Her young clients talk openly about peer influence, saying things like Oh, Steve is really trans, but Rachel is just doing it for attention. Broadcast Television Critics Association. Twenty minutes later, we settled down on the same couch, my husband on one side of Isabel, me on the other. Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: Within the small community of clinicians who work with TGNC young people, some have a reputation for being skeptical about the value of assessments.
Some develop dysphoria around the same time they enter puberty, but their suffering is temporary.
Still, my husband and I left the room so the therapist could conduct an initial evaluation. In February, I visited one of her classes at Pacific, just outside Portland. She is tireless in her advocacy for trans kids.
I have learned a lot about gender and sexuality and am learning more every day.