We want to be a prominent force in the Pensacola/NWFL/Gulf Coast communities. We want not only to treat symptoms, but to treat and help the person. We believe that you cannot heal or proceed towards self-realization until your basic needs are met. For that reason, we have invested in a Free Little Pantry as well as a Free Little Library, and are building relationships with local groups to provide services to a wider range of people.
Our clinic follows the informed consent model for Hormone Replacement Therapy, meaning that we do not require a letter from a therapist to “prove” that our patients are trans. Naturally, we recommend therapy for all of our patients; however, we understand that A.) therapy is difficult to access for many patients, especially lower-income patients who lack adequate insurance that would cover mental health services, and B.) we recognize that there is no standard by which therapists go by to determine the “transness” of their patients, leading to some therapists requiring that patients present as their identified gender for a full year or more (as well as some
not recognizing nonbinary or gender nonconforming identities, and expecting patients to perform stereotypical Western gender roles), while other therapists will gladly write a letter based on the patient’s self-declaration of their gender experience.
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