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Posted by clancypants - 15-Jun-2019, 11:40 AM
(31-Mar-2018, 02:16 PM)candycigs Wrote: There has been a lot posted about choosing the right therapist. Some recommendations have been:

-Older, 50+ is good ( someone who has a lot of experience is less likely to be caught up in the quick-to-confirm frenzy than a younger therapist who is more apt to buy in to this "modern" approach. An older therapist will also have experience with (or at least a working knowledge of) other social contagions in teen girls (ex. bulemia in the 80s-90s) so are more likely to recognize it for what it is.

-Do not choose a  "Gender Identity Therapist"-A lot of therapist are building their careers on this profitable niche market. There is no certification or licensing or qualifications required to declare yourself a specialist in this brand new field. They will likely be quick to confirm and insist that you do the same.

-When looking for a therapist, send out emails to many different therapists asking point blank if they recognize the sudden spike in adolescent girls suddenly identifying as boys, and how do they explain the phenomenon. Ask if they see it as a possible social contagion. You will learn who you are dealing with by how they answer this question, I believe. You want a therapist who believes that girls start presenting as trans because they are anxious and/or depressed, not the other way around as trans-activists would have you believe.

We have just started with a 60+, male, old-school psychotherapist in Kansas City, Mo. My daughter adores him and its only been one meeting. They spent the first session exploring her subconscious through analyzing her dreams. Afterwards, she said "I want to see him every day!". It was a totally different approach than any of the other therapists shes had (she also suffers from anxiety, and was depressed for about a year--severly limiting her iphone time helped with that tremendously).

I will ask him if he knows anyone in Denver. Hes been around forever so he just might.
Can you ask him if he knows anyone in Chicago??
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 29-May-2019, 07:37 PM
Thanks, hummingbird, for your response to Concerned Parent 11. You are right -- Concerned Parent 11 just needed to have their account manually activated.

CP11, your account is now activated and you now have access to the entire members-only forum, including the resources section. Please post back if you're still having trouble finding it and we will help you out.
Posted by Hummingbird - 29-May-2019, 03:34 PM
(29-May-2019, 01:49 PM)Concerned Parent 11 Wrote: [quote pid='14960' dateline='1528830378']
I know this is an older thread but saw that you mentioned a "Resources" section in the members only area on therapists.  We are having difficulties locating that page.  Could you walk us through how to get there.  Thank you

I had the same question.  I've seen 'Resources' mentioned a couple of times but can't find it.  Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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You need to be approved by a moderator.  Hang in there - it doesn't usually take long - and then you will have access to all the resources.  I would say welcome, but that seems wrong as it means yet another family has been impacted, but you will find a very supportive group here.
Posted by Concerned Parent 11 - 29-May-2019, 01:49 PM
[quote pid='14960' dateline='1528830378']
I know this is an older thread but saw that you mentioned a "Resources" section in the members only area on therapists.  We are having difficulties locating that page.  Could you walk us through how to get there.  Thank you
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I had the same question.  I've seen 'Resources' mentioned a couple of times but can't find it.  Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Posted by TXmom - 19-Apr-2019, 03:13 PM
(15-Jan-2019, 01:32 AM)cathy2144@mail.com Wrote: Hello,

We are looking for a gender critical therapist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.  Anyone have any referrals?

15 year daughter ROGD, current therapists did not want to help, now daughter is 16 years old and  we are back looking for new therapist.  I feel like we lost a year of finding the root cause of any underlying issues.

Concerned Mom

Tried to reply in the public space as I was not sure you had joined.  Did you find a therapist?  I may have one if she is taking new patients.  I will check.  I do believe from all our visits that she is taking a critical eye to my son's "diagnosis".  We together decided not to go to Genecis who will only affirm.
Posted by - 19-Apr-2019, 03:10 PM
(15-Jan-2019, 01:32 AM)cathy2144@mail.com Wrote: Hello,

We are looking for a gender critical therapist in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.  Anyone have any referrals?

15 year daughter ROGD, current therapists did not want to help, now daughter is 16 years old and  we are back looking for new therapist.  I feel like we lost a year of finding the root cause of any underlying issues.

Concerned Mom

Have you joined this forum yet?  Did you find a therapist?  We too are in the DFW area.  I may have a recommendation, but have to check with our therapist to see if she is taking new patients.  Also, not being openly affirming can be a risk to their practice.  I do believe she is working through all the issues with our 17yo son who announced his "diagnosis" last fall.  We are desperately trying to get things resolved before he is 18 and can get what he wants on his own.
Posted by bstrong - 16-Mar-2019, 06:19 PM
(12-Jun-2018, 07:06 PM)Marge Bouvier Simpson Wrote: Hi Willfred, and welcome.

I'm not in your area, so unfortunately I don't have any information on the therapists you name. I will say it is typically very difficult to find therapists who don't recommend (almost immediately) affirming the patient as their opposite-sex identity. There is a thread in the "Resources" section of the members-only area on therapists, which you may find helpful, although to my knowledge there are only a few therapists in the country (at least who board members are aware of) who do not recommend affirmation and transition as the approach to take. Most are willing to Skype, so do not immediately rule out those who are not in your area,

I would definitely stay away from any therapists who specifically call themselves "gender" therapists, as these are just about guaranteed to get the transition ball rolling. You may have luck looking for a therapist who specializes in body image disorders or eating disorders. With your daughter's medical and psychological history, perhaps you could convince a psychiatrist or therapist to treat her for those problems long and hard before suggesting any sort of medical transition treatments.
I know this is an older thread but saw that you mentioned a "Resources" section in the members only area on therapists.  We are having difficulties locating that page.  Could you walk us through how to get there.  Thank you
Posted by ConcernedMom9 - 16-Feb-2019, 11:59 PM
Can anyone please recommend a neutral therapist or psychiatrist in the Portland, Oregon area? We're only finding gender therapists and affirming practitioners and 15 is the legal age of consent for medical in Oregon. This is 9 months old for us and previously NO signs of gender issues. We're not phobic, but concerned about this wave of FTM in teens! We need help, badly. We've seen a reputable psychologist who did an evaluation and dx anxiety, depression (both mild), and ADHD. Our teen is also verbally gifted but not so much in writing, so the IQ piece was difficult to ascertain. Verbally it was Mensa range (136). I don't really understand the difference, but I guess there are multiple components that go into IQ. Whether or not it's related I don't know, but it makes it extremely difficult to engage with our teen since they're so verbally gifted. You can't change their mind. Sadly, the psychologist doesn't do therapy and didn't know of anyone in our area who was could really dive into what the issues are. If we rule everything else out and we're left with gender dysphoria only, we'll accept that and be supportive, but we need to know that this isn't something else being mislabeled by this trend and trans affirming therapists.

Can anyone in Oregon help?
Posted by Jjames999 - 14-Feb-2019, 12:05 AM
Looking for a therapist in the Tampa/Lithia/Valrico/Brandon FL area, 18 year old. Experience with Autism a plus. Also need a Psychiatrist.
Posted by Marge Bouvier Simpson - 13-Feb-2019, 01:37 AM
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Looking for Therapist in Tampa/Lithia/Valrico FL. Autism knowledge helpful. Also Psychiatrist.
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Hello, guest. 

I urge you to register as a member of the forum and post your therapist request in the members-only area, where you will likely get a better response, as other members will be able to message you privately.

You'll find a lot of advice and support, as well, from like-minded parents in situations similar to yours. You are not alone.

Hope to see you inside. Take care.
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