Have you ever imagined what it might be like to look in the mirror and have the feeling your external self doesn’t match your inner self? Have you ever imagined what it might be to live like that every single day? Transgender people face this issue from the minute they realize their mind doesn’t match their bodies, and transgender therapy can be a great tool to help them find their identity.
Starting the Transitioning Process
Transitioning can be a difficult process – it involves rediscovering who you are in addition to loving and accepting your new self. A very high percentage of transgender people suffer from mental health issues, so specialized help shouldn’t be taken for granted. As sure as you might be that you want to transition, transgender reassignment surgery is a global process that should encompass not only hormone therapy but counseling, mentoring, and help with becoming acclimated to the completely different universe of the opposite sex.
Finding Support Is Important
During counseling or mentoring, you’ll be able to address issues such as your family’s support, your process of disclosure, the extent of your transition, and who you’re going to be after the process is finished. Hormone therapy is the process of blocking your “original” hormones so you can start feeding your body with the gender-desired ones. The complete transition takes at least two years to happen, and some people also choose to undergo transgender reassignment surgery to modify their bodies – removing breasts, surgically augmenting the Adam’s apple, and so on. It’s also important to find a community or a support group – other people are going through the same thing, and you can all help each other.
Transitioning is a hard path, but no one needs to cross this road alone. There are plenty of capable professionals, clinics, and support groups to help you find yourself, so don’t be afraid to come out and be who you deserve to be!