This maybe your first stop or attempt at discovering some answers to your deepest and
inner most feelings of self.  Your IDENTITY.  Who am I?  What am I?  Why do I have
these feelings?  Are their others like me?  Or maybe you have seen some behavior in a
loved one that maybe incongruent with their outward gender appearance and you are
looking for answers to these questions.

I have walked this difficult path of self discovery.  I would not have survived if it was not
for my friends, many of whom are also on this same journey and from the help of those
who have gone before me.  But the biggest support and help I received was from my
therapist Jo Ann  Simmons Walker.  This is not a shameless plug for her but a sincere
thank you from the bottom of my heart and a note to others who are looking that this is a
very important decision you are about to make.  I needed professional help.  I saw many
therapists before I was fortunate enough to find JoAnn.

I hope through my experience and the experience from my friend who put this web site
together that we can help you find a qualified Therapist quickly and more easily than if you
had to start from scratch.

You need to be comfortable with your therapist and be comfortable enough to develop a
high level of trust.  If you do not feel this happening with in the first couple of visits you
may want to consider changing.  Follow your heart and your gut feelings. Do not be afraid
to ask questions.

Most Therapists follow the Harry Benjamin Standards Of Care.  While this is increasingly
becoming more controversial because some view this as a gate keeper technique used to
grant some and not others permission to legally change their birth sex; It's intent rather is to
protect first and foremost you! It is to protect you the client from making a possibly wrong
life altering decision and secondly to protect the practitioners in this profession from

A therapist will help you if you so desire work out other area's of your life.  I wanted to
make sure that the feelings I was having were not caused by any childhood experience or
trauma and that what I was feeling was in fact gender disphoria.

You can find much much more information on this subject through out this web-site.  
Please use it often and refer to other's if you find it useful.  If you do find it useful please let
Renee' Sasse'  or  Paris Leisure know by writing us a quick e-mail.

Thank You.


Rancho Cucamonga
Jo Ann Simmons Walker, MS
Marriage, Family & child Therapist,
9089 Baseline Road, Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga  CA  91730
(909) 980-3567
Jo Ann has extensive work with TS people.

Dr. Bill Shearer and wife, Robin
Founders of Alternative Group Inc.
1902 Orange Tree Lane Suite 150,
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 798-4668
Groups web site:

an Bernardino
Christine Smith - Therapist,
Kaiser Mental Health
325 W. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA  92508
(909) 386-5500

Jasvinder Kaur - Psychiatrist
Kaiser Mental Health
325 W. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA  92508
(909) 386-5500

Lynn L. Nickens, MSW, LCSW LCS 18158
1264 S. Waterman Avenue, Suite 54,
San Bernardino, CA 92408,
(909) 890-9520

Los Angeles
Cindie Henrie
(323) 829-3548
Experience with transgender clients,
Online sessions via a webcam.

Alexander Yoo, M.A.
6310 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 773-3484

West Hollywood
Maddie Deutsch, MD
8350 Santa Monica Blvd.  Suite 104
West Hollywood, CA 90069

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