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LGBTQIP2SA Friendly Support & Therapy Groups

The Center for Women's Group Therapy

The Center for Women's Group Therapy, established in 2005, offers psychodynamic, all issues group psychotherapy for all women. Our groups are limited to 8 members, include women of all orientations, and meet weekly. Therapists Candace Margulies, LICSW, and Ilise Katz, LPCC, are members if the American Group Psychotherapy Association and have extensive experience in group. To discuss the suitability of group or to schedule an interview please call The Center for Women's Group Therapy at 612-802-1405. Insurance is accepted and a sliding fee is available.

Group Therapy for Women and Men

"Studies identify up to 40-60 percent of [mental health] patients as having histories of trauma."
"There is no better place than the community context in therapy groups to heal the life-sustaining internal and external object relations of traumatized persons."
--Robert Klein, PhD, and Victor Schermer, MA, authors of Group Psychotherapy for Psychological Trauma

This group is especially effective for clients with trauma and/or interpersonal issues. It was designed to provide accessible, high-quality therapy at a reasonable cost. Participants pay a reduced fee out-of-pocket. Except Medical Assistance, no insurance is accepted. The group may be used as a client's sole form of treatment, or it may be used in conjunction with ongoing or occasional individual or couples therapy provided by other therapists.
Tuesday Evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM
$35.00 per session
Pay out-of-pocket only
No insurance accepted except Medical Assistance
Advance payment of $140.00 required for each segment of four sessions
90-minute/$150.00 individual intake interview required
Tom Glaser, MS
Licensed Psychologist
Loring Medical Building
1409 Willow Street
Suite 608
Minneapolis, MN 55404


For LGBTQ youth in the Northwest Suburbs
Mondays from 1-2:30 pm
Ascend Family Institute (formerly The Creative Therapy Center)
907 Main Street, Elk River, MN

Social/emotional support and suicide/substance abuse prevention for youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, questioning, and 2spirit in the northwest suburbs.
Take most insurances and offer sliding scale fee for cash clients (call for details)
Contact info, including web links: Katie M. Heiden-Rootes, MA, LMFT, PhD, 612-460-7404

Couples in Transition 

Couples in Transition is a support group for committed couples. When one person in a relationship goes through a gender transition, the other partner goes through a transition of their own. Watching your mate change so radically can be a very difficult process.

There are very few resources today for the non-transitioning partner. Couples in Transition meetings focus on the relationship, and on the experiences of non-transitioning partners. Meetings are free. Visit www.CouplesInTransition.org for more information.

Support Group for Open Relationships

Sunday Evenings at 5pm, weekly

An ongoing mixed sexual identity group for those in open relationships. This is not just for couples or triads but for those who are solo and know that they prefer open relationships. Also, this is for all different levels of experience from those just newly exploring to those who have been in long term open relationships.
FFI - Jeff Jones

Mindful Sexuality for LGBTQ People

Sex and intimacy are important events in our lives but it can be difficult to stay mentally present in sensual moments with some of the stress and thoughts running through our minds. For some people, this can lead to performance anxiety, a poor body-image, sexual dysfunction, or sex that isn’t satisfying, connecting, or intimate.

This 8 week group will help you identify and practice mindfulness techniques to embody your individual and partnered sexual experiences. Mindfulness can help manage symptoms of depression and anxiety, heal from sexual trauma, assist in the management of compulsive sexual behaviors, begin to address body-image issues, and manage other mental health issues you may face. We will also explore ways to be sexually mindful and empowered in your daily life!

Who: People wanting to explore mindful sex
Cost: $25 per session for 8 sessions
When: Determined by participants
Where: SkyHill, 6800 France Ave, Ste 520, Edina MN

Each group is limited to 8 participants. For more information or to enroll, call Rick at 612-564-9199 or email rick@skyhilltherapy.com

“Coming Out” Support Group for Women

14-week psycho-educational support group for women who are “coming out” as bisexual or lesbian, or as a woman attracted to women / Non-judgmental, confidential, sex-positive, open. Everyone’s process is respected and supported. Members may choose how much they want to share. / Members of the group will have the opportunity to: Share their “coming out” journey; Explore and share their questions and concerns about their sexual identity and sexual journey. Issues addressed: life transition, family, religion, financial & identity changes); Sex, gender, sexuality; Stereotypes and LGBTQ culture; Dating and meeting women. Share resources; Increase a sense of pride and self-love in being more fully who you are.

Intake Session prior to acceptance into the group: $160 / Group Fee: $45 per each group session. 5% discount if paid in full. / Sliding fee scale available.
The group meets for 14 consecutive weeks and for 75 minutes/session. Daytime and evening group available. 

Irene Greene, MSE, Psychotherapist & Educator, 25 years experience facilitating coming out, abuse, and women's groups.

The Well: Healing Arts Center / Suite 203 / 2100 1st Avenue South / Minneapolis, MN / 55404 / 612.874.6442 / irene@irenegreene.com  
See: www.irenegreene.com to download a group flyer 
Free phone consult. Call for more information or to be put on the waiting list.

Ongoing Therapy Group for Women

Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

Led by experienced therapists. Supportive place to work on improving self-confidence; self-care; deepening closeness with friends and partners; loss; depression; anxiety; abuse (emotional, physical, or sexual); communication skills; parenting; sexuality; addictions and other unhealthy self-protective patterns; balancing independence and attachment; improving one's support system.

Please Call 612-870-0398 or 612-874-6442 for more information or to discuss an intake appointment.

Mindy Benowitz, Ph.D., L.P.
Irene Greene, MS, Ed.

GLBTAQI Connection Support Group

NAMI Minnesota offers a free support group for the GLBTAQI (Gay/Genderqueer, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally, Questioning/Queer, Intersexed) community. The group meets every Saturday from 1:00-2:30 at Living Table United Church of Christ, 4001 38th Avenue South, in Minneapolis. The support group is a safe place to confront the challenges that many members of GLBTAQI communities face such as social isolation, stigma, discrimination, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. For information, contact Kim at 763-260-1175. www.namihelps.org/support/support-groups.html

GLBTQ Support Group for Young People

GLBTQ Support Group for young people ages 11-23 at Face to Face Health and Counseling in East St. Paul. Group meets Thursdays from 6-7:30pm and is for those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity. Group members must complete an intake prior to participation. Insurance accepted, sliding fee scale for uninsured or under-insured. Call Face to Face at 651-772-5555 for more info or to schedule an intake. We are located at 1165 Arcade Street, St Paul MN 55106.

Transgender Support Group

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:00
New ongoing support group in St. Paul for transgender and gender nonconforming adults ages 18+. Group is focused on connecting people and their experiences related to transition. We will meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:00 at 2375 University Avenue W., Suite 160 in St. Paul. Insurances accepted: Aetna, BlueCross/BlueShield, HealthPartners (limited to specific plans), Medica, Medical Assistance, Medicare, PreferredOne, UCare, and UnitedHealth. A professional discount may be available for those without insurance. Clients or therapists can make a referral by contacting one of the co-facilitators:

G Zachariah White, PsyD, LP

Melia McCubbin, MSW, LICSW

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