Transgender Road Map Consultation
Transgender Support - Not Counseling
You know you’re trans, but you still have questions. You want support, but you don’t need “counseling” or a “diagnosis.” If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place!
Many trans people do not necessarily need gender therapy. They’ve embraced what hey are and ready to live as their authentic self. However, most trans teens and adults still benefit from help figuring out the next steps in their social and physical transition.
As an experienced gender therapist, I’ve watched many trans teens, adults & families walk this journey. I am here to provide that support and help you think through the issues that are unique to you as a transgender person.
This need for support is why I created the Transgender Road Map service. We get into specifics about transition, but without “all of the emotional stuff.” I’m here to provide a safe space as you map out your own journey of self discovery. Living as your true gender identity can be thrilling! Let’s figure out how to get you there!
What will we talk about?
This gender consultation is wide-ranging. What we discuss will be based on whatever issues you would bring up.
I can share some common questions transgender people have as they begin or go through transition, but everyone is unique.
Support for transgender teens and adults looks different for each person. You know your life best.
Some of the topics potentially covered include:
How can I explain dysphoria to my friends and family?
What kind of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) would be right for me?
What kind of surgeries might I be interested in?
How do I qualify for those surgeries?
How would I go about paying for those surgeries?
What should I look for in a surgeon and what are some red flags?
Are there any items that could currently help me with my day-to-day dysphoria?
Where can I find clothes that fit and look good (or at least don’t exacerbate my dysphoria)?
How do I get my name and gender markers changed on official documents?
Many people find a great deal of relief from being able to sit down with a third party and walk away with a plan. Many trans individuals get frustrated after talking to helping professionals who just don’t have specialized knowledge.
You want to talk to someone who has knowledge about HRT, changing name and gender markers, finding flattering clothing or navigating college systems. Not every professional has this knowledge. As counselor who specializes in helping trans individuals, parents & families, I’ve helped many people with these issues.
While the social and medical landscape for transgender people is always shifting, I never want to make a trans person feel like they have to know more than the person they’ve asked for help.
Who is the transgender road map for?
Since this is an informational consultation - not therapy - this service is not limited by place! Anyone who wants to talk can book a consultation.
You can purchase one consultation session ($175) or three sessions ($525). Take the next step of asking for support on your journey as a trans individual by completing the form below!
Letters for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS)
If you’re interested in getting a letter for HRT or an evaluation for SRS, you can arrange a therapeutic evaluation. Since letters require use of therapeutic skills, HRT letters and SRS letters are only available to individuals living in Texas or North Carolina.
Additional Support for Transgender People & Parents, Friends & Families
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 counseling services for transgender teenagers, transgender adults & teenage girls (regardless of gender identity). She also offers gender affirming counseling online in Texas and 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!