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 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.
What You Can Expect Now That We Are Meeting on Zoom!
Please email email@example.com 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.