Are You Struggling With Gender Identity?

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If someone questions their gender identity, they may experience stigma from their peers and society around them, body dysmorphia, anxiety, or other mental health concerns. Gender identity is different than anatomical sex. Anatomical sex has to do with the biology a person is born with — genitals, chromosomes, and hormones. Gender identity is someone’s sense of who they are — man, woman, non-binary, or something else entirely.

Therapy for gender identity concerns involves validating any questions the person has. It’s difficult to question gender identity in a world structured in a gender binary system, where usually only “man” and “woman” are accepted.

Available Treatment Options

Therapist interventions involve an empathetic, safe space for people to explore themselves, develop social and community supports, work to discover self-esteem and a sense of identity, address identity concerns, and create positive ways to cope with the stress and emotions that arise.

Therapists Who Specialize in Helping Those Who Struggle With Gender Identity

None of us becomes who we are in isolation. We'll work together in a safe and collaborative environment to set and follow the trajectory toward your own definition of success. I have experience with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and trauma. A specialty of my practice is working with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and their families.

Christy Phelps, LPC



I am a licensed professional counselor with 17 years of experience. Way back then, I believe I was born curious. At any given time, I find myself pondering the 'why' of something. This curiosity led me to want to understand why people do the things they do and why they think the things they think. It guided me to a career I love: being a therapist. I understand that the problems you bring to m...

Wisdom Within Counseling PLLC


North Carolina

My name is Laura Fisher-Caudill (she/her), and as a trauma therapist and human, I am excited to get to know you. As a highly sensitive, empathetic person with big emotions, I love helping other empathetic humans heal from past trauma.