Gender Counseling

Gender Dysphoria Counseling

What is Gender Dysphoria?

If you consistently feel an uneasiness about the physical characteristics of your biological gender, you’re not alone. Especially if you feel a strong identification with the opposite gender, accompanied by the desire to live life as the opposite gender, you may be experiencing Gender Dysphoria.

At The Center for Psychosexual Health, we provide gender counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and their families. We follow the Standards of Care as outlined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) so you can ensure you’re getting the most informed help in Western New York.
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You may be wondering why you need therapy. Rest assured, this is a completely normal addition to the rest of your transition. The Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People (SOC) actually require this psychological counseling. The counseling will ensure that you can psychologically function in your new gender role. 

Counseling also provides the following benefits:

 -Education/current research (for both patients and families)
 -Information about treatment options available (hormones/no hormones)
 -Risks and controversies
 -Supporting the family in making a decision about transitioning
 -Support to address bullying, relationships, health and additional diagnoses
 -Advocacy (schools, organizations, community)
 -Real life test
 -Hormone therapy referrals
 -Surgical referrals
 -Monitoring through puberty and throughout lifespan
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