Casey's Corner May 2015

Casey’s Corner | May 2015

As May is just around the corner, I have had the fortunate opportunity to be able to express my views on KNX News Radio and on Fox Studio 11LA regarding Bruce Jenner. Each interview took place prior to his 2 hour special with Diane Sawyer. This made it more difficult to express my views because…

Does Gender Dysphoria Sound More Positive Than Gender Identity Disorder?

This question has been debated for years within the organization WPATH (World Professional Association of Transgender Health) which I have been a member of for almost 20 years. This organization is comprised of general practitioners, endocrinologists, surgeons, speech pathologists, mental health providers, educators, and parents and allies of transgender youth. It is this group that…

Bruce Jenner

What do you think about Bruce Jenner by Casey Weitzman, M.A.

I have been asked by many people lately about Bruce Jenner and what I think about his/her story. To be honest with you, I have stayed out of it. What I can tell you is that Bruce Jenner is struggling with something. If Bruce were to email or phone my office inquiring about my services,…

As 2014 comes to a close, it has been an amazing year for Gender Wellness

DECEMBER 2014 – JANUARY 2015 BLOG BY CASEY WEITZMAN

Patients have reported more acceptance from their health care providers, co-workers, family and friends. Because of organizations like the Transgender Law Center, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the World Professional Association of Transgender Health and others, being transgender is no longer a mental illness. Many more work and housing protections are now in…

The Value of Psychotherapy for the Transgender Client

BY CASEY WEITZMAN, M.A., L.M.F.T. In the last several months l have had to endure reading articles from the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other publications that have saddened and embarrassed me about the community. In fact, I have never felt that there is much of a “community.” And now that the…

What is Beautiful by Casey Weitzman, M.A.

Sometimes when I’m working late, I’ll spend time on the internet checking out new restaurants, and local events in and around Los Angeles. I can’t tell you how many restaurants I’ve tried or how many shoes, belts, coffee makers, little spoons, bowls, wine glasses or doggie bowls I’ve purchased. I’ve attended political fundraisers, gone indoor…