Cassie, my time in therapy was close to a quarter century ago. I did benefit from other aspects of therapy, but I missed the opportunity to be fully honest about my cross dressing and gender identity. Even looking back at that time and the things my therapist was trying to help me accept does today lend some beneficial perspective.
I realize for most of my life I have lived in fear of being Trans. But I assumed being trans was one thing…full transition into life as a woman, complete with HRT and GRS. Given my age, stature, family considerations and lingering doubts, I have come to understand I can live my life based on what works for me. Although I hate the expression “living my truth”, I am. In my case, the truth is ambiguous, and that is ok too.