Host: Mr. Ricardo Despradel, MA, LMHC
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11237
"This is meant to be a psychoeducation group for parents that are struggling to accept, cope, or interact with their children due to their sexual/gender identity. This group will be curriculum based for the first 3-4 weeks and then extend ..."
(718) 557-9427
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Brooklyn, NY 11237
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"This is meant to be a psychoeducation group for parents that are struggling to accept, cope, or interact with their children due to their sexual/gender identity. This group will be curriculum based for the first 3-4 weeks and then extend ..."
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Host: Myosha Tane, LMSW
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11211
"STEP is a weekly ongoing closed psychotherapy process group for queer-identified folks who are looking to explore their own relationship to queerness. Group is a gender-inclusive space that welcomes women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming folks. Group will be run by two ..."
(917) 338-0893
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Brooklyn, NY 11211
"STEP is a weekly ongoing closed psychotherapy process group for queer-identified folks who are looking to explore their own relationship to queerness. Group is a gender-inclusive space that welcomes women, transgender, and gender-nonconforming folks. Group will be run by two ..."
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Host: Mrs. Becca Bradley, LCSW
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11215
"This group is about the intersection of queer identity, gender and anxiety. Together we will foster connection, present moment awareness, compassion and self-care. We will develop mindfulness skills and return to present moment while sharing and connecting with other queer ..."
(347) 970-8318
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Brooklyn, NY 11215
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"This group is about the intersection of queer identity, gender and anxiety. Together we will foster connection, present moment awareness, compassion and self-care. We will develop mindfulness skills and return to present moment while sharing and connecting with other queer ..."
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Host: Dr. Rachel Lynn Golden, PhD
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11243
"I hold a twice monthly group aimed to support parents of transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive individuals adolescents (12-17). In this guided group, we talk about the life-saving importance of parental support, as well as allowing space for discovery, reflection ..."
(646) 328-6865
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Brooklyn, NY 11243
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"I hold a twice monthly group aimed to support parents of transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive individuals adolescents (12-17). In this guided group, we talk about the life-saving importance of parental support, as well as allowing space for discovery, reflection ..."
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Host: Dr. Kateri Berasi, PsyD, EdM
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11211
"This is a weekly group for queer folks of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities who could benefit from support around their identities. Group creates a safe space in which participants have the freedom to fully express and explore who ..."
(914) 996-4557
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Brooklyn, NY 11211
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"This is a weekly group for queer folks of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities who could benefit from support around their identities. Group creates a safe space in which participants have the freedom to fully express and explore who ..."
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Host: Dr. Lana Gaiton, PhD
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11214
"Professionally lead support group providing psychoeducation and social and emotional support for gay and lesbian community. "
(718) 305-1152
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Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11214
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"Professionally lead support group providing psychoeducation and social and emotional support for gay and lesbian community. "
Photo of Rachel Lynn Golden, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Rachel Lynn Golden, PhD
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11243
"This is a twice monthly group aimed to support parents of transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive young adults (18-24). In this guided group, we talk about the life-saving importance of parental support, as well as allowing space for discovery, reflection ..."
(646) 328-6865
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Brooklyn, NY 11243
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"This is a twice monthly group aimed to support parents of transgender, nonbinary and gender expansive young adults (18-24). In this guided group, we talk about the life-saving importance of parental support, as well as allowing space for discovery, reflection ..."

Transgender Support Groups
We should make clear that not all the support groups listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Brooklyn and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Brooklyn or for a Brooklyn transgender support group these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Brooklyn may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Brooklyn, transgender friendly support groups in Brooklyn, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Brooklyn can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.

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