Host: LGBTQ Counseling
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Washington, DC 20008
"Our psychologists and clinical social workers offer a variety of therapy, counseling and support groups helping lgbt women and men with a variety of concerns, such as: coming out & self-acceptance, social anxiety, relationships & intimacy, life transitions, parental loss, ..."
(202) 319-8541
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"Our psychologists and clinical social workers offer a variety of therapy, counseling and support groups helping lgbt women and men with a variety of concerns, such as: coming out & self-acceptance, social anxiety, relationships & intimacy, life transitions, parental loss, ..."
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Host: Dr. Gregory Michael Jones, PsyD, Sex, Therapi
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"A weekly process oriented non 12-step based psychotherapy group that focuses initially on harm reduction with clients and all members identifying within the LGBTQ community and are motivated to change their relationship with the addictive drug/alcohol/behavior of choice. "
(202) 759-6364
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"A weekly process oriented non 12-step based psychotherapy group that focuses initially on harm reduction with clients and all members identifying within the LGBTQ community and are motivated to change their relationship with the addictive drug/alcohol/behavior of choice. "
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Host: Joseph W. LaFleur, MSW, MBA, LICSW, CDWF, SEP
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"This group is for people with anxiety, depression, relationships tackling issues due to negative and self-defeating thoughts about themselves. During the workshop, participants learn skills and solutions to manage those issues holding them back. The Daring Way method is based ..."
(202) 559-4759
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"This group is for people with anxiety, depression, relationships tackling issues due to negative and self-defeating thoughts about themselves. During the workshop, participants learn skills and solutions to manage those issues holding them back. The Daring Way method is based ..."
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Host: Dr. Gregory Michael Jones, PsyD, Sex, Therapi
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"A weekly process oriented psychotherapy group for male identified gay/bisexual men. Topics often covered include coming out, relationships, body image, addictions, sex and sexuality, gender identity, coping with general life stress. "
(202) 759-6364
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"A weekly process oriented psychotherapy group for male identified gay/bisexual men. Topics often covered include coming out, relationships, body image, addictions, sex and sexuality, gender identity, coping with general life stress. "
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Host: Dr. Gordon Cohen, PsyD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"In 1992, I co-founded the Affirmative Psychotherapy Group to serve the gay community. In conjunction with my colleagues, I offer groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at varying times. This is an opportunity for gay men to speak about their lives ..."
(202) 738-5020
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"In 1992, I co-founded the Affirmative Psychotherapy Group to serve the gay community. In conjunction with my colleagues, I offer groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at varying times. This is an opportunity for gay men to speak about their lives ..."
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Host: Dr. Mindy Jacobs, PhD, ABPP, LCSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"Gay men's groups specific to issues related to being a gay man. we meet Tuesday nights. "
(202) 236-6365
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"Gay men's groups specific to issues related to being a gay man. we meet Tuesday nights. "
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Host: Mr. Michael A Vigorito, MFT, CGP, CST-S
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
"Sexual Health in Meth Recovery - A Psychotherapy Group for Bisexual and Gay Men who: struggle to maintain their meth recovery because of their sexual behavior; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; feel ready to stop using meth; have ..."
(202) 949-7872
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20002
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"Sexual Health in Meth Recovery - A Psychotherapy Group for Bisexual and Gay Men who: struggle to maintain their meth recovery because of their sexual behavior; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; feel ready to stop using meth; have ..."
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Host: Dr. David A. Heilman, PsyD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"Feeling lonely and frustrated? As gay men, we can encounter loneliness and isolation, difficulty meeting other gay men for romantic partners or friends, substance abuse, familial challenges, difficulty navigating open relationships, feelings of rejection from the gay community, and impediments ..."
(202) 831-7813
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Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
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"Feeling lonely and frustrated? As gay men, we can encounter loneliness and isolation, difficulty meeting other gay men for romantic partners or friends, substance abuse, familial challenges, difficulty navigating open relationships, feelings of rejection from the gay community, and impediments ..."
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Host: Dr. Gordon Cohen, PsyD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"Serving the gay community is central to my practice. I offer ongoing, HIPPA-compliant virtual psychotherapy groups for gay men at the following times: Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:15pm and 5:30pm - 6:45pm. Wednesdays 8:15am - 9:30am, 5:30 - 6:45pm and 7:00 ..."
(202) 738-5020
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"Serving the gay community is central to my practice. I offer ongoing, HIPPA-compliant virtual psychotherapy groups for gay men at the following times: Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:15pm and 5:30pm - 6:45pm. Wednesdays 8:15am - 9:30am, 5:30 - 6:45pm and 7:00 ..."
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Host: Dr. Michelle Sanzo, PhD
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"This group is intended to provide individuals with the practical skills needed to improve the quality of intimate and interpersonal relationships. The group is both skills based and process oriented, meaning you are encouraged to share specific questions or concerns ..."
(619) 567-3697
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Washington, DC 20009
"This group is intended to provide individuals with the practical skills needed to improve the quality of intimate and interpersonal relationships. The group is both skills based and process oriented, meaning you are encouraged to share specific questions or concerns ..."
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Host: Ms. Tamara Hope Pincus, LICSW, CST
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20009
"Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Newcomers will be given a basic introduction into what polyamory is and what some of ..."
(202) 499-2602
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"Polyamory is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Newcomers will be given a basic introduction into what polyamory is and what some of ..."
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Host: Robert G Hartford, LICSW, LCSW, CSW, LSCP, EFT
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20036
"This is a mixed group that focuses on reducing the restraining forces to the natural exploratory and developmental drive that we all have, to better reach our full potential. "
(202) 600-8157
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Washington, DC 20036
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"This is a mixed group that focuses on reducing the restraining forces to the natural exploratory and developmental drive that we all have, to better reach our full potential. "
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Host: Mr. Christopher Straley, MSW, CGP
Group meets in:
Washington, DC 20008
"Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Recovery - A Psychotherapy Group for Bisexual and Gay Men who: struggle to maintain their meth recovery because of their sexual behavior; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; feel ready to stop using ..."
(202) 670-6926
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Washington, DC 20008
"Sexual Health in Drug and Alcohol Recovery - A Psychotherapy Group for Bisexual and Gay Men who: struggle to maintain their meth recovery because of their sexual behavior; feel motivated to improve their sexual health; feel ready to stop using ..."

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 Washington 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 Washington or for a Washington 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 Washington, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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.