The SHIFT Training Institute


Intersectional Trauma-Informed & Trauma-Responsive Service Delivery Training

 With an intersectional and decolonizing lens, Queen has a well-rounded understanding of the complexities of connecting to those we serve and the policies that structure the services and support clinicians, educators, and service providers deliver.  With the increasing awareness to  understand the needs of and lived experience of queer and trans folx, it is time for therapy and  service delivery to shift from loss and liability to connection and compassion.   Delivered with radical  honesty &  authenticity and in a training retreat style, the participants will engage in a series of activities to support them in developing a personalized or organizational action plan to expand and integrate a healing-centered approach into their service delivery and/or leadership delivery style. 

What is Intersectionality?

Intersectionality is a term coined by Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw over 29 years ago. It is rooted in the theoretical framework of Black Feminism and the work of  Dr. Patricia Hill Collins. It is NOT mainstream identity politics. It is the identity politics as defined, in 1977,  by the Combahee River Collective. The Collective was first to define identity politics as the relationship between identity and power (i.e. systems of oppression). They defined identity politics AS intersectionality; not as identity as a stand-alone concept.  Intersectionality honors how the overlap of one's identity (i.e. race, culture, gender, class, ability, religion/spirituality) with systems/institutions of oppression (i.e. power) affects the lived experience of a person. 

What is Decolonization?

Decolonization is the act of identifying, de-centering, unpacking, and unlearning dominant narratives usually rooted in the ideologies of racism, sexism/gender oppression, heterosexism, ableism,  classism, ageism and mono-normative thinking.

Together intersectionality and decolonization centers communities that have been historically marginalized and pathologized within dominate and mainstream  culture.

Signature Trainings,  Lectures, & Coaching: 

1. The WHOLE Self: The Sexuality & Gender BootCamp, An Intersectional Trauma-Informed Service Delivery Training 

2. Healing Centered: Intersectional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Lecture)

3. I-CBT: The Intersectional Trauma-Response Service Delivery Therapy &  Approach (Training)

4. SHIFT: The Intersectional Trauma-Responsive Leadership & Management Training

5. Intersectional Relationship Coaching

6. Intersectional Sex Therapy Training (Somatic Sex Therapy)

7. SHIFT: Womxn's Sexual Wellness Coaching Program,  8-week somatic sexual healing life coaching course

8. Clinical Entrepreneur Business & Professional Coaching Program

9. Decolonizing Professionalism: Understanding the Ego in the Professional Use of Self

10. Decolonizing Theories: Challenging Oppressive Theories & Anti-Black Narratives in Academia

11. Centering Ourselves: Sexual Trauma, Recovery & Healing


With over 17 years of clinical and teaching experience, Lena Queen, LCSW, M.Ed. is a full-time private practice sex therapist, clinical sexologist, training consultant, & the owner of Journey Wellness & Consulting Group, LLC.  As a result of her education, training, and lived experience, Queen has developed an intersectional trauma-responsive and healing-centered approaches to clinical, service, and leadership delivery. Queen has provided leadership and service delivery training and workshops in corporate, collegiate, and community settings. In the State of Delaware, Queen has worked in a variety of settings including J. T. Vaughn Correctional Center, The Rockford Center, where she was the 2015 Employee of the Year and Terry Children’s Psychiatric Center. In addition to her therapy and consulting practice, Queen is a Doctoral Human Sexuality student at Widener University. 

*Personalized Trainings, Workshops, Lectures and Keynotes can be developed within reason and equity.