Hello! I’m Dr. Shawn V. Giammattei,
I’m the founder and clinical director of Quest Family Therapy, a group practice in California with offices in Sonoma and San Francisco County offering in person, Telehealth, and in home services.
I am an affirming, culturally-attuned, Clinical Family Psychologist and gender specialist whose mission is to be a bridge that builds connections and heals separations, whether those be within an individual, between couples/family members, with the environment, with communities, the world, or the universe.
I am the founder and director of the Gender Health Training Institute, which is dedicated to training mental health providers in gender affirming care with a systemic lens and the TransFamily Alliance, an educational, resource and support community for parents/caregivers with gender diverse offspring.
In addition to my clinical expertise, I am a researcher, author, international speaker, and professor teaching graduate and post-graduate courses in LGBTQ psychology and family systems. I am an SOC7 Certified member and mentor for the World Association for Transgender Health and serve as faculty on their Global Education Institute.
I have served on the board of local and national family therapy organizations, am an advisory member of Mind the Gap, a group dedicated to gender-affirming care for trans youth and their families, and the author of several articles and book chapters on gender, sexuality, and family work.