All transgender people, including both binary and nonbinary individuals, can experience significant stress moving through a world that treats being cisgender as the norm and lacks understanding about what it means to be trans. Having other people to talk to can make a big difference in your ability to cope.
For some, living our true identity starts later in life. This group will focus on the unique concerns and issues for those who are or have transitioned. All group sessions are ran by licensed professional counselors who specialize in serving the LGBT+ community.
What Does It Mean to be Transgender?
Individuals whose gender identity is different from the one they were assigned at birth are transgender. Those whose gender identify is the same gender assigned at brith are referred to as cisgender. Gender identity is a person’s internal sense of themself as male, female, or a different gender.
How a Transgender Support Group Can Help You.
Support groups offer individuals a chance to connect with those who have similar life experiences and discuss the challenges they face. It can be helpful to talk to people who will understand those unique parts of your life without needing an explanation.
Transgender groups can also help you feel less alone whether its serving as a resource in a time of crisis or a place to find a sympathetic ear when you’re down. Being a part of a support group can also help you discover new ways to cope with problems, large or small.
Everyone has different experiences, knowledge, and skills. A support group can give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment by allowing you a chance to help and support others with your unique perspective.