Counselling Transgender Individuals: Issues and Considerations

  title={Counselling Transgender Individuals: Issues and Considerations},
  author={Cassandra Weir and Noella Piquette},
  journal={Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne},
Transgender individuals represent a unique population whose voices are often lost within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) population. Being transgender challenges the assumptions that people may make regarding sex and gender as they do not adhere to a gender binary. Transgender individuals experience unique life challenges and are at risk for violence as well as mental health concerns, including suicide. With an increase in awareness regarding transgender individuals, as well… 

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