"I can help you identify safe ways to 'come out' to your family and friends. I can provide a safe space for you to be who you are. I can help you with your gender transitioning. I can give you information on safe and easy ways to transition with or without surgery."
Zenaida Ortega, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
*Languages Spoken: Spanish and ASL
Adults, Older Adults
A few of the things I can help with:
Difficulties experienced by the LGBTQ community
Managing and working through PTSD
Substance Abuse related struggles
Resolving feelings of unhappiness
Cross-gender hormone therapy (estrogen and testosterone)
Gender affirming surgical procedures expectations
I specialize in working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Gender non-binary individuals over the age of 21. Gender transition related services, including referrals for cross-gender hormone therapy (testosterone and estrogen) and gender affirming surgeries (ex. top surgery, gender confirmation surgery/button surgery, facial feminization surgery, laser and electrolysis ). Interventions with this population focus on promoting self esteem and well being.
I am bilingual (English and Spanish) and culturally sensitive interventions are provided. I also am proficient in American Sign Language.