“Say More About That” Show Notes: Episode #21 – An Important Conversation with a Transgender Competent Therapist

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Jul 21, 2019 in Say More About That

Jeff and Dara Hoffman-Fox, a fellow therapist, talk about important issues in the transgender community. They discuss what truly makes a transgender competent therapist. They share their feelings about comedians making jokes about trans and non-binary people and where the hate may be rooted in people that are transphobic. Jeff and Dara talk about young children that have been misgendered and Jeff asks if there is an age that is too young for hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery. They also talk at length about what goes into a letter for a transgender person that wants to start medically transitioning.

Learn more about Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC at their website.

Read Dara's book, Your Gender. Your Life. Your Guide.

Check out Dara's Trans-Affirming Therapists Academy.

This episode covers:

  • What is the difference between a transgender competent and transgender-friendly therapist?
  • Why do some people hate transgender and non-binary people and where does their transphobia stem from?
  • The difference between mental health counseling and philosophical counseling. 
  • How young is too young to start transitioning to another gender?
  • What exactly goes into a letter for transgender clients that want to start medically transitioning.

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Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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