Walnut Psychotherapy CenterTherapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
A diverse group of LGBTQ+ affirming therapists providing long term, trauma informed mental health care in Philadelphia.
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.
I help clients who are trying to find their way through life with a core sense of shame and perfectionism. They often have issues around authenticity, self-worth, impostor syndrome, and holding boundaries that stem from patterns learned early in life. This can be a lonely experience, resulting in feeling deeply unseen by others & themselves. I help clients who are creative, neurodivergent, people-pleasing, and spiritually insightful feel seen, heard, and validated in a trauma-informed way.