Hello and Welcome.

Being who we really are takes courage greater than most understand. A safe place to simply be and continue to become who we are is imperative for wholeness and happiness. I welcome the opportunity to support you or your child in this process.

Support On Your Journey

My specialty and passion is working with transgender and gender nonbinary individuals, with particular expertise working with children.

In working with my clients, I seek to provide them with a space of emotional safety and care. Aware that we each have our unique journeys, I believe that an accepting and empathetic ear can help in some of the tougher stretches. Whether you are in a place in your journey where extra support and guidance is needed, personally in the process of identity exploration and/or transition, or a parent desiring a safe and supportive space for your child or yourself, I believe I can be of service.

Areas of Specialty

I specialize in working with transgender and gender nonbinary children ages 2+, as well as transgender, gender nonbinary, and gender questioning adolescents and adults. Additional areas of focus in my practice include sexual identity, anxiety, depression, life transitions, pain management, religion, and spirituality.

CLICK HERE to learn more about my work with transgender children.

Check out Gender Camps for info on day camp programs for TGNB kids in the Los Angeles area.


I offer a number of informative clinical and educational trainings for individual practices, groups, organizations, and schools on gender diversity, as well as additional topics. Each of my trainings are thoughtfully developed and grounded in current clinical and scientific research, as well as my clinical experience.

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Congratulations to my dear friend Alo in the release of their new amazing book!
In today's world, legal advocacy for transgender and gender nonbinary youth is critical. 

Check out these resources to learn more about the work being done, and know these organizations are there to help anyone who has or works with trans kids!

@nclrights (

@translawcenter (

@aclu_nationwide (

@lambdalegal (
Maybe you're thinking, "I want to learn more about supporting transgender and gender nonbinary youth! Where should I start?"

Check out these national organizations and the great resources they provide!

@gender_spectrum (

@humanrightscampaign (

@transfamilies (
California offers trans kids shelter from the political storm. 🏳️‍⚧️

The bill, SB 107, has three main components:

1) It prohibits the enforcement of a law of another state that authorizes a state agency to remove a child from their parent or guardian based on the parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care. 

2) It bars compliance in California with any out-of-state subpoena seeking health or other related information about people who come to California to receive gender-affirming care, if the subpoena relates to efforts to criminalize individuals or remove children from their homes for having received gender-affirming care. 

3) It prohibits law enforcement participation in the arrest or extradition of an individual that criminalizes allowing a person to receive or provide gender-affirming health care where that conduct is lawful in California and to the fullest extent permitted by federal law. (information obtained from the website of CA senator @scott_wiener )

You can read more about this essential decision and its impact in the article from @mercnews (link in my bio)!

Also, I want to give a shout out and thank you to @transfamilysos for co-sponsoring this powerful bill!!
All children have the capacity to know how they feel about their gender. Gender is a feeling that most of us who are cisgender don’t pause to recognize we are experiencing or know. Possibly, many kids of trans experience seem to know their gender even more clearly than cisgender kids because what they feel internally does not initially align with what is being mirrored back to them externally within their lives or a cultural context of cisnormativity.

When working with families I encourage them to not simply focus on the gender of their TGNB child but to cultivate introspection and curiosity around all family member’s internal experiences of their gender and how they express their gender(s) in the world. This can help to inhibit binary bias and reduces the chance of othering their TGNB child within the family system. This also helps each child (TGNB and cis) to foster within them a fuller sense of selfhood, self-understanding, and personal agency… something we are not doing enough for all children in our culture around gender!

**This family practice also helps expand the gender schemas of each member by creating new neural wiring around the amazing nuances and unique ways gender is experienced and expressed in all people!
For those of us who are cisgender we do not have to think so much about the connection between “knowing who we are” and “being who we are” in the world. Transgender and gender non-binary kids (and their families) often to have to have courage to bridge this gap. So many do and the outcomes are often powerful. The esteem and self worth that comes from “being” who you are is priceless. Social transitions can be an early step for TGNB kids that provides this.  #transkids #protecttransyouth #transkidsmatter #transpride #nonbinary #nonbinarykids 🌈🌈❤️❤️🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️
Hi Everyone! I am SOOO excited to share about the release of my new children's book "Every Body is a Rainbow: A Kid's Guide to Bodies Across the Gender Spectrum!" It has been a 2 year labor of love and I am so excited for it to enter the world! Thank you @allibrydon for all your editing support and guiding me through the self publishing process. Thank you Mathias Ball @sulkypup for your AMAZING illustrative work (I was meant to partner with you in bringing EBAR to life!). Thank you Andrea Miller for your amazing design work! Thank you also to all those who helped me through consultations and draft reviews... I will name just a few here: Dr. Jo Olson-Kennedy @drjolson, Noelle Wittliff @themindfulpath, Tyler Daly, LMFT, Nomy Lamm @nomyteaches, and Hans Lindahl. I would be appreciative of you sharing about Every Body is a Rainbow with friends, family, clients, and colleagues! I would also be grateful for any willingness to write a review on Amazon! Please go to my website @drcarolinecarter to learn more about Every Body is a Rainbow!❤️🌈🌈

#transyouth #transkids #lgbtqkids #lgbtqkidsbooks #kidslit #transkidsmatter #transyouthmatter #transgender #transvisibility #diversekidslit
If you have been contemplating getting additional training on affirmative work with TGNB youth, Transyouth Care, with @ay__okay and @drjolson, provides some of the best clinical training out there! They are offering an online “Gender Google” for behavioral health professionals on May 2nd. Learn more at @theqcorner🌈🌈🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍⚧️💖💖 #transyouth #transkidsmatter #transkids #protecttranskids #protecttransyouth
I had the idea for a summer day camp for young TGNB youth in 2019. I specifically wanted a fun space for my transfem clients, who were in the puberty range (10-12y), to meet others who were on a similar journey to them. With the collaboration of @institute4girls and @erockton epanouie was created! Two years later we added Unicorn Day Camp for TGNB kids ages 6-9. Last year we were also so graciously given the opportunity to host the camps @descansogardens ! So excited to have the camps there again this year! Learn more about this years camps @gendercamps … and🏳️‍⚧️🦄🦄🌈🌈💛💚❤️ #transyouthmatter #lgbtqsummercamp

Praise For Dr. Caroline

Her presentation style is comfortable, clear, and lively. It was a pleasure for our members to learn from her…

Richard LaBrie, Psy.D., San Gabriel Valley Psychological Assoc.

She’s a trusted and supportive colleague as well as a skilled clinician who meets her clients with deep compassion and empathy.

Noelle Wittliff, LMFT, Mindful Parenting

My 7-year-old transgender son is now fully accepted for who he is and flourishing at a school whose students benefited from Dr. Carter’s trainings…

Parent of Transgender Child

Dr. Carter provided both informative and engaging training on how to best support gender diverse students to our middle school faculty…

Rosamatilde Puma, Polytechnic Middle School

Caroline’s training was thorough, thoughtful, and her expertise deeply felt and appreciated…

Jenny Walters MA, LMFT, Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy