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Posted by JennyH1963 - 30-Jul-2021, 02:01 AM
Yes I’m looking for a gender dysphoria neutral therapist for my daughter as well. Argh
Posted by - 28-Jul-2021, 08:56 PM
Is it even possible to find a psychiatrist who will dig to uncover trauma and underlying mental health conditions before marching them down the affirmation path? My daughter is 20 and the only thing I have on my side is that she will let us choose practitioners because she is still on our insurance and we are paying for it.
Posted by MagKnits - 24-Jul-2021, 01:59 AM
Not all therapists are afraid. Some see affirmation as having been co-opted by the trans activists, and are working to take it back from them in order to affirm many parts of an individual and not just gender identity, whatever that means.

That said, my best advice is always for parents to seek out therapy or consultation from a GC clinician. There are many more who are willing to work with children indirectly through parents, and this makes sense because the gender crisis is a family crisis. Also, the parents are the ones who are with the kid 24/7 and can learn to intervene and respond as things happen. It's truly a long and tedious process, and very often a trans-identifying kid won't even agree to work with a therapist who is picked by parents.

Wishing you fortitude.
Posted by MintChip - 23-Jul-2021, 05:17 PM
Yes, therapists are afraid of losing their jobs. That is all.
Posted by 143mykid - 23-Jul-2021, 04:55 AM
I have been racking my brain trying to find a therapist who is gender dysphoria neutral- critical would be best, but I cant even find a neutral therapist willing to take on anything that has any inclination of GD and they tell me they can’t take on our family. 
I have had extensive conversations with therapists, who deal with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and I explain how unfair it is of them to not address these issues with my DD. I made it clear to those who were “hands off” how much of a detriment it is to shy away from working on those issues. I got the impression that they were very fearful of being accused of conducting conversion therapy.  I am so confused.  What happened to the Hippocratic Oath these medical professionals took? 

Then I come across this in my search. I am so lost and just don’t know what to do anymore. I feel like we just need to close ranks and weather this storm under some major protection spells. 

https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/transgender.pdf