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

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

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Daytime and Evening Hours Available. 7 days a week.

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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

Parent Processing Group

An intimate and safe space allowing parents to process emotions and experiences surrounding their children coming out.

First and Third Wednesday at 5:00-6:30 PM.

Contact the facilitators for more information and Zoom registration: maria.ponce@lgbtqcenteroc.org

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 $5 per session. Open group.

Every Thursday 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

For more information, please contact Maria Ponce (714) 953-5428 x 2090 or maria.ponce@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.

Every Friday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM via Zoom, **$10 per group**

If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact us: cassie.haro@lgbtqcenteroc.org , alicia.guerrero@lgbtqcenteroc.org , or brittany.hardin@lgbtqcenteroc.org

Cafe Con Community

This group is intended to provide a safe space for Latino/a & LGBTQ+ identifying persons ages 18 and up wanting to process issues related to their Latino/a identity and how this impacts their experience in the U.S. This group aims to create a sense of community and teach insight promoting healthy coping strategies and interpersonal relationships.

Este grupo tiene como objetivo proporcionar un espacio seguro para personas que se identifican como latinos/as y LGBTQ+ de 18+ años de edad y que desean procesar problemas relacionados con su identidad latina/x y cómo esto afecta su experiencia en los EE. UU. Este grupo tiene como objetivo crear un sentido de comunidad y enseñar herramientas promoviendo estrategias saludables de afrontamiento y relaciones interpersonales.

Every Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM via Zoom

Cada jueves de 6:00-7:30 PM por zoom

If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact us: leslie.fernandez@lgbtqcenteroc.org

Para mas informacion contacte leslie.fernandez@lgbtqcenteroc.org

Breakout (Mental Health Group for Youth Ages 12-17)

This group is a safe space for youth ages 12-17 to talk about mental health related issues around being LGBTQ+.

Every Monday 6:00- 7:30 PM

Register: bit.ly/elevatecounseling Questions? yanel.bueno@lgbtqcenteroc.org

Mental Health Process Group (Youth Ages 18-26)

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.

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

Register: bit.ly/elevatecounseling Questions? yanel.bueno@lgbtqcenteroc.org