Scotty GilmoreLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Hi, I’m Scotty Gilmore, LPC (he/him). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Fort Worth serving all of Texas through video sessions
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.
With my therapeutic lens, I see the best in my clients. I see their strengths and where they are working to improve. I do my best to understand where they are coming from and meet them where they are. So when we have sessions together, know that you are getting someone who is on your side. Even in family or couples sessions, no one is the bad guy. The problem is the bad guy. We work as a team. We are all allies in tackling this conflict that is making you feel disconnected and frustrated.