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Therapist Questions


Mattie Anne

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Ok, going to jump right in with the questions. I have been seeing a therapist since June. My therapist is not a "gender therapist", and has not worked with a transgender person before, but I like her, and I've made a lot of progress with her, accepting and becoming my true self. I have been open about my gender identity since day one. The only down side is that neither one of us really understands the transition process. My question is, does this raise any red flags for anyone? Specifically, my understanding is that two letters have to be written by therapists prior to surgery. Do the therapists need specific qualifications? Do they have to be "gender therapists"? Should I be looking for someone else? Should I start looking for a second therapist now for the second letter? I am interested in HRT and I have an appointment on the 21st with an endocrinologist. Will the doctor need to talk to my therapist or require a letter from her?

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