On the Couch with Dr. Angello:
A Guide to Raising & Supporting Transgender Youth
by Dr. Michele Angello (she/her)
When a single child comes out, their entire family will transition, along with their community. On The Couch With Dr. Angello is an eye-opening guide to navigating social spaces when most don’t quite understand the process of transition. Dr. Michele Angello uncovers the behind the scenes journey parents, teachers, pastors, children and medical professionals will take in order to support gender variant youth. Grappling with the real life situations of transitioning in public, coming out to school principals and dealing with family dynamics, Dr. Angello leaves no topic unturned from faith and spirituality to hormone therapy. Dr. Angello addresses the tender experience of discovering who our best allies are. As she has in practice with many teenagers she addresses the angst in developing crushes, dating and sex; the hope in fostering relationships with the ever-important cheerleaders; and provides action steps to seek out and create safe space in school, in church and the doctor’s office. Chronicling a 14-year practice, Dr. Angello inspires hope, challenges boundaries and demonstrates just how powerful unconditional love can be.