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.

Every Thursday of every month

7pm – 8:30pm, $5 per session

Contact: Rylee Sulzer at rylee.sulzer@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.


Mental Health Process Group (QTBIPOC Youth Ages 13-26)

This group is intended to create a safe space for youth to talk about mental health issues, create healthy relationships with others, and learn tools to understand, manage, and decrease symptoms of mental health. This group will teach youth how to build insight into their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and learn how to communicate their needs and wants in a healthy assertive manner. Lastly, with an emphasis on maladaptive coping skills including self-medicating with substances, isolating, or engaging in risky behaviors, youth will learn to develop coping skills needed to manage symptoms on a long-term basis.

Group starts on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 4PM

**Free Group**

Every Friday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM via Zoom.

Register: bit.ly/elevatecounseling

Questions? yanel.bueno@lgbtqcenteroc.org

Queering Faith

Queering Faith is a space to explore and process faith and the queer experience. People from all faith backgrounds welcome.

Group starts on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7PM

**$10 per session**

First and Third Thursday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM via Zoom.

For more information or to sign up, email us at sobia.saleem@lgbtqcenteroc.org and sadie.hernandez@lgbtqcenteroc.org.

Better Sleep (5-week Session)

Do you have chronic insomnia? Better Sleep is a 5-session virtual group that may help (Ages 18+). LGBTQ+ and allies all welcome.

Group starts on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 7PM; 5-sessions over 7 weeks

$5 per session

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm on Zoom

Program start dates: Aug 24, Sept14, Nov 2, and Dec 14

For more information or to sign up, email us at nat.newton@lgbtqcenteroc.org or call us at 714-953-5428 x 356.