Feeling comfortable, congruent, and confident in ourselves is a fundamental human right. For transgender or gender non-conforming individuals, exploring your gender identity and gender expression with a psychologist can help:
- Clarify your gender identity and expression (if you're still exploring and questioning)
- Explore your feelings about social and/or medical transition
- Document your gender identity for the purposes of name change petitions or medical intervention.
- Obtain an HRT or gender-affirming surgery referral letter from a psychologist
We strive to provide transgender-affirming services and maintain competence in gender assessment as guided by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health's Standards of Care.
Receiving psychotherapy and/or assessment by a trans-specialized psychologist can be a very rewarding experience. While no book should be considered a substitute for professional treatment, here are a few resources we recommend: