Barry AnedaLicensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor,
Empowering growth and well-being through personalized therapy. Your journey to healing starts here.
Gender identity issues, sometimes called gender dysphoria or gender conflict, occur when an individual feels an inconsistency between their physical gender and the gender they truly feel or identify with. This most commonly exhibits itself as a physical discomfort with the gender one was assigned at birth, including the feeling of being in the wrong body. Children with gender dysphoria may express disgust of their own genitals or a certainty that they will grow up to be the opposite sex. Some individuals with gender identity issues treat this feeling by physically modifying their bodies to better match their gender identity. Gender dysphoria comes with it an increased risk for depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and bullying. If you are experiencing gender identity issues, reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified professionals today.
Being human is often tough. Sometimes we lose our way and can feel stuck and overwhelmed. Sometimes we would like to change parts of our lives or ourselves but don’t know how. Therapy can be an empowering way to promote healing, growth, and wellness. Often, we initially seek treatment to address a specific concern and then begin to uncover other areas of our lives in which we want to make meaningful change. My goal is for this process to feel supportive, affirming, and appropriately challenging.
I am allied with and a part of the queer community. I work with clients from all walks of life with a focus on individuals and relationships identifying as: queer, transgender, non-binary, and open/non-monogamous and sex-positive/kink relationships.
Are you wanting a better relationship but just do not know where to begin? Sometimes when a couple just verbalize each others perspectives, hearing something new may change how they interact and move forward. Having new tools to communicate and see your relationship help tremendously.