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finding reliable medical practitioners
#61
(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.
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#62
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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.
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(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.
D - Canada  
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#64
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.
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#65
(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??
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#66
Hello.  I am probably not alone in feeling desperate and lost in all of this.  My teen has opened up to me about multiple things, one of which sounds like gender dysphoria.  I am frozen solid on what to do next.  I am VERY wary of today's political climate (I tend to be a very middle of the road person, looking to reason and credible science where possible) and its influence on this topic is truly scary.

I just want to make sure that a doctor we visit will be as unbiased as possible in diagnosing what is actually happening.  This all came about at in late teen years, but feelings started with the onset of puberty.  Totally normal gender feelings through childhood through their own recollection.

I am checking online resources all over the place, but so many are overrun with bias and "cancel" culture stuff (e.g. no room to posit ideas or potential solutions).  I really want to help my child through this, but I am so scared to make the wrong decision.  I have coached to take things very slow and that the goal should be to resolve the dysphoria with an appropriate professional.

Sorry this is so long - just trying to give a little background and look for a potential list of reasonable psychologist/psychiatrists that will not diagnose without real discovery.
I am a little nervous about posting my location on the public side of this forum as I do not want this tracing back in any way to my child/family.  What would I need to fill out or whom do I connect with to enter the private portion?

Thank you!
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#67
(12-Jul-2019, 05:54 AM)ScaredParent Wrote: Hello.  I am probably not alone in feeling desperate and lost in all of this.  My teen has opened up to me about multiple things, one of which sounds like gender dysphoria.  I am frozen solid on what to do next.  I am VERY wary of today's political climate (I tend to be a very middle of the road person, looking to reason and credible science where possible) and its influence on this topic is truly scary.

I just want to make sure that a doctor we visit will be as unbiased as possible in diagnosing what is actually happening.  This all came about at in late teen years, but feelings started with the onset of puberty.  Totally normal gender feelings through childhood through their own recollection.

I am checking online resources all over the place, but so many are overrun with bias and "cancel" culture stuff (e.g. no room to posit ideas or potential solutions).  I really want to help my child through this, but I am so scared to make the wrong decision.  I have coached to take things very slow and that the goal should be to resolve the dysphoria with an appropriate professional.

Sorry this is so long - just trying to give a little background and look for a potential list of reasonable psychologist/psychiatrists that will not diagnose without real discovery.
I am a little nervous about posting my location on the public side of this forum as I do not want this tracing back in any way to my child/family.  What would I need to fill out or whom do I connect with to enter the private portion?

Thank you!

Hi ScaredParent, and welcome.

Your account has been activated. Post back here if you still cannot access the members-only forum and we will see what we can do.
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