Wynnie is a Peer Support Worker whose experience is primarily in helping with concerns relating to queer and transgender life, aid for cisgender partners of transgender people, and educating and supporting the parents of queer and gender divergent children. Being a support for people with similar life experiences, they operate from a position of mutual understanding and a more casual nature.
Wynnie is a queer and genderqueer person who self describes as a community witch, acting for the last several years as an informal and amateur spiritual advisor, emotional support, and caretaker for members of her community. Additionally they have acted as an educator on trans issues for blossoming trans and gender divergent children and adults, as well as parents and partners of people coming out in various ways.
A transplant to Hamilton from Edmonton, Alberta, she is constantly working to familiarize herself with her now home and its resources. She lives as part of a large blended polyamorous family, with her children, partners, and coparents, as well as her two pet rats. They homeschool (or unschool) their youngest child who they spend much time learning about media production and critique.
Wynnie loves the act of music, particularly playing the piano, and learning anti-oppressive music theory. She also loves yarn and fabric based crafts, learning how to crochet and sew through the pandemic. Wynnie also has an impressive collection of strange board and card games. These are all things they're happy to include as avenues of support, as well having a game or yarncraft project going to keep the hands busy can be a handy way to let the mind do heavy lifting.
A session with Wynnie would likely look most like a casual conversation in which she can listen, offer support and commiseration, and remind you you're not alone, no matter what you're dealing with. They are happy to do walking sessions when weather and conditions permit, at the option of those they support, or doing shared or parallel activities as part of a session. She can also assist in gamifying your personal growth.
Wynnie is just at the beginning of her vocational journey as a support worker, and her passion for community care drives her forward.
Get in touch with Wynnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of Focus
LGBTQIA+ and queer identities and exploration of sexuality and gender identity
Navigating changing and dynamic relationships
Shifts in sex activities or attractions
Non-traditional relationships (polyamory, kink/BDSM dynamics, blended families, etc)
Adolescents and teens
Self-harm, suicidality, and intrusive thoughts
Living as a mental health service user
Coping with existence under the weight of Capitalism and systemic oppression
Individual support session (1 hour) - $100
Paired support session (1.5 hours) - $130
Group Support session (1 hour) - $150
Consulting - contact me to discuss what I can offer in terms of professional consultation around special topics
Please note: if these rates are not affordable for you, get in touch with us and we will try our best to figure out a rate that is doable. It is important that money isn't the barrier to you getting support.