Transgender Diversity

Transgender Diversity November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.  Before that day comes, I would like to show respect to my friends and clients who are transgender or gender fluid by thanking all of them for being alive.  Perhaps I celebrate Transgender Day of Awareness on multiple days.  I also…

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Biological nature of gender identity

Literature review shows a biological nature of gender identity. Gender identity is a fundamental human attribute that has a profound impact on personal well-being. Transgender individuals are those whose lived and identified gender identity differs from their natal sex. Various etiologies for transgender identity have been proposed, but misconceptions that…

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Same-Sex Couples and FMLA

Same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado According to The Williams Institute: A new rule amending the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will impact same-sex couples. Changing the definition of “spouse” extends family and medical leave rights to all eligible workers in same-sex marriages. The U.S. Department of Labor announced…

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Depression and the holidays

Do you feel down during the holidays?  You’re not alone.  Depression and the holidays often go hand-in-hand.  The darkness can be a factor.  Dealing with family can be a big factor. Formalities and disappointments may be a drain.  There can be a combination of factors.  If support is needed to…

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Victims of Rape and PTSD

While the following story is about rape and suicide in El Salvador, similar events occur here every day.  If you work with the Denver Center for Crime Victims, please contact me to receive therapy. SAN SALVADOR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – El Salvador’s ban on abortion is driving hundreds of girls…

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