Until recently, Genderqueer and Transgender people in Ballarat and surrounding regions had to travel to Melbourne to speak with counsellors and psychologists about how they feel about their genders, life and the possibility of being able to transition.
Now Sound Psychology Ballarat and Doctor Madeline Fernbach has fixed that problem and says:
Sound Psychology Ballarat is the only place that I know of in the Western region that does gender assessment for hormone treatment.
Doctor Fernbach runs assessment sessions for Gender Diverse people in the region, as well as running transgender support groups (monthly on Wednesdays), together with groups for parents and partners (every 2 months, $20 a session).
Read more on the Courier website.