Interview with the “Pride Connections” Podcast

Interview with: Pride Connections podcast, “Chatting with a Gender Therapist,” Episode #19. Hosted by Melissa DaSilva, LICSW.

Date of release: September 11, 2017

Episode length: 31 minutes

In this episode Melissa discusses with Dara:

  • The upcoming publication of You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery, including how it can be helpful for therapists to use with their clients.
  • What pain point Dara kept in mind when writing You and Your Gender Identity.
  • How Dara balances having an online presence as a transgender/nonbinary educator along with having a private practice.
  • Why the work Dara does feels like a “calling.”
  • What is a gender therapist? As a mental health professional, when is the right time to claim you are a gender therapist?
  • What are the beginning stages like of increasing your transgender awareness as a therapist?
  • The answer to the question, “What got you to where you are today?” Including my visit to a shaman. 🙂
  • Why Melissa thinks Dara should start a podcast!
  • Who are Dara’s inspirations?
  • Dara’s role not only as a therapist, but as a “trailblazer.”
  • What advice Dara has for people who want to become change-makers.

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