LGBT consumer help groups

Zappalorti Society
Lesbian, Gay, Trans-gender psychiatric survivors organized for peer support, self-help and mental health advocacy. Meets every Saturday 1-4pm. @ LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th Street, New York, NY for more information call Bert Coffman 917.286.0616 or email bert_coffman@yahoo.com

Hearts & Ears, Inc.
is a non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals with mental health issues and concerns. We warmly welcome all sexual and gender minorities with mental illness, as people who are dually stigmatized for being LGBT and having a mental illness can have a difficult time finding full acceptance from others. Hearts & Ears aims to be a community where LGBT persons can feel safe, supported, and welcomed. Friends, family and community members are encouraged to attend.

For more information visit their website at www.heartsandears.org

Fenway Community Health Center
Gay Men's Mood Disorder Ongoing group for gay men who struggle with mood disorders such as major depression, anxiety and bipolar illness. This group offers a supportive environment for members to share and cope with life issues that are affected by living with a chronic mood disorder. Contact Aaron at (617) 927-6202.

Pink & Blues Philadelphia
Founded January 15, 2003 Meets every Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 PM Doors open at 6:30 - please arrive no later than 7:15 The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany - Blue Room 330 S. 13th St. (between Spruce and Pine) Philadelphia, PA Enter church courtyard - go to wheelchair ramp - enter from single red door on right Contact: Mark A. Davis @ 215-627-0424 MADpride1988@yahoo.com

website: www.pinkandblues.info

Depression / Bipolar Survivors & Thrivers
Our group is open to all: gay/straight/bi/trans/lesbian. Our group offers support and encouragement in living healthy, active lives, in being out in the world, and productive. Meets every Thursday around 5 PM. Starting time subject to change so please contact David Alex Nahmod e-mail: davidsopenforum@msn.com phone: 415-652-4625

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LGBT Affirmative Mental Health Programs

CALIFORNIA

Billy Frank LGBT Community Center
938 the Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 408-293-2429 www.defrank.org

Outlet
Supporting and Empowering LGBTQQ Youth 711 Church Street Mountain View, CA 94041 (Spanish) 650-965-2020 ext. 22 Counseling - Need to talk with someone one-on-one? Youth receive low-cost, individual counseling with one of our many LGBTQQ sensitive and knowledgeable interns. Email us or call to make an appointment www.projectoutlet.org

Pacific Center
Connecting the LGBT Community 2712 Telegraph Berkeley, CA 94705 510-548-8283 Counseling - Pacific Center provides high quality, LGBT sensitive, mental health services at affordable sliding scale fees. Medi-Cal payments are accepted. www.pacificcenter.org

Ventura County Rainbow Alliance
4567 Telephone Road, suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003 main # 805-339-6340 mental health referral # 805-339-6344 ext. 108 info@lgbtventura.org

BiENESTAR
A leading Latino Community Services and Advocacy Group Locations that offer Mental Health Services:

  • East Lost Angeles Center 5326 East Beverly Road Los Angeles, CA 90022 323-727-7896
  • Hollywood - Metro Area Center 4955 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 323-660-9680
  • Van Nuys Center 14515 Hamlin Street, suite 100 Van Nuys, CA 91411 818-908-3820


The San Diego LGBT Community Center
3909 Centre Street San Diego, CA 92103 619-260-6380 Counseling & Support - The Center offers a wide range of counseling services at The Center's Behavioral Health Services location. Services include crisis counseling, individual, couple/family, and group counseling. Counseling services are also available for those struggling with same-sex relationship violence; transgender persons who need assistance with transition & for individuals struggling with HIV/AIDS. www.thecentersd.org

Hierdon LifeLine Crisis & Suicide Line 858-212-LIFE (5433)
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center 1625 N. Schrader Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028-6213 323-993-7669 info at mentalhealth@lagaycenter.org

Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center
1927 L. Street Sacramento, CA 95811 916-442-0185 ext. 101

The Center OC, Orange County
12752 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92843 714-534-0862 Counseling & Mental Health Services The Mental Health Program offers confidential counseling and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Services are provided by licensed mental-health providers, trainees and interns. All staff members are knowledgeable about issues facing LGBTQ/HIV communities www.thecenteroc.org

Pacific Pride Foundation
126 East Haley Street, suite A-11 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-963-3636 ext. 103

Mental Health Counseling Individual & Couples Counseling
Pacific Pride Foundation provides affordable psychotherapy for the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities of Santa Barbara County. We offer counseling in a safe and welcoming environment for people of all cultures, ethnicities and sexual orientations. Individual, couples and family counseling is offered on an affordable, sliding fee scale based on income. For more information, please contact Mariela Marin at ext 130.

Second location: North County Office 819 West Church Street Santa Monica, CA 93454 805-349-9947 www.pacificpridefoundation.org

The Gay & Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach
2017 East Fourth Street Long Beach, CA 90814 562-434-4455 * New Mental Health Counseling Program

HOUSING RESOURCES

Institute On Aging
24-hour toll-free hotline for older and disabled adults - for routine, even daily, phone calls that provide emotional support, medication reminders and well-being check-ins.
Local: 415-752-3778 National: 800-971-0016

Open Housing
Open house enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs.
Local: 415-296-8995

AIDS Housing Alliance SF
Services include: housing referrals, back rent grants, move-in deposit loans, rental subsidies, credit wellness clinic, tenants rights counseling, job training & supportive employment, and public policy advocacy.

The Shanti Project
The Shanti Project's community of Volunteers and Staff provides emotional and practical support to San Francisco's most vulnerable individuals living with life-threatening illness.
415.674.4700 Hours: M-F 9:30 am to 5:00 pm PST

COLORADO

Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center
2508 E. Bijou Street Colorado Springs, CO 80909 719-471-4429 Physical and mental well-being are important to your overall health! Down in the dumps? Need someone to talk to? Or just interested in a routine chat with a counselor? www.ppglcc.org Mailing address : PO Box 607 Colorado Springs, CO 80901

FLORIDA

G L B T Community Center of Central Florida
The Center 946 North Mills Avenue Orlando, Florida 32803 407-228-8272 www.glbcc.org

Compass Community Centered
201 N. Dixie Hwy Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-533-9699 www.compassglcc.com info analucia@compassglcc.com

Metro Centers - Metro Charities
Psychiatric Evaluations and Medications
Metropolitan Charities Mental Health Program offer services of a Psychiatric ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) including an evaluation, medication management and follow-up on a monthly basis.

  • St. Pete Metro Diversity Center 3170 3rd Avenue N St. Petersburg, FL 33713

  • Tampa Metro Diversity Center 6421 N. Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33604
  • Pasco & Hernando County Metropolitan Charities., Inc. 4747 US 19 HWY New Port Richey, FL. 34652 727-321-3854 www.metrocharities.org

 

GEORGIA

Youth Pride
1017 Edgewood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307 404-521-9711 Evolve! Counseling Program Evolve! expands its services by offering Youth Pride members free individual, couples, and group counseling in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. Evolve! continues to provide suicide awareness and prevention services through education, outreach, and therapeutic services offered free and on-site. www.youthpride.org

Positive Impact
139 Ralph McGill Blvd NE Suite #301 Atlanta, GA 30308-3339 Positive Impact provides HIV risk-reduction and prevention programs for men and women. These culturally competent programs are offered as mental health prevention, outreach prevention, and individual-level or group-level intervention. www.positiveimpact-atl.org/

ILLINOIS

Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted Chicago, IL 60613 773-472-6469 ext. 158 Counseling The Center on Halsted Mental Health Services staff has been meeting the psychosocial needs of Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for more than 25 years. The COH Mental Health team has experience working with clients who are facing challenges in their lives. www.centeronhalsted.org

MICHIGAN

AFFIRMATIONS
290 West 9 Mile Road Ferndale, MI 48220 248-398-7105 www.goaffirmations.org * Helpline 1-800-398 GAYS (4297)

MINNESOTA

District 202
1601 Nicollet Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 612-871-5559

NEW YORK

Ackermann Institute for the Family
212-879-4900
936 Broadway Street
New York, NY
www.ackerman.org
fee's are on a sliding scale based on family income $50 - $150 per session

Blanton Peale Institute
212-725-7850 ext. 119
7 West 30th Street 9th Floor
New York, NY
www.blantonpeale.org
self-pay $75 intake, $55 ongoing; $90 psychiatric assessment, $35 ongoing

Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy & New Direction
718-622-2000 (BCP)
300 Flatbush Avenue
New York, NY
718-398-0800 (ND)
202-206 Flatbush Avenue
New York, NY
www.newdirectionsbrooklyn.com

Callen-Lorde Seventeen
230 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-271-7206
http://callenlorde.wpengine.com/seventeen/

Family Health Center for Counseling of Harlem
212-423-4200 PRESS # 1
1824 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
www.institute2000.org

Fifth Avenue Counseling Center
212-989-2990
50 West 23rd Street 9th Floor
New York, NY
www.tfacc.org

Fordham-Tremont Community Mental Health Center
718-960-3071
2021 Grand Concourse 6th Floor
Room 605
Bronx, New York
www.fordhamtremont.org

Garden House Respite
ACMH, Inc.
212-253-6377 Ext. 407
165 East 2nd Street
New York, NY 10009
www.acmhnyc.org

Hispanic AIDS Forumn
212-367-1165
446 West 33rd Street
New York, NY
www.hafnyc.org

Henry Street Settlement
40 Montgomery Street
212-233-5032
Brooklyn, NY
www.henrystreet.org

Karen Horney Institute
212-838-4333 x 137
392 East 62nd street
New York, NY
www.karenhorneyclinic.org

Metropolitan Center for Mental Health
1090 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY
212-543-0777
www.metropolitancenter.com

Post Graduate Center for Mental Health
212-576-4195
71 West 23rd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY
www.pgcmh.org

Psychotherapy Center for Gender and Sexuality @ ICP
212-333-3444
1841 Broadway, 4th Floor (entrance on 60th street)
New York, NY
www.icpnyc.org/pcgs

Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program
212-423-2140
1468 Madison Avenue
Mt. Sinai Hospital
New York, NY
http://www.mountsinai.org

OHIO

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
6600 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102 216-651-5428 Adult services are for individuals ages 25 and older, couples and families, also Counseling support services are offered to youth ages 14-24. www.lgcsc.org

Center On High
Central Ohio's GLBT Community Center Stonewall Columbus 1160 N. High Street PO Box 10814 Columbus, OH 43201-2411 www.stonewallcolumbus.org

PENNSYLVANIA

COMHAR
207 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Providing a range of responsive programs, COMHAR's behavioral health services treat adults who need help coping with life stresses and those who live with chronic mental illness. The Behavioral Health Division's broad array of specialized programs addresses the needs of diverse populations, including the elderly, the Latino community, individuals also diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and those who struggle with co-occuring substance addiction. Contact info: 215-569-8414 http://www.comhar.org/behavioralhealth.html

RHODE ISLAND

AIDS Project Rhode Island
APRI Outpatient Services offers mental health services for clients with dual diagnosis, substance abuse issues, and other chronic mental health problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post traumatic stress syndrome, and others.  Our services include regular individual couples and group counseling, and referral to psychiatric services for medication management. Our licensed clinicians are available during normal business hours, and there are emergency services available for after hours.
aidsprojectri.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Harriet Hancock Community Center PO Box 12648 Columbia, SC 29211 803-771-7713 harriethandcock@aol.com

TENNESEE

Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center
892 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 901-278-6422 901-347-8701 Counseling referral Having problems with alcohol, drugs, relationships, …. life??? The MGLCC has a confidential counseling referral program. www.mglcc.org

TEXAS

OUT Standing Amarillo
OUT Standing Amarillo 616 South Harrison Street Amarillo, TX 79101 806-337-1688

The Thursday night Life Rap group is led by a professional therapist. Sometimes the discussion takes a therapeutic turn, but often it is simply a discussion about life's common issues. This group is open to all ages, but more often attended by adults

www.outstandingamarillo.org

VERMONT

Brattleboro Retreat Launches Inpatient Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals
The Brattleboro Retreat, located in Brattleboro, VT, is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its new inpatient program designed exclusively to meet the mental health and addiction treatment needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The Retreat’s new LGBT program helps people find the strength to face the challenges of mental illness and addiction in a safe, sensitive and supportive environment.
www.brattlebororetreat.org

WISCONSIN

OUTREACH
600 Williamson Street Madison, WI 53703-3588 608-255-8582 Peer Counseling & Support People face enormous emotional challenges when they come to terms with their sexuality. OutReach offers peer counseling and support groups for those dealing with coming-out. If you're having difficulties with family, relationships, the workplace, or anything else, we have peer counselors that can help you. info@outreach.org
www.lgbtoutreach.org