Finding a therapist who you can trust to openly discuss your life issues with can be a challenge no matter what the situation is. For those who are part of the transgender and gender nonconforming community, this can be extremely difficult. Many times, the transgender community is lumped into the gay and lesbian community, even though they might not be gay or lesbian at all. It is important that you know that you can openly discuss issues in your life with your therapist without having to worry about feeling judged about your gender identity.
When participating in counseling and therapy with me, you can be assured that you can discuss any issues in your life, whether or not they have to do with being transgender or gender nonconforming. In therapy, you can discuss discrimination that you experience, concerns that you have with making a transition, and how to help others who you love adjust. You can also discuss relationship issues such as being in a long-term relationship, or more acute relationship issues such as dating. We will work together so that you can learn to advocate for yourself without having to feel angry, fearful, or depressed.
No matter what you want to work on in your life, I understand that taking that first step and contacting a therapist is often the most difficult. I hope to make this decision easier for you by helping you understand that I am here to help you figure out what it is that you want out of your life, and to figure out how to get that. Also know that I have great respect for people who are brave enough to change their sex, gender, or who will not conform to a gender just because others say that you should. As my client, know that you would have my support throughout our therapeutic relationship. Call or e-mail me today to learn how therapy or counseling can help you.