Study shows benefits of couples interventions in diabetes

Partners of individuals with type 2 diabetes had greater reductions in diabetes distress, some improvements in diastolic blood pressure and greater increases in marital satisfaction at four and eight months after engaging in a couples intervention that involved behavior change calls focusing on partner collaboration, communication and support, compared with…

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Transgender Awareness Week 2018

Transgender Awareness

What is Transgender Awareness Week? It is a week long, annual celebration of the transgender community meant to raise awareness, educate allies, and commemorate those in the community who face, or have lost their lives, due to transphobic violence.  The week culminates in a Transgender Day of Awareness Service.  Transgender…

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Transgender and gender nonconforming people are not alone

The Williams Institute recently published statistics stating that 27% of California teens are gender nonconforming (December 13, 2017).  I am a gender specialist and I assist transgender adults with their transitions.  I also help gender nonconforming or non-binary individuals with identity and self-acceptance. Key findings of the study include:  27…

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LGBTQ identity

LGBTQ identity At the end of last year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issued a report stating that “conversion therapy – efforts to change an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression – is a practice that is not supported by credible evidence.  The report follows…

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