Gender Identity Issues

Gender Identity Disorder is defined by a persistent feeling of identification with the opposite gender and significant discomfort with one’s own assigned sex. Individuals with gender identity disorder often wish to live their lives as members of the opposite sex and often dress and use mannerisms associated with the opposite sex. Some individuals with gender identity disorder chose to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Identity issues can be very difficult to deal with not only for the individual but for their families and friends. In addition, the social implications tend to contribute to additional difficulty coping and adjusting, especially in adolescence. Our goal at Equilibria Kids is to help individuals with Gender Identity Disorder explore their feelings in a healthy, safe and comfortable environment, while working to explore their options.

Schedule An Appointment

If you would like to meet or talk with one of our child psychologists or therapists in Philadelphia about our services for gender identity, please call us at (267) 861-3685, option 1. Or fill out our secure online form.