Linda Hawkins, PhD, LPC

Areas of Expertise: Sexual and gender identity development, Transgender and gender variant children and youth
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Linda specializes in assessing and supporting the gender and sexuality development of children and youth. This includes social transition and supporting families, schools, homes of faith, and communities to support healthy development of gender variant and transgender children and youth.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MSEd in Psychological Services - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

    Undergraduate Degree

    BS in Speech and Hearing Science - University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD in Human Sexuality & Human Development - Widener University, Chester, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Co-Director of the Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic

    Adolescent psychotherapist

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Transgender and gender variant children and youth
    Sexual and gender identity development
    Trauma informed counseling strategies with inner city youth
    Supporting youth living with HIV and chronic STIs