Remember that all aspects of your identity are important and as far as possible, try to find resources, community, and stories that speak to your experience. Here are some people who might be able to help:
#1 – Find a Trusted & Supportive Adult
Are there any adults you know who are transgender or trans-friendly? This could be a family member, doctor, teacher, school counselor, coach, therapist, religious or spiritual mentor, or one of your friend’s parents.
To find a therapist who can understand what you are going through, look to see if you live in a city that has a LGBTQIA+Q+ health center nearby. You can contact them to see if they have a therapist on staff, or to see if they have a therapist they can refer you to. If there is a community center for LGBTQIA+Q+ youth in your area, they may also have a list of LGBTQIA+Q+ friendly therapists, support groups, or counselors. The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association maintains a list of LGBTQIA+Q+ friendly providers as well. They2ze is a mobile app designed to help trans and questioning youth to find informed and inclusive doctors and therapists.