Who: Individuals in grades 6-8 who identify as LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, genderqueer, non-binary, pansexual, questioning, and other identities along the spectrums of gender identity and sexual orientation). Parents of group members who are interested in learning how to better support their child may also contact the group facilitator to schedule individual consultations while the group is meeting.
What: A support group for young adolescents who identify as LGBTQIA+. Each week the group will focus on a specific topic related to identity development, including areas of social, emotional, and/or physical, and overall health. There will also be general discussion with peer sharing and support.
When: This 8-week group will take place during Summer of 2021. Group will be held on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Group begins on June 21, 2021 and ends on August 23, 2021. There is no group on July 5th, and August 2nd.
Where: It has not yet been determined if this group will be online or in-person. That decision will be made by June 1, 2021. If in-person, our office is located at:
670 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116
(Highland Park neighborhood: Above Highgrove Dental; next to CorePower Yoga; across the street from Cecil's Deli).
Why: LGBTQ individuals are at increased risk of isolation, mental health issues, substance abuse and addiction, and certain types of trauma. Additionally, LGBTQ youth have limited access to adequate mental health care and supportive services. This group aims to provide the support that is often lacking for LGBTQ adolescents/tweens.
How: Please email Elin Amundson at email@example.com or call 763.913.8261 to schedule a group Intake session at least one week prior to the start date. Please leave your voicemail for Elin who will coordinate the Intake scheduling.
Therapist: Elin Amundson, MSW, LGSW
Fees: Group cost is $40 for screening and per group session. Sliding fee available, inquire with therapist. Superbills are provided for all group members and are particularly helpful for those who would like to submit to HSA, flex accounts, or insurance providers for out-of-network reimbursement.
Future Middle School LGBTQ Groups
September 13 - October 25, 2021