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MN LGBT Therapists Network News
September 2013

20+ years of LGBT-friendly mental health networking
vol. VI, Issue 4

The Latest

Cabaret 88
-- remember -- laugh -- schmooze -- dream --
Celebrating our first 25 years as we continue on into

Tickets Are Going Fast!!
Get your ticket(s) today to make sure you secure your place at this premiere LGBT Therapists event.
new - entertainment by Jim Robinson and & Table Salt Productions
When is the last time you got to see therapist comedy?!  Bring your date ;-)
newFacebook event page

Looking for Volunteers!!
We are looking for volunteers to help set up, work the door, and clean up after the event.  To volunteer or for more information contact us.

We invite members and our LGBTQIA friends and organizations in the wider community to our birthday gala!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
6:30-9:30 pm
Patrick's Cabaret, Minneapolis
$19.88-$30.88 (member discount)
purchase tickets

A resplendent evening of:
• Dinner with 1980's fare (kudos for 80's attire)
• Emcees Irene Greene and Tom Glaser in 80's drag
• LGBT mental health comedy
• Reminiscing and member honoring
• 1980's trivia contest, music and door prizes
• Community resource tables for your promotional materials
• LGBT Therapists Network memorabilia
undefined All with a flavor of the 80's undefined to the max!!

Cabaret 88 is an alcohol-free event to embrace our friends in recovery.

Reservations at the LGBT Therapists website.

Member Opportunities: Publicize and Volunteer @ MTHC 2013
The MN 
LGBT Therapists Network will be at the October MN Transgender Health Conference!  October 12-13 at Hamline University  website
Join our Resource Table:  
  1. Publicize your mental health services! Members are invited to have your psychotherapy practice advertising materials on display at our resource table.  Do you have business cards, pamphlets, or flyers of your upcoming events? If you want them displayed, mail or drop them off to Irene by Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

  2. Volunteer to staff the table on Saturday or Sunday. Contact Irene Greene @ 612.874.6442 or email
Pride Booth Thank You
Thank you 2013 Twin Cities Pride Booth Volunteers:
Mary Louise Gooch, Rebecca Chesin, Cynthia Peterson, Molly Nicholson, Patrick Perry, David Shannon, Nikki Knudson-Dalal, Lake Dziengel, Jenny Russell, Ryan Dean, Gretchen Bueide, Tamilyn White, Troy Weber-Brown, Bill Weber-Brown & Dennis Christian

2013 Pride BoothThis was the third year that we had a MN LGBT Therapists Network booth at Twin Cities Pride. We had a steady flow of visitors to our booth, distributed dozens of LGBT Therapists Network business cards, added nearly 50 contacts, and gave away a lot of great candy! And we had fun getting to know each other more. If you want to volunteer for TC Pride 2014, let me know.
– Irene email

Steering Committee

Friday September 20 - 12:15 - 1:30pm
The Healing Well, Suite 203 - 2100 1st Ave S - Mpls
All members of the LGBT Therapists network are welcome to attend. Planning Cabaret 88.
RSVP (encouraged but not essential) to Irene Greene email
(612) 874-6442

Member News

Food For Thought
Member Deb Hennen-Bergman of Inner Peace Therapy & Yoga wrote the article Food for Thought on integrating yoga/meditation in treating and preventing mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression.  
Read it on 
LGBT Therapists's blog

Inner Peace Therapy & Yoga Supervision
Integrating a Mind-Body-Spirit Approach into Your Life and Work Through Yoga and Meditation
Friday, Sept 27 from 9:30-3:30
Inner Peace Therapy & Yoga - Bloomington

Receive 7 hours of Group Supervision towards clinical licensure.
The therapeutic use of yoga & meditation in treating mental health issues is quickly gaining popularity in empirical research. There are a growing number of ground-breaking studies showing yoga & meditations not only effectively treat mental health issues, they also serve to protect us from such conditions. In addition, current research in neuroscience shows we can actually train our brains toward ease, contentment, kindness, & compassion.
Register: email / 952.457.8557    website     flyer with more info

Maybe Baby
Tuesday evenings October 8 - October 29
Lund's Marketplace - 1450 W Lake St -  Mpls
Join Family Equality Council and Trisha Falvey, MA, LAMFT for a workshop series designed to help parents who are LGBT and thinking about starting or growing a family. Trisha is an experienced therapist and counselor who will help families navigate the logistical as well as the emotional and relational roller-coaster that often coincides with family creation and expansion. A four-part series. flyer

Balancing The Me, The You and The We
Talking Better To Balance the Needs of all Three
Two Relationship Workshops:
-A general relationship workshop: Sat Nov 9, 9am-3:30pm
-A relationship workshop for folks who add kink or poly to their dynamics:
Sat Nov 23 9am-3:30pm
South Mpls

Participants will gain concrete tools to:
improve how they talk, listen and disagree; identify their needs and ask for them; strengthen their emotional connection; spice up their sexual intimacy
Both workshops are LGBTQA-friendly and promote sex-positivity.
Fun, informative, zesty workshops, bound to strengthen your relationship.
Cost: $115/person. ($50 due with registration.) Some partial scholarships available. $15 discount if registered by 11/1/13. Space is limited. These workshops do fill up.
Healthy snacks, workshop materials, bibliography, and notebooks provided. Attendees’ group participation is optional.
Workshop facilitated by Irene Greene, MSED. Irene is a longtime psychotherapist, educator and activist in Mpls. To register and for more info: email  or call Irene at 612.874.6442.


Minnesota Trans Health Conference
A Bridge to Access: Providers and Community Together
October 12 - 13
Hamline University - St. Paul

Keynote speakers, Dr Jamison Green, Victoria Kolakowski and Andrea Jenkins
website     Facebook      sponsorship, ads & tables

LGBTQ Youth & Families Support Group
Mondays 5:30 – 7:30PM
October 14 – December 16 (12 weeks)

4123 East Lake Street, Mpls
The LGBTQ Youth & Families Support Group is a confidential and safe group that will provide support, resources and education on numerous topics such as LGBTQ history, healthy relationships, coming out, bullying, and others. We want to provide an opportunity for youth and their family members to learn more about relevant topics and to talk about their own related family experiences. There is a $25 registration fee per youth. *Note: Youths and their family members (parents/guardians/caretakers) must participate. They will meet together for the first half and separately for the second half of the session.
To register or for questions – call or email Leigh Combs at: 612-728-2079 or email    flyer

Working with Queer Youth & Their Families
Friday October 4 - 9am - 1pm
Urban Research & Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Ave N. Mpls
Presented by Kente Circle, this experiential workshop will offer participants an opportunity to learn more about the needs and concerns of queer youth and their families. Professional and cultural discourses that influence our ideas about gender and sexuality will be discussed, and the intersection of class, race, and ethnicity with gender and sexuality will also be considered.

Mindful Heart Couples Workshop:  What is Sacred Partnership?
Saturday, November 9,10:30 am – 5:00 pm - Mpls - $250 per couple
A Sacred Partnership supports the deepest truth of each individual while enhancing the synergy of your higher purpose as a couple. Sacred Partnership exists for the purpose of resolving anything that does not look like love.  Learn to connect to your partner through the Sacred Heart and discover the energy flow of unconditional love.  Learn practices to support Sacred Partnership.  Develop Sacred Agreements with your partner to further support the lifting of your relationship to your higher purpose.  You will increase awareness, energy flow, intimacy & healing in your relationship. There will be guided experiential practice time, room to practice in your own space, and some time alone together.
FFI:  Susan Broadwell, MA, PsyD at 952.922.1848 website

And Then I Got Fired
A Black/Trans/Queer Poet's Musings on Life, Love & Inappropriate Jokes About Death
Friday, November 8 - 7pm - Metropolitan State University - St. Paul
Presented by GLBTA Programs Office & Metro State Gender & Sexuality Student Services
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Smitten Kitten Back-To-School Discount
Great deals are to be had at Smitten Kitten for the entire month of September for returning students with valid college IDs.   webpage
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Our network is a Minnesota-based grassroots group of queer and allied mental health therapists, students in mental health-related fields, and community mental-health related agencies. Our group shares information and resources that impact our varied work in the mental health fields and that is unique to the particular needs of the LGBTQ communities we live in and serve. We welcome submissions to this eNewsletter that are pertinent to mental health and LGBTQ issues, All network members are welcome to contribute to this monthly eNewsletter. Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to Irene Greene.  All responses to questions, ads, workshops, etc. should be emailed directly back to the contact person in the notice.  If you want to become a member of this organization please visit our website

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