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(@charlenev)
Estimable Member     United States of America, Illinois, near Chicago
Joined: 3 years ago

Hi all. 
Well I had my third session with my therapist on Wednesday. We have only done phone sessions thus far, yet for me that is progress. As we have talked she voiced this thought, "I think you may be more Charrie than you actually realize or at this point are comfortable admitting." That thought stirred various emotions within; fear, reflection, excitement. 
I voiced that at this point in my life I do not NOT want to be trans. We talked a bit more about this idea and then she concluded with this thought which for me was ever so enlightening. "You would do well to understand just how important being trans is to your male personna. Charrie has made you the man you are. Some of the character and traits in your life as you have told me about yourself are recognized as typically feminine. You received those from Charrie. Charrie is a big part of who (my name) is, probably bigger than you realize."
Do you know how exciting and gratifying it is to be recognized as a person of value and import in his life. My therapist is treating me, Charrie, as her patient rather than him. Just that sort of affirmation and recognition has been important in building my confidence as a legitimate person who is trans and female in identification. 

I believe that therapy will be a bigger part in my personal development of the woman I am than I ever imagined at the start. 

Kindly,

Charrie 

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(@kathy)
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Eminent Member     United States of America, Missouri, St. Louis
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Progress is progress, no matter how small. Keep up at the therapy, it will help and guide you and your true self will emerge. I, too, am grateful for my therapy, and I am amazed at my progress thus far.

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(@trishsummers)
Trusted Member     United States of America, North Carolina
Joined: 9 months ago
  • So happy for you that you found a therapist that is helping you on your journey.  😊
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(@alexispw)
Reputable Member     Canada, Alberta, Edmonton
Joined: 3 years ago

Really glad to hear you are making progress within yourself , it is not an easy journey finding our true self but one of the key factor is love yourself , after that the sky is limit . 

Keep at it and let your true self grow into a beautiful person Smile Face  

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(@charlenev)
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Estimable Member     United States of America, Illinois, near Chicago
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Alexis, Patricia, & Kathy thank you so much for the encouragement. Just finished a good session this evening, #4. 

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(@jejackson)
Active Member     United States of America, New Hampshire, Seacoast
Joined: 4 years ago

A good therapist is priceless.  I wish I could afford to see mine weekly.  She asks me questions that make me think and the more I think the more I realize that I am joanne and Joanne is me and I do not want to go back to the before times.  So my therapist helped me come to terms with who I am.  She doesn't 'tell' me anything just helps me figure it out for myself.  So, like I said, priceless.

I hope your therapist can do the same for you.

Hope this helps.

-joanne

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(@charlenev)
Estimable Member     United States of America, Illinois, near Chicago
Joined: 3 years ago

Hi Joanne,

Your thoughts are much appreciated. My therapist seems to be very much like yours. We are making progress. I am glad I finally made the decision to see her.

Kindly,

Charlene 

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(@airlinkgirl)
Active Member     United States of America, Michigan, Ann Arbor
Joined: 3 years ago

Hi Charrie,

I too am really happy that you have found a therapist that is really helping you think about all the questions you have about yourself. And they are bringing out the more positive side of you.  And this process is helping you see yourself better as each session moves along, which helps you make the decisions about your journey as Charrie. Because of these sessions, I have seen a better version of yourself coming out in your writing. Being more positive about yourself and what can be done to help your journey. Being able to think about ourselves in a positive way and liking and loving ourselves is more important than most of us realize. And sometimes it can take a while to get to those points, but we all need to.  It helps ourselves grow and it projects a more positive image to those we meet as well. And that's always good. I wish there were more therapists like this to choose from, so each of us could really find ourselves like we want to. And like we need to. Thank you for sharing your happy news! It's always great to hear how someone has had a positive day and positive events occur. It helps us all realize that it can happen to each of us. Take care! Steffanie

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