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This Saturday:
Build Secure Attachments in Your Queer Relationships

Live Interactive Workshop

Navigating Queer Relationships:

A therapist-lead workshop for LGBTQ+ folks to

strengthen connection and promote joy in their relationships


Hosted by two licensed relationship therapists


Centering the experiences of queer, Black, Indigenous, & People of color


Get ready to take notes cuz there's a lot to learn!


Includes guided exercises to help bring it home


Provides action-oriented skills to practice in your relationships

Ideal for people who want to heal from past wounds and build healthier relationships in the present

A specialized workshop on navigating complex relationships and shifting the way you relate to others.


In this workshop, we’ll explore the issues LGBTQ+ people deal with in interpersonal relationships. This is an excellent opportunity to take an honest look at your relationship patterns and learn how to change them for a more fulfilling life.

We’ve worked together to design an engaging and interactive program that’s based on evidence-based therapy practices. You will walk out with a deeper understanding of how to relate in ways that resonate with who you are on the inside.

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By the end of the workshop
participants will be able to:

  • Dispel and replace white-centered narratives around attachment and codependency


  • Move away from binary thinking and hetero-centering ideas of relationships 


  • Normalize and celebrate queerness


  • Identify components of securely attached relationships


  • Learn tools to create secure attachment in queer relationships, to strengthen connection and promote queer joy


Time, place, & cost

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February 12

noon-2 pm PST

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Sliding scale: $15 - $30

(pay what you can)

Recording included

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Get Tickets Here

$15 - $30 SLIDING SCALE: Pay what you can!

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Workshop Hosts

Keely C. Helmick


I am a licensed professional counselor, LPC and LMFT Supervisor, CADCI and Lewis and Clark Alumni.  I am a relationship, gender and sexuality counselor in Private Practice in Portland Oregon.  I have been working with folks individually and in relationships for over 12-years to address a myriad of personal, sexual concerns in a sex-positive, non-judgmental way.  I specialize in work with the LGBTQIA2S+ community to provide inclusive mental health care for all folks.  


Melisa DeSeguirant


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon and California, and an alumna of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University in the San Francisco Bay Area. I place a high value on honoring the unique nature of the client-therapist relationship dynamic. I see therapy as a collaborative process, and view myself as an apt clinician, but most prominently a fellow human journeying down my own path towards integration, self acceptance, and holistic wellbeing. 

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At Connective Therapy Collective, we seek to treat the whole person, and train others to do the same. We emphasize healing trauma, eliminating shame, and ending stigma related to the full expansion and expression of sex and gender diversity. We are committed to trauma-informed, pleasure-centered, intersectional clinical work. We are here to support both individual healing and the building of intentional, well-suited, meaningful relationships of all kinds.

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