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(@charlenev)
Estimable Member     United States of America, Illinois, near Chicago
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I have written a number of articles recently here at TGH about my relatively new understanding and acceptance of my trans nature. One of those articles was about, "where do I go from here." Decision was the answer.

So I made one.

I decided "therapy", so taking a baby step, I found an online counseling service, filled out their personal assessment and was matched with a license therapist. My first session is tomorrow.

I was anxious to do so initially, but once done, I was surprisingly relieved and excited that I moved; . . . I actually moved in the direction of trans affirmation rather than trans suppression.
It should prove interesting and . . . liberating?
Kindly,
Charlene

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(@flatlander48)
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Noble Member     United States of America, California, Cathedral City
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@charlenev This is a significant step! These issues are very difficult to think about on our own as the mind wants to protect us from high stress situations. The mind does that by diverting our attentions to something else or allow us to be distracted or we just procrastinate. A therapist will work to keep us focused on the things that we need to think about and add to our knowledge of who we are.

That said, it is important to choose a therapist who has experience in gender issues as everyone does not have that particular background.

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(@lauren114)
Eminent Member     Belize, Belize
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Good for you Charlene!Β  I worked with a counselor and I found it helped me significantly.Β  It helped me understand that my feelings were a normal part of the range of human conditions.Β  It also helped me significantly reduce my feelings of guilt and shame that my nurturing had instilled in me.Β  As a result,Β  it has allowed me to embrace my femineity and experience life in new and wonderful ways.Β  Β I'm now on a path to realizing my full authenticity.

Good luck to you and I hope you get everything you need and want out of the experience.

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Estimable Member     United States of America, Illinois, near Chicago
Posts: 99

@lauren114Β  Lauren, soooo encouraging. Thank you. I am so happy for you being on the path toward realizing your full authenticity and potential.Β 

You go girl!

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(@mustangtoni)
Estimable Member     United States of America, Florida, Tampa
Joined: 9 months ago

Good for you girl a good therapist can be a big help I know been there doing that Β hugs to youΒ 

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(@mustangtoni)
Estimable Member     United States of America, Florida, Tampa
Joined: 9 months ago

Good for you girl a good therapist can be a big help I know been there doing that Β hugs to youΒ 

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(@kdahlenbergen)
Trusted Member     United States of America, Minnesota, Park Rapids
Joined: 4 years ago

I am glad you decided to pursue therapy. Β  It has been a long while, but I learned a lot during my time in therapy, lessons that have stuck with me over the ensuing years.

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