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As a queer, nonbinary mental health counselor I know how challenging, overwhelming, and confusing it can be as a gender questioning, transgender, or nonbinary person. That’s why I created the tools and resources you will find here at Conversations with a Gender Therapist. Loved ones, allies, and trans-affirming therapists are encouraged to explore the information here as well!


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The Conversations with a Gender Therapist Blog


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.

  • Why I Hate Talking on the Phone (#misgenderedagain)

    I hate talking on the phone, especially when it has to do with anything customer service related. I know I’m not alone in this, but this morning I realized my own, most recent reason, for hating it. I am ALWAYS misgendered over the phone. Over......

  • Trans-Allyship: Advice From One Cisgender Person to Another

    Last week someone I know on Facebook posted a question on my wall: “Would it be better to come up with a truly inclusive set of pronouns to respect all who don’t identify as any of the existing ones, rather than trying to call individuals......

  • “Using ‘they/them’ as a pronoun is too hard.”

    This is one of the most frequent statements I’ve heard over the last couple of years – both in my personal life as someone who uses they/them pronouns, and in my professional life as a trans/nonbinary-awareness trainer. If you’ve ever thought or said this before,......

  • Hormone Update! (A Nonbinary Elder Perspective)

    I wanted to talk to you about something I haven’t yet spoken about publicly, and I feel like you are the right audience for me to share this with first! It has to do with my HORMONE JOURNEY. My history of struggling with them since......

  • Interview with the “Mothering & Daughtering” Show

    Interview with:  Mothering & Daughtering, “Supporting Your Trans, Non-Binary or Gender Questioning Kid.” Hosted by Sil Reynolds. Date of Release: 7/25/19 Episode Length: 38 minutes From the host: What’s your relationship to your gender?
And yes, it’s different than your biological sex. If you’re not sure......

  • Interview with “Say More About That…” Podcast

    Interview with: Say More About That…, “An Important Conversation with a Transgender Competent Therapist.” Hosted by Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC. Date of Release: 7/22/19 Episode Length: 41 minutes From the host: Jeff and Dara Hoffman-Fox, a fellow therapist, talk about important issues in the transgender community. This......

  • Collab with Ash Hardell: “It’s (NOT) Just a Phase – The Experiences of Nonbinary Folks 30-70 Years of Age”

    What an honor to be a part of this video! Thanks to Ash Hardell for taking the time to create what ended up being a hugely impactful message to their audience (check out the almost 1500 comments on the video to see!). Description from Ash:......

  • Interview with “Abundant Practice Podcast”

    Interview with: Abundant Practice Podcast, “Supporting Nonbinary Folx in Session and in Life.” Hosted by Allison Puryear. Date of Release: 5/15/19 Episode Length: 25 minutes From the host: In this week’s episode, ‘Supporting Non-Binary Folx in Session and in Life‘, we discuss: Are you proficient......

  • Interview with “Unapologetically Sensitive” Podcast

    Interview with: Unapologetically Sensitive Podcast, “Conversation with a Non-Binary HSP Therapist with Dara Hoffman-Fox.” Hosted by Patricia Young, LCSW. Date of Release: 2/5/19 (Part One), 2/7/19 (Part Two) Episode Length: 62 minutes (Part One), 48 minutes (Part Two) From the host: Part One: Dara talks......