My own therapy experience takes place in an establishment like this where everyone who practices there (as far as I’m aware) focuses on matters of gender, sex and the like. The therapist helping me had dealt with MANY trans patients before me. And honestly, I couldn’t have asked for better.
I wish places like this were everywhere. I know too many people who could benefit from something like this.
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Also, I'm saving for SRS, and to be perfectly honest, I could use your help! If you can, great. If not, don’t worry about it. I totally understand (you don't need to feel bad or apologize if you can’t).
Im so excited as I also just found an establishment like the one your story. Its really close and their whiling to give me a sliding scale to start. Im so happy Im finally going to start towards my path of transitioning!!!!!
Congratulations! That's wonderful news! ^_^
Yeah, I couldn't believe it when I found there was a place like this in my town (literally, like a 20 minute walk from my apartment). And huzzah for sliding scale~!
Wow, that place sounds amazing. There should be more of them (and more awareness of them, I couldn't even tell you if there was one near my place).
There's a place like that in Pittsburgh too, though it's a lot bigger and deals with the whole LGBT spectrum.
When I first started, I was living in a small town about an hour and a half east of Pittsburgh, and the therapist I went to (and who wrote my hormone letter) knew NOTHING about trans issues. I kind of had to teach her how to work with trans people. :p
I sooo wish I had access to somewhere like this
Centerville must be a big city if it has so many gender therapists together in one place.
The only place I can think of like that over here is the national gender team, and they're the unpleasant gatekeepery sort (or at least were way back when).
@LittleLynn84: I wish I could find somewhere like that... part of my problem is that the only place I have is full of people doing residencies. Which is fine for my other issues, but by the time I feel comfortable enough to bring up the one Rain and I share they're moving on and I have to start over.
I think the biggest reason I need a place like this is because what I am is so complicated I think I need specialized supports. I mean, my family doctor's been supportive but even with him I had to tell him I didn't want to be a woman full-time. Hehe.
But yeah, I wish there was a pipeline for treating the non-binary that wasn't "therapy, followed by more therapy". Because honestly, we've been in therapy for most of our lives and we're getting tired of it not helping us very much.