“So, Doctor, I’m trans and I have known that since before I was five, even if I had no words for it.
“I just want to know which of the three paths you can take to helping me.
“Do you want to convince me I am deluded and sick, and that I can realize I am not really trans?
“Do you want to teach me to compartmentalize my transness, operating in the world as my assigned gender with hidden tendencies & behaviours?
“Do you want to acknowledge my trans nature, and help me walk in the world with pride and respect for who I know myself to be?
“Come on, now which is it?”