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LGTBQ+ Coming Out Therapy Group

An 8 week group designed to empower LGBTQ+ individuals on their unique journeys of self-discovery and self-acceptance.

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We Provide a Supportive Environment Where You Can Safely Explore Your Identity

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Westlake Village Location suite 108
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7:00-8:30PM Thursday evenings

Unlock the Power of Community and Self-Discovery

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Supportive Community

Join a supportive and empathetic community of individuals on similar journeys. Forge meaningful connections, share experiences, and celebrate your growth together.

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Building Resilience

Develop essential skills for navigating the challenges of coming out, from coping with reactions to managing relationships. Learn to confront stigma and build resilience.

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Empowering Self-Discovery

Our 'Coming Out' Therapy Group provides a safe space for LGBTQ individuals to explore and embrace their identities. Benefit from self-reflection and identity mapping to gain a deeper understanding of who you truly are.


Weekly Outline

Establishing Group Norms
Icebreaker Activity
Identity Mapping
Sharing Experiences
Coping Strategies
Week 4: Navigating Relationships
Family Dynamics
Peer Support
Healthy Boundaries
Week 5: Cultivating Self-Acceptance
Self-Compassion Exercises
Affirmation Activities
Body Positivity
Week 6: Legal and Social Considerations
Know Your Rights
Community Resources
Addressing Stigma
Week 7: Building Resilience
Resilience Training
Strength-Based Perspective
Week 8: Reflection and Celebration
Reflections on Growth
Celebration Ceremony
Future Goals
Important Notes:
  • Each session includes time for check-ins and emotional processing.
  • Sessions will be led by Lizzy Glick, MA, AMFT and Aleiya Luke, AMFT
  • Guest speakers or experts can be invited for specialized topics.
  • The program will be adaptable to the unique needs and preferences of the participants.
  • Consideration for the physical well-being of participants, including breaks and accessibility accommodations.
  • Privacy and confidentiality will be prioritized throughout the program.

New group starting every 8 weeks

Coming Out LGTBQ+ Therapy Group

Westlake Village Location suite 108
7:00-8:30PM Thursday evenings
$35.00 Per Meeting
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Why Us

Why Choose A Place to Turn?

At A Place to Turn, we're not just a therapy center; we're a sanctuary for those seeking holistic and innovative approaches to mental health. Our skilled team specializes in a range of cutting-edge therapies, including our own creation, Holistic Integral Therapy (HIT), psychedelic-assisted therapy (ketamine), hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and marriage and family counseling.

From anxiety and depression to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we utilize holistic talk therapies and innovative treatments like eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) to provide transformative healing.

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Cheri and her team are excellent. I recommend A Place 2 Turn to anyone who is in need of mental health, life coaching or just plain support

Peter E.

Shelly is an incredible therapist who has helped me to navigate the ups and downs in my life. She has helped by providing me with positive methods that I can use in my daily life and relationships. She has been someone I can rely upon, and I always look forward to our sessions. She has an incredibly kind and respectful demeanor, and I recommend her very highly if you are looking for a safe place to do some self work.

Aria Weinberg

After spending time with Dr. Cheri, my perspective related to my personal life dramas has moved from a place of self-destruction to a point where I have been able to deal with them in a mentally healthy way. She has made all the difference in my life.

David Lynch

Dr Cheri is the best!!  She is a very knowledgeable and  caring therapist. I always look forward  to sessions with her. She's helped me process things in new ways and in our marital counseling, she  has an amazing gift of discerning the not so obvious and can read between the lines so well.   She tells it like it is and I love that about her.   Kind, honest, professional, and great at what she does. Highly recommend!!

Michele Pagán

Gina has been very helpful to our relationship!

Erick Mason

Dr. Cheri and her team at A Place to Turn do excellent and important work. She's also an accomplished author and her staff offers compassion and guidance in a safe environment.

Dan Kahn

Finding a good therapist is far more difficult than finding a good medical doctor.  I found two great ones at A Place To Turn — Kristen and Cheri.  They both have helped me immeasurably.  Thanks to you both

Terry Ahern

Dr. Cheri runs a cutting edge practice, while delivering warmth and a healing journey. Her team is dedicated to community wellness.

Diane Knudsen

My husband and I met with Amy Gandin, she is FANTASTIC. She made the whole process much easier. She’s very busy and difficult to get in with but if you can do. Anyone who has ever participated in any kind of psychological therapy will know she’s an unusual find. Truly great.

Candice Brittain

The nicest people offering a wide range of treatments and services to help those in need. From first contact, they are friendly and supportive and eager to determining the appropriate care.

Mark Knudsen

This is an amazing place- very caring staff, extremely professional. The pandemic and a family of five squeezed together doing work and virtual schooling caused lots of fighting, and we got the help we needed here. Can’t recommend enough!

Rachel Spalding

Friendly and relaxing environment. My experience with my counselor was exactly what I needed right now. I would recommend her to anyone!

Sheri Plowman

Dr. Cheri and her team are incredibly knowledgeable and are always looking for more ways they can help others.

Kyle Kenworthy

Dr  McDonald has helped me through some difficult times and I have a better life because of it.

Chuck Dollison

Cheri is an amazing therapist, she is dedicated and truly cares for her clients

Garrit Jacobson