Partners of Trans* Individuals Group

Having someone else confirm that they have felt the same

"awful" way you do... that you are not alone in this human experience...

         that is the power of working in a group.

Group Counseling

Body Positivity Group

This is a group I created to provide a space and create community for an often-invisible population: the intimate partners of trans* identified people.

 

This group is designed to create a safe space for partners of trans* folk to:

 

  • find community with others who have experienced a partner going through gender transition

  • explore their questions, concerns, and fears around their partner’s transition

  • explore their own changing identities during this time

  • focus on their own self-care

 

This is typically a structured weekly group, which addresses a different issue for partners each week. The weekly topics will be chosen by group members, and will be set during the first session.

Past ideas for weekly topics have included:

 

  • A partner’s coming out process

  • Changing identities for partners

  • Changing sexual relationships

  • Body image issues

  • Self care

  • Community building

  • Family issues

*There are currently no groups in process. Please contact me to be added to the waiting list.

Contact me to inquire about upcoming groups!

Body shame... body hate.... Body image issues are driven by the Beauty Culture of our society, and used to convince people that they are not good enough, not whole.

 

The accepted norm for body shape, size, color, age, and ability is a very narrow band in the spectrum of human existence. We get caught up in trying to measure up, but if we are all focused on an unobtainable goal, then we are never going to be able to focus on being happy or cultivating our own well-being.  This keeps us isolated and separate from those around us, and can drive many of us to hate our bodies and, because society ties our bodies to our worth, can cause us to devalue ourselves.


This group is typically a structured weekly group, which addresses a different aspect of body image/body positivity each week. The weekly topics are usually chosen by group members during the first session, with some guidance by the facilitator(s).

 

This group is designed to create a safe environment in which to explore how self-esteem and self-worth are deeply affected by these societal norms, and how to begin to break free from society's, and our own internalized, oppressions on our bodies.

 

*There are currently no groups in process. Please contact me to be added to the waiting list.
 

206-841-1198

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