Gender Dysphoria

Trans“My body feels all wrong.”

“I hate my body. I wish I could change it. “

“I don’t feel like a man or woman. I feel like I’m supposed to be something else.”

“I’ve always thought my gender was a mistake.”

All these are thoughts that people with gender dysphoria sometimes have.

What is gender dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is a condition in which you experience significant distress and discomfort due to a mismatch between your gender identity and the sex assigned to you at birth.

The desire to live as the gender you identify with rather than your assigned one can sometimes lead to anxiety and depression.

Those struggling with gender dysphoria may desire to change their appearance or behavior. Unfortunately, this can lead to discrimination or social rejection.

TransgenderQuestioning gender identity is complicated for some.

Gender questioning refers to exploring and understanding your gender identity, which may or may not involve questioning your assigned gender.

Trying to assign a gender can be an exploratory process, especially for those unsure about where they fit in terms of gender. This questioning period can be complicated and confusing, especially for younger people.

For some individuals, this process may lead to a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, while for others, it may not.

Counseling can help you with gender issues.

Both gender dysphoria and gender questioning are complex and nuanced experiences that can be difficult to navigate.

Seeking support from a trusted mental health professional can be helpful for individuals going through these experiences.

I can help you cope with (and possibly reduce) your gender dysphoria. I may also provide letters and documentation for HRT or Gender Confirmation Surgeries. Let me be your guide for coping.