I have been seeing my psychiatrist for a while now for ocd and anxiety he also worked previously as an M.D. for a while before moving into psychiatry. Anyway that is his background, when he asked how was doing personally after checking in on the medication I said okay at first but then went on to explain some home pressures saying that were some lifestyle choices I could not tell my parents about eating at me, and I kept it pretty nondescript, as well as mentioning the pressures of school and my unstable Dad. The Dr. thinks that my upcoming trip to germany could help me move in the right direction as far as my psyche is concerned. Back to the question though do I tell him directly about the gender issues and let him elect if a therapist would best or do I ask him if he can recommend a therapist in a nondescript way to help me sort out some personal issues.
They have been causing a lot of turmoil lately with pressure to be a man, have girl friends etc when I simply feel like I am not a man per say as much as I put on my man costume and go play my role to meet expectations put on me, usually meet at level far greater than what is excepted. It leaves me though feeling as if my body were ship and I am a woman piloting trying to look as manly as possible so I don't get noticed, and leaves me very tired wearing this costume day in and day out.
Any help/advice would be appreciated.