UCLA Health is dedicated to delivering excellent compassionate, inclusive and equitable care to support all of our patients, including our diverse LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) community. While all UCLA team members care for all patients equitably, providers who have a particular interest and expertise in various aspects of care for the LGBTQ community have been designated with our "Rainbow U" LGBTQ Champion designation. These providers have also committed to pursuing ongoing education in caring for the LGBTQ population.
Below is a directory of UCLA Health primary care providers who regularly care for LGBTQ patients and have knowledge in LGBTQ health.*
Jessica Bernacki, PhD
Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent
Types of care: Evaluation for initiation of gender-affirming hormone treatment
Dr. Jessica Bernacki is a Staff Psychologist at the UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics Comprehensive Care Center (MPCCC). She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; her psychology internship in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and her fellowship in the Child Psychiatry Department at Stanford University. She joined the integrated primary care team at the MPCCC in 2013. She has served as the behavioral health director for the UCLA Gender Health Program since it was founded in 2016. In this role she is committed to providing behavioral health services for transgender and gender-diverse patients of all ages. Appointments can be scheduled through our Primary Care program. More >
Michael J. Enenbach, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Michael J. Enenbach is a Board-Certified Adult and Child & Adolescent psychiatrist. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA, where he primarily functions as an inpatient attending. Other specialized areas of clinical interest are psychopharmacology, eating disorders, autism spectrum disorders and borderline personality disorder. Dr. Enenbach graduated from the University of Kansas in 1996 with a Human Biology major with Honors and Distinction. He continued at the University of Kansas for medical school, graduating in 2000. He completed his adult psychiatry residency from UCSF in 2004 and his child & adolescent fellowship from the University of Washington in 2009, serving as chief resident at both programs. Prior to returning to fellowship in 2007, he worked as the Medical Director for the Mobile Crisis Treatment Team in San Francisco and was on volunteer clinical faculty at UCSF. Dr. Enenbach is currently the SCSCAP President and has served on the SCSCAP Executive Council for four years. More >
Timothy Hall, MD, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Timothy McCajor Hall has more than twenty years of research, teaching, and community involvement in LGBTQ issues, beginning in college when he co-founded an LGBTQ student magazine and continuing in medical school when he was the only openly LGBT student in his class at UCSD. His PhD in anthropology, based on three years of fieldwork in Czech Republic, examined processes of sexual identity development, relationships, and mental health considerations among gay and bisexual men. He then did postdoctoral training at University of Chicago in sexuality and aging, participating in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) with sociologist Linda Waite and did fieldwork on older gay and bisexual men with psychologist and gay psychoanalyst Bert Cohler. Since coming to UCLA, he has carried out anthropological research on non-gay-identified men who have sex with men, and has worked on several clinical trials related to HIV prevention, including a trial of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in African-American men in LA. In addition to other clinical work, he has seen patients in the UCLA CARE (HIV) clinic since 2011. He teaches residents at UCLA and psychotherapists at the New Center for Psychoanalysis about sexuality, gender, and HIV in relation to psychotherapy. He is an active member of associations for LGBT psychiatrists (AGLP), medical professionals in Southern California (SCLMA), and chairs the American Anthropological Association's interest group in human sexuality. More >
Brandon Ito, MD, MPH
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dr. Brandon Ito is Assistant Professor of Medicine – Psychiatry at UCLA. Dr. Ito completed his Adult Psychiatry training at the University of California, San Francisco and fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital where he served as Chief Fellow. He is the director and founder of the UCLA Pediatric Resilience in Development and Expression (PRIDE) Program in the UCLA Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and dedicated to providing expert mental health care to LGBTQ+ individuals and families. More >
Elizabeth Ollen, PhD, MA
Dr. Elizabeth Ollen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She serves as the Clinical Director of the UCLA EMPWR Program and has been involved in program and training development since it was established in 2017. Dr. Ollen has extensive experience working with LGBTQ youth and their families, assisting youth exploring/questioning gender identity and/or sexual orientation, guiding families of these youth, and providing broader affirming mental heath care for LGBTQ youth. She practices from the Gender Affirmative Model and provides guidance and support to families around healthy identity development. She is also involved in research and development of therapeutic interventions to foster resiliency among LGBTQ adolescents and their families.
Dr. Ollen has a broad range of generalist experience using evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with disruptive, mood, and anxiety disorders in community mental health, hospital-based outpatient, and inpatient settings. She is extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and exposure-based therapies, and utilizes third wave CBT interventions including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Ollen's primary specialization is in treating the psychological sequelae of both acute and complex developmental trauma, with an expertise in LGBTQ youth. She is trained in multiple trauma interventions, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma in Adolescents (ITCT-A). She also has a background in couple and family therapies (Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Families Over Coming Under Stress).
Dr. Ollen earned her MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Clark University. She also holds a second master's degree in Human Development from Harvard University. She completed her pre and postdoctoral training at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior through the Nathanson Family Resilience Center. Dr. Ollen is actively involved in professional leadership positions through the American Psychological Association (APA). She currently sits on the Executive Committee of Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) and also serves on the APA Task Force for revising the clinical guidelines for lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. More >
Natalia Ramos, MD, MPH
Dr. Natalia Ramos is the Medical Director of Child Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Services at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica who treats pediatric and adult patients through Behavioral Health Associates (BHA), the Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Clinic and the Faculty Practice Group. She also leads a resiliency group study for LGBTQ teens (ages 12- 17 years old with depression and anxiety. More >
*This list is not comprehensive and continues to grow. If you are a provider at UCLA Health and would like to be listed, please fill out this request form.