Transfeminine Support Group

Grace Unfolding is a weekly support group for transwomen and transfeminine people. I’m offering this group starting on July 5, 2018 on Thursdays, 6:30-8pm.

Lillium Superbum (Tiger Lily) by Arx Fortis

This group focuses on:

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

This group costs $10–40 per session, sliding scale. This is a closed group with a 12-week commitment, and members must register and participate in a free phone consultation in advance. Please contact me with questions or to register.

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. This group will take place at my office near SE 39th and Hawthorne in Portland.

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. Some of our past group discussions have covered topics such as hormones, coming out at work, electrolysis, setting boundaries in relationships, exploring different aspects of gender, refining fashion, how individual members choose to present in the world, and feelings. (This is not an exhaustive list, just some examples of the sorts of things that come up in group.)

This professionally-facilitated support group is for transwomen and transfeminine people who want to connect with other transwomen. 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, and we recognize the uniqueness in each individual and their journey.

If you’re not able to attend during this cycle, I plan to offer more professionally facilitated support groups for transgendered women and other transfeminine people in the future. Please get in touch if you’re interested in being on the list of folks to contact for the next time this happens.

About Sasha Strong:
I’m a nonbinary/genderqueer therapist with a transfeminine streak and a lot of training in group process and group facilitation. I’m looking forward to creating a safe, nurturing environment for interpersonal contact and belonging that will help folks be themselves fully and be in balanced, healthy, joyful relation to others. I holds a Master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy and is a doctoral candidate in East-West Psychology, and I started training in gender-affirming psychotherapy in 2013.