Gender Xplorers

Safe & supportive programming for gender diverse children, teens and their families that fosters creativity, connection & community while also building             confidence & resilience. 


Children                   & Teens

Jamaica Plain, Ma

 

 

 

 

Xploring gender together - family playgroup (children ages 4-8)

A 2.5 hour group that meets monthly for gender expansive youth and their parents and siblings.  Families will participate in a family project, then all children attend a playgroup while the parents attend a parenting group.  Designed to increase comfort with gender diversity and foster support as families navigate the world with a gender expansive child.

 

Xploring gender group (children ages 9-12)

A 1.5 hour group offering gender expansive children a facilitated space to discuss and explore issues related to gender identity and expression. 

 

Expanding your Toolbox group (teens ages 13-15 and 16-18)

A skill building group that will help trans and non-binary teens develop a toolbox of strategies to cope as they navigate the world around them.  With a strong focus on mindfulness, this group will help teens manage depression, stress, anxiety and dysphoria.

 

Xpress yourself group (teens ages 13-15 and 16-18)

This group will use the arts to explore identity and authenticity while building a community of gender diverse peers.


Parents

Jamaica Plain, Ma

Parenting gender expansive children group (for parents with children ages 8 & under and 9-12)

A 1.5 hour psycho-educational parenting group with a focus on mindful parenting.  This group will discuss and explore the unique issues that arise from parenting a gender expansive child. 

 

Parenting transgender and/or non-binary teens group (for parents with teens 13+)

A 1.5 hour psycho-educational parenting group with a focus on mindful parenting.  This group will discuss and explore the unique issues that arise from parenting a trans and/or non-binary teen as well as parenting during the complex and often challenging developmental stage of adolescence. 

 

Parenting between the intersections of autism and gender workshop (for parents with teens 13+)

This 6 session workshop will explore the intersecting themes of both the spectrum of Autism and Gender.  The workshop will be a mixture of psycho-education on parenting neuro-atypical transgender/non-binary teens/young adults and building community.


The first step for families and youth interested in participating in any programming is to complete a family intake with Melissa MacNish, LMHC.  The fee for this one-hour meeting is $50.  You can schedule an intake by contacting us here