Are you or someone you love struggling with gender identity issues?
Do you feel anxious, uncomfortable or confused about your assigned gender?
I have worked with gender variant individuals for over 10 years. I can help.
Western society only recognizes two distinct and very separate genders, male and female. Traditionally, the first words out of a doctor’s mouth when a baby is born are, “It’s a ______!” Sometimes that doesn’t turn out to be true. Our assigned gender is reinforced by pronouns, sex roles and expectations. Most people identify with the gender they were assigned at birth but some don’t. Individuals who don’t may fall under the transgender umbrella.
Gender identity is an internal experience. Some individuals identify as male, female, both or neither. We call this, gender variance. Although gender dysphoria, also known as gender identity disorder (GID), is a medical diagnosis, I don’t view gender variance as a disease. I view it as just that… a variation. The pain and suffering that result are usually an outcome of being treated poorly due to ignorance and bias in our society. Most of my clients come to me from a place of desperation and pain. I consider it an amazing honor to offer hope, support and practical assistance.
A little more about my services…
I have worked with gender variant clients and their families for over ten years. I feel exceptionally privileged to work in this community. I am honored to walk beside individuals on this very private journey. My youngest transgender client was 4 years old, the oldest, 70.
The internet has provided valuable information and helped individuals identify and put a name to what has been troubling them. However, it can also be confusing and sometimes a source of misinformation. It is important to have an experienced therapist to help guide you through the very important decisions you will make as you walk on this path.