Your journey, the one you've lived through, it all starts with a profound self-discovery. Remember that moment when you realized your true gender identity did not align with what you were assigned at birth? It was a crucial beginning. Next came the step to work on accepting yourself, and coming out to those you care about. Embrace the exhilarating feeling it brought, but also acknowledge the anxiety that might have come with it.
Your social transition, perhaps choosing a new name, and different pronouns, allowed you to express your authentic self. Some people, perhaps like you, decide on medical interventions such as hormone therapy or surgery, and this path is uniquely your own.
Along this journey, remember that seeking emotional and psychological support can be absolutely essential. Changing your legal documents to align with your true self is another step many take. Unfortunately, you've likely faced challenges, discrimination, and leaned on the support of others who share similar experiences.
Or perhaps you are just getting started on your journey? Regardless of where you are, I can be there for you along the way. This path of self-discovery never truly ends; it keeps evolving, giving you the space to fully embrace and celebrate your authentic self.
Understanding and embracing your gender identity can be a complex and challenging process. Therapy can play a crucial role in helping to navigate these challenges. Here are some reasons why therapy can be beneficial:
Below are several advantages of the my specialized training and experience that can enhance your therapy.
Perhaps you've already reached your desired destination in your gender journey or do not have any current therapy goals directly related to transgender issues, yet you still wish to collaborate with a specialist?
That makes sense!
In a world that often operates within cis-normative norms, stressors can arise, making it less than ideal to be the one educating your therapist about transgender issues, or perhaps you prefer not to ever undertake that role. As a specialist, I am dedicated to my responsibility to maintain ongoing education on the unique challenges faced by the transgender community. Additionally, I recognize the significant impact of intersectionality and incorporate this understanding into the formulation of tailored treatment approaches.
While I conduct online therapy from my home office in New York City, I'm pleased to provide my services to residents of New York state and anyone connecting online while physically located within the state of New York.
If you want to take the next step in feeling better, call me at (646)504-6360 or click the button below to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.