Gender Dysphoria Therapy

Gender dysphoria - also called gender identity disorder - is a condition where a person feels distress or unease because there is a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity.

For example, someone who was born a man might strongly identify as a woman. If this cross-gender identification causes psychological distress, the person has gender dysphoria. Therapy can help you deal with this.

Find a therapist who can help you with gender dysphoria

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH GENDER DYSPHORIA

If you struggle with gender dysphoria, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

SIGNS OF GENDER DYSPHORIA


Signs can appear from childhood, e.g. refusal to wear gender-appropriate clothes

Feelings of being trapped inside your body that feels like the wrong sex

Feeling unhappy about the social expectations about how to act according to your biological gender

Strong desire to reduce or get rid of signs of your anatomical sex, e.g. flattening your breasts or removing any bodily hairs

Suicidal thoughts and depression

Can have any sexual orientation, whether straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or asexual

OTHER GENDER IDENTITY TYPES THAT CAN FEEL LIKE CHALLENGES TOO

TRANSSEXUALISM

The desire to live and be accepted as the opposite sex. Transsexuals commonly have treatment to make their appearance more consistent with their gender identity.

TRANSVESTISM

The desire to sometimes wear clothes associated with the opposite gender - also called cross-dressing.

GENDERQUEER

Umbrella term for gender identities other than 'man' and 'women'. For example, someone who is genderqueer could associate themselves as both man and woman, or neither, or they may feel like their gender identities are changing over time.

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in gender dysphoria and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

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