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Therapist Guide: First Impressions Checklist

Therapist Guide: First Impressions Checklist

The first time you meet with a new therapist, it may be helpful to keep track of your first impressions. Putting these "gut feelings" about a new provider into words can help with decision making about whether or not you would like to continue to see this therapist in...

Therapist Guide: At the Therapist’s Office

Therapist Guide: At the Therapist’s Office

Many people wonder what it's like to visit a therapist's office for the first time. What can you expect when you first meet with a therapist? This video describes what a typical first visit with a therapist might look like, although every therapist is different and...

Therapist Guide: Alternatives to Therapy

Therapist Guide: Alternatives to Therapy

Therapy is one of many options people might use to heal from trauma. Often, survivors chose using other strategies in addition to therapy. This video includes many strategies people might choose to support healing. To learn more, visit forge.tips/therapist-guide

Dismantling the Trigger

Dismantling the Trigger

CW: Suicide Editor’s note:  This blog post will likely be painful to read, since it discusses trans suicide and its aftermath. We encourage people to read it, however, because we want to introduce people to a really powerful tool for dealing with traumatic memories....

When the phone weighs a million pounds

When the phone weighs a million pounds

Answering when friends call/text can be hard, even when you want to. Sometimes bodyminds swear it'll take too many spoons, or you aren't worth it, or you're too symptomatic and boring. Here are some of my hacks: Letting go of the lie that it's been too long to...

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FORGE has worked closely with the researchers of this study on relationships with staff from UW-Milwaukee and the University of Tennesee-Knoxville. Participating in trans-informed research, with trans-people helping shape the project, helps our community thrive and become healthier. You can earn money by participating. Take the pre-screen to see if you meet the study parameters: forge.tips/3xM66dc

[Image: A photo of two trans people with short curly hair hugging. Text: “Research study on relationship experiences of trans and non-binary individuals. Looking for individuals who: are between the ages of 18-58, drink alcohol, and are currently in an intimate/romantic relationship. Earn up to $250! tinyurl.com/UWMrelationshipstudy, relationship-study@uwm.edu, (414)-395-0797.” FORGE logo.]
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FORGE has worked closely with the researchers of this study on relationships with staff from UW-Milwaukee and the University of Tennesee-Knoxville. Participating in trans-informed research, with trans-people helping shape the project, helps our community thrive and become healthier. You can earn money by participating. Take the pre-screen to see if you meet the study parameters: https://forge.tips/3xM66dc

[Image: A photo of two trans people with short curly hair hugging. Text: “Research study on relationship experiences of trans and non-binary individuals. Looking for individuals who: are between the ages of 18-58, drink alcohol, and are currently in an intimate/romantic relationship. Earn up to $250! tinyurl.com/UWMrelationshipstudy, relationship-study@uwm.edu, (414)-395-0797.” FORGE logo.]