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 ‚Äúcommunity.” And now that the…

What Makes Gender

PART 1: What Makes Gender? How Science and History Collide with Evolving Ideas of Gender Identity

BY STEPHANIE HALL The social networking website Facebook recently made headlines with their announcement that they will provide the option for users to select from over 50 different gender identifiers, as well as select their preferred pronoun. This action is being heralded by the LGBT Community, while being ridiculed by others. Though laudably inclusive and…