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LGBTQIA

​SHS is passionate about providing high quality ​​imageservices in a caring environ​ment that is affirming of all​ sexual orientations and gender identities.


imagePersonal Gender Pronouns and Chosen Names

We strive to honor the identities of students by using personal gender pronouns (PGP) and chosen names. Students can add or change their chosen name in WebSTAC. Once this is done the information will flow into the SHS system, and we use will your chosen name while caring for you. If you have not yet added your name into WebSTAC, please let us know during your first visit to SHS. 

imageMental Health Services

To care for the mental health and wellbeing of our students, we provide a variety of services including counseling and psychiatry, couples counseling (MHS clinicians are fluent in polyamory and are welcoming of all types of relationships),  group counseling, the Let’s Talk program, and TAO

Our clinicians provide a safe and confidential space for students to explore identity, gender, sexuality, intersectionality, relationships, coming out, and more. To schedule your first appointment, start here.

In order to provide the best care possible, SHS clinicians participate in ongoing training in caring for LGBTQIA students including Safe Zones, Metro Trans Umbrella Group and the Transgender Spectrum Conference​.​

If you have any questions about our services, please contact Jenny King.

imageServices for Trans Students

Gender Identity Consultations and Hormone Therapy

For students over 18 years of age, we can provide recommendation letters and insurance referral for hormone therapy. To begin this process at SHS, call Jenny King at (314) 935-6695 to schedule a Gender Identity Consultation. 

During the consultation, a counselor will gather information on your gender and sexual identity history, assess your overall mental health, and provide education on potential effects of masculinizing/feminizing hormones. The counselor can also help you plan for your transition and provide transition resources in the community such as Metro Trans Umbrella Group.  

If appropriate, the counselor will provide documentation recommending hormone therapy and will refer you to an M.D. from our medical team to establish a point of contact here and provide an insurance referral for hormone therapy. The Endocrinology service at Barnes Jewish Hospital is available to students wishing to initiate or continue hormone treatment for transitioning. ​

Please note that MHS clinicians provide documentation supporting hormone therapy only within the context of a treatment relationship. It can take several sessions before a clinician can assess whether hormone therapy is a necessary clinical intervention. 

Our counselors provide care and documentation according to World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Non-Conforming People. (back to top)

The following sites provide detailed information on hormone therapy: 

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Web Resources

Campus Resources​​​


Local Resources

PROMO - Personal Rights of Missourians, activist organization
SAGE - Service and Advocacy for LGBTQ Elders
Growing American Youth​- Social support for LGBTQIA youth under 21
Safe Connections - Domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and support
St. Louis Effort for AIDS - HIV/AIDS advocacy, support and education
Food Outreach - Nutritional support to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS
Pride St. Louis - Local organization putting on PrideFest​​​​ every June
Team St. Louis - LGBTQIA - inclusive sports teams
Frontrunners​ -  Non-competitive club for allies and LGBT runners and walkers

National Resources

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