What is Gender Therapy?
Although a person’s sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, or any other type of non-conforming sexual or gender identity (known as LGBT, LGBTQ, or LGBTQIA, among others) may find that the social stigma of living as a sexual minority is a source of stress or anxiety. Gender Therapy provides a place for clients to sort how they wish to live and form a gender identity so that their physical and sexual behavior are in congruence with their beliefs and values. The goal is to find an expression of gender that feels most genuine. While a full gender transition may be the best option for some, therapy explores other gender expression possibilities. With gender-questioning clients, therapy also includes a critical examination of the societal constructions of gender, opening up options outside of the traditional female and male identities.
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