Older & Out Therapy Groups
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Just like me, I’ve seen others in the group open up and share their stories, a lot of times for the first time, and sometimes with more than a few tears.
Pacific Center is partnering with senior centers around Alameda County, as well as the Oakland LGBTQ Center, to provide therapy groups for LGBTQIA+ adults 55 and older. The 90 minute groups require an intake to attend, are free, run for 9 week sessions with the same members and have a max of 12 spots. We welcome new members after they have completed a virtual intake with one of our group facilitators. Older & Out group facilitators are Pacific Center licensed therapists and / or associate or clinician trainees. Group topics emerge from group members’ shares which have included: coping with loss, wisdom that comes with aging, going back in the closet to survive, ageism, dating, invisibility and racism in the LGBTQIA+ community, family acceptance challenges, loneliness, and resilience.
Older & Out therapy groups are offered to counteract ageism, isolation and loneliness.
In-person at Oakland LGBTQ Community Center
1:15 - 2:45pm
2:00 - 3:30pm
In-person at North Berkeley Senior Center
3:00 - 4:30pm
How to get involved
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a screening meeting to complete some paperwork and learn more about the program.
After that, if it sounds like this program might meet your needs, we'll connect you with a group where you can participate in whatever way is comfortable for you.