Online Gender Therapy & Identity Counselling
Gender Therapy: Your Mental Health Concerns
Alberta Mental Health offers mental health support through online therapy with gender identity therapists.
Many who identify within the LGBTQ2S+ community continue to face condemnation, intolerance, prejudice, micro-aggressions and lack of acceptance and equality. Identifying within the LGBTQ2S+ community can still have grave impacts and dire consequences. Even within the LGBTQ2S+ communities there can continue to be
discrimination and isolation. Counselling can be a space of support to help individuals process their sexuality, gender identity, impacts of homophobia or gender phobia and how this has affected their sense of self-worth, identity, and confidence. Speaking regularly with an online gender therapist can help to verbalize these feelings, find answers to your gender questions, and empower you in your unique gender expression.
Alberta Mental Health offers online counselling for identity and gender issues to all Alberta residents.
How can Counselling Support members of the LGBTQ2S+ Community?:
Online Counselling is a Place To:
Support people working through trauma related to social attitudes and
discrimination experienced in relation to gender identity.
Develop a stronger sense of self-worth, confidence and sense of identity.
Support you through navigating what it would look like to express your gender diversity, consider the risks and benefits of openly living according to your identified gender.
Learning to set boundaries in areas of your life where you may be feeling uncomfortable.
Exploring Gender and Identity Is A Part of Mental Health Care
Sometimes, having a safe space to talk can make all the difference. Unlike support groups, individual sessions with a gender therapist are entirely focused on you and exploring your unique situation. Together with the right therapist, you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, how you want to express gender, and achieve a better sense of overall well being. Many individuals in therapy for gender identity find it helpful speak with mental health professionals.
What is Gender Identity
Gender Identity is one aspect of how you define yourself. Your gender is not all that you are, but being able to understand how you perceive yourself- whether you relate to your biological sex or a non cisgender identity - that knowledge can build towards a sense of pride, confidence, and direction in your daily life. Gender issues are not so correctly labelled as "issues." Individuals who come to therapy for gender identity are often on a journey of self-discovery, and their time with a gender therapist is explorative, informative, and gender affirming.
What To Expect From A Gender Therapist
Working with a gender therapist through Alberta Mental Health is a positive experience. Whether you feel you may be suffering from a diagnosable mental illness or you are looking to explore questions you may have about your gender identity, coping mechanisms, depression, or anxiety- this is a judgement free space to do so. Receiving adequate support as you discover more about who. you are is critical to having a healthy relationship with yourself and those around you. Our mental health professionals will help you to identify your needs and teach you effective ways of communicating them to friends and family. When you are going through a rough period in life, therapists can assist you in building healthy coping mechanisms. This is a place for gender questioning individuals to ask questions, share fears and desires, and embark on a very personal journey from your own home.