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Gender dysphoria is a condition where an individual believes there is a disconnect between their biological sex assigned at birth and their true gender identity. This disconnection can cause great conflict, both mentally and physically. The confusion experienced by an individual who struggles with gender dysphoria can cause an individual to have issues with confidence, self-esteem, body image, anxiety, depression, isolation, addiction, and social and communicative problems. Seeking help from a therapist who can assist in exploring self-awareness and building self-esteem is important to living a healthy and happy life.

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Sean Saltzberg


Sean Saltzberg approaches patients who struggle with gender dysphoria in a patient, understanding, and collaborative manner. He recognizes that the internal confusion and frustration associated with gender identity issues can be immense and overwhelming. Thus, he believes that the importance of therapy and gaining support to help work through the emotional and physical challenges of coping with gender dysphoria is essential to remaining true to yourself. Sean’s therapeutic approach includes a wide range of strategies and modalities which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.

Tia Cochran


Tia Cochran practices a therapeutic perspective that is focused on the client and utilizes a strengths-based approach. She believes that utilizing this approach as the cornerstone of her therapy with patients who struggle with gender dysphoria is particularly effective in teaching individuals to feel confident, willful, and mindful of themselves. Tia uses cognitive-behavioral techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness to help patients who struggle with these gender identity issues to gain the awareness needed to remain strong and confident. She creates a safe and collaborative space where her patients do not feel alone but rather supported, directed, and encouraged to be themselves.