This week, a female called our clinic requesting a male therapist. This is the first I, or any of my coworkers, have ever heard of this request. Typically, women will ask to work with women. Or parents will request that a female work with their preadolescent daughter. Or homophobic men will ask for female therapists only. One such man said, verbatim, “I don’t feel comfortable with dudes touching any part of my body.”
But never have we had someone ask specifically for a male therapist. Maybe next week a man will ask for a man. We can only hope.