About our lab.

Our Mission

The Trans Counseling Advocacy Research and Education (CARE) lab is a social justice driven lab conducting research that affirms the experiences of trans, two-spirit, nonbinary (TNB), gender-nonconforming, and gender diverse individuals.  Through a critical lens, our work aims to meaningfully transform and advance the position of TNB and gender diverse issues within the field of psychology. Our research focuses on the emotions that TNB and gender diverse individuals experience in their day-to-day lives and pathways to wellbeing and healing.  We embrace empowerment, reflexivity, and liberation in our advocacy for and with TNB people.

Trans CARE is a proud collaborator with the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition (WTHC).  Trans CARE and WTHC consult with each other on ongoing research projects, dissemination of research findings to the community, and trainings. Our partnership uses true community-based participatory research methodology and is demonstrative of both groups’ commitment to improved healthcare for trans, two-spirit, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming individuals.


"No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us."

Micah Bazant