Affirming Therapy at Couples Healing Center
Affirming therapy at Couples Healing Center means going beyond simply taking a positive approach to people's identities, respecting their pronouns, or calling ourselves "LGBT-friendly".
LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy
Affirming therapy means going beyond simply taking a positive approach to people’s identities, respecting their pronouns, or calling ourselves “LGBT-friendly.” Homophobia, transphobia, erasure, and oppression are lived experiences that LGBTQIA+/trans/GNC individuals experience daily. These experiences can affect an individual’s emotional health, relationships, and overall well-being.
An affirming therapist will understand the multidimensional impact this can have on a person, with the ability to explore this with you in a way that doesn’t make every issue as a result of your gender or sexual identity.
Your therapist will not assume that your identity is a problem for you, and maintain awareness and openness around their own limitations and privileges within their own identity in working with someone who identifies as transgender, nonbinary or gender non-conforming.
Affirming therapy is not meant to diagnose you, give you treatment for or assign you a gender; affirming therapy provides a safe and nonjudgmental space to support you in your journey of connecting to yourself emotionally, socially, mentally and physically. There is no right or wrong way to be your authentic self.
Gender Affirming Medical services
Gender affirmation Medical surgeries helps in improvig mental health and quality of life.
HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) Letters
Research shows that psychotherapy assisted with the process of gender-affirming medical services, improved client outcomes. And In order to receive gender-affirming medical services and treatment, individuals are often required by insurance companies to provide proof of readiness from professionals. Most often, that includes at least one letter written by a mental health professional. Please contact us today if you are interested in HRT letters.
Gender Affirming Surgery Letters
If you are a California resident and over the age of 18, seeking gender affirming surgery, your therapist can provide clinical letters of referral that are, more often than not, required by insurance companies and medical practitioners. Our Gender Services team follows the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care which requires letters of readiness for some gender affirming surgeries. Please schedule a free consultation call now!
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