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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. At this time, we are only licensed to provide these clinical services to students currently in California. 

We are continuing to create virtual programming for our communities and hope to be able to update this page with more resources and online events soon. 

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 directly schedule with Deb Schneider or Marissa Floro



YogaX & Weiland Health Initiative present:

Queer Yoga

Join YogaX and Weiland Initiative for a collaboration to provide a drop-in live stream yoga space for those who identify in the LBGTQ+ community. This class will be for all levels of yoga experience and will provide modifications for poses and props to meet ALL body needs. Feel free to invite partners, roommates, children and pets to practice with you.

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm  

Click this link for the event zoom URL and password!