Discussion Space for Standards of Care for Mental Health Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

Welcome. Please consider adding your thoughts here if you are transitioned or detransitioned and have thoughts about therapy that worked well or poorly for you as you were going through your transition.

Following is a brief summary of some of the points raised in the first two “open letters to therapists” published on this site.

Therapists should assess thoroughly for a history of trauma, and should evaluate young people presenting with gender dysphoria for PTSD and dissociation. Therapists should be competent in assessing and treating trauma.

Therapist should offer several different coping strategies for gender dysphoria including but not limited to transition.

Therapists should assess for internalized mysogyny, as well as internalized homophobia.