One of the single most important steps a transgender person can do is to seek out the help of a qualified therapist to help them work through their feelings. For me, this was absolutely true.
It’s important to have an advocate, adviser, and support system, and the right therapist can help that. Whether you consider yourself a crossdresser, or feel that surgery is inevitable in your future – please consider therapy as the best place to start your journey. It’s also important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. There’s a lot of good information about finding the right therapist on the internet as well.
I would always recommend getting first hand recommendations from other crossdressers, transgender, or transsexual individuals in your community. But here are some therapists that I have either worked with myself, or come recommended to me by others.
Katherine Rachlin, Ph.D.
49 West 24 ST. 9th FL
New York, NY 10010
Lisa Adriance, Ph.D.
3525 Colby Ave, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
Stacey Prince, Ph.D.
Associates in Behavioral Health, P.L.L.C
818 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
If you know of someone who should be included on this list, please contact me. Please be prepared to provide additional information about the therapist you are recommending.