Host: Expansive Therapy, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10007
"As humans we yearn for connection, and yet so many of us in the queer community are currently faced with isolation and fears of being our authentic selves. This group is for anyone who self identifies as queer (LGBTQIPA) and ..."
(914) 342-7422
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New York, NY 10007
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"As humans we yearn for connection, and yet so many of us in the queer community are currently faced with isolation and fears of being our authentic selves. This group is for anyone who self identifies as queer (LGBTQIPA) and ..."
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Host: Dr. Emily Garrod, PhD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10016
"Psychodynamic group therapy can help you to create positive changes in intimacy, creativity and self-esteem. It can help to identify goals to reduce depression and anxiety and increase a sense of connection and well-being. It can also help you to ..."
(646) 606-3822
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10016
"Psychodynamic group therapy can help you to create positive changes in intimacy, creativity and self-esteem. It can help to identify goals to reduce depression and anxiety and increase a sense of connection and well-being. It can also help you to ..."
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Host: Mr. Gilbert McCurdy, MBA, LCSW-R, CSAT, SEP
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10003
"While the group inherently is supportive, the group focuses on helping members practice having new experiences communicating and relating to one another on a weekly basis by expressing thoughts and feelings in a group setting in the here and now. "
(646) 600-5033
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10003
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"While the group inherently is supportive, the group focuses on helping members practice having new experiences communicating and relating to one another on a weekly basis by expressing thoughts and feelings in a group setting in the here and now. "
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Host: Jeann Linsley, MSW, CSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10024
"Support for individuals who are coming out as gay, lesbian, queer, transgendered. "
(646) 600-5053
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10024
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"Support for individuals who are coming out as gay, lesbian, queer, transgendered. "
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Host: Dr. John Thompson, LCSW, CASAC, CSAT
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10001
"Starting a new evening edition of this ongoing gay men's group. Recovering Together is a therapy group for gay men in recovery. We welcome men recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, sex addiction, out of control sexual behaviors, debt, food ..."
(347) 682-5514
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10001
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"Starting a new evening edition of this ongoing gay men's group. Recovering Together is a therapy group for gay men in recovery. We welcome men recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, sex addiction, out of control sexual behaviors, debt, food ..."
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Host: Dr. Michael Crocker, DSW, LCSW, MA
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10019
"As a result of the pandemic, many in the queer community feel a loss of connection. If you are struggling with your identity or searching for a renewed sense of community, this therapist led virtual group for queer women will ..."
(917) 593-3902
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10019
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"As a result of the pandemic, many in the queer community feel a loss of connection. If you are struggling with your identity or searching for a renewed sense of community, this therapist led virtual group for queer women will ..."
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Host: Dr. Matthew K Witter, PsyD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10006
"We are currently seeking gay-identified individuals looking to receive peer support in an online and secure environment. This group is open to gay men anywhere in the world as long as they have access to Zoom. Our groups are 90 ..."
(551) 261-7214
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10006
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"We are currently seeking gay-identified individuals looking to receive peer support in an online and secure environment. This group is open to gay men anywhere in the world as long as they have access to Zoom. Our groups are 90 ..."
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Host: Mr. Louis Pansulla, LCSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10010
"This on-going group is a psychotherapy group for Gay Men between ages 32-57. All members must be in or have been in their own individual psychotherapy. Contact me for initial screening interview. "
(212) 633-8070
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10010
"This on-going group is a psychotherapy group for Gay Men between ages 32-57. All members must be in or have been in their own individual psychotherapy. Contact me for initial screening interview. "
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Host: Dr. Craig R Brown, PhD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10028
"This group helps spouses, partners, relatives, and adult children who have had experiences with people exhibiting Narcissistic Personality Disorder. We meet in a friendly, safe environment, where confidentiality is primary. Individual consultations are required before participation. We do not accept ..."
(516) 693-8062
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10028
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"This group helps spouses, partners, relatives, and adult children who have had experiences with people exhibiting Narcissistic Personality Disorder. We meet in a friendly, safe environment, where confidentiality is primary. Individual consultations are required before participation. We do not accept ..."
Host: Ms. Susan I Frankel, LCSW, BCD, CGP
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10025
"New group in formation, to begin in mid-March 2012, for adults, 20-40 with relationship and work issues. "
(646) 386-2252
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10025
"New group in formation, to begin in mid-March 2012, for adults, 20-40 with relationship and work issues. "
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Host: Mx. Nyx Melody (Nicholas Moran), MA, EdM, LMHC
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10023
"ONLINE GROUP: As humans we yearn for connection, and yet so many of us in the queer community are currently faced with isolation and fears of being our authentic selves. This group is for anyone who self identifies as queer ..."
(878) 666-9186
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10023
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"ONLINE GROUP: As humans we yearn for connection, and yet so many of us in the queer community are currently faced with isolation and fears of being our authentic selves. This group is for anyone who self identifies as queer ..."
Photo of Brian Ackerman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Brian Ackerman, LMSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10019
"Queer men have a unique social experience at the intersection of man-ness, queer men’s culture, social activism, alternative relationship styles, (often) heteronormative families of origin and workplaces, among many other facets of life. This group for queer men will convene ..."
(914) 313-8612
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10019
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"Queer men have a unique social experience at the intersection of man-ness, queer men’s culture, social activism, alternative relationship styles, (often) heteronormative families of origin and workplaces, among many other facets of life. This group for queer men will convene ..."
Photo of Julie Lichtstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Julie Lichtstein, LCSW, NCPsyA
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10003
"NOW OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR FALL 2021 - This group offers queer women a place to be together to explore and to articulate themselves individually and as a community. As a collective that is often "separated and different from" ..."
(646) 490-0575
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10003
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"NOW OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR FALL 2021 - This group offers queer women a place to be together to explore and to articulate themselves individually and as a community. As a collective that is often "separated and different from" ..."
Photo of Joseph K Hovey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Joseph K Hovey, LCSW, CGP
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10001
"The ongoing gay men's therapy group at IHI offers a unique opportunity for personal and psychological growth in the context of other supportive gay men. The group explores issues including intimacy, identity, relationships, career, mental health and overall wellness, with ..."
(718) 734-2438
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10001
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"The ongoing gay men's therapy group at IHI offers a unique opportunity for personal and psychological growth in the context of other supportive gay men. The group explores issues including intimacy, identity, relationships, career, mental health and overall wellness, with ..."
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Host: Mr. Marcelo Abramovich - Gay Men's Therapy, MA, MSW, LCSW-R
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10010
(646) 506-4362
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10010
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Photo of Scott A. Kramer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. Scott A. Kramer, LCSW-R, ACSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10011
"This support group is an open, ongoing, open group of up to 10 gay men who are living with HIV or AIDS. In this group members discuss anything that might be coming up for them relating to HIV. Topics include ..."
(347) 620-5433
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10011
"This support group is an open, ongoing, open group of up to 10 gay men who are living with HIV or AIDS. In this group members discuss anything that might be coming up for them relating to HIV. Topics include ..."
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Host: Mr. Paul Kelly, MA, LMHC, CSAT
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10271
"Ongoing group therapy for gay men recovering from sex addiction. "
(917) 426-9529
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10271
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"Ongoing group therapy for gay men recovering from sex addiction. "
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Host: Mark Beauregard, MA, RDT-BCT, LCAT
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10007
"This online closed 6-week group offers LGBTQ+ identified individuals an inclusive and playful space to connect and get support. If you are looking to feel less stuck, increase your ability to take risks, and to playfully problem solve emotional and ..."
(917) 924-5144
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10007
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"This online closed 6-week group offers LGBTQ+ identified individuals an inclusive and playful space to connect and get support. If you are looking to feel less stuck, increase your ability to take risks, and to playfully problem solve emotional and ..."
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Host: Dr. Kate Herts, PhD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10013
"This 12-week virtual skills group is for LGBTQIA+ adults with anxiety and depression who are interested in gaining evidence-based coping skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The group runs on Wednesdays from 1 – 2PM. THIS GROUP WILL HELP YOU… ..."
(646) 970-1798
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10013
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"This 12-week virtual skills group is for LGBTQIA+ adults with anxiety and depression who are interested in gaining evidence-based coping skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The group runs on Wednesdays from 1 – 2PM. THIS GROUP WILL HELP YOU… ..."
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Host: Dr. Emily Garrod, PhD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10016
"This is psychodynamic psychotherapy group for female survivors of sexual abuse. Group therapy can be extremely helpful to sexual abuse survivors by helping them co-create a challenging yet supportive community in which to explore fears and anxieties, identify outmoded defenses ..."
(646) 606-3822
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Group meets in:
New York, NY 10016
"This is psychodynamic psychotherapy group for female survivors of sexual abuse. Group therapy can be extremely helpful to sexual abuse survivors by helping them co-create a challenging yet supportive community in which to explore fears and anxieties, identify outmoded defenses ..."

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 New York 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 New York or for a New York 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 New York, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



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