[–] catspyjamas1 3 points (+3|-0)

I'm shocked by how short this is - it took way more paper work to change my power provider. A few sentences to get an elective amputation for a child, several pages to get power from another provider.

[–] labryswielder 4 points (+4|-0)

I find the way that young lesbians are being treated so disturbing. I know if I was the same age now I'd be being shuttled down the trans trail when in reality I was just unbelievably pissed at how women are treated and that I had somehow over night gone from being a valid human to a pre woman who was to be ignored and asked about babies.

[–] GreenEggsNMaam 2 points (+2|-0) Edited

I hate that her two reddit posts are 10 months old w no more recent activity... I hope she's OK given the first post sounds very dire and resigned about how she can't reverse some of her decisions so why bother living. Hoping she got the help she needs.

[–] [Deleted] 5 points (+5|-0)

"Both parents see the anguish they experience wit hteh thought of living or being perceived as female"


[–] bornwithovaries 8 points (+8|-0)

I got really, really lucky with the therapist my daughter wound up with. Kid thinks she's "non-binary" and dude-leaning, but the therapist is not pushing any of that at all, rather she's addressing kiddo's anxiety and depression issues. That's exactly right.

[–] Spinderella 5 points (+5|-0)

I hope you don't mind the question. How do you know that? Are parents in the therapy session with the kids?

[–] IronicWolf 7 points (+7|-0)

In what way does blanket affirmation allow you to ‘explore’ your identity? Exploring would mean looking at different options, viewing the situation from various perspectives and overall taking a critical but sensitive and empathetic view. If you’re only allowed one path that’s not exploration.

[–] RawSienna 5 points (+5|-0)

Shhhh. Don’t say it too loud. The common-sense annihilators can only survive on lies.

This ‘therapist’ is a sick fuck.

[–] hmimperialtortie 8 points (+10|-2)

The only surgery needed is a saw applied to the penises of child abusers.

[–] finn-again 10 points (+10|-0)

He came to therapy to express his gender identity and expression, facilitate a coming out process and recently has requested an assessment for masculinizing interveniutons.

Yeah! A "he" as if always a "he," as if born a "he." Or therapist as rubber stamp. The whole "process" is finished before it starts, and it started with the very "maculinizing interventions" she wishes to have done to her on the very day she was born.

[–] yesisaiditxx 26 points (+26|-0)

That sounds like a stock letter used after X amount of time in therapy a TRA therapist plans to send out to everyone who asks for it.

[–] worried19 [OP] 9 points (+9|-0)

Most likely. I have never heard of one of these therapists turning a minor down.

[–] NewMa 13 points (+13|-0)

Well that'd be gatekeeping and we'd have to murder the therapists' cats right? Isn't that the wackadoo crap the tras on twitter would say?

[–] worried19 [OP] 30 points (+30|-0)

I began binding and came out as non-binary at 12 and decided I was trans a couple months before scheduling my first appointment with her (age 14). I began experiencing gender dysphoria at age 5 which worsened during puberty. Despite that however, I did have a history of abuse (which started around age 5 and worsened during puberty) that the therapist was aware of. She disregarded it completely, and lied about it later on in the letter, as well as lying about my history of self-harm and an eating disorder. I had been seeing her for 8 months when she wrote this letter. I still struggle with gender dysphoria, but now I am trying to cope with it in a healthy way, accepting the fact that I will never be male. I believe that my dysphoria is due to the sexual, physical, and mental abuse that I suffered.


[–] boudica 16 points (+17|-1)

Her story is so incredibly sad, and scary for what it means in relation to mental health practices. Many GC folks have suspected that these so-called therapists are waving away actual issues in order to champion their trans pet project. And so very many stories like this one have come out to confirm those suspicions. It's a whole new way for "therapists" to get lazy about actually trying to fix the problem, just like pills and other treatments have been too easily handed out in past decades as a quick-fix. Or, even more insidiously, they could be purposefully creating lifelong patients by knowing that "gender therapy" will not solve the patients' actual problems. Either option is very grim.