Classes & Therapy Groups

Raising LGBTQ+ Kids Class

This group is meeting safely in-person. Please call 616.258.7507 to find out how you can join.

Cost: $30/session. Insurance not accepted, but please ask if you qualify for financial assistance.

Registration is required.

To enroll or get information: If interested, talk to your therapist or enroll by calling our Forest Hills clinic at 616.258.7507.

Group facilitators: Jennifer Bedford, MA, Limited Licensed Psychologist; Elise Meyer, LLMSW

How parents engage with their LGBTQ+ child or teen has a tremendous impact on their mental and physical health.

Our informative group welcomes parents, relatives or guardians (age 18+) of LGBTQ kids. We offer an inclusive space for participants to learn how to help their kids feel socially, emotionally, and physically safe and supported.

Topics covered include:

  • Distinction between sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, and gender roles.
  • Reconciling competing values.
  • Handling social and family situations.
  • Coming out process.
  • Terminology.
  • Advocacy.
  • Resources for LGBTQ individuals and loved ones.
  • Way to network with other parents.

This group meets once a week for six weeks and is led by our expert clinicians. Participants MUST attend from the first session.

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