Exiles in their own flesh: A psychotherapist speaks
Thisis a guest post submitted by Lane Anderson (a pseudonym),a practicing psychotherapist who has worked extensively with “trans teens” and their families. She shares with usherclinical insights into her clients, adolescentpsychology, and the impact of the transgender phenomenon on our society as a whole.
If there are other mental health providersreading this post, please considerguest posting orresponding in the comments section below the article. See this earlier post featuring Dr. David Schwartz foranother critical perspective from a psychotherapist.
I am extremely grateful to Lane and Dr. Schwartz for speaking up. Time is of the essence, since the American Psychological Association recently released new guidelines which will make it even more difficult for clinicians to step forward.
I am a licensed psychotherapist.I’m writing this post onmy last day at ateen healthclinic, where I’ve seen patients and their familiesfor nearly a decade.
In the past year especially, it’s become increasingly…
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