How to start transitioning in quarentine?
Last Updated: 07/01/2020 at 1:33am
Melissa Strauss, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am client focused and believe everyone has a strength. I feel confident in seeing clients with generalized and social anxiety, depression and relational goals.
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Do some google searches for transgender support groups or services in your local area. This may involve a bit of sleuthing and, if you live in a remote area like I do, you may have to look to larger surrounding cities. But that's a good place to start. Don't be afraid to reach out, people in groups like these are almost always very eager to help people in your position. If you can't find a trans specific group, most general LGBTQ+ organizations are still decent with trans issues and have some sort of help they can offer. If you are in America, try psychologytoday.com. You can search for therapists near you by issue, including LGBTQ+. Be warned that not all therapists who advertise themselves as LGBT friendly are actually knowledgeable or helpful on trans issues. In my experience, it is pretty hit or miss with them actually being knowledgeable, but most of them are still well-meaning. Some are not though. You may want to ask them specifically if they have experience with or knowledge about trans patients. I don't know how "far" into the process you are, but usually you are required to attend a certain amount of therapy before you are allowed to proceed with acquiring hormones or any procedures, if that's what you are wanting to eventually do (But know that isn't a requirement by any means - it is all about what you want and are comfortable with!) This varies state by state, I believe. Outside of that, I feel there is a state of mind component that may help you if you can work on it. Regardless where you are in your transition, you are legitimately how you feel. Who you are is real, and okay, and you aren't any less of a person for it. I am a trans man who has been on testosterone for roughly seven years now. I am no more a man now than I was all those years ago. Society's vision of who you are, isn't who you are. You know yourself better than them. Best of luck, feel free to message me if there is anything else I can help with.
Hey there! I’m so proud of you for finding the courage to transition now! I don’t know what you want to transition into, so I’ll provide a few tips and tricks to make you look more masculine or feminine; whichever you prefer. Tips to look more masculine: - get a haircut - wear more masculine clothes, such as shorts - work on walking confidently- don’t look down and go with meaning. Work to not sway your hips. - order a binder, if possible Tips to look more feminine: - grow out your hair - wear skirts, dresses, or (possibly filled/stuffed) bras - try wearing makeup If you want to transition to become more neutral, I recommend working to strike a balance between the two. There are also a number of foods that are high in either testosterone or estrogen that you could eat to help. I hope this list was at least somewhat helpful to you, but, no matter how you wish to present, know that you’re still valid ❤️
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