Dear Community,

The LGBTQ Center OC’s Mental Health Program has moved to teletherapy services for the safety of our clients and staff. Please fill out the referral form below to request more information or to schedule teletherapy services.

Thank you for your understanding and we will let you know once we have reopened.

Some days are good, some are great, and some are not so great. There are specific challenges in the LGBTQQ community and we are especially prepared to help you move through them.

All are welcome in our safe space.

Individual, Couples and Family Therapy

Request a therapist or  more information

Please submit the form below to request a therapist or call our intake line at 714-953-5428 ext 330.

Daytime and Evening Hours Available. 7 days a week.

Please note: The personal information you submit using this form will be kept confidential.

Group Therapy

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Group therapy can be especially beneficial for individuals who feel isolated, depressed, or anxious, or who are concerned about how they relate to other people. Even though some are nervous at first about joining group counseling, many soon discover that it is the best approach for their particular concerns. A number of counseling groups are offered each week.

Some groups may be ‘closed’ groups, so please contact the group facilitator before attending. Cost is $10 per session unless otherwise stated.

Current Therapy Groups

Transcendence: An FTM Process Group

Transcendence is a process group specifically for individuals who identify as FTM transgender. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe space for FTM individuals to openly explore and process issues unique to their identities. Cost is $10 per session. A brief consultation via phone or email is required.

Every Saturday 10:00am – 11:30am

Please contact Counseling (714) 953-5428 x 330 or Chris Downey at Chris.Downey@lgbtcenteroc.org before attending.


Men’s Therapy Group

The goals of this group are: to create a safe, comfortable place to express feelings, exploration of self through group process and reflection, enhancing sense of self through awareness and acceptance, and to support and be supported. Ages 18 and over. Cost is $10 per session. Enrollment is required.

Every Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Please contact Denise Penn (714) 953-5428 x 306 or denise.penn@lgbtqcenteroc.org before attending.


Trans*Forum: Transgender Peer Group

Discussion and process group for those who identify as transgender, genderqueer, intersex, or androgynous. Ages 18 and over. Cost is $10 per session. Open group.

Every Thursday 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

For more information, please contact Jennie Drewno (714) 953-5428 x 316 or Jennie.drewno@lgbtqcenteroc.org.


Trans Ally Support Group

Trans Ally Support is an affirming meeting where you can find support and education in your journey as a loved one of transgender, non-binary or otherwise gender-expansive individuals. This is an open and safe space to learn, support, and be supported.

2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, starting in February 2021

6pm – 7:30pm, $5 per session

Contact: Rosa Sicairos <Rosa.Sicairos@lgbtcenteroc.org> and Kai Lewis <kai.lewis@lgbtqcenteroc.org>


Su Lugar: Grupo transafirmativo

Su Lugar es un grupo de apoyo en español para las personas trans y no binarias, o las que cuestionan su identidad de género. Con nosotros se encuentra un espacio seguro para hablar sobre información, apoyo, y recursos necesarios. Vamos a hacer una comunidad para todos en cualquier etapa de su camino.

La primera reunión será 2 de marzo. Nos reunimos cada semana los martes.

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, $5 cada reunión.

Para más información o para registrarse mándenos un correo electrónico a Bailey Smith: Bailey.smith@lgbtqcenteroc.org.

Your Place: Trans Affirming Group (Spanish)

Your Place is a support group for Spanish speakers who are transgender or non-binary, or for those who are questioning their gender identity. With us you will find a safe space to talk about information, support, and resources. We will create a community for everyone at whatever stage you are on in your journey.

The first meeting will be on March 2. We will meet every Tuesday.

7:30 to 9:00, $5 each meeting.

For more information or to sign up, please send an email to Bailey Smith: bailey.smith@lgbtqcenteroc.org.


Women’s Therapy Group

The LGBTQ Center of OC is excited to announce a new Women’s Therapy Group! This group will provide a safe space for adult women-identified members to share, gain confidence, and feel supported.

Group starts on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6PM

The cost is $10 per group

Every Friday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM via Zoom.

If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact us: rosie.rodriguez@lgbtqcenteroc.org or cassie.haro@lgbtqcenteroc.org.