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

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 $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

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

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

Queering Faith

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

First and Third Thursday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM via Zoom, **$10 per session**

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