why work with gender specialist?
Therapists make a mistake of assuming everyone who presents with gender discomfort is a transgender person, needing to undergo immediate transition.
The truth is, gender is a broad spectrum and realizing where your sense of who you are fits on that spectrum, requires a knowledge of a gender specialist.
Having an understanding of gender(s) and how it relates to the way we see ourselves and interact with the world, is a specialty.
Requiring knowledge and years of experience to be able to tell a difference in transgender, gender non-binary, gender non-conforming, and other forms of gender expression.
Analogies to seeing a cardiovascular doctor when presenting with heart issues versus a generalist, having an expert in the field work with you, is important.
Many individuals seeking my help are unsure where they fit on the gender continuum. While others are certain they identify as transgender and want to start transition but don’t know where to begin.
Some engage in cross dressing and want to clarify how cross dressing may be related to their sense of who they are. Not everyone needs, nor should, begin transition.
Exploring gender identity is an individualized process. Start becoming and being seen in your true gender by working with gender specialist and get expertise you need to transition.