When I was doing my Counselling masters, one of the lecturers stood boldly at the front of the class and stated, “There’s no room for spirituality in the therapy room!”
Needless to say, I disagreed. In my years working with the LGBTI community I have encounter a deep and profound spirituality that has sustained people through some of the most difficult periods in their life.
Below are links to two articles that discuss spirituality, faith and the transgender community. The first is an article I wrote for the ABC in response to Caitlyn (Bruce at the time) Jenner’s coming out. The second is written by a friend who I admire greatly. In it he talks about the period of transition and how it impacts faith.
Read my article in the ABC: Bruce Jenner’s Transition an Inspiration
Read Rhett Pearson’s story: Faith-In-Transition