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Find a therapist that can help with Gender dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences distress or discomfort as a result of the mismatch between their gender identity and their assigned gender at birth. This mismatch may manifest in a variety of ways, including feeling uncomfortable with one's body, feeling like one is living in the wrong gender, or feeling like one is not being true to oneself. Therapy can be helpful for people with gender dysphoria in a number of ways. Here are a few examples: Exploration of gender identity: Therapy can provide a safe space for individuals to explore their gender identity and understand their feelings about their gender. This can involve discussing their experiences and thoughts about gender, exploring their personal history, and learning more about the range of gender identities. Support for transitioning: Therapy can be helpful for individuals who are considering or undergoing gender transition. A therapist can help with the process of coming out, finding resources for transitioning, and managing the emotional and practical challenges that may arise during this time. Coping with discrimination: People with gender dysphoria may face discrimination, prejudice, or even violence as a result of their gender identity. Therapy can provide a supportive environment for individuals to discuss their experiences of discrimination and develop coping strategies to manage the emotional impact. Improving mental health: Gender dysphoria can be a source of significant distress and may contribute to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Therapy can help individuals manage these symptoms and develop strategies to improve their mental health and well-being.

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About It's Complicated

In 2019, two therapists set out to tackle a complicated problem.

The psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote that, “Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble”. One does not have to be a therapist, though, to realize that life is complicated. But finding the right therapist, who you can build a strong relationship with, shouldn’t have to be. This is the founding principle of It’s Complicated.Since our start, we've helped over 23,000 clients and counting, offering thousands of free crisis support hours, and built thriving therapy communities in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Munich, and Athens.

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Therapy for Gender dysphoria

Many people worldwide are affected by Gender dysphoria, so by no means should you feel alone or that the diagnosis is unmanageable: many have sought treatment successfully through finding a qualified and compassionate psychotherapist. Although it requires some daily effort to manage Gender dysphoria, seeking professional help is a key step in understanding what you need to gain more stability in everyday life and how to integrate healthy coping mechanisms into your daily routine. To learn how to go about selecting the perfect therapist, read our guide here.

How to choose a therapist specialising in Gender dysphoria

It’s not unusual to feel slightly overwhelmed when choosing a type of therapy. These feelings are completely normal and can be part of the initial stages of seeking therapy. It's important to remember that finding the right fit for you is crucial, and it may take some exploration and open communication with potential therapists to discover the approach and therapist that aligns best with your needs and preferences. Trusting your instincts and being patient with yourself throughout this process can help alleviate some of the overwhelm and lead to a smoother therapeutic journey. If you need additional help in finding a qualified practitioner, It’s Complicated offers a free matching service, where our in-house therapists will try to find the best match for you based on your individual needs and preferences.

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Search for practitioners who specialise in Gender dysphoria and many other approaches in the search tool here in our directory of licensed professionals. For many of us, there's never a more important time than now to nurture our mental health. If you are interested in therapy to assist you in improving your life quality, our platform features over 1,500 mental health professionals from 80+ countries. Counselling is also available in almost 100 languages, both online and in-person, making the search for an accredited psychologist who is knowledgeable about Gender dysphoria much less complicated.

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