Gender Identity Issues


People who have gender dysphoria feel strongly that they are not the gender they physically appear to be. Feeling that your body does not reflect your true gender can cause severe distress, anxiety, and depression. “Dysphoria” is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness. With gender dysphoria, the discomfort with your male or female body can be so intense that it can interfere with the way you function in normal life, for instance at school or work or during social activities.

Pyschotherapy is one of the best ways to address the mental health issues that this condition can cause. The goal of therapy is not to change how the person feels about his or her gender. Instead, the goal is to deal with the distress that may come with those feelings.