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The Conversations with a Gender Therapist Blog

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Here you’ll find articles, videos, and interviews from Dara . There are also plenty of guest blog posts, ensuring you’ll enjoy a wide spectrum of insight and advice around the transgender and nonbinary experience.

  • “How Can I Come Out to My Friends & Family?” by Ariel Williams

    Guest Post by Ariel Williams This article originally appeared on Quora Answer to: How can I come out to my friends and family? by Ariel Williams Reprinted with permission from the author Question: How to come out trans? This is a difficult question to cover......

  • Interview with “Multiamory” Podcast

    Interview with: “Mulitamory” Podcast, “Conversations with a Gender Therapist,” Episode 28. Hosted by Dedeker Winston, Jase Lindgren, and Emily Matlack. Date of Release: July 21, 2015 Episode Length: 70 minutes From the host: The media is buzzing about Caitlyn Jenner, bringing much more visibility and......

  • “What Should I Say When I First Contact a Therapist?” (Gender Therapist Q&A)

    Maybe you are gender questioning, or you’re ready to transition, or you are trans and just need someone to talk to. Whatever your reason, taking the step to first contact a therapist can be intimidating and overwhelming. Don’t worry, I simplify the process for you......

  • Post Surgery Reflections: 4-Week Anniversary Update! (My Nonbinary Update)

    This is Part Four in my “Post-Surgery Reflections” series, where I discuss having undergone a trans-affirming surgery from the perspective of a nonbinary gender therapist. In “4-Week Anniversary“ I share: – What felt better during week 3 and what still felt…uncomfortable. – What I finally......

  • Post-Surgery Reflections: Caregiver Duties & Partner Support (My Nonbinary Update)

    This is Part Three in my “Post-Surgery Reflections” series, where I discuss having undergone a gender-affirming surgery from the perspective of a nonbinary gender therapist. In “Caregiver Duties & Partner Support” I share: – Updates on how my physical recovery is going & search for......

  • Post-Surgery Reflections: Yay for Gender Dysphoria Reduction! (My Nonbinary Update)

    This is Part Two in my “Post-Surgery Reflections” series, where I discuss having undergone a trans-affirming surgery from the perspective of a nonbinary gender therapist. In “Yay for Gender Dysphoria Reduction!” I share: – Discussing what is gender dysphoria. – How long it’s been since......

  • Post-Surgery Reflections: Procedure & Recovery (My Nonbinary Update)

    This is Part One in my “Post-Surgery Reflections” series, where I discuss having undergone a trans-affirming surgery from the perspective of a nonbinary gender therapist. In “Procedure & Recovery” I share: – What surgery was performed and why I had it done – What steps......

  • Why Am I Getting a Reduction Mammoplasty? (My Nonbinary Update)

    My reduction mammoplasty is coming up in less than two weeks! I thought I’d take this opportunity to answer a few questions ya’ll have been asking me about why I’m getting the surgery. I also share more about what I’ve been doing to best prepare......

  • Tools & Tips for Trans-Positive Collaboration Between Therapists & Clients

    What an honor to be invited by Micah to participate in the “Patients & Providers” series on the genderqueer.me blog! In this video I discuss how both patients and providers can work together by utilizing the newly released edition of YOU AND YOUR GENDER IDENTITY:......

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