We, at Different Like Me, understand that it can be challenging when individuals are questioning their gender or sexual identity. We also know that those who have come to a level of acceptance also are met with many personal, familial and environmental challenges. Many people feel all alone and like they don’t have anyone who understands what they are experiencing.
We provide a welcoming environment offering both in person and online therapy which allows individuals to engage in a therapeutic process where they will be heard and accepted. Working with a skilled therapist, you will be able to express yourself, gain insight, formulate goals and create an emotionally healthier you.
How do I tell my family?
What if they don’t accept me?
Do I really feel this way or is it something else, how can I be sure?
How do I get approved for hormones or surgery?
How do I manage work related challenges?
Talking to family and friends can be very challenging, they may have difficulty accepting you. We work with you and your family to gain insight, a better perspective on each other’s feelings, develop coping skills to find a “new” and healthier manner in communicating and supporting one another.
We offer group therapy, Please call our use our contact page to inquire about our current group schedule.
Hormone, Surgery, Work, Name Change Letters
Those who are considering transitioning may choose to work with a therapist in order to obtain approval for surgery or hormone therapy. You may also want to change your name or be accepted at work which may require professional documentation as well.
Telephone and Online appointments are available.
''When I first spoke to Alyse on the phone I was in crisis, I didn’t know where to turn for help. I was in a toxic relationship which was not only affecting me, but my children as well. Alyse and her team of therapists worked with us as a family unit and individually as well, and am happy to say that we are all thriving. Alyse helped me to gain insight into how my challenges impacted not only me, but my children as well. Her team, in working with us individually and as a family, utilized different types of therapy to help us grow, develop healthier coping skills and take healthier steps in developing more functional behavior changes and manage life better.''
''I can’t say enough about Alyse and her team. When I first contacted Different Like Me, I felt STUCK and didn’t know how to move forward in my life. I knew that I needed to make changes but couldn’t get out of my own way. I was feeling disorganized and not knowing where to start. Alyse and her team helped me to understand where my challenges were stemming from and what was holding me back. I realized it was me and not “bad luck”, I was sabotaging my own success. I am happy to say that because of Alyse and her team, I have left my job and am now very successful in my new business. I am no longer afraid of life and my potential. Thank you Alyse!''
''In relationship after relationship I always thought that it was someone else that was causing me pain and distress. In working with Alyse and her team, I came to identify my role in the challenges I was facing and the decisions I was making. Alyse helped me to learn how to take responsibility for my life and my decisions, gain Insight and for the first time in my life, feel that I was in control.''
''When my husband was diagnosed with dementia, I felt like my life was falling apart. All of our plans and dreams for a happy retirement had changed. I was feeling angry and disappointed all of the time which then led to me feeling guilty. When my husband forgot something, I would try to make him remember which only led to both of us feeling frustrated. Alyse and her team helped me to understand that my feelings were normal and taught me about the disease process from a relationship standpoint. She understood the loss I was experiencing on a daily basis. She helped me to work through my denial and learn new ways of responding to my husband which did not create frustration or anger but rather love and acceptance. I never thought I could actually feel happy again but I do. She also provided me with appropriate community resources I could utilize as my husband’s disease progressed.''