender Consultant in Private Practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.  J. co-authored chapters in Affirming and Inclusive Mental Health Care for Transgender and Nonbinary Young People (Kattari, et al., 2020) and Working with TGNC Primary Caregivers and Family Concerns Across the Lifespan (Singh and Dickey, 2017).  J. provides consultation and training nationally on gender competence including child welfare, schools, institutions and agencies.  J. is a founding member of the UCSF, CAGC Mind The Gap group.  J. has served on surgery review boards, designed multispecialty clinics and worked with hundreds of children/youth and families in gender affirming care.  J. works from a trauma healing (internal family systems), anti-bias, family systems and gender affirming framework and is dedicated to furthering the field to support clinicians in authentic self-led practice, and interrupting practices that do not serve all people.  J. is most proud of being a parent, an adoptee and the first person to attend college in their family.  They love their kids, kindness, being in nature and near water and all the dogs!


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jessie Cohen maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the Rainbow Community Center. They receive a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. They have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Jessie Cohen is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.