Older & Out Therapy Groups

Photo via The Gender Spectrum Collection

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 free, drop-in therapy groups for LGBTQIA+ adults over the age of 60, now all online. The groups are free, run for 90 minutes, welcome new members at any time after completing a virtual screening. Groups are facilitated by a licensed therapist, Pacific Center clinician, and trained peer specialist. Group members decide what topics to cover. Group topics include: coping with loss, wisdom that comes with aging, going back in the closet to survive, ageism, dating, invisibility in the LGBTQIA+ community, family acceptance challenges, loneliness, resilience, and how to find other services in Alameda County.

 

Older & Out therapy groups for LGBTQIA+ folx age 60+ are now online, at no cost, and we are now bringing on new group members! We offer these groups to counteract ageism, isolation and loneliness. 

Oakland

Wednesdays

3:30 to 5:00pm

Hayward

Thursdays

1:00 to 2:30pm

Berkeley

Fridays

3:00 to 4:30pm

What You Can Expect Now That We Are Meeting on Zoom!

 

Please email olderandoutgroups@pacificcenter.org or call 510-548-8283 ext. 126 to set up a screening meeting to complete some paperwork and learn more about the program.


After that, if it sounds like the group might meet your needs, we'll connect you with a group where you can participate in whatever way is comfortable for you. Because this is a therapy group, topics and discussions can be deeper and more personal than they would in a typical peer support group setting. Download O&O flyer.

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQIA+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQ/IA+ and QTBIPOC people and their families in Alameda County.