Seasonal Offerings

Summer 2023

Queer Trans Couples Intensive

Enrich your relationship and Increase your intimacy

Explore your attachment and Improve your attunement

Expand your ability to stay grounded and centered amidst conflict

And more…

This PRIDE month, invest in yourselves with a summer relationship intensive – designed by queer and trans folks for queer and trans folks.

Hosted by long time queer healer and somatic therapist Patty Adams (she/her), founder of Yoga for Queers and Misfits, and community based healing artist in Durham, NC. With support from Luke Hirst (they/them), trans and queer therapist for adolescents, adults, and couples in North Carolina.

Basic Series Details

➡️ Meets Fridays in June, from 1-3p Eastern / 10a-12p Pacific
➡️ Dates: June 9, 16, 23, 30
➡️ Series commitment (no drop-ins), limited to 8 couples
➡️ Meets virtually and open to participants from anywhere
➡️ For queer and trans couples, including long distance and open/poly/ENM*

*While this space seeks to be inclusive to those who are in open / poly / ENM relationships, the experience itself is designed to support a couple (two individuals).

More Details

Utilizing experiential, didactic, and somatic approaches, this series will explore:

  • Attachment and Attunement
  • Nervous System basics including Self- and Co-regulation
  • Strategies for better conflict and repair
  • Increasing connection, intimacy, and relationship satisfaction
  • How cis partners can support trans and gender expansive partners
  • Tools for navigating power dynamics in relationship including race, gender identity, trauma history, class, documentation status, etc.


$599 per couple – early bird rate ends June 2
$649 – full price starting June 3

+ $49 nonrefundable screening fee – 30 minute couple pre-screening to assess for goodness of fit (may be waived for current clients)

Sliding scale and payment plans available

Insurance reimbursement *may be possible* for current therapy clients

Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, and Credit Card accepted

More about your Hosts

Patty Adams (she/her), is a licensed therapist trained in Somatic Experiencing along with modalities like yoga, mindfulness, and Ayurveda. Based in Durham, NC, the lands of the Occoneechee, Saponi, Eno and Skakori peoples, she has decades of experience working in social movements at the intersections of healing and justice. She is a fat, cis, white queer woman struggling to survive in a capitalist, white supremacist, ableist, patriarchal and cishet world! More on Patty here.

Luke Hirst (they/them) is a trans and queer therapist providing therapy for adults and teens 13+ across NC. Currently their work focuses largely on people going through life transitions, exploring issues of gender and sexuality, or in nontraditional relationships. They are especially passionate about creating a space where people can embrace their whole embodied selves, especially BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled and/or chronically ill, immigrant, fat, neurodivergent, and other marginalized folks. You can learn more about them at