Therapy for Transgender Individuals & Gender Identity Issues in Petaluma
The field of clinical psychology is finally giving much needed attention to the needs of transgender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, and genderqueer individuals. The process of realizing the difference between your assigned sex and your sense of yourself as a gendered person can be painful. No matter where you are in terms of gender variance, I can help you explore who are are emotionally, psychologically, and spritually and help you manifest this identity in the world in a way that suits your values.
I help transgender and gender variant clients address a wide range of issues, including:
- Gender identity
- Safe treatment options
- Family issues
- Disclosing gender identity (e.g., to family, friends, partners)
- Difficulties with intimacy
- Healing the effects of mistreatment
- Anxiety, depression, and trauma
- Substance abuse issues
- Spiritual and religious wounding
- Seeking the deeper meaning of gender variance
Additionally, I work extensively with trans individuals who are not looking to address gender identity issues, but want to work with a therapist who is trans-competent on other life concerns or mental health challenges.
If you are ready to begin to address some of these issues, please contact me to schedule an appointment.