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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C about their newest book (January 2022), The Gender Identity Guide for Parents- Compassionate Advice to Help Your Child Be Their Most Authentic Self.

This was an interesting and important conversation. Tavi is a wonderful teacher who guides a discussion about supporting children around their gender identity that is compassionate and vulnerable. You’ll enjoy this thought-provoking conversation about children’s gender identity and parenting.

Tavi (pronounced Tah-vee) Hawn is a Southern lover of books, music, dance, a dog named Scully, cat named Lionel, a spider loving scientist, and a baby named Waya (pronounced Wah-hya) (Wolf). Tavi is a multi-racial, Two Spirit person who currently is the founder of a group therapy and consulting practice in Maryland, as well as serving as faculty on the Indian Country Paths (Re)Membered ECHO project and as a therapist with Native American Lifelines. In the past Tavi was co-founder of a multi-racial LGBTQ+ holistic wellness collaborative in NC and co-founder of a nonprofit summer camp for queer and trans youth and youth of queer and trans parents.

They have written 2 books: Cultural Awareness in Therapy with Trans, Two Spirit, and Gender Non Conforming Adults and Older People and their recent book: The Gender Identity Guide for Parents- Compassionate Advice to Help Your Child Be Their Most Authentic Self.

Tavi holds Master’s degrees in Theological Studies and Social Work but their best education has been life experience and learning under elders, trans and Two Spirit healers, and transformative justice movement workers. Tavi provides consulting and training services to organizations and individuals on a variety of topics and hopes that this leads to more affirming environments everywhere for their community members.


Get in touch with Tavi via their website here.

Find Hawn Therapy and Consulting on Facebook here.

Find Hawn Therapy and Consulting on Instagram here.

Tavi Hawn’s Photo Credit: Chris Jay.

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March 24, 2022

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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