Trans and Non-Binary Teen Support Group

This group is a collaborative space where members can share about their experience and build community with peers. Together we discuss topics related to gender and transition, engage in creative activities, and develop resiliency skills.

Helping Teens Navigate Gender and Adolescence

Gender identity and transition can be difficult. Trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive teenagers face unique challenges and often struggle with intense emotions. Having a dedicated space to share about their experience, connect with others, and receive support is a critical resource.

Our group helps participants:

  • Explore their identities
  • Be seen and affirmed as they are
  • Build community
  • Develop resiliency
  • Experience belonging, playfulness, and fun

Our group is a space where everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated and where gender exploration is considered both a challenge and an adventure.

Details and Fees

  • This group for teens aged 14–17 meets once a week for 90 minutes.
  • Our meeting space is near SE 39th and Hawthorne in Portland OR.
  • The group meets in 6 week cycles. Members are welcome to continue on an ongoing basis.
  • The fee for this group is $40/session. A sliding scale is available to folks in need.

About Kaden

Kaden Winterkorn, M.Ed. (they/them) is a licensed educator with more than a decade of experience working with young adults. Kaden has a passion for teaching and mentoring young people as they navigate life transitions, learn new skills, and build support networks.

Originally from Washington, D.C., Kaden earned their Master’s in Education from Brooklyn College in 2007. Since then, they have taught in public schools and for educational non-profits, always with an emphasis on youth empowerment. In addition to their background in education, Kaden has personal experience and professional training in navigating gender transition. Kaden currently facilitates support groups for non-binary and gender-expansive adults and has presented on gender inclusivity both regionally and locally.

Interested? Get in touch!

Call or complete the contact form below to learn more and see if this group is the right fit for you. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Phone: 503-662-8316


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This group is offered as a service of Brilliancy Counseling by Kaden Winterkorn, M.Ed.