"Gender and sexuality are so fluid. It's OK to change your mind a million times and figure out what works for you. It's OK to take your time."
— Amandla Stenberg
I'm a therapist for trans people in Oakland, CA! Transgender people often face discrimination, rejection, and stigma. An affirming therapist acknowledges and respects the gender identity of their clients, and creates a safe and supportive environment for them to explore their feelings and experiences.
Finding a trans affirming therapist can be crucial in promoting your mental health and well-being. Research has shown that access to affirming care can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and dysphoria, while also increasing self-esteem and overall life satisfaction. Conversely, encountering a therapist who is not trans affirming can be harmful to trans individuals. It can lead to further feelings of isolation, rejection, and shame, and may even exacerbate symptoms of dysphoria and other mental health issues. Being able to not only feel tolerated but to be celebrated and encouraged to show up authentically is crucial for healing in the therapeutic relationship
Looking for a therapist for trans people in Oakland, CA? Contact me here.
Trans-affirming therapy in Oakland, CA
***Resources are not a substitute for therapy and are not intended for making diagnoses or providing treatment. Not all practices and tools are suitable for every person. Please discuss exercises, practices, and tools with your individual therapist or health care provider.