Sean Lare, LCSW-C
- Associate Adjunct Professor
Programs I Teach
Sean Lare is a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about serving transgender and gender diverse communities. In addition to providing psychotherapy for individuals in the transgender communities, Mr. Lare also works as an educator and advocate in the Maryland, Washington, DC and surrounding areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to help increase awareness about the unique needs of transgender, non-binary and gender diverse individuals.
His educational work has included providing introductory and specialized trainings on: engaging and retaining transgender talent in the workplace, supporting transgender and non-binary students in K-12 and college/university settings, and guidance for providing affirming services for transgender clients in clinical, behavioral health and medical settings.
Mr. Lare has been a featured speaker at regional and local conferences, participated in numerous panel discussions and guest lecture presentations in undergraduate- and graduate-level classes, and is a sought-after contributor to community and policy planning efforts to increase services and rights for and to meet the diverse needs of transgender people. The focus of his psychotherapy practice in Columbia, MD is working with children, teens, and adults who are transgender or gender diverse and their families and providing supervision and consultation to other providers.
His passion for this work and excitement to be a part of this program is personally fueled by the many individuals who cannot live their lives as their full selves, to stand up proudly as an example for my young child, and to let many people know that living life as a transgender person is a reality of possibilities; and, professionally fueled by the many providers interested in receiving training so that they may better serve all of their clients/patients and so that someday access to trans-affirming and trans-competent care is no longer a barrier for the millions of transgender and non-binary people
across the lifespan in the U.S.