Dr. Maureen Osborne Ph.D
Dr. Maureen Osborne is a licensed psychologist with over 30 years experience as a therapist, specializing in gender identity issues for 23 years. She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1984, and is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44, addressing LGBT issues. She recently retired from her full-time therapy practice, but will continue to be available for video conferencing assessments for surgical recommendations. She will also continue to provide education, training and supervision for those interested in learning more about transgender issues. Her upcoming calendar includes a week of couples’ workshops at the Fantasia Fair in Provincetown, MA (October 18-25, 2015) and presentations at the Transgender Spectrum Conference in St. Louis, MO (Nov 6-7, 2015). After a year’s sabbatical, she will resume a limited practice in Cape Cod, MA.
Dr. Osborne's theoretical orientation and training in Contextual Therapy provided a natural backdrop for her interest in relational ethics and justice dynamics as they apply to the transgender journey. She has presented talks and workshops at many national and international gender conferences, and appeared in the award- winning documentary "Trans", as well as the documentary "Just Gender". She has worked with transgender adults, adolescents, couples, and families, helping them to maintain and rework important relational ties in the midst of changes in gender awareness and expression. You can read her 2003 paper "BEYOND GATEKEEPING" to get a sense of her therapy approach.
Those interested in contacting Dr. Osborne for a second opinion evaluation or other consultation can contact her by email: DocOsbo@gmail.com. She continues to be licensed in PA and will be applying for MA licensure. Video conferencing sessions are not eligible for medical insurance coverage. Those looking for a gender identity specialist for individual or group therapy can contact Alexis Lake, LSW, whose website is www.alaketherapy.com. She has taken over Dr. Osborne’s monthly therapy group, "Transquility" and has offices in Malvern, PA and Lititz, PA. Dr. Michele Angello www.micheleangello.com is also an excellent option.