Transgender Gender Identity Issues

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
  • "Transitioning"
  • Safe treatment options
  • Self-acceptance
  • Family issues
  • Disclosing gender identity (e.g., to family, friends, partners)
  • Sexuality
  • 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.