Transfeminine Support Group

Grace Unfolding is a weekly support group for trans women and transfeminine people. We meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8pm.

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This group focuses on:

  • participating in a validating community
  • giving & receiving support
  • gaining greater insight and personal growth

This professionally-facilitated therapy group for trans women and transfeminine people helps us realize we are not alone in our challenges, and provides a living laboratory for understanding our experience in groups.

Schedule

This is a closed group with a 12-week commitment. Members may miss meetings occasionally, but I ask everyone to commit to the cycle, because this creates more of a sense of safety and community. Our current meeting time is Wednesday nights, 6:30-8pm.

Fees

The fee for this group is $15–45 per weekly session. I offer a sliding scale so that the group can remain within reach for people with diverse economic situations. I ask people to pay a fee that is within their reach. Members may pay in advance, in installments, or per session. I ask members to commit to pay for the entire series, to hold their spot.

Group Goals

Group members will have the opportunity to experience a supportive community and a sense of belonging, the chance to try new group and interpersonal skills, find out how they affect others, and talk about their feelings and lived experience. Over time, members open up, discover greater trust, and find inner resources for living resilient, graceful, powerful lives.

If you live in or near Portland, OR and you’d like to deepen your capacity to stay connected to yourself and others while being gentle, vulnerable, and real, please join us.

Past Topics

Some of our past group discussions have covered topics such as:

  • hormones
  • coming out at work
  • managing relationships with partners and children
  • electrolysis
  • setting boundaries in relationships
  • exploring different aspects of gender
  • refining fashion
  • how individual members choose to present in the world
  • feelings

You Are Trans Enough For This Group

This group is for transgender women and transfeminine people who want to connect with peers for support and community. That is the primary criterion for membership. No matter where you are in your gender journey, you have a place here. There is no such thing as “not trans enough” in this group— people have a variety of expressions and choices they’ve made around their personal relationship to gender. We recognize and celebrate the uniqueness in each individual and their journey.

How to Join

I have a phone call with potential members in advance, so you can ask me questions about the group, I can get to know you a bit better, and together we can decide if the group sounds like a good fit. If you’re interested, please contact me with questions, or book a free phone consultation.

I plan to offer more professionally facilitated support groups for transgender women and other transfeminine people in the future. If a future cycle would be a good fit for you, please get in touch and I’ll put you on the waitlist.

Looking forward to meeting you!

About Sasha

I’m a nonbinary/genderqueer therapist with a transfeminine streak and a lot of training in group process and group facilitation. I enjoy creating a safe, nurturing environment for interpersonal contact that will help group members feel free to be themselves while cultivating balanced, healthy, joyful relationships with others.

I began to train in gender-affirming psychotherapy in 2013. I love working with the queer, trans, and gender non-confirming community, because it gives me a chance to support people in their journey. I think that good therapy is mostly about removing obstacles and being present with people as they unfold.