Utah Ketamine Authority

Ketamine and Gender Identity

Ketamine and Treatment of Gender Identity Issues

Gender identity issues, also known as gender dysphoria, describes a person’s thoughts and feelings that their birth assigned gender does not align with their desired gender. An individual with gender identity issues may feel severe distress, anxiety, and depression when society regards them differently than how they feel physically and mentally.

Therapy for Gender Identity issues focuses on exploring gender identity and finding the gender role that feels comfortable for the client. Gender Identity issues may also be intertwined with other mental health concerns. Therapy may not be limited to the individual, but may also include family members. Loved ones can be both a source of support and conflict, however, including them in treatment can help them understand, gain coping skills, and improve communication.With support from our counselors trained in Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); clients can explore themselves in a safe, judgment free space and focus on building the best things in life.