We are fortunate to live in a time where a lot of previous misconceptions and intolerances related to gender identity are melting away. However, they’re not completely gone, and those going through this life transition still face many hurdles both during and after transition. This can take a mental and emotional toll on anyone. Life transition therapy is designed to support and guide you through this time.
Through compassion and understanding, a therapist facilitates your own ability to face challenges and navigate this experience.
GIA Miami is a five-star, luxury mental wellness center conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard. We apply modern science and state-of-the-art therapy techniques to support those transitioning.
What Is Life Transition Therapy?
First of all, we understand that gender confirmation is a whole life transition. Naturally, the cisgender people in your life may want to focus on the surgery. But transitioning really impacts every aspect of your life, including but not limited to:
- Family relationships
- Changing legal documents
- Changing your full- or part-time social presentation (wardrobe, hairstyle, body contour techniques)
- Undergoing medical transition (hormones, speech therapy, permanently addressing body hair, various confirmation surgeries)
- “Coming out” to a spouse, parents, kids, boss, etc.
- Making decisions about fertility preservation (storing eggs or sperm for future use)
- Mental and emotional health
Life transition therapy is a specialized form of non-judgmental, compassionate, and supportive counseling.
It’s led by a therapist (or therapists) who may be a knowledgeable ally or someone who has transitioned themselves.
Either way, they’ve specialized in transition care. Through their guidance, you can arrive at constructive and practical solutions. You can overcome obstacles and manage your transition on your own terms.
At GIA Miami, we’re committed to facilitating your successful transition.
Why Do We Recommend This Therapy?
Transitioning is a very individual, personal, and often private experience. This is a time of self-exploration, personal growth, and embracing who you are, and we celebrate this with you.
However, for many, it can also be a time of challenges with self-acceptance, self-love, and self-esteem. We hope you’ll show yourself the same compassion you would show anyone you love. Developing a plan can give you the confidence you need to do this. You’ll remember who you are and why this transition is the right thing for you, assuming you’ve come to that conclusion.
You may also experience a roller coaster of emotions and self-doubt. Some days may be better than others as you navigate your new life. So it would help if you had someone to talk to about these feelings, someone who can encourage personal growth. Specific, science-based therapy techniques can facilitate this.
Finally, your surgeon might require you to attend therapy sessions before the procedure. They understand that this transition is much more than just a medical procedure. For that reason, you need support.
How GIA Miami Does Life Transition Therapy
We apply diagnostic procedures to fully customize your experience at GIA Miami. Our open and inviting 45,000 sq. ft. space is filled with classrooms, private therapy rooms, a yoga room, massage, acupuncture rooms, and a health-conscious cafeteria. We have personal trainers and nutrition experts on staff to attend to your physical wellness as well. We can even arrange discounted accommodations at the Hilton Miami Downtown if you need a place to stay.
GIA applies a holistic approach to mental wellness. We offer individualized solutions, such as:
- Comprehensive psychological assessment
- Mental wellness therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Stress management
- Family therapy
- Addiction services