We are committed to using our privilege to advocate and to impact change in our communities, and in our city.
Megan contributes her professional and personal experiences in order to raise awareness about queer and trans issues in religious environments. She voices an urgent need for change in response to the distress that many people experience as a result of oppression within certain religious communities.
Megan has been interviewed by the CBC, The National Post, The Province, The Vancouver Sun and The Ryan Jespersen Show about her experiences as a queer alumni of Trinity Western University (2005) and her subsequent work as a therapist within her own queer community.
Megan speaks specifically to how her experiences of oppression inform her therapeutic work with folks struggling to find ways to affirm themselves, and their queer and trans loved ones. Her sharing prompted further participation in research studies that address an urgent need for increased dialogue and connection in certain religious environments.
Megan regularly provides competency training (link to Workshops & Nature Retreats Page) around these issues for therapists and psychologists within the greater Vancouver area.
In order to remain solid for our clients and for ourselves, we are committed to growing and nurturing our Grounding Stone community that is rooted in connection and ever-growing competency.
The Grounding Stone community was born of a strong desire to live in regular connection and collaboration with other like-minded folks. We host regular continuing education workshops (link to workshops & nature retreats page) for therapists from all walks of life to come together and to continue to grow in our exploration of ourselves, our areas in need of growth, and our competencies. We are building a community that goes far beyond clinical work; we believe that we may serve our clients better if we are steadily supporting one another as individuals.
We recognize that members of allegedly small communities who work within their own communities face unique joys and struggles for which we do not have a great deal of guidance. For this reason, we founded a therapist group specifically for queer and trans* identified therapists who meet regularly to support one another in working and living outside of the norms.
Click here to learn more about workshops, retreats and training offered by The Grounding Stone
Where to Find Us
5446 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5P 3V8