A  roundup of local resources and opportunities related to queer mental health.

Gender Journey Teen Therapy Group at Mandala House

This online therapy group offers support and skill building for teens (ages 14-19) who are transgender, nonbinary, gender expansive, or questioning their gender. Topics covered include assertive communication, self-advocacy, coping skills, peer and family relationships, and accessing gender affirming healthcare. Much of group’s content comes from The Gender Quest Workbook, and individuals joining the group are encouraged to have access to their own copy.

The group meets virtually on Wednesdays at 4 PM and is led by Ariel Brooks, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Mandala House. For more information, contact abrooks@mandalalouisville.com or call Mandala House at 502-309-2408.


IDEA Study: Free Program for LGBTQ People with Memory Loss

Are you an LGBTQ+ person experiencing or caring for someone with dementia? This program may offer resources for you. Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) is a study about the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people who experience memory loss or care for someone experiencing memory loss. The program offers 9 free coaching sessions for the person with memory loss and their caregiver. Coaching will focus on building skills around communication, problem solving, and using exercise as a coping tool. Participants will also participate in 5 interviews and be compensated with a total of $125 for their participation in the study.

For more information, visit https://ageidea.org/. You can also contact Amy Cunningham, MS, at amoore@uw.edu.


LGBTQ+ affirming counselor job opening at Deer Park

Do you know an LGBTQ+ affirming counselor looking for a new work opportunity? Baptist Health Medical Group has an opening at their Deer Park location for a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). Interested applicants must be licensed, have the ability to provide clinical supervision, and have knowledge of cognitive and behavioral therapy concepts.

Click here for more information. You can also reach the practice manager, Nicholas Martin, at Nicholas.Martin@bhsi.com.