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Behavioral Health Services

The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Behavioral Health Services Department offers individual, couples/family, and group counseling to LGBTQ+ community members. Services cater to specific needs of our LGBTQ+ community members, including help with same-gender/genderqueer relationship violence; support for youth and adults who are victims of crime and/or hate incidents, gender affirming care for trans/nonbinary community members, and support for individuals, couples & families living with HIV/AIDS.

Fees are charged on a sliding scale basis. People living with HIV and youth and adults who are victims of crime and/or hate incidents may qualify to receive no-cost counseling services. 

For more information or to enroll in counseling services, please contact 619.692.2077 x208, or email at counseling@thecentersd.org. You can also see the calendar below for information.

If you are in crisis or considering suicide, you are not alone. There are resources and help available for you – please reach out for help:

  • Trans Lifeline: 1.877.565.8860 – For trans or nonbinary folx in the US
  • Trevor Project Lifeline: 1.866.488.7386 – For LGBTQ youth (18-24)
  • San Diego Access and Crisis Line: 1.888.724.7240 – Free suicide prevention/intervention hotline in San Diego County”
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AND SUPPORT GROUPS

Counseling services FOR INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH HIV

Individual counseling offered to assist and support individuals living with HIV/AIDS in achieving overall health and well-being, including those who are newly diagnosed as well as long-term survivors.

Survivors of RV/IPV All Genders

This group is open to survivors of relationship violence (RV) or intimate partner violence (IPV) of all genders.

RELATIONAL WELLNESS GROUP

This is a group for folks in same-gender & genderqueer relationships to gain and practice individual emotional regulation skills, effective and collaborative communication, and equitable equanimity techniques.

woMen’s RVTIP

This group is for individuals who have perpetrated intimate partner violence; either court-ordered or self-referred. This is a 52-week program and the curriculum is LGBTQ-inclusive. You can start at any time.

Men’s RVTIP

This group is for individuals who have perpetrated intimate partner violence; either court-ordered or self-referred. This is a 52-week program and the curriculum is LGBTQ-inclusive. You can start at any time.

Meth Relapse Prevention

This group is open to male-identified individuals living with HIV.

GBT Men Living with HIV Tuesdays

This is a support group for gay, bisexual, and transgender men living with HIV. Please reach out to schedule an intake before attending the meeting.

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THE CENTER'S SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES/FAMILY, & GROUP COUNSELING

Individual, couples, family, and group counseling offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and nonbinary community members. Information, skills, and support are provided to assist coping with trauma, stress, coming out issues, self-esteem, relationship problems, intimacy problems, bereavement, depression, anxiety, sexual concerns, and substance use concerns.

TRANS & GENDER AFFIRMING CARE

Individual counseling offered, including gender affirming letters for trans/nonbinary community members seeking letters of medical necessity for transition purposes. Gender affirming letters are accessible for trans/nonbinary community members, regardless of enrollment in counseling.


HIV COUNSELING SERVICES

Individual, couples, family and group counseling offered to assist and support individuals living with HIV/AIDS in achieving overall health and well-being and in navigating major life events, such as being newly diagnosed, starting lifelong treatment or deciding whether to share their diagnosis.

COUNSELING FOR YOUTH & ADULT VICTIMS OF CRIME AND HATE INCIDENTS

Individual counseling offered to youth and adult victims of crime and/or hate incidents. In addition, staff provide linkage to community supports and referrals to San Diego’s Victim/Witness Centers, as needed.

RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE TREATMENT & INTERVENTION PROGRAM (RVTIP)

Group counseling is offered to offenders and both group and individual counseling are offered to survivors struggling with relationship violence. The Center's RVTIP is certified by the County of San Diego Probation Department and provides a 52-week group counseling intervention for voluntary as well as court-mandated individuals to receive treatment for same-gender/genderqueer relationship violence. Groups include a Men’s Group, Women’s Group, a weekly All Genders Relationship Violence Survivor’s Support Group, and a Relational Wellness Group.

The Center's Behavioral Health Services Programming and Events

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Cyber Center

The Center’s Cyber Center has three computer stations available ...

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The Center’s Cyber Center has three computer stations available ...

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The Center’s Cyber Center has three computer stations available ...

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Cyber Center

The Center’s Cyber Center has three computer stations available ...

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Cyber Center

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The Center’s BHS Department project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under contract H89HA00001, HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants for a contracted amount with the County of San Diego. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, the U.S. Government or the County of San Diego.

The Center’s BHS Department is funded in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of San Diego.

The Center’s BHS Department is funded in part by funding awarded by 19VOCA AT20 01 1307 through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

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