Expansive Expressions: Coaching – Consulting – Creating
An online space to find peer support, lived-experience coaching and consulting,
and collective care.
We gather to heal, grow, and co-create a thriving life!
Hello! I’m thrilled you’ve found Expansive Expressions – Coaching, Consulting, and Creating. My name is Jennifer Alumbaugh, she/they, and I am your host and facilitator. In this space you will find an array of opportunities to connect with community, explore your identity, and become a little more yourself!
I work from the lived-experience, peer support model to facilitate space for curiosity, wonder, and growth. I offer support circles, one-on-one coaching, and lived-experience consultation on topics such as: Grief, LGBTQI2S Identity, Deconstructing from Religion, Neurodivergent Affirming Identity, Worthiness, Self Acceptance and Love, Realizing Dreams, and more!
While many of the programs I offer are excellent supplements to professional mental health care, the circles and coaching I provide are not therapy. After 15 years of working as a complex trauma psychotherapist, I am stepping away from my role of licensed clinician and into a role of lived-experience, peer support Coach, Consultant, and Artist.
As I continue the work of abolition and dismantling white body supremacy, I continue to find challenges in maintaining the traditional norms of the field of licensed psychotherapy in terms of the rates of police violence upon people experiencing mental health crisis especially when the person in crisis is Black or Brown; and operating under an ableist, medical model that is pathologizing of so many normal responses to systemic oppression and violence.
Additionally, in the state of Texas, as conservative laws continue to attack human rights, I as a provider of gender-affirming care and resources for reproductive justice, would continue to be at risk of actions against my license that would prevent me from continuing serving my clients. I am for sure NEVER going to stop the work of protecting queer and trans kids or helping targeted identities access care they need.
So, in order to continue living and working within my trans-affirming, repro-justice, anti-racist, human rights values, I am stepping away from my work as a licensed clinician, and stepping into my role as a lived-experience peer support Coach and Consultant. I am transitioning to this model of lived-experience peer support to reach a broader community, to increase access to support, and to continue working in alignment with my values around abolition, anti-racism, deconstruction, and decolonizing. I am excited to find new ways to connect with others in communities of care (vs. focusing on individual self-care) because I believe that together, we thrive, and together we have a remarkable capacity to create abundance.
Curious? I’d love to chat more and especially help other licensed professionals process through the idea of divesting from licensure and what a different future might look like!
Peer Support & Process Circles
Summer Sessions Now Open for Registration!
All programs are available to anyone globally, offered live, virtually, over Zoom (unless otherwise stated) at Central Standard Time GMT-5.
The Art of Grieving
An 8-week art process space for those grieving losses – of people, pets, life as you once knew it.
Next cycle begins: Monday June 6, 2022 from 5:30pm-7pm CST/GMT-06:00 through August 1st (We will skip Monday July 4, 2022).
An 8-week, lived experience, peer support circle for folks who are exploring neurodivergence or have come into their ADHD / Autistic identity in adulthood.
Next cycle begins: Tuesday May 31, 2022 from 6:30pm – 8pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 19th.
An 8-week anti-racist, affinity circle for white people ready to name, address, and dismantle internalized white body supremacy.
Next cycle begins: Saturday June 4, 2022 from 3:30pm-5pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 23rd.
An 8-week peer support circle for those deconstructing from religion, cults, and other oppressive belief systems.
Next cycle begins: Wednesday June 8, 2022 from 5:30pm-7pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 27th
Rite – Right – Writing Circle
An 8-week creative writing circle for nonbinary, queer, and women people to rite, right, write together. Any style, genre, and skill level are welcome.
Next cycle begins: Thursday June 2, 2022 from 6:30pm-8pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 21st.
An 8-week death positive space to explore ideas, beliefs, questions, and fears around death.
Next cycle begins: Wednesday June 1, 2022 from 3:00pm-4pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 20th.
An 8-week solidarity circle for those who have come into their LGBTQI2S identity in adulthood / later in life.
Next cycle begins: Thursday June 2, 2022 from 3:00pm-4:30pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 21st.
Im-Perfecting Your Self
An 8-week creative process circle exploring identity, worthiness, value, and self – kindness.
Next cycle begins: Saturday June 4, 2022 from 1pm-2:30pm CST/GMT-06:00 through July 23rd.
Make (Sh)it Happen Coaching
One-on-one Coaching meetings to help you identify your goals, create a plan, and make bold moves toward the life you crave. Held live over Zoom, available worldwide.
One-on-One Coaching: $150 per session; or available in packages with text/messaging support.
- Creative Coaching: helping artists, writers, and creatives identify, map, and move toward goals with confidence and curiosity
- Dream Schemes: helping visionaries move from idea to tangible outcomes whether in personal projects, community engagement, entrepreneurship, and more!
- Soul Maintenance: have you done the bulk of your healing therapy work and want a space to check in and maintain the wellness you have worked so hard to create? I offer accountability, resource reminders, encouragement, and sounding board as you utilize all the tools of your therapy journey in your life moving forward
- ADHD/Autistic Support: body doubling, time-management systems, organization, hacks and apps, for adults who have identified as ADHD and/or Austistic
- Body Liberation: from the perspective of this queer, fat, exvangelical, I can absolutely tell you that the relationship we have with our bodies absolutely is a product of white body supremacy and toxic religion. I love helping folks find/make liberation for themselves and their bodies.
Consulting & Training
One-on-One consulting and Group Trainings on a variety of topics and matters facing providers, educators, employers, and more!
- Religious Abuse and Deconstruction
- Queer and Gender Expansive Identity
- ADHD & Autistic Affirming Spaces and Relationships
- Accessibility and Inclusion
- Body Liberation
- Sex Positive/Sexual Minority Affirming Care (Kink, Poly, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Sex Workers, etc)