If you’re like me, you became a therapist to help people live better lives.
Yet, many people out there don’t see us that way, especially trans people and their families.
Have you ever struggled to counsel gender expansive youth who are primarily suffering from the negative attitudes of others, especially when their parents don’t accept who they are or who they are becoming?
Have you ever wondered how to reach clients in rural areas where kids are still killing themselves because they can’t find anyone supportive or affirming to help them navigate gender exploration?
Have you spent significant time conducting a gender health evaluation, written a powerful referral letter for medical treatment, only to have insurance companies deny coverage?
Have you ever had a parent or partner walk out of your office, refusing to work with you because you are supporting your trans client’s identity? Or been frustrated with family members who aren’t engaged and won’t commit to treatment?
Have you felt like your clients think you have become a part of the evil empire, either intent to harm them, block them from what they need, or as many families, parents, partners think…to push our own agenda on their loved one?
I could go on and on about how we ended up here, but there is a way out of that paradigm.
It takes a little time, some education, support, networking, and self exploration but it is doable.
You can confidently…
- work with the most challenging cases and family members
- avoid the common missteps when providing a gender health evaluations
- provide letters of readiness for medical treatment
- affirmatively navigate the current political strife and the new telehealth economy
and you can do all of this while running a lucrative practice that doesn’t exploit the transgender community!