Host: Ms. Megan Patience Green, MA, NCC, LPC
Group meets in:
Alexandria, VA 22307
"Megan Green, LPC has four years of experience in planning and facilitating substance use groups and lectures. This group has 8 weeks of content focused on providing psychoeducation, accountability, and a place to process experiences and set goals that move ..."
(571) 450-9170
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Alexandria, VA 22307
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"Megan Green, LPC has four years of experience in planning and facilitating substance use groups and lectures. This group has 8 weeks of content focused on providing psychoeducation, accountability, and a place to process experiences and set goals that move ..."
Host: Mrs. Sharde' O'Rourke, LPC, LMFT, LSATP, CCTP, SAP
Group meets in:
Hampton, VA 23666
"The Mahogany Projek, LLC will be offering a free 8 week support group for teens and young adults in the LGBTQ community. This support group will offer a space for individuals to come and be themselves, express and talk through ..."
(757) 347-5904
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Hampton, VA 23666
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"The Mahogany Projek, LLC will be offering a free 8 week support group for teens and young adults in the LGBTQ community. This support group will offer a space for individuals to come and be themselves, express and talk through ..."
Host: The Mahogany Projek Llc, LPC, LSATP, LMFT, LCSW
Group meets in:
Hampton, VA 23666
"It is a support group for individuals in the LGBT community and their loved ones. It is free form and free. JUST STOP BY AND JOIN IN !! "
(757) 267-6465
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Hampton, VA 23666
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"It is a support group for individuals in the LGBT community and their loved ones. It is free form and free. JUST STOP BY AND JOIN IN !! "
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Host: Dr. Bridget Dunnavant, PhD, LCP
Group meets in:
Henrico, VA 23229
"This is a process therapy group that is aimed at helping members to improve self-understanding and navigate relationships with others. The focus is not necessarily on queer issues and this is not a support group. Most find that group therapy ..."
(804) 793-8685
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Henrico, VA 23229
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"This is a process therapy group that is aimed at helping members to improve self-understanding and navigate relationships with others. The focus is not necessarily on queer issues and this is not a support group. Most find that group therapy ..."
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Host: Dr. Ann O'Malley, PhD
Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
"The group empowers members to deal better with intimacy difficulties, personal and professional interpersonal relationships, and familial conflict by focusing on their here and now experience in the group. Group therapy provides people with an opportunity to see how they ..."
(703) 468-8249
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Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
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"The group empowers members to deal better with intimacy difficulties, personal and professional interpersonal relationships, and familial conflict by focusing on their here and now experience in the group. Group therapy provides people with an opportunity to see how they ..."
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Host: Allie Longworth, MS, MT-BC
Group meets in:
Richmond, VA 23226
"This group focuses on identity development, coping skills and other aspects of being a teenager who identifies as LGBTQ+. 6-8 teenagers meet together weekly for eight weeks to participate in songwriting, music-making, song discussion, and other interventions designed to facilitate ..."
(804) 238-7178
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Group meets in:
Richmond, VA 23226
"This group focuses on identity development, coping skills and other aspects of being a teenager who identifies as LGBTQ+. 6-8 teenagers meet together weekly for eight weeks to participate in songwriting, music-making, song discussion, and other interventions designed to facilitate ..."
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Host: Mr. David Paul, LCSW, MDiv
Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
"Looking for meaningful and authentic relationships? Seeking closer connections and support from others? Join the gay men's group - meeting weekly for support, connection, and personal growth. Tuesdays (weekly) from 8:00 -9:00 pm | $60 per session | Group size: ..."
(202) 849-9624
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Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
"Looking for meaningful and authentic relationships? Seeking closer connections and support from others? Join the gay men's group - meeting weekly for support, connection, and personal growth. Tuesdays (weekly) from 8:00 -9:00 pm | $60 per session | Group size: ..."
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Host: Ms. Heather H Kirby, LCSW, CSAC, MEd
Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
"Teens and young adults struggling with issues related to gender identity and sexuality need a safe and supportive place to connect with others. Led by a professional therapist with an expertise in LGBTQ issues, this group offers camaraderie, connection, validation ..."
(703) 260-7287
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Group meets in:
Fairfax, VA 22030
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"Teens and young adults struggling with issues related to gender identity and sexuality need a safe and supportive place to connect with others. Led by a professional therapist with an expertise in LGBTQ issues, this group offers camaraderie, connection, validation ..."
Host: Ms. Amanda LaRose, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Group meets in:
Manassas, VA 20110
"Starts 1/13/2022 GROUP ADDRESSES: A support group style counseling session for the exploration of gender along the full spectrum. Transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, and every one else in-between. We will discuss what gender means to you, what expression is like, ..."
(703) 940-1633
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Group meets in:
Manassas, VA 20110
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"Starts 1/13/2022 GROUP ADDRESSES: A support group style counseling session for the exploration of gender along the full spectrum. Transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, and every one else in-between. We will discuss what gender means to you, what expression is like, ..."
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Host: Alyssa Hayes, LPC, ATR-BC
Group meets in:
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
"This in person group is designed for youth ages 12-17 to creatively process sexuality and gender expression in an affirming and supportive environment. The intention of the group is to use creative expression to increase self-worth, explore personal identity, and ..."
(804) 391-8032
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Group meets in:
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
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"This in person group is designed for youth ages 12-17 to creatively process sexuality and gender expression in an affirming and supportive environment. The intention of the group is to use creative expression to increase self-worth, explore personal identity, and ..."
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Host: Christina Rock, LPC, CCTP, CSAC, MAC, CSOTP
Group meets in:
Dumfries, VA 22026
"*VIRTUAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE!* SAFE Zone is a safe space for people who are looking for support with identifying and exploring their sexuality, gender orientation, and relationships. This LGBTQ+ support group will help members by building connections, growing strengths, and providing ..."
(571) 636-1800
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Group meets in:
Dumfries, VA 22026
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"*VIRTUAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE!* SAFE Zone is a safe space for people who are looking for support with identifying and exploring their sexuality, gender orientation, and relationships. This LGBTQ+ support group will help members by building connections, growing strengths, and providing ..."

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



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