Host: Mr. Brandon Isaacson, MA, NCC, LAC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"An affirming, supportive, and therapeutic space for LGBT+ elders (50+). Psychotherapist Brandon Isaacson will facilitate connection between LGBT+ elders with a mindset towards wellness in social, physical, spiritual, creative, and coping areas. Will actively discusses the intersectional effects of race, ..."
(267) 263-7552
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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"An affirming, supportive, and therapeutic space for LGBT+ elders (50+). Psychotherapist Brandon Isaacson will facilitate connection between LGBT+ elders with a mindset towards wellness in social, physical, spiritual, creative, and coping areas. Will actively discusses the intersectional effects of race, ..."
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Host: Charles Grove, PhD, LCSW
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
""Life Support" meets weekly and offers ongoing support for gay, bisexual, trans or queer-identified clients in recovery for substance or behavior-related challenges. Call or email for information about whether this group could be a good fit for your support needs. "
(267) 271-9916
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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""Life Support" meets weekly and offers ongoing support for gay, bisexual, trans or queer-identified clients in recovery for substance or behavior-related challenges. Call or email for information about whether this group could be a good fit for your support needs. "
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Host: Marcie Wood, LMFT
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19143
"This is a safe, supportive, and collaborative space that offers the structure to explore topics such as: not feeling “trans” enough;? family dynamics?; gender & mental health?; gender expression; dysphoria; socializing/dating?, etc. "
(215) 201-4599
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Philadelphia, PA 19143
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"This is a safe, supportive, and collaborative space that offers the structure to explore topics such as: not feeling “trans” enough;? family dynamics?; gender & mental health?; gender expression; dysphoria; socializing/dating?, etc. "
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Host: Mr. Vincent Lamont, MA, NCC , LPC
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19128
"Starting a online support group for those of us with issues of coming out, dealing with family/friends/co workers. How do we navigate the process? What risks are we willing to take? How can we find the support that we need. ..."
(267) 433-2706
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19128
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"Starting a online support group for those of us with issues of coming out, dealing with family/friends/co workers. How do we navigate the process? What risks are we willing to take? How can we find the support that we need. ..."
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Host: Dr. Noel Boquiren Ramirez, DBH, MPH, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19107
"This group is dedicated to folx who identify as men and want to find a home inside their bodies. Topics include body image, hook up culture, sexual acting out behaviors, decolonizing body norms, disordered eating, sexuality, and unpacking the stories ..."
(267) 436-0148
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Philadelphia, PA 19107
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"This group is dedicated to folx who identify as men and want to find a home inside their bodies. Topics include body image, hook up culture, sexual acting out behaviors, decolonizing body norms, disordered eating, sexuality, and unpacking the stories ..."
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Host: Dr. Marion Rudin Frank, EdD, MA
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"An safe, supportive atmosphere for exploring relationship patterns, creating more awareness, and learning new behaviors to enable healthy intimacy. Also, dealing with loss, grief, bereavement in all its forms. . "
(267) 348-4075
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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"An safe, supportive atmosphere for exploring relationship patterns, creating more awareness, and learning new behaviors to enable healthy intimacy. Also, dealing with loss, grief, bereavement in all its forms. . "
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Host: Dr. Laurie S Levi, AM, PhD
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19121
"The goal is to prevent kids from getting off track developmentally when the family struggles with the challenges of a medical or emotional condition. It is a place to talk about thoughts and feelings and develop strategies to turn occurrences ..."
(610) 572-4961
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19121
"The goal is to prevent kids from getting off track developmentally when the family struggles with the challenges of a medical or emotional condition. It is a place to talk about thoughts and feelings and develop strategies to turn occurrences ..."
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Host: Erika Barrington, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19143
"A virtual dance/movement therapy group that will facilitate creativity, movement, and connection for participants, all factors that help ADHD brains/bodies thrive. This group is for people who identify somewhere on the LGBTQIAA+ spectrum. "
(215) 398-6077
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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"A virtual dance/movement therapy group that will facilitate creativity, movement, and connection for participants, all factors that help ADHD brains/bodies thrive. This group is for people who identify somewhere on the LGBTQIAA+ spectrum. "
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Host: Dr. Alyson Nerenberg, PsyD, CSAT
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
"This is a healing environment where psychoeducation, support and connection with recovering addicts is encouraged. Two therapists co-facilitate these groups. "
(610) 331-7303
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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"This is a healing environment where psychoeducation, support and connection with recovering addicts is encouraged. Two therapists co-facilitate these groups. "
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Host: Dr. Alyson Nerenberg, PsyD, CSAT
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
"This group is geared for those individuals recovering from anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. It is a safe place to examine those issues around food and intimacy. "
(610) 331-7303
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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"This group is geared for those individuals recovering from anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. It is a safe place to examine those issues around food and intimacy. "
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Host: Dr. Alyson Nerenberg, PsyD, CSAT
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
"This group is a safe place to look at relationship issues and how to recover from the trauma of being involved with an addict "
(610) 331-7303
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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"This group is a safe place to look at relationship issues and how to recover from the trauma of being involved with an addict "
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Host: Dr. Judith Coche, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
"The Womens Group is a treasure. Intelligent, compassionate and wise women work on concerns including loneliness, grieving, feeling emotionally abused, career concerns, financial issues, parenting, having older parents. Major personality changes can be made in this setting. The women are bright, ..."
(215) 735-1908
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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"The Womens Group is a treasure. Intelligent, compassionate and wise women work on concerns including loneliness, grieving, feeling emotionally abused, career concerns, financial issues, parenting, having older parents. Major personality changes can be made in this setting. The women are bright, ..."
Photo of Marion Rudin Frank, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Marion Rudin Frank, EdD, MA
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19103
"Sharing in a safe atmosphere to gain confidence and learn what patterns may and may not help in forming and keeping meaningful relationships. "
(267) 348-4075
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"Sharing in a safe atmosphere to gain confidence and learn what patterns may and may not help in forming and keeping meaningful relationships. "

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



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