There is a psychological burden to transitioning that comes in many forms and every transgender person experiences it differently. This page touches on the multifaceted psychological aspects of transitioning, but does not provide advice that can only come from a licensed practitioner. We have resources that we can offer to help those in need to get in touch with licensed professionals that are willing to help.
A short list of the different psychological factors:
- Gender Identity Disorder
- Body Dysphoria
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Personal Issues Transitioning
- Social Issues Transitioning
- Family Issues Transitioning
- Transition Documentation Requirements
- Hormone Replacement Therapy Requirements
- Surgery Requirements
The beginning of a person’s transition can equally come in many forms. It could start when they accept themselves or when they express outwardly to someone else their desire to transition. If we put all the personal beginnings aside and just consider the point if and when a transgender person decides to undergo hormone replacement therapy, gender surgery, or documentation changes, the first step will be to seek out a qualified psychologist. It’s the catch-22 about transitioning, no medical practitioner will treat a transgender person without a letter from a psychologist. Further, all documentation changes require a letter from a licensed medical practitioner.