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Heart & Soul LGBTQ Services

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At Heart & Soul Counseling, we work hard to prevent and address discrimination of anyone who may be different. Diversity in other societies and species is often seen as special, so we see our services and clients who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender as special. We offer individual and couple’s therapy for the LGBT community. We also offer pride workshops and panels, as well as psycho-education to communities who may be ignorant about the special individuals in our society. We are proud, we celebrate each person's uniqueness, and hope to help eradicate discrimination, hate and oppression.

Gender Therapy

For Transgender individuals seeking therapy, it is crucial that the therapist have experience with gender conditions, and the Transition process. Much harm has been done in the past by ill-informed therapists, or ones with a social, sexual, or religious bias against transsexual people. It has been conclusively established that gender dysphoria cannot be alleviated by behavior modification techniques or "reparative therapy." For many people, facing gender identity issues for the first time can evoke feelings of shame, embarrassment, low self esteem, and fear. With proper therapy, these feelings can be mitigated. Individuals seeking transition need guidance in preparing for the social, financial, physical and emotional struggles they will face throughout the transition process. Our goal is to help people make a successful transition resulting in resolution of their inner conflict, and successful integration into society.

We are members of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health.) In concert with therapy, as per the WPATH Standards of Care, we can provide hormone and surgical referral letters, carry letters, DMV letters and letters for name and sex marker change on public documents.

Transgender Health Care Resources

LGBTQ Care at Montefiore
Montefiore has a history of doing more for the Bronx's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community and providing leading-edge LGBTQ care in our hospitals, community health centers and specialty clinics. We strive to create safe and welcoming spaces for our LGBTQ patients, so if you are looking for a doctor or a medical home, the following Montefiore programs offer excellent LGBTQ care.

Northwell Health Trans Care Initiative
Providing primary care, psychiatric therapy, endocrinology/hormone therapy, and a variety of surgical services.
Contact: Devon Zappasodi - Trans Health Navigator

Hormone Replacement Therapy
North Suffolk Endocrinology

Plastic Surgery
Adam D. Perry, MD
250 East Main St., 1st Fl.
(631) 390-7100

Primary Care
Katherine Rowan, MD
Internal Medicine
32 East Main St.
(631) 969-9600

Transgender Surgeons
Beth A. Drzewiecki, MD
3400 Bainbridge Ave, Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 920-8888

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