Host: Ms. Paulina Castro
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90005
"Support and Education Group for HIV Positive older gay males Meets every Monday night 6:00 to 7:30 at Geffen (4th floor). Please call Walter at 213-201-1621 with any questions or to request to be considered for this closed group. "
(213) 263-4200
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Los Angeles, CA 90005
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"Support and Education Group for HIV Positive older gay males Meets every Monday night 6:00 to 7:30 at Geffen (4th floor). Please call Walter at 213-201-1621 with any questions or to request to be considered for this closed group. "
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Host: Joan I Rosenberg, PhD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Interpersonal Neurobiology study seminar for mental health clinicians to develop deeper understanding and apply brain research into psychotherapy. Actively studied with Dr. Dan Siegel for several years, speak and conduct continuing education seminars in this topic area. Using 'BrainTalk' in ..."
(424) 294-8574
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Interpersonal Neurobiology study seminar for mental health clinicians to develop deeper understanding and apply brain research into psychotherapy. Actively studied with Dr. Dan Siegel for several years, speak and conduct continuing education seminars in this topic area. Using 'BrainTalk' in ..."
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Host: Ken Howard, MSW, LCSW, CST
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Group focus is on gay men (40+) helping each other face the unique developmental, existential, social, physical, and financial challenges of midlife. "
(310) 905-8997
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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"Group focus is on gay men (40+) helping each other face the unique developmental, existential, social, physical, and financial challenges of midlife. "
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Host: Jordan Wolan, CHT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90005
"Join us for a guided meditation, to discover inner resources for growth, transformation and self-care. Specifically geared for the LGBTQ+, kink and sex positive communities, we explore a different theme each week. Whether you are setting an intention, or just ..."
(714) 804-0609
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Los Angeles, CA 90005
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"Join us for a guided meditation, to discover inner resources for growth, transformation and self-care. Specifically geared for the LGBTQ+, kink and sex positive communities, we explore a different theme each week. Whether you are setting an intention, or just ..."
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Host: Dr. Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick, PhD, LMFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"This group helps gay men addresses sex, love and intimacy. We work on creating better interpersonal connections with each other. And the members also help explore sexual issues in relationships, the quest for love and connection. We also work on ..."
(323) 739-4971
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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"This group helps gay men addresses sex, love and intimacy. We work on creating better interpersonal connections with each other. And the members also help explore sexual issues in relationships, the quest for love and connection. We also work on ..."
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Host: Ms. Donna Trujillo, MA, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90038
"This is a group where gay men can gather for support and discuss the cultural issues informing behavior in the community. Here, men can develop meaningful connections, find support and fellowship. "
(310) 651-7127
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Los Angeles, CA 90038
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"This is a group where gay men can gather for support and discuss the cultural issues informing behavior in the community. Here, men can develop meaningful connections, find support and fellowship. "
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Host: Ms. Faye Ingrid Mandell, LCSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90056
"The Parenting Groups use the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P) format, and includes the following topics: Parenting Styles, Goals of Misbehavior, Effective Discipline, Effective Communication, Self-Esteem Building for Children and Parents, Cooperation and Logical Consequences, and Personal Safety. There are ..."
(424) 570-3077
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90056
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"The Parenting Groups use the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P) format, and includes the following topics: Parenting Styles, Goals of Misbehavior, Effective Discipline, Effective Communication, Self-Esteem Building for Children and Parents, Cooperation and Logical Consequences, and Personal Safety. There are ..."
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Host: Angelynn Hermes, LCSW, CGP
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90012
"Our lives are lived in groups; of friends, coworkers, family, neighbors, culture, & society. Therapy in groups can embolden us for a life lived in community. This group is a process group for LGBTQ+ people to explore how they build ..."
(213) 348-6422
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Los Angeles, CA 90012
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"Our lives are lived in groups; of friends, coworkers, family, neighbors, culture, & society. Therapy in groups can embolden us for a life lived in community. This group is a process group for LGBTQ+ people to explore how they build ..."
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Host: Dr. Nina Asher, PhD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Groups for parents who have children age 18-25. Groups help parents understand this stage of parenting when children are no longer under age, or at home, but still have needs for parent support and involvement. Groups address separation and individuation, ..."
(310) 341-0909
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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"Groups for parents who have children age 18-25. Groups help parents understand this stage of parenting when children are no longer under age, or at home, but still have needs for parent support and involvement. Groups address separation and individuation, ..."
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Host: Dr. Kathleen W Gray, PsyD, MFT
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Under the Cedars-Sinai, "Thalians" umbrella, these groups address issues related to mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar & psychotic disorders. They are groups that includes process and psycho-education, teaching and practicing useful tools that help prevent relapse and seek ..."
(424) 625-2229
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Under the Cedars-Sinai, "Thalians" umbrella, these groups address issues related to mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar & psychotic disorders. They are groups that includes process and psycho-education, teaching and practicing useful tools that help prevent relapse and seek ..."
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Host: Dr. Nina Asher, PhD
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90048
"Help teens learn to manage stress through mindful awareness training. Group has periods of meditation, conversation, and reflection in writing, talking and silence. "
(310) 341-0909
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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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"Help teens learn to manage stress through mindful awareness training. Group has periods of meditation, conversation, and reflection in writing, talking and silence. "
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Host: Ms. Susan T Lindau, MSW, LCSW, MFA
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90025
"Professionals wishing to provide effective support for their challenging clients gain tools and support in this group with like minded clinicians. Networking is a key aspect of the resources gained through participation. "
(424) 625-2167
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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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"Professionals wishing to provide effective support for their challenging clients gain tools and support in this group with like minded clinicians. Networking is a key aspect of the resources gained through participation. "
Host: Kaitlin Kindman, LCSW
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90042
"If you are an adult exploring your sexual orientation and identity, or have recently come out or are in the process of coming out, you are likely finding that embracing queerness in adulthood is exciting, and comes with some unique ..."
(213) 297-2142
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90042
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"If you are an adult exploring your sexual orientation and identity, or have recently come out or are in the process of coming out, you are likely finding that embracing queerness in adulthood is exciting, and comes with some unique ..."
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Host: Ms. Rhonda Waller-Dang, LMFT, ATR-BC
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90027
"Support and guidance in navigating your LGBTQ identity and considering/facing your coming out process. "
(323) 741-2246
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Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90027
"Support and guidance in navigating your LGBTQ identity and considering/facing your coming out process. "
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Host: Relational Center, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, ASW, APCC
Group meets in:
Los Angeles, CA 90034
"This gender-expansive group exists to provide space for non-binary individuals to connect with others, share our stories, discuss our experiences, share resources, and build community and peer support. The term non-binary includes any gender experiences that fall outside the male-female ..."
(323) 935-1807
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Los Angeles, CA 90034
"This gender-expansive group exists to provide space for non-binary individuals to connect with others, share our stories, discuss our experiences, share resources, and build community and peer support. The term non-binary includes any gender experiences that fall outside the male-female ..."

LGBTQ+ Support Groups
We should make clear that not all the support groups listed here are gay themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being gay in Los Angeles or homosexual. They provide help for gay couples in gay relationships, gay issues and issues that affect gay life.

If you're gay or are looking for help with gay issues in Los Angeles or for a Los Angeles gay support group these professionals provide gay counseling and gay friendly care for gays or lesbians. They include gay friendly support groups plus gay support groups in Los Angeles, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Los Angeles Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Los Angeles is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Los Angeles are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.