Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Social, Behavioral & Global Studies


For many individuals, the topic of transsexualism is a very taboo and stigmatized subject; that is why many transsexual individuals seek psychotherapy. The goal of this study is to discover what transsexual individuals' experiences in psychotherapy are like. The sample consisted of 19 transsexual participants (13 Male-to-Female, 6 Female-to-Male) and each completed a 41-item survey that focused on demographics, transitioning, reasons for seeking therapy, what changed in their lives as a result of therapy, and feelings about the participants' professional caregiver. Although not statistically significant, there was a pattern that correlated level of education achieved with where the individual is in the transitioning process. If an individual has achieved a high level of education, it is hypothesized that their financial and emotional situations will be higher and more constant.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Social and Behavioral Sciences Department