LGBTQ+ Support Groups in Philadelphia, PA

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Photo of Cassandra Bolding, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, SAP , HIVspec
Verified
"Provide group and individual psychotherapy Adolescent through Adult "
Addiction
(215) 240-8617 
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Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Photo of Alyson Nerenberg Psychology Associates, PC, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA
Recovering Sex Addicts
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT
Verified
"This is a healing environment where psychoeducation, support and connection with recovering addicts is encouraged. Two therapists co-facilitate these groups. "
Addiction
(610) 331-7303 
Group meets in:
Philadelphia, PA 19118

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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 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.