2SLGBTQIA+ Questioning Group

Identity, Currently Offered

This is a group for folks who are questioning their gender and/or sexuality. 

How does it work?

2SLGBTQIA+ Questioning Group includes folks who are anywhere along a questioning process, from “I sense something within myself, but have no idea on how to explore this” to “I know exactly who I am and how I got here”. Diversity of identities and experiences are welcome as this group aims to be a collaborative space where community comes together to support and learn from each other.

How do I register?

If interested and would like to be notified of dates, email Mel Voulgaris at mav2@sfu.ca

Dates

October 19 - November 23

Wednesdays | 2:30PM to 4:00PM

To register, email: mav2@sfu.ca

Upcoming Session

About The Facilitators

Mel Voulgaris (They/Them)

Clinical Counsellor

Mel is a queer, trans non-binary, second generation Canadian born to Greek immigrants, who is soon completing their Master’s in Counselling Psychology at SFU. In case you would like to know a bit more about Mel to feel comfortable, they have lived experiences as a child in a non-English speaking household, a caregiver for older family members, a person questioning and exploring sexuality and gender identity, and a student with a non-linear academic background.

Mel has been a secondary school math teacher who realized that the key to learning is a therapeutic relationship – not just in math but in all aspects of life. Wishing to support folks beyond the classroom, Mel trained to become a counsellor.

As a counsellor, Mel believes that we bring our entire selves to whatever we endeavour. As such, their professional interest lies in the intersectionality of various identities and the tensions that arise with respect to connecting, belonging, and thriving when holding various identities. Mel’s approach is to walk alongside folks in the direction that they wish to go, supporting an awareness and understanding of self that allows for healing and change to take place. Further, Mel’s walking alongside also means using their position to uncover and facilitate critical examination of systemic barriers.