Online Counseling in Texas for Transgender Teens, Adults & Families
Have you ever gazed at a cute dress or a cool jacket and wished you were another gender so you could try it on?
Do you feel like a pro at faking social interactions - and just wish you could be real?
As a parent, do you struggle finding the line between pushing your teen to fit in and avoid bullying and nurturing pride in the ways they’re unique?
Many of my clients find their gender feelings and expressions don’t conform to what other people expect. This situation can be frustrating, demoralizing, and heartbreaking. Still, I’ve found…
It doesn’t have to suck forever.
Transgender Counseling Online in the State of Texas
I’ve grown up all in and around Texas, and I can attest that some areas have a lot more stores, banks, and support than others.
If you live in a smaller town, there might not be any therapists for miles around who have the expertise and skill to help you explore your gender identity. You might have to choose between either making a long drive through Hill Country or seeing friends, cooking dinner, and even catching up on sleep.
Online counseling cuts through that time and expense. You get to talk to a professional on your schedule, in your home, with no disruption to your daily life. Even better: no one is asking why you’re going into an office building or spending hours away from home.
As an experienced gender therapist, I can help provide you the support you’re looking for.
Is Online Counseling Effective for Transgender Teens & Adults?
Online counseling covers the same issues we’d talk about in counseling for teens or counseling for adults - it’s just a different venue.
In the past, we’ve all heard people criticize how online things “aren’t real.” This thinking has been overtaken by online dating, online support groups, YouTube, and Instagram superstars. It’s clear we can learn from, vent to, and bond with people online.
Through online counseling, I’ve formed a therapist-client relationship with many people. We can use secure video, phone, and email programs to have the same kinds of conversations we’d have in an office. It now just takes place in your living room (or anywhere in the state of Texas!)
Getting Started - Counseling Online in Texas
Ready to start? Contact me today to schedule a 15-minute phone session. We’ll talk about your needs and how to get you the best support possible.
You shouldn’t have to drive hours to see a competent gender therapist. Still, you don’t want to settle for a therapist unfamiliar with trans-specific issues just because they’re close.
That’s where I can come in! I can provide counseling whether you live in Dallas, Amarillo, Austin, or Houston…or if you’re still waiting for your town to get its first stoplight.
As a therapist who specializes in working with trans people and their families, I know counseling can help. You can understand your emotions and begin living the life you want. It may be hard now, but it doesn’t have to suck forever.
Whether you are a trans teenager or adult, counseling could help. We can talk about:
All of the considerations involved in coming out as transgender.
Beginning puberty blockers and getting on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Creating plans for paying for gender re-assignment surgery (GRS) (a.k.a. Sex Reassignment Surgery SRS or Gender Confirmation Surgery or GCS).
Dealing with other mental health concerns such as trauma, anxiety or depression.
Parents of transgender children, teenagers or adults can also find support
Some parents want to do traditional counseling online to cope with the emotions they may be experiencing. Other parents prefer informational support, helping them understand their transgender family member.
Whatever you prefer, you deserve competent support - from someone comfortable and experienced talking about all things gender. Having a therapist who has walked this road with others can be invaluable. Best of all, you can talk to me from the comfort of your own home.
Transgender Resources in Texas
You are not alone. There are other trans teens & adults in the state of Texas and the resources are growing. Here are some resources that can help you find support and safe havens in Texas.
A list of safe bathrooms
Gender support groups in the Dallas-Fort Worth area
Support for Teens in Austin
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), no letters needed
PFLAG (which stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) offers support and advocacy groups. You can find all of the chapters here. Some local groups:
Other Vered Counseling Services in Texas
Support for trans people & parents of transgender teenagers
As a gender affirming therapy center, Vered Counseling offers a variety of supportive sources for transgender individuals and their families. Gender identity therapist Kimberly Vered Shashoua provides online counseling services for transgender teenagers, transgender adults & teenage girls (regardless of gender identity) for individuals anywhere in Texas. She also offers these online counseling services to people in the state of North Carolina. For individuals simply needing support (versus the emotional process of counseling), Vered Counseling offers additional support to individuals & families anywhere in the 50 states! This support can be for transgender individuals navigating the unique aspects of embracing one’s true gender identity or supportive consultation for parents & family members. Contact Vered Counseling to begin any of our services!