Journey Wellness & Consulting

Journey Wellness & Consulting

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Do you know what it means to be an ally to folks with marginalized identities? To folks with multiple marginalized identities?

Here is an article about the ally flag for those non-q***r/heteros*xual folks who support those with LGBTAQI+ identities.

Keep in mind people with these identities may have other marginalized identities:

https://symbolsage.com/straight-ally-meaning/
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In a recent study, (cisgender) women discuss why they fake or***ms with (cisgender) men. Founder of Journey Wellness & Consulting Lena Queen contributes to a VeryWell Mind's article, How Male Fragility Can Impact Women's S*xual Experiences, about this study.

Queen shares "“From girlhood to womanhood, the expectation of women to avoid harm instead of their masculine partner to learn emotional availability and accountability continues to pressure women to be the problem fixer. While still perceived in a male-centered society as ‘ the weaker s*x,’ women are also socialized to be emotionally available and stronger in their relationships and not expect much in return.”

Find out what Queen has must be done to improve emotional safety and s*xual satisfaction in one's relationship.

https://www.verywellmind.com/impact-of-male-fragility-on-womens-s*xual-experiences-5218586
🌻❤️Go Neek Queen
This lover’s holiday find out which s*x positions are not only great for reaching or**sm, but amazing for emotional intimacy.

Get the insight from Journey Wellness’ Founder Lena Neek Queen as featured in Women’s Health (Digital) Magazine.

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/s*x-and-love/a19948790/valentines-day-s*x-postions/
Discover this amazing podcast, Our Better Half. This podcast focuses on s*xuality over 50. In this episode, Journey Wellness’ Founder, Neek Queen is discussing her scholarship, Somatic S*x Therapy, and her advocacy for s*xual healing.

http://www.ourbetterhalf.net/episode-136.html
Celebrating Black History and Healing all year long🌻❤️🏳️‍🌈

Journey Wellness & Consulting Group, LLC. provides somatic psychotherapy & Somatic S*x Therapy.

(JWCG) specializes in providing LGB and Trans-affirming s*xuality and gender mental health and s*x therapy, education & training.

Operating as usual

United Way of Delaware | Empowering the Community for more than 75 years. 10/12/2022

United Way of Delaware | Empowering the Community for more than 75 years.

United Way of Delaware | Empowering the Community for more than 75 years. United Way of Delaware works to improve life for everyone in Delaware & Salem County (NJ), through its focus areas of Grade-Level Reading, College & Career Readiness, Financial Empowerment, and Racial Equity & Social Justice.

09/07/2022

Are you a therapist looking for clinician supervision, clinical consultations or looking to expand your knowledge base that is inclusive of topics like human s*xuality, mind-body/somatic healing, non-touch body-based interventions and strategies?

Contact us at [email protected] to schedule a consultation with Clinical Somatic S*xologist Mx. Lena Queen, LCSW, M.Ed.

The Lifeline and 988 07/17/2022

The Lifeline and 988

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If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm and/or su***de, Dail 988 to be connected to the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline.

The Lifeline and 988 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July...

Home | Psychiatrist Middletown | PITTMAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LLC 07/14/2022

Home | Psychiatrist Middletown | PITTMAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LLC

Are you looking for a psychiatrist professional and a medical cannabis evaluation from a holistic point of view?

Journey Wellness recommends one of our favorite psychiatrist nurse practitioners, Nurse Pittman.

Discover more about her services and schedule an appointment by visiting https://www.pittmanbehavioralhealth.net/

Home | Psychiatrist Middletown | PITTMAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LLC PITTMAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH USES THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS AND IS NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL VISITS .WE USE MEDICATIONS TO TREAT ADHD, BINGE EATING, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND BIPOLAR D/O.

SURVEY OPPORTUNITY – RACE & KINK – National Coalition for S*xual Freedom 07/02/2022

SURVEY OPPORTUNITY – RACE & KINK – National Coalition for S*xual Freedom

“Are you a kinky person of color? You may be eligible to participate in a CARAS-endorsed anonymous online survey about your experiences! This research will amplify and center the voices of kinky people of color, and results may benefit the larger community.”

Support Doctoral student, private practice owner, and clinical s*xologist Mina Beveney in conducting her research.

https://ncsfreedom.org/2022/06/25/survey-opportunity-race-kink/

SURVEY OPPORTUNITY – RACE & KINK – National Coalition for S*xual Freedom Allies, Annoucements, Research SURVEY OPPORTUNITY – RACE & KINK June 25, 2022 June 30, 2022 Are you a kinky person of color? You may be eligible to participate in a CARAS-endorsed anonymous online survey about your experiences! This research will amplify and center the voices of kinky people of co...

06/27/2022

Policies don’t prevent abortion.

Education, access, and communal care does.

Research has shown this time and time again.

06/27/2022

Get tested.
Dial 211 for info on testing sites in your area.

Everyone should know their status. Every single person, whether in a relationship, single, abstaining, preggars, polyam, all of us. A part of taking care of ourselves is making sure we attend to various parts of our wellbeing. This includes HIV testing.

Yes, monogamous couples need to be tested too and those over 60 as well. Especially Black women.

It's time to normalize solo polyamory 06/17/2022

It's time to normalize solo polyamory

You can have both: being single and being in your healing

It's time to normalize solo polyamory Having relationships and being single don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

The WHOLE-Self Healing Institute, Inc. - Crowdcast 05/17/2022

The WHOLE-Self Healing Institute, Inc. - Crowdcast

This Friday 10am EST

JW’s Clinical Administrator & Owner Lena Queen is hosting a 2-hour LGBTQAI Professional Development for Allied Professionals, Inclusion w/o Compromise: Building Capacity for Queer-Inclusive Healing in Your Practice (2 NASW CEs).

Expand your ability to support q***r and trans youth & adults.

Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/thewhole-selfhealinginstitute-inc

The WHOLE-Self Healing Institute, Inc. - Crowdcast From a healing justice approach, The WHOLE-Self Healing Institute, Inc. provides integrative healing and learning opportunities, in addition to, decolonial...

Timeline photos 05/08/2022

Take care of your mother wounds.

Inclusion w/o Compromise: Building Capacity for Queer-Inclusive Healing in Your Practice - Crowdcast 05/04/2022

Inclusion w/o Compromise: Building Capacity for Queer-Inclusive Healing in Your Practice - Crowdcast

May is “S*x Ed for All Month: Equity and Access for All” & " Mental Health Awareness Month" by Congressional Resolution.

The commitment to protect and ensure access to comprehensive s*x ed and inclusive healthcare is more important than ever.

To do our part of this justice-centered work, Journey Wellness is hosting a 2-hour LBGQTAI + Professional Development Workshop for Allied Helping Professionals.

This workshop is approved for 2 NASW CEs.

To register and expand your capacity for q***r-inclusive service & clinical delivery, click the link.

Inclusion w/o Compromise: Building Capacity for Queer-Inclusive Healing in Your Practice - Crowdcast 2-hour LBGTQAI+ Professional Development Training for Allied Helping Professionals.

04/29/2022

The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for April to eligible households as part of the State’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Benefits will be issued as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and two cash assistance programs – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA). The SNAP emergency food benefit will be available on recipients’ Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards Thursday, April 28. Eligible TANF and GA households will receive an emergency cash benefit check on or after Thursday, April 28.

https://news.delaware.gov/2022/04/26/delaware-will-issue-monthly-emergency-benefits-on-april-28/

Inclusion w/o Compromise: Building Capacity for Queer-Inclusive Healing in Your Practice - Crowdcast 04/27/2022

Inclusion w/o Compromise: Building Capacity for Queer-Inclusive Healing in Your Practice - Crowdcast

This Friday 4/29 at 10am

Learn from Journey Wellness' owner & Clinical Administrator on how to expand your ability to provide affirming and compassionate care for q***r and trans youth and adults with this training course, Inclusion w/o Compromise!

This 2-hour course is live with no replays or recordings.

This course has also been approved for 2 CEs from AASECT & NASW!

Register TODAY!

Inclusion w/o Compromise: Building Capacity for Queer-Inclusive Healing in Your Practice - Crowdcast Join Lena Queen, LCSW, M.Ed. for this 2-hour professional development workshop to discover how to make inclusivity a practice in service and clinical practices.

Instagram Photos 04/09/2022

Instagram Photos

Straight Ally Flag – What Does It Mean? - Symbol Sage 04/08/2022

Straight Ally Flag – What Does It Mean? - Symbol Sage

Do you know what it means to be an ally to folks with marginalized identities? To folks with multiple marginalized identities?

Here is an article about the ally flag for those non-q***r/heteros*xual folks who support those with LGBTAQI+ identities.

Keep in mind people with these identities may have other marginalized identities:

https://symbolsage.com/straight-ally-meaning/

Straight Ally Flag – What Does It Mean? - Symbol Sage The Straight Ally flag was designed as a way for straight people to show their support and allyship towards members of the LGBTQ community.

04/03/2022

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2022 marks the twenty-first anniversary of S*xual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and the theme of this year’s campaign is “Building Safe Online Spaces Together.” We can build online communities free from s*xual harassment, abuse, and assault by practicing digital consent, intervening when we see harmful behaviors, and promoting online communities that value inclusion, safety, and respect. www.ywcade.org/sarc

How Male Fragility Can Impact Women's S*xual Experiences 03/02/2022

How Male Fragility Can Impact Women's S*xual Experiences

[Article Feature]
In a recent study, (cisgender) women discuss why they fake or***ms with (cisgender) men. Founder of Journey Wellness & Consulting Lena Queen contributes to a VeryWell Mind's article, How Male Fragility Can Impact Women's S*xual Experiences, about this study.

Queen shares "“From girlhood to womanhood, the expectation of women to avoid harm instead of their masculine partner to learn emotional availability and accountability continues to pressure women to be the problem fixer. While still perceived in a male-centered society as ‘ the weaker s*x,’ women are also socialized to be emotionally available and stronger in their relationships and not expect much in return.”

Find out what Queen has must be done to improve emotional safety and s*xual satisfaction in one's relationship.

https://www.verywellmind.com/impact-of-male-fragility-on-womens-s*xual-experiences-5218586

How Male Fragility Can Impact Women's S*xual Experiences A recent study found that women who perceived their partner to have fragile masculinity often compensated during s*x to make them feel better.

Photos from Womynism Sacred Circle's post 02/19/2022

🌻❤️Go Neek Queen

Episode 136 02/10/2022

Episode 136

Discover this amazing podcast, Our Better Half. This podcast focuses on s*xuality over 50. In this episode, Journey Wellness’ Founder, Neek Queen is discussing her scholarship, Somatic S*x Therapy, and her advocacy for s*xual healing.

http://www.ourbetterhalf.net/episode-136.html

Episode 136 Somatic S*x Therapy: Healing the Whole Self Lena Queen, our guest this week, is a clinical social worker and an intersectional LGBTQIA+ and poly supportive life coach, psychotherapist, and kink-aware...

Photos from The Nap Ministry's post 02/08/2022

Celebrating Black History and Healing all year long🌻❤️🏳️‍🌈

12/15/2021

Intimacy:
- foreplay
- s*x

Also intimacy:
- intellectual dialogue
- sharing joy, fears, shames
- exploring creative passions, hobbies
- mental vulnerability
- hugging, cuddling
- discussing sense of purpose, values
- space for difficult conversations
- communicating expectations

12/09/2021

Craft your rest practice. Go slow. Go deep. Invent.

20 Questions With a Renowned Open Relationships S*x Therapist 12/03/2021

20 Questions With a Renowned Open Relationships S*x Therapist

Masc folx- are you tapping into your healing and relationship Wellness?

20 Questions With a Renowned Open Relationships S*x Therapist Dulcinea Alex Pitagora is one of the most sought-after specialists in the world of ethical non-monogamy.

Photos from Black Angel Mom's post 11/18/2021

A special support for a type of loss requires specific support🌻

11/17/2021

Whether you are parenting your child or Reparenting yourself, conscious parenting is a wonderful healing framework.

It's easy to jump in and try to reason with our kids when they don't handle something well or need to learn something. But we know some things about the brain here that can really help you to stay connected with your child AND help them learn better.

I talk about it using the Brain Stoplight metaphor.

First we need to Regulate. We need to connect and get out of the red light state (my language) or our survival brain.

Then we need to connect in the emotional space. "It makes sense why you reacted that way. I'm sorry. I didn't know you were having a hard time..." The point is to connect. This is the yellow light or the emotional brain. We need to speak to that next.

And then, and only then, are you and your child back to green light and can reason.

Regulate.
Relate.
Reason.

In that order.

This is how our brains work and how our children's brains work. Work with these ideas and see how it transforms your family's conflicts. Works for partners, too!

ETA: Image or information courtesy of Beacon House Ther**eutic Services & Trauma Team | 2021 | www.beaconhouse.org.uk

Photos from The Holistic Psychologist's post 11/02/2021

Photos from The Holistic Psychologist's post

Don't miss this incredible event! 10/30/2021

Don't miss this incredible event!

Mindfulness event

Don't miss this incredible event! November 8th – 13th 2021 Welcome to TRF’s 2nd Annual Film Festival Trauma Research Foundation is pleased to present the 2021 Film Festival. This year we will be showcasing a variety of films that explore the process of healing from trauma from different sources and perspectives. Each film showin...

White Baths: fighting Anxiety, Depression and PTSD with African Traditional Medicine — Cognac & Conjure 10/27/2021

White Baths: fighting Anxiety, Depression and PTSD with African Traditional Medicine — Cognac & Conjure

Spiritual Baths and herbal teas are some of the most nurturing ways you can support your moods.

White Baths: fighting Anxiety, Depression and PTSD with African Traditional Medicine — Cognac & Conjure At this rate I'm hard pressed to find a friend or community member that is not experiencing some symptom of Anxiety and Depression. And the factors are endless for us; racism, poverty, r**e culture, cis-heteronormativity. Its exhausting, it interrupts your sleep, it keeps you on edge, alway

10/27/2021

, we invite you to join us right here tomorrow for a candid conversation centering Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month!

Moderator by our mama, , we will have the honor of diving into all the facts, feelings, and in between with of healing the wounds of pregnancy and infant loss.

Please invite your friends, set your alarm and let's learn, fill, and heal together.

About Jeanae
Jeanae is the owner of JHJ Therapy, LLC where she works with individuals, couples, and partners addressing fertility challenges, perinatal loss, s*xuality concerns, & more . She also is the creator of a blog and community – www.blackangelmom.com – which addresses areas of parenthood and life that are all too often relegated to the purely personal and not given or allowed a voice by the larger culture. The loss of her twin daughters and reaching towards families of color and their experiences of loss are the seeds of this endeavor.
To aid in the healing process from pregnancy and infant loss, Jeanae created The Black Angel Mom Guided Journal, designed to help navigate the challenging world of healing after perinatal loss. With free space to write, journal prompts, activities, and coloring pages, this guided journal helps walk you through the internal and external worlds of grieving while supporting you to integrate and grow from such a hard experience.

10/13/2021

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Since we’ve had some new followers in the past couple days, let’s answer some questions…
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What is Sean’s House?
Sean’s House is whatever you need it to be. We’re available 24/7 with doors open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. for a place to talk, a place to study, a place to hang out, a place to grab a cookie and coffee, really whatever you need. After hours, we have personnel on duty overnight to handle any mental health crises.
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Where are we located?
136 W. Main Street in Newark
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Is there parking?
We have a small lot out back of the house off of New London Road, there is also street parking out back.
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Can anyone come?
YES! Our target age range is anyone from 14-24, but we’re here for whomever needs a little light along their journey! You don’t need to be a UD student or a student at all, we’re here to serve our community!
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How do I talk to a Peer Support Specialist?
Throughout the day, we have trained peer support volunteers available at the house to talk about whatever you need to. Those volunteers range from ages 16-25. No appointment is necessary, just come on in!
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What other questions can we answer??
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20th Annual Empowering Community Wellness Symposium – Mental Health Association in Delaware 10/13/2021

20th Annual Empowering Community Wellness Symposium – Mental Health Association in Delaware

The Mental Health Association in Delaware invites you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Community Mental Health Conference with us on Thursday, November 18th, 2021 at the Riverfront Events Center.

Join Journey Wellness & Consulting's Clinical Administrator & Resident S*xologist Lena Neek Queen as they expand the conversation of Community Wellness with a intracultural conversation about healing and resiliency, in addition to, the impact of marginalizing Black s*xuality and gender diversity in service and clinical delivery settings.

Event is FREE. Click link to register.

https://www.mhainde.org/education/empowering-community-wellness-symposium/20th-annual-empowering-community-wellness-symposium/

20th Annual Empowering Community Wellness Symposium – Mental Health Association in Delaware The Mental Health Association in Delaware is a statewide, nonprofit organization founded in 1932 to promote mental health. Our focus is education, support and advocacy for mental health issues.

10/09/2021

A beautiful reminder shared by Dr. Lexx of The Institute of S*xuality & Intimacy, LLC.

Decolonizing Therapy: Why an Apolitical Mental Health System Doesn’t Work 10/05/2021

Decolonizing Therapy: Why an Apolitical Mental Health System Doesn’t Work

"Decolonizing therapy involves looking at how the mental health industrial complex continues to inflict a lot of harm on people because it chooses to remain apolitical," she said.

"A part of this work of decolonizing therapy is about undoing the narrative that just talking about your feelings is enough."

Decolonizing Therapy: Why an Apolitical Mental Health System Doesn’t Work Undoing the narrative that 'just talking about your feelings is enough.'

Our Story

Mission: Journey Wellness & Consulting Group, LLC. (i.e. Journey Wellness) specializes in providing LGB and Trans-affirming compassionate mental health and s*x therapy, in addition to, s*xuality & gender education to children, adolescents and adults to support and advocate for their emotional, mental and s*xual well-being.

History: Journey Wellness was launched November 2016 by s*x therapist, Talena “Lena” Queen, LCSW, as an intersectional trauma-informed social justice outpatient therapy practice to ensure comprehensive mental health and s*x therapy, in addition to, s*xuality and gender education was accessible to marginalized communities (q***r and non-q***r), in addition to, educate family, community members, & helping professional regarding s*xuality and gender development, expression, and the intersectional lived experience. An intersectional approach honors how race, culture, gender, class, ability, spirituality and power affects the lived experience of a person. Lena is an intersectional LGBTQAI+ and poly-supportive life coach, psychotherapist & kink-aware s*x therapist and s*x educator.

S*xosophy(My philosophy about life from a s*xuality lens):

My s*xosophy consists of rejecting and reframing oppressive and marginalizing ways of thinking and expectations regarding s*xuality and personhood to center, affirm and celebrate the client’s narrative as a (a)s*xual being. This consists of decolonizing negative self-talk by unlearning the systemically oppressive and shamed-based language of one’s s*xual and gender scripts, expectations, expression, performance for the pursuit and attainment of emotional wellness, and s*xual healing and s*xual liberation. Plain language: I help you unpack the negativity you learned about yourself from as a result of family, peer, community, & mainstream standards of s*xuality, gender and everything in between.

Location

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Middletown, DW
19709

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 12pm - 8pm
Wednesday 12pm - 8pm
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm