I i9nitially started seeing a therapist after my PTSD kicked in after being involved in an airport shooting. My Cd never came up with my first counselor as he was a man, and that was very tough to be able to talk to him about that. my second one was a beautiful lady. She did not have a lot of knowledge about CD but was a great listener, and understanding about it and very supportive. She has significantly helped reduce my shame and guilt regarding CD along with the support and participation from my wife.
I still have moments of why do i do this but know it will never go away and it is a deep part of me that I cannot stop. I have been working on embracing it more and more as well as dressing and trying things I have never done with it. Highly recommend any CD to consider talking with someone about dressing up.