Pineapple Support to Sponsor Mental Health Workshops at Fetish Con

LOS ANGELES — Pineapple Support has announced their presentation of two mental health seminars at Fetish Con, set for August 8-11 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Led by industry therapist Jasmine Johnson, (MSW, MA, LCSW) of Blue Pearl Therapy and psychotherapist Ingrid D’Aquin of Fleur De Lys Therapy, both seminars will be preceded by a short presentation from Pineapple Support’s founder, Leya Tanit. 

“It is important to give performers who are dealing with issues like trauma and stigma adequate coping techniques,” commented Tanit. “By bringing sex-worker-positive, stigma-free therapists to events like Fetish Con, we can reach and connect with more performers and help start the healing.”

Seminars include “Sex Work and Stigma” led by Jasmine Johnson on August 8 at 3 p.m. (EDT) and “Complex Trauma and How to Treat It” led by Ingrid D’Aquin on August 10 at 4 p.m. 

As per Pineapple Support reps, “Sex Work and Stigma” will include a workshop “to identify the direct impact of stigma in the life of sex workers and share strategies to help normalize sex work outside of the industry,” while “Complex Trauma and How to Treat It” will focus on providing information on trauma, associated disorders and available treatments.

Since its launch in 2018, Pineapple Support has connected over two-hundred-and-fifty adult performers to mental health services; including free and low-cost, therapy, counseling and emotional support.

Pineapple Support’s ever-growing team of sex worker-friendly, kink-aware therapists offer face-to-face support, online video therapy sessions, group therapy and workshops. Pineapple Support also offers a 24/7, emotional-support service, anonymously connecting those in need with trained listeners. They are a registered 501(c)3 tax-deductible qualifying charity in the U.S., and a registered charity in the U.K.

For more information on the seminars, visit the Fetish Con website.

To learn more about Pineapple Support, click here

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