LGBTQ+ Support Groups in Silver Spring, MD

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Photo of Maurine K Kelly, Psychologist in Silver Spring, MD
relationship
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
"Age range is 29 to 75, males and females,mixture of sexual orientations, and ethinicall diverse. Focus is on relationships with partners, parents children, and extended family members,work and lack thereof, career goals,dealing with loss and stresses of daily life, as ..."
(240) 242-9949 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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After School Teen Dungeons & Dragons Therapy Group
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
"Gaming is being used more and more throughout the United States and worldwide to help get teens interested in and willing to participate in therapy. My hope is to use this interesting and exciting supplement to group therapy as a ..."
(202) 688-0865 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Photo of Maurine K Kelly, Psychologist in Silver Spring, MD
relationship
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
"Age range is 29 to 75, males and females,mixture of sexual orientations, and ethinicall diverse. Focus is on relationships with partners, parents children, and extended family members,work and lack thereof, career goals,dealing with loss and stresses of daily life, as ..."
(240) 242-9949 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20902
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Trans/Non-binary Group for Adults 25+
Psychologist, PsyD, LCPAT
Verified
"An ongoing affirming therapy group for adults, 25+ who identify as transgender , bigender, gender fluid, gender queer , and others who consider themselves non-binary or transitioning. We explore gender identity in a safe and supportive environment where related and unrelated issues ..."
(301) 476-5905 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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After School Teen Dungeons & Dragons Therapy Group
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
"Gaming is being used more and more throughout the United States and worldwide to help get teens interested in and willing to participate in therapy. My hope is to use this interesting and exciting supplement to group therapy as a ..."
(202) 688-0865 
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Group meets in:
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Finding You: A Process Group
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
"This is a processing group for high schoolers ages 16-18, centered around discovering their authentic self and building self-esteem. This is a safe space for LGBTQIA + and BIPOC clients. Group members will explore their values, identity, and self-worth, as well ..."
(240) 255-9065 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Start Right Stay Connected Premarital Seminar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"This one-day seminar is intended to help your committed relationship last. You will learn: to communicate effectively with your partner through an important relationship skill: the Imago Dialogue; why you select the partners you do; what stage of relationship you ..."
(301) 304-4781 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852
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Men's Psychotherapy Group
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
"This is an open-ended Men's therapy group with a focus on intra- and interpersonal issues. Relationships and interaction in the group are used to understand these issues, and group members are encouraged and expected to be active in working their ..."
(301) 587-5735 
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Group meets in:
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Take Care of Yourself: Escaping Codependence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, MEd
Verified
"Join this diverse, mixed gender group designed to help men and women gain the tools needed to live a fulfilled life. This group will offer tips for learning to love yourself, understanding how to practice empathy, exuding authenticity, expanding the ..."
(301) 744-8923 
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Group meets in:
Kensington, MD 20895
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Women and Sexuality
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
"The goal of this ten session group is to help participants explore inhibitions to sexual pleasure. You will have many opportunities to: learn more about your own body; dispel myths about female sexuality and stereotypes; discover positive approaches and techniques ..."
(301) 304-4781 
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Group meets in:
Rockville, MD 20852

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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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring or for a Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring, gay friendly psychologists, and gay friendly counsellors.



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