Happy that you found us! I hope that being here will be useful as your journey progresses.
It is good that you are looking for a therapist. Many here have found this very helpful. However, one thing to point out is not everyone has experience with gender issues. There are many good therapists out there who don’t have that particular background and that makes it more difficult for trans people.
Coming out is not an easy thing to do, but it is something that we all have to come to grips with sooner or later. It is all about telling your story in your words. If you get outed, it is very difficult to do that. Likely, we all go at the process in different ways. It is a matter of what is important to us and the information about our lives that we wish to share. It requires conscious thought in order to do what you need to do. A therapist can help keep one focused on this as it is difficult stuff to think about and can impact so many facets of ones life.
Thanks for completing your Profile page! I have to remind many to do that, but it really is important. It lets people know where things sit for you, what you may struggle with and where you are headed in the future. Remember that the page will always be readily available and can be updated at any time.
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