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What are some typical gender concerns?
Most people identify with their biological sex and corresponding psychological gender. They were born and raised as a boy or girl and grow up to do both "male" activities and "female" activities without much difficulty. We all wonder from time to time about our gender and how it affects us, but it is not a source of difficulty. We usually just accept that from time to time we may act or feel like the other gender.
Some people have real, longstanding questions and concerns about their "male" and "female" characteristics. Some men feel feminine, some women feel masculine, some people feel like they are both male and female, and some neither. Sometimes these feelings and questions arise at an early age. These feelings and questions can lead to negative social consequences, discomfort, and secrecy.
People ranging in age from young children to teens to young and older adults express concerns about gender. What can be done?
Psychotherapy to help clarify the nature and extent of the gender concerns is often appropriate. Questions about how to live, incorporate, and resolve gender concerns can be addressed successfully.
Currently, I am accepting new patients for evaluations and short-term psychotherapy.