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The Weiland Health Initiative resolutely believes that #BlackLivesMatter. We extend an open invitation to our Black queer, trans, and non-binary community members to connect with us via brief therapy sessions and/or to also use Weiland Connects sessions to process feelings and experiences, discuss resources, and more. Weiland continues to offer both brief therapy and Weiland Connects sessions for all. You can schedule these by either going to VadenPatientPortal or directly scheduling with Deb Schneider ( or Marissa Floro (

Racial equity, social justice values, and aspirations of liberation are the foundations of Weiland’s work and training. As a mostly White-staffed organization, we continue to combat our own internalized anti-Blackness through diversity, equity, and inclusion discussion and affinity groups and trainings. As individuals and a staff, we protest in solidarity and in support of abolishing systems that cause harm and dehumanize; we are committed to challenging each other as well as working with staff, faculty and clients who share our identities to be better co-conspirators in the dismantling of White Supremacy.


We want to particularly specify our unwavering belief that #BlackTransLivesMatter. With the targeted murders of Black trans and gender expansive folx, systemic and interpersonal violence, and recent roll-back of protections for transgender folx seeking health care, we know that continued solidarity and vigilant action is needed.

Weiland also knows that #BlackLivesMatter and that #BlackTransLivesMatter are irrefutable truths that must be honored with more than just a solidarity statement.

We will continue to transparently post our specific action steps to achieve the following:

1. Centering Black queer, trans, and non-binary educators, therapists, modes of healing and making these resources available to students
2. Ongoing re-envisioning of Stanford systems to serve Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (QTBIPOC)
3. Funding QTBIPOC initiatives, events, and programs
4. Engaging in ongoing Whiteness accountability groups and racial justice education within Weiland and Vaden Health Services
5. Solidarity efforts and projects with other non-Black POC organizations on and off campus

We continue to be open to feedback in our programming, approaches, and work in order to best serve the Black Stanford community.


Our mission is to promote mental health and wellness across the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations through education, training and clinical services at Stanford and beyond.

Weiland Health Initiative continues to provide virtual drop-in hours called Weiland Connects and brief individual therapy through Zoom. For updates on COVID-19, please visit the Vaden Health Services webpage. Want to make a Zoom appointment with Weiland? Go to VadenPatientPortal to sign up for one of our virtual Weiland Connects sessions or contact Deb Schneider ( to discuss setting up services!

Want to request a training from Weiland? Follow this link to request a training from one of our staff on topics like gender and pronouns, sexuality and attraction, allyship to the queer community, and more!


Want to stay up to date on our events and programming? Sign up for the Vaden Flourishing Alliance listserv here!





This is an official guide to resources and information pertaining to trans, non-binary, and gender questioning students at Stanford. This resource guide is a constantly evolving collaborative effort between members of the Stanford trans community, staff, and the many offices, services, programs and organizations at Stanford committed to supporting them.


New digital crowdsourcing version coming soon!











YogaX & Weiland Health Initiative present:

Queer Yoga

Tuesdays 5:00 -6:00 pm PT starting Sept 21st


We will be transitioning to in-person outdoor class in Fall quarter! We will be meeting outside of Kingscote Gardens, email Marissa at with questions! (If it is rainy or cold, our backup indoor space is Kingscote 140, the large meeting room on the first floor).

Join the Weiland Health Initiative and YogaX in a queer community space of movement, group discussion and reflection time focused on yoga and life beyond. Our collaborative goal is to not only move, but to be moved! All bodies and identities are welcome!

This class will be for all levels of yoga experience and will provide variations for poses and props to meet ALL body needs.Potential props needed: 2 blankets, 2 blocks/stacks of books that are at a similar height,  and willingness to let your intuition guide your movements.

Click here to register!