GENDER IDENTITY EXPLORATION
Exploring, identifying, and living out one's definition of gender can be challenging in a society in which a gender binary is reinforced. My goal is to help transgender and gender diverse individuals find a safe space to explore their gender identity, and how to express that gender in a way that feels most congruent for them. Individual therapy can be a helpful place to explore this part of your identity, and also seek support around the stigma, oppression, and challenge that transgender and gender diverse individuals often face in our society.
In addition to individual therapy, I also provide gender confirmation letters for clients who are seeking hormone replacement therapy or gender confirmation surgery, and have doctors/surgeons that require letters. I do not have a set number of sessions required, but do utilize WPATH guidelines to guide this assessment process. Whether the goal is to seek a letter or engage in supportive therapy, I aim to work collaboratively with my clients to explore how to best meet their goals. I was a part of the Transgender Care team at the University of Oregon, where I both provided letters and explored ways our center could best advocate for transgender and gender diverse clients. I am passionate about helping clients further explore a gender identity that is most congruent for them, and how to best live out, express, and relate to others in their congruent gender identity.