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Gender Dysphoria (Transgender)

What do you need to feel good about yourself/your body?

Assessment includes screening for common comorbidities:


Family Conflict

Family History of Mental Health


Reality Testing

Self-harm/Suicidal Ideation

Sexual orientation


A combination of formal and informal assessment is used.


Treatment can include:

Family Therapy – strengthening family relationships even when there is disagreement

CBT – help with challenging distressing thoughts

ACT – helps to accept what cannot be changed

DBT - known for helping with emotional regulation and reducing distress

Mindfulness – assists with body awareness and reducing distress caused by thoughts

Identity formation – understanding the clients full identity and how it impacts them

Supportive therapy – encouragement and support throughout the process


Client autonomy – Clients determine whether to transition or what medical steps to take. Therapists are informed about potential risks and concerns related to transition and able to discuss these with clients.

Citations are available at client request.

Membership with Therapy First.

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