Get community support from folks who understand your experience
This professionally-facilitated support group for nonbinary, genderqueer, and otherwise gender-fantastic people will help you get support, belong to community, and navigate the special sauce that is NB/GQ transition as it unfolds over time.
Nonbinary and genderqueer people have special needs that often go unaddressed in counseling, and being a member of a group can offer belonging, reflection, support, and encouragement.
This professionally facilitated group will foster an environment of safety and sharing as we create a supportive community together. Being understood by peers can be a critical resource for feeling acknowledged, valued, and understood.
Discover, craft, and integrate your nonbinary, genderqueer, or other gender non-conforming identity with us! This group is about being uniquely who we are, together.
- $15-$45 sliding scale per session
- 8-10 members, adults age 18 and up
- 12-week initial commitment
- advance registration required
Dates and times:
- Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm
- Sundays 4:00-5:30pm
We are currently offering two weekly groups that meet at different days and times. Members join one of the groups and stay in that group for the whole cycle. This builds community, safety, and belonging.
Currently, Sasha and Kaden co-facilitate the Monday group, and Kaden facilitates the Sunday group.
Where: Brilliancy Counseling, 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 316, Portland, OR 97215 [Google Maps]
About the facilitators
Sasha Strong M.A., Ph.D. cand. (they/them) is a nonbinary, genderqueer, genderfluid counselor who has led support groups and conducted research and presentations on NBGQ needs in counseling. They are committed to intersectional social justice, anti-oppression, and emancipatory frameworks and practices in counseling.
Kaden Winterkorn M.Ed. (they/them) is a non-binary educator who has spent their career teaching and coordinating programs with a focus on social, economic, and queer justice. Kaden has personal experience and professional training in navigating gender transition and has presented on gender inclusivity both regionally and locally.
These non-binary/genderqueer support groups are facilitated by Kaden Winterkorn, M.Ed. and/or Sasha Strong, M.A., Ph.D. cand., LPC Intern (they/them). Sasha is supervised by Katrina Gould, LCSW #L3447.