Christine BatesLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC/MHSP, BC-TMH
I'm a Brainspotting practitioner that provides therapy and spiritual direction through a Weight Inclusive /HAES lens.
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.
Are you stressed? Are you finding it hard to navigate life? Are your relationships suffering? If you responded "yes" to any of these questions, I'd love to help you! Stress, anxiety, depression, and other issues can make life challenging. Dealing with it all can feel overwhelming. You don't have to go it alone when counseling is available. (Now accepting clients in Louisiana and New Jersey!!)
What would your life be like if you could reignite the spark with your partner, strengthen the bond with your family members, and enjoy happier relationships? Whether through individual, couples, or family therapy, I can help you learn skills and tools to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, rebuild trust, and bring more joy and connection into your relationships. I warmly embrace LGBTQIA+, trans, poly, and kinky folk, sex workers, and people w/ disabilities or HIV.