For kids and teens exploring gender identity issues, the goals of psychotherapy are to find ways to maximize overall psychological well-being, quality of life, and self-fulfillment and relieve distress.
Psychotherapy is not aimed at altering a child’s or teen’s gender identity. Instead, psychotherapy helps a child or teen explore various aspects of their gender identity.
The aim of psychotherapy is to find satisfying and enlivening ways to express gender identity. The goal of psychotherapy is to find success and fulfillment in a child or teen’s sense of self and their functioning at home and school.