Ami B. Kaplan, LCSW is a psychotherapist in New York City. She has a B.S. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.S.W. from New York University. Her Psychoanalytic training was done at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York. Her work has centered on Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered individuals. She has been active as a supervisor, lecturer, consultant and clinician with several New York City agencies involved in serving the LGBT community; particularly in those affected by HIV/AIDS. These agencies include ‘Body Positive’, GMHC (Gay Men’s Health Crisis), The Bedford Stuyvesant Community Mental Health Center HIV unit, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and the New York City HIV Prevention Planning Group. Ami has been a Lecturer at the NYU School of Social Work. Her current clinical work has focused on transgendered individuals. She is currently a member of the Policy and Procedures Committee of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. She maintains a blog on issues of Transgender Mental Health.