Providing an LGBTQ+ support group for teens and young adults in West Bloomfield, MI
You’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community who is looking for support and guidance, as you navigate identity concerns. But, you don’t know where to turn to get it. Perhaps you’ve tried to reach out to friends and family members only to be met with judgment, inappropriate questions, or hostility. Or, you’re just tired of talking about your struggles with people who don’t get what you’re going through. A lack of LGBTQ+ youth groups can leave you feeling isolated and frustrated.
Therapyology is proud and honored to offer the Rainbow Group for LGBTQ+ teens and young adults in the West Bloomfield area! Our LGBTQ+ support groups can provide you with a supportive environment to explore your identity surrounded by other folx dealing with similar concerns. In this safe space, you will find a community that truly get and understand what you’re going through. Over time, you will realize you’re not alone and you’re loved for who you are at your core. Furthermore, you will have a group of people who are available to offer support and compassion as you navigate life’s many challenges.
The Rainbow Group: An LGBTQ+ Support Group in West Bloomfield, MI
Groups incorporate discussions, activities, and games around a chosen topic for the day. We care about choosing topics that are important to our group members however common topics include:
- Questioning your identity
- Coming out to family and friends
- Pronouns and preferred names
- Navigating the tricky task of letting loved ones know new pronouns and names
- Coping with negative responses and rejection from friends and family
- Fighting against homophobia, transphobia, and stigma
- Mental health concerns
- Low self-esteem
- Bullying and other forms of trauma
- Romance and Dating
- School and workplace challenges such as acceptance and inclusion
- Advocating for your needs
Furthermore, we acknowledge that your identity and sexuality may intersect with other identities like ethnicity, physical/mental abilities, religion, sexuality, and gender. We know this can make your life even more complicated and add stressors. So, we explore how your identities impact each other and address any challenges you may be facing as a result.
We will be offering two different age groups: Teens (14-18) Young Adults (18-22).
Groups meet once a week for 1 hour, for 6 weeks. Every six weeks we will enroll new group members. We ask that our members commit to the full 6 weeks.
What to Expect from an Online LGBTQ+ Support Group
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering this group online for the health and safety of our therapy team and group participants. However, we have found that the online platform really works well for our clients. You will have the ability to connect with other LGBTQ+ identifying individuals in your age group who are going through similar life issues and build a network of support. Our groups are facilitator by a licensed mental health professional. The benefits of online therapy are numerous but perhaps one of the greatest benefits is the convenience and comfort it offers. You can attend a group from your home or surroundings.
Plus, it saves you the hassle of having to commute to our counseling center or carve out time in your busy day for travel. With the use of our secure and private online platform, you can access the group no matter where you’re located in the state of Michigan.
Ultimately, the goal of our groups is to give participants the chance to share their stories and struggles in a judgment-free zone. Therapyology’s Rainbow Group can help you explore your identity, improve your self-esteem, make new friends, learn new skills to help manage tough emotions, and find community with other kids and teens just like you.
Not sure if the Rainbow Group is the right fit for you?
Perhaps, you would prefer to talk to a therapist individually. Maybe you’re not quite comfortable sharing with a group of your peers yet. Or, our group therapy sessions don’t work within your schedule. If this is the case, we hope you will consider LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy with a compassionate and skilled therapist at Therapyology.
Join the Rainbow Group: An LGBTQ+ support group in West Bloomfield, MI
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Other Services Offered at Therapyology
Our LGBTQ support group isn’t the only service we offer in our West Bloomfield therapy practice. Other mental health services Therapyology provides include therapy for children, therapy for teens, groups and workshops, therapy for children of divorce, and Camp Therapyology.