Our Mission

Edges Education works collaboratively with individuals, families and organizations to deepen their insights and manifest their values through concrete action for equity and justice.

Services

Therapy

Edges Education offers individual, intimate partner, and group psychotherapy for adults seeking deeper personal and interpersonal insight to change and improve their lives. All identities are welcome.

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Consultation

Edges Education offers consultation for individuals, intimate partners and small groups. This work is goal-oriented and rooted in a present day issue. Specialties: adoption/fostering; parenting; gender identity; sexuality; white anti-racism; racial justice.

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Education

Edges Education offers a range of educational services for groups and organizations, including webinars, workshops, and collaborative, goal-oriented program development. Specialties include: trauma and resilience, white anti-racist work, transracial adoption, and parenting justice-conscious children.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

The Edges Education team will meet with you to discuss the learning agenda and/or diversity, equity, inclusion needs of your business. We can assess policies and procedures, perform climate assessments, lead focus-groups, and meet with your leadership to help discern what you need and recommend next steps toward meeting your goal.

Meet Beth Wheeler LICSW, LCSW-C, LMT

Beth Wheeler (she/hers) is a keen observer, a natural networker, a compassionate listener, and a skilled synthesizer of what she sees, senses, feels, hears, and learns from those around her.  As an integrative psychotherapist, she has incorporated her understanding of the body, psyche, culture, trauma, identity, and our human society into her work with clients. Her background includes experience as a massage therapist, doula, and as a leader for an intensive residential retreat for women. Her commitment to community, compassion, courageous conversations, connection and confronting structural injustice with humility as well as activism are some of her trademarks. She thrives on learning and working collaboratively with clients, communities and organizations to convert insight into action for justice.

Testimonials

  • Beth Wheeler approaches social justice, equity and anti-racism work with keen insights, deep commitment, patience and the spaciousness required to bring others into the work wherever they are along the continuum of learning.  Beth is acutely attuned to the ways in which privilege, and in particular whiteness, show up and interrupt progress and community. She …

    Rachel Alexander, Activist, National SEED staff, Attorney

  • A visionary with a knack for creating brilliant workshops… Beth is uniquely suited to address the complexities that surround identity development, race, gender identity, sexuality, and more.

    Tony Hynes, Interracial Adoption Specialist and Author

  • Her presentations are frank, honest, eye-opening and highly regarded…As a Board Member she is instrumental in keeping diversity, inclusion and gender equality at the forefront of everything we do.

    Darren Vance, Executive Director, Rainbow Families

  • Beth Wheeler is a gifted and insightful therapist. She has helped me navigate terrain ranging from childhood trauma, to adult relationships, parenting, career development, and social justice work. Beth’s ability to make connections and illuminate patterns is a gift. She blends studied, expert, traditional psychotherapy, with cutting-edge creative strategies that help me get to deeper …

    Client, individual therapy

  • Beth…makes it her life’s mission to provide safe spaces for those within those marginalized groups…has proven herself as a solid advocate and ally, and has always been a consistent support during difficult times.

    Schai Schairer, Executive Director, F.I.S.T. (Fighting Injustice, Standing Together)

Upcoming Events

Event Location Venue Date Time
Maybe Baby Washington DC Whitman Walker Health July 19, 2020 2:30 pm
Whiteness 101 Washington DC Rainbow Families Virtual Event Aug 8, 2020 9:30 am
Adult Adoptees Panel Washington DC Rainbow Families Virtual Event Aug 8, 2020 11:00 am
Thinking About Transracial Adoption? Washington DC Rainbow Families Virtual Event Aug 8, 2020 3:30 pm