Consultancy to Include Gender Diverse People

Consultancy to Include Gender Diverse People

Consultancy Session to Include Gender Diverse People

Providing inclusive services for gender diverse people goes far beyond using the right pronouns or claiming to be a queer ally. Many cis gender mental health professional aren’t aware about the systemic oppression transgender, non-binary or other gender diverse people face in their daily lives. Many cis-spaces aren’t safe for gender diverse people. During this consultancy session, you can explore how to make your counselling or coaching services more inclusive for gender-diverse people and learn to navigate your cis-privilege healthily.

What will you get out of it?

Participating in a consultancy session, you will:

  • Be empowered to provide more respectful services to gender-diverse clients
  • Get answers to questions you don’t dare to ask your clients
  • Discover the pitfalls when working with a gender-diverse person
  • Become comfortable with navigating your cis-privilege healthily
  • Learn from Natalie’s wealth of lived experience as well as their work with transgender and non-binary clients.

Cost of the consultancy session

The cost of a consultancy session is CAD 150 (+GST). The duration is 60 min. If you are interested in booking one, please send a message to Natalie at natalie@nataliejovanic.com.

Social Justice Support

BIPOC gender diverse people face double discrimination which puts them at higher risk for mental health issues. They also face more systemic barriers due to their race and their gender identity in finding appropriate mental health support. If you are a BIPOC helping professional, please accept the consultancy session at a discounted price of CAD 95 (+GST).

Further Resources

Download the free guide White Privilege 101.

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Mentoring program for White Privilege

White privilege

Mentoring Program to Navigate White Privilege Healthily

This mentoring program is for you if you are a white coach, counsellor and social worker. Unfortunately, the coaching and counselling field hardly focuses on privilege and power. However, psychological safety isn’t distributed equitably in our society. The more privilege an individual has, the safer they are. Unfortunately, our privilege also blindfolds us. Therefore, we may unconsciously harm BIPOC clients. This program supports you in breaking the cycle of systemic violence.

As a result of the program, you will integrate anti-racist practice into your professional life and learn to navigate your white privilege without harming BIPOC clients. Choose to break the cycle of oppression today.

What will you get out of it?

Attending this program, you will:

    • Understand how social power dynamics impact you in your role as a leader and mental health professional
    • Understand systemic barriers for BIPOC clients that prevent BIPOC clients from participating in mental health services and workshops
    • Discover how the dynamics of systemic racism influence psychological safety
    • Break free from white fragility and white silence
    • Learn to navigate white privilege healthily
    • Work through any obstacles to practice anti-racism effectively.
    • Have an integrated approach to navigating white privilege in your professional role.
    • Using your professional power to promote social justice
    • Conducting research based on an intersectional lens (optional)

Participating in the program, you will have a safe space to lean into uncomfortable conversation. The program is trauma-informed. The duration of the program is six months and consists of a monthly 1.5 hr mentoring call, homework, and email support when needed.

Cost of the Mentoring Program “White Privilege”

The cost of the program is CAD 895 (+GST).

Please send a message to Natalie at natalie@nataliejovanic.com to set up a free consultation.

Natalie (they/them) works mainly with clients from marginalized communities such as BIPOC people and gender diverse people. They started their journey in anti-racist practice when they were an adolescent and has integrated anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice into their counselling services.

Natalie also designs and facilitates for anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice for people with privilege on an organizational level and offers mentoring services for white health care professionals to take care of their white privilege. Their collaborations include organizations like the Calgary Foundation. They were also a guest in the podcast “Native Calgarian,” hosted by Michelle Robinson, an Indigenous activist. 

Further Resources

Download the free guidelines – How to navigate white privilege constructively.

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Accountability Circle – White Privilege

White Privilege for Mental Health Professionals

Do you want to break the cycle of oppression and systemic racism as a white mental health professional?

If so, this monthly accountability circle is for you. By participating in this circle, you will work towards navigating your white privilege as mental health professional healthily.

Unfortunately, anti-racist practice is not an obligation in the mental health industry. Whether you are a coach, counsellor, or therapist, many of us have never learned how we can navigate our white privilege healthily in our relationships with clients. However, our unawareness impacts our clients negatively and even be harmful to our clients. The time to change this is now. Committing to practicing anti-racism and taking care of our white privilege, is the only way how we can break the cycle of systemic violence against BIPOC people.

In this group, we can do our work without unnecessarily burdening BIPOC people and support each other to deepen our anti-racist practice. We can learn from each other and support each other.

What will you get out of it?

  • Have a safe space to dismantle white supremacy and colonization within yourself and your services
  • Learn to confidently navigate your white privilege if you work with BIPOC clients and reduce harm to BIPOC clients
  • Discover how you can manage uncomfortable conversations about white supremacy and systemic racism.
  • Be empowered to use your voice to stand up for social justice

How can you participate?

The accountability circle meets every third Tuesday of the month. The meeting starts at 5:30 pm PT/ 6:30 pm MT/ 8:30 pm ET and takes 75 min. Participation requires at least a 6-months commitment. The cost for a 6-months are CAD 275 (+ GST). If you are interested in participating, please send a message at natalie@nataliejovanic.com.

Social Justice Support

If you are a transgender helping professional, or a student in the mental health field, please accept the discounted price of CAD 185 (+GST) for the 6-months program.

Further Resources

Download the guide White Privilege 101.

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