Tag Archives: Gender variance

Gender Identity Issues in Therapy

What sort of gender identity issues might bring you into therapy? You might feel like your gender expression is different than what others around you have expected. You may feel like you were born the wrong sex/gender. You may identify astransgender or transsexual and want a therapist who already gets what that means. You might want to explore psychological and medical options for changing your sex/gender. Or you might want a place to talk about what it means to be gender non-conforming or variant in a culture that sees gender as only a binary (feminine women and masculine men). Continue reading

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What Is Culturally Competent LGBT Therapy?

LGBT culturally competent therapy and the reasons LGBT clients might seek therapy Continue reading

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International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia: May 17th

The goal of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is to raise awareness regarding the ways sexual orientation and gender variance are discriminated against and to strive for the ideal of a world in which everyone can freely choose their own sexual and gender identity. Continue reading

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