Eliza KienitzPsychologist, Psy.D.
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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.
You deserve healing and happiness. You deserve a sense of well-being and meaning in your life. Have you spent too long in an endless cycle of feeling that you are not worthy? You don’t have to continue to experience the emotional and physical pain that comes with depression and anxiety. You don’t have to feel loneliness and distress caused from past experiences. You want to believe that change is possible. I am here to help. With support and encouragement, change IS possible.
Whether you have experienced a recent setback or are trying to come to terms with an ongoing struggle, my goal is to be an unbiased listener providing reflective and direct feedback to help you gain insight and clarity. I view my clients as the expert in their journey and my role is to provide encouragement and support in reaching your destination. I also assign homework to encourage self-reflection between sessions.