What are the differences between Marriage and Family Therapists and other mental health professionals?
Gender identity is typically defined as the concept of the self as male or female. But the reality of gender identity is far more complex since gender variance is not uncommon. For example, gender identity may differ from an individual’s birth-assigned gender. Transgender people include those whose gender identity does not match their assigned gender. And transgender people differ. While some experience distress and want to live as the other gender, this is not true of all transgender individuals (Cohen-Kettenis & Pfafflin, 2010). And gender identity is different than sexual orientation (e.g., a transwoman who identifies as a woman although their birth sex was male, may be straight, gay, or bisexual).
Exciting news! The next session of the Gender Identity Group for Adults will begin June 5th. The group will meet every Monday in June and July for a total of 8 sessions, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The cost per session is $20/person and Alexa will be facilitating the group. Sign up here!
Approaching retirement is a major milestone. It doesn’t just mark the end of a particular career, but the beginning of a new way of being in the world. This new phase is accompanied by changes to our relationships, our family lives, our social circle and our perception of what it means to be a productive member of our community...