Austin based child and adolescent psychologist Deborah Lyons works with youths in transition and said even though her clients can access an abundance of information online, there comes a moment where they need “one-on-one” counseling. Sometimes they seek her advice for family problems or depression. It’s only after several sessions that discussions may open to gender or gender non-conforming issues. Dr. Deborah’s emphasis helps them feel comfortable with the gender identity stirring within themselves.
The article addresses many issues that come between service professionals and their clients experiencing gender-related issues with identity, awareness, and acceptance.