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01 Our Values


We’re here because we’ve been there, so we can’t help but to be wholeheartedly invested in your journey. We want to provide you the warmth, validation and affirmation that can feel so rare in adulthood. Working with us will challenge you, but it will also feel like coming home.


We’re fired up about your freedom and fight for it alongside you. Always intersectional, pleasure-positive, and identity-celebrating, we have a low tolerance for boxes, assumptions, and systems that stifle your creative healing. We are your unashamed and unapologetic accomplices in doing life-changing, culture-shifting work.

Community Cultivated

We’re obsessed with staying up-to-date on affirming, anti-oppressive language and concepts, and think learning directly from queer Black folks, Indigenous folks, and community leaders of color is just as important as gathering data from research. We believe in the transformative power of accurate information about sex, gender and relationships.

02 Our Team

We are pleasure activists, disruptors, innovators, and creatives. While we are technically a business, we operate more as a movement. Meet our team of therapists, coaches, and educators.

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Ashley: a non-binary light-skinned Black Dominican American with brown curly hair up to their shoulders and parted in the middle. They are in a brown and blue long sleeve bodycon dress with white and black nails, silver rings on each finger, and silver hoop earrings. There is a lavender piece of fabric in the background.

Ashley M. Lagrange, LPC


Staff Therapist

Ashley M. Lagrange is a Non-binary, Fat, Black, Dominican-American Femme therapist with a passion for helping folks develop and navigate Liberatory practices. They have worked with adults and teens who seek a space to explore their identities and impact on the world at large. Ashley is passionate about the collective Liberation of all LGBTQIA+ identifying folks through the power of radical vulnerability, self-reflection, and community connection. They seek to guide folks through their emotional processing through a collective lens that honors individual experience.

Through writing and collage art, Ashley brings their personal interests within the space to help clients develop or evolve their tools for communication. They are committed to providing community centered, trauma informed care with an emphasis on harm reduction, for QTBIPoC folks working through cycle breaking, identity development, or the processing of past events. Ashley has worked with folks on topics of political consciousness, gender identity, grief, attachment, sex/uality and more.

Having an anti-oppressive, anti-colonial approach, and experience in Grassroots Mental Health organizing and training in somatic approaches to processing such as EMDR and Brainspotting, Ashley utilizes their academic and lived experiences, political education, and therapeutic orientations to collaborate with clients. The intention is always in making a space where clients can be their most authentic selves. In this space, there is a compassionate yet challenging process of planting the seeds that will blossom in the clients day to day life, through their interpersonal connections and self actualization.

Therapist Identities

  • Fat
  • Neurodivergent and/or ADHD
  • Non-Binary
  • Queer

Client Concerns or Identities

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disabled
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fat
  • First Generation/Immigrant
  • Identity Exploration
  • Kinky
  • Neurodivergent
  • Non-Binary
  • Non-Monogamy
  • Queer
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sex Workers
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Trauma

Therapy Types

  • Anti-Oppressive
  • Brainspotting (Brainspotting)
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Decolonizing
  • EMDR
  • Feminist
  • IFS
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Systems
  • Trauma-Informed

“Queer not as being about who you are having sex with, but queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live.”

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03 Our Offerings

Individual Therapy & Coaching

Work one-on-one with a provider to expand your self-awareness, heal from previous trauma, and develop strategies for thriving. Through a non-judgmental, intersectional lens, our providers will work with you on concerns and resiliencies related to your identities, mental health, relationships, career and beyond.

Relationship Therapy & Coaching

Couples and triadic+ relationships come to TEG both to move through relationship crises and for general relationship maintenance. We work with relationships curious about non-monogamy, working through infidelity, exploring new identities, coming to terms with loss or transition, family-planning, and expanding their sex lives. We approach relationship therapy through a kink, BDSM, non-monogamy, and queer-affirming lens.

Support Groups

Email for more information about our current group offerings.


We provide trainings for universities, organizations, and clinicians to expand participant understanding around gender, sexuality, identity, and more. Topics can be custom-tailored to your audience size, identities, and goals.

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04 FAQs

The Feels

A tender-hearted newsletter, from us to you

Each month, Casey and the TEG team send out free resources, reflections, prompts, playlists and more.  Sign up to be the first to know about what we're up to at The Expansive Group!

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05 Reach Out

Complete the form below to be connected to a therapist, coach or pleasure mentor. If you are interested in our training or consulting services, complete this form.  

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In Session

Our In-Person Office

While we work virtually with clients all over the world, we have an in-person option available to our clients in the Chicago area. Located on a beautiful tree-lined street in Ravenswood/Lincoln Square, we have four gorgeous offices with natural lighting, interior brick, and a unique design inspired by queerness, Black artists, Indigenous artists, and artists of color.

Please indicate on your intake form if you’d like to see your provider in person.