Our services

The programs below draw upon our years of experience working with young people and their families to bring you practical, down-to-earth guidance based on the most up-to-date research in the field. Each professionally-produced presentation shares cutting-edge information delivered in a lively, accessible, and engaging manner.

Our programs are appropriate for all different ages and backgrounds, whether customized to suit your particular needs, or chosen from one of our standard “off the shelf” options. Sessions are delivered by video, with an optional live Q&A. 

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Professional Development for Educators and School Administrators

An introduction to our approach:

The school environment is a primary space for nurturing student wellbeing. We recognize that schools must balance competing needs beyond the purely academic. Today’s schools must accommodate students, parents, teachers, staff and community members while engaging diverse viewpoints and ensuring safety and fairness for all.

Here are some topics we can cover in our programs for teachers and administrators:
  • Sex and gender: what does the latest science tell us?
  • Social transition: what is the school’s role?
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Practical issues in accommodating gender diverse students
  • Partnering with families
Here are some topics we can cover in our programs for students:
  • Sexuality, gender, and relationships
  • Nurturing wellbeing and mental health
  • Homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, detransphobia
  • The online world and your mental health: PornHub, TikTok, OnlyFans…

Professional Development for Clinicians and Therapists

An introduction to our approach:

Our bio-psycho-social lens views the whole person’s development. Teenagers are more than a walking gender identity, and require a sensitive, broad understanding of their challenges. We bring a compassionate, nuanced, developmentally-informed approach to gender-related distress. 

Here are some topics we can cover in our programs:
  • I am not a specialist: am I qualified to treat gender dysphoria?
  • Sex and gender: what does the latest science tell us?
  • Managing the gender dysphoric teen in an inpatient setting
  • The challenge of peer influence in the treatment setting
  • Suicidality and comorbidities
  • Working with families

Training for Parents

An introduction to our approach:

Your child’s family relationships are a primary determinant of their wellbeing, yet parenting a gender-questioning teen has never been more difficult. Parents can feel blindsided by their child’s request to take on a new identity. It can be confusing to navigate practical decisions when there are so many sources of conflicting information.

We offer clear-headed and reassuring guidance based on our considerable expertise successfully helping families navigate this issue. You are the world’s leading expert in your child! We’ll support you in trusting your parental instinct.

Live Online Webinars

Consider this your comprehensive how-to training guide for parenting a gender questioning child. These webinars include brief presentations and dialogue between Sasha, Lisa, and Stella. Here they will help you develop practical parenting strategies, based on their many years of working successfully with families. Topics covered include:

  • Parenting alternatives to affirmation
  • Managing conflict with your child
  • Resisting and mitigating unhelpful influences
  • Siblings of gender-questioning teens
In Person Parenting Retreat

This special retreat offers a unique and transformative opportunity for parents to take time for themselves and prioritize their own mental health. Our retreats allow you to build connections with other parents who ‘get it,’ take intimate workshops with Stella, Lisa, and Sasha, and to commune in a beautiful, tranquil environment…and also have some fun!

Since each retreat is uniquely tailored to its attendees, the workshops are different every time. Come and:

  • Discover opportunities for growth amidst difficult parenting challenges
  • Balance your own needs with the needs of your child
  • Allow yourself to feel and express any and all emotions (including difficult ones like grief and rage)
  • Find support among like-minded parents
  • Reconnect with your sense of agency

Take the next step: drop us a line, and let us know how we can help.