Working with a therapist has a very particular purpose. It helps to crystalize ones thinking so that there is certainty that moving forward with transition is what needs to happen. Depending upon where you are, having a therapist sign off on your plan may be needed. The idea is not to change your gender identity (which you can’t), but rather to understand your complete self.
However, it is very important to find a therapist who is experienced with gender issues. There are many good therapists, but not every therapist has this interest and experience.
As far as finding a therapist goes, a couple of ways come to mind. I know Las Vegas has an LGBT Center. I’ve been there! They may have mental health services available or can help you find someone. The other way is to go to the web site for Psychology Today magazine. They have a searchable database of therapists from all over the US and many places around the world. It includes information about their specialties. There are other ways to find a therapist, but these would be my starting points.
So, please complete your Profile page. It is more important than most people think as you can document your journey, how things are going, where you struggle, etc. Eventually all threads will sink to the bottom of the pile as new threads are added. However, your Profile page is always readily available and can be updated at any point when something changes.
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