Welcome Transmasculine folks!
Many of you (though not all) have lived part of your life identified as a lesbian.
For some transmen, there has never geen a real “fit” in the lesbian community.
Even so, many of you have experienced a sense of loss upon transitioning and losing your place in “women only space”. I have extensive experience working with transmen in all stages of coming out. I am versed in the nuances of gender identity, sexual identity and the politics of feminism and identity as a trans man.
Some of the issues that clients struggle with are common to cis men such as:
- Developing security in masculinity
- Body Image and Self Esteem
- Intimacy and Emotional Vulnerability
Trans guys also deal with issues such as….
Stressors associated with coming out, marginalization and discrimination within the LGBTQ community
Relationship Negotiation with partners-boundaries, sexuality and identity (loss of lesbian classification)
Heteronormativity, sexism, and internalized transphobia
Sexual Orientation exploration (questioning sexuality upon transition)
Shame, depression and anxiety associated with stigma, violence, bullying, abuse associated with transness
Making a living while being your authentic self
Powerful and well written workbook for exploring gender identity by non-binary author and therapist Dara Hoffman-Fox.
Anthology of love, sex and creative ways of being beyond the binary. Edited by Morty Diamond.
A comprehensive online magazine and resource hub for transmen and masculine of center people.