Minnesota's LGBTQ+ Mental Health Providers' Professional Network

Volume III, Issue 1

The Network: The MN LGBTQA Therapists eNewsletter

The Network eNewsletter:
Welcome. This eNewsletter goes out to members of the MN LGBT THerapists' Network and our friends & allies.
The Network offers an online directory for its members. Our annual membership drive is starting soon. Become a member!

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: www.LGBTtherapists.org - You will find individual listings of all of our members, their expertise, contact information, and services!

Past eNewsletters are archived on our website.

NEXT ISSUE: Tuesday, January 19. Submissions are welcome and due by: Wed., 1/13.
Contact the editor: irenegreene@earthlink.net

Beyond The Boxes Logo "Beyond the Boxes: Emerging Trends in LGBTQ Mental Health: A Regional Conference on Mental Health Topics as They Relate to the LGBTQ Communities"

 Conference Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 
                                    Opening Night Reception: Thursday, March 25 (presented by The MN
                                    LGBT Therapists' Network)

Conference Presented by:
The Minnesota LGBT Therapists' Network &
The GLBTA Programs Office of the University of Minnesota &
The Queer Student Cultural Center at the University of Minnesota
General Information:
The conference will be held on Thursday evening, March 25 and Friday, March 26, 2010 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus in Coffman Union. The Thursday evening Meet & Greet Opening Reception will include Loretta Worthington, Director of Rainbow Health Initiative, who will address LGBTQ disparities in mental and physical health, and consultant and trainer Beth Zemsky, who will discuss LGBTQ mental health trends over the past 25 years. We will round out the evening with a few laughs from lesbian therapist and consultant Donna DiMenna who does stand-up comedy.

The conference and Resource Fair occur all day on Friday. We plan to offer almost 50 workshops in 4 time slots and to host 300 conference attendees.  This cutting edge conference will offer up to 50 workshops that will explore changing paradigms in research and clinical practice as they relate to our understandings of diverse sexual and gender identities, as well as to issues of privilege, race, class, ability and sexual practices. This one day conference is committed to challenging stereotypes and bias, providing current mental health information, expanding perspectives, and engaging participants in the areas of clinical work, research and community involvement.

Conference Registration:
Registration will be available online by mid-January at
www.glbta.umn.edu/beyondtheboxes . We anticipate that the conference will sell out, so please do register soon. 

Schedule for the day:
7:30 am - 11:00 am                                   Registration
8:00 am                                                     Resource Fair Opens
8:30 am - 9:45 am                                     Workshop I
10:00 am -11:15 am                                  Workshop II
11:15 pm -1:30 pm                                    Mid-day Break: lunch served 12-1pm; (The lunch and key
                                                                            note address will be held at the Radisson University Hotel.)
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm                                        Workshop III
3:00 - 4:15 pm                                               Workshop IV
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm                                        Closing Celebration
5:30                                                                   Resource Fair Ends

This Conference is for:
This conference will be of particular interest to mental health professionals, health care practitioners, researchers in the health sciences, educators, and students in these fields and is open to any and all interested lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer and allied individuals. CEUs in these fields will be available.

Keynote Speaker:
Katherine "Kit" Rachlin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in New York and a certified sex therapist. She is an experienced clinician as well as an energetic advocate for transgender people, their families and partners. Kit has served on the board of directors of organizations such as FTM-International and The Harry Benjamin Association/World Professional Association for Transgender Health. A member of the American Psychological Association's Taskforce on Gender Identity, she is the author of many published papers and book chapters on transgender health and well being.

For more information:
MN LGBT Therapist Network at www.lgbttherapists.org
University of MN GLBTA Programs Office at www.glbta.umn.edu (register online starting mid-January)

For General Conference Information:
(1) Conference Co-Chair - MN.LGBT Therapist Network:
Irene Greene, 612.874.6442 irenegreene@earthlink.net
(2) Conference Co-Chair - University of Minnesota GLBTA Programs Office: 
Anne Phibbs, Director, 612.625.8519 phib0001@umn.edu

Want to buy an ad in the Conference Program Guide, buy table space at the Resource Fair or be a conference partner or volunteer?
We expect 300+ conference attendees and a lot of big-time conference sponsors. This promises to be a very good investment for your practice or company!

Your practice, business or company is invited to partner with The Network & The UM GLBTA Programs Office to help with the success of the March 2010 LGBTQA Mental Health Issues Conference.

We are looking for help with conference planning, volunteers, committee work, businesses to purchase ads for our conference program, businesses to buy table space at our Resource Fair and program ads, and companies to be major sponsors of the event.

Ads & Table Space:Purchase a Program ad in the conference program guide or buy table space at the Resource Fair: contact Owen Konecnik at 2010conf.marketing@gmail.com . (Table space is limited.)
Partner or Sponsor:
If you or your business wants to be a partner or sponsor of this conference please contact Cheryl Maloney at CAMaloney@aol.com. (Current Sponsors: BCBS, UCare, The Emily Program, PRIDE Institute, Rainbow Health Initiative, The UM Women's Center, to name a few.)
To Volunteer: Contact: Irene Greene (The Network) at irenegreene@earthlink.net or Anne Phibbs, (UM GLBTA Program's Office) at phib0001@umn.edu if you are interested.

 Join us!

Groups Offered:
Group notices list for two consecutive issues.  (Do you have a group you want to advertise here? Free. Contact us. Review past archived eNewsletters on our website for more groups.)
Women's Psychotherapy Groups
The Center of Women's Group Therapy offers psychodynamic women's psychotherapy groups, one in Minneapolis and one in Minnetonka. Candace Margulies, LICSW and Ilise Katz,LPCC, co-therapists.  For more information please call 612 802 1405. Professional referrals welcome.

Sexual Abuse Therapy Group for Women

Ongoing, Tuesdays, 415-545
Most insurances accepted
FFI and to receive a flyer contact:
Mindy Benowitz, PhD., L.P. 612.870-0398
Irene Greene, MSEd., Psychotherapist   612.874-6442
100 West Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN  55404

DBT for Adolescent Girls (ages 11-18)
Jill D. Boike, MSW, LICSW and Stephanie Rossing, MA, LMFT
Ongoing DBT group, Tuesdays in Blaine, MN, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Most insurances accepted (BC/BS, HealthPartners, Medica, UBH, MA, call for others).
Location: 12760 Aberdeen St, Ste 204, Blaine, MN 55449
Contact: Jill Boike  at 763-370-7810     

Psychotherapy Groups
Spaces for 2 men and 1 woman are available in my weekly therapy group which meets on Monday evenings from 6-7:45pm in Minneapolis (Seward neighborhood - Ivy Building for the Arts).  This group began in September and is multi-dimensional with much attention to interpersonal dynamics, identifying restrictive patterns rooted in the past, and enhancement of forward momentum.  It is a collaborative and creative hard-working group.
 FFI: Nancy Ruppenthal, LICSW, LMFT 612.789.2653

New Women's Psychotherapy Group for Complex Adult Relational Trauma
I have begun screening interviews for a new women's psychotherapy group which will meet weekly on Wednesdays, 4:30-6:15pm. Treatment issues include recovery from complex adult relational trauma.
 FFI:  Nancy Ruppenthal, LICSW, LMFT 612.789.2653

Adolescent Girls (11 - 18) who are Survivors of Trauma
Molly Deprekel, MA, LP  and Kay Neznik, LICSW (intern Maggie Bailey)Begins Monday January 18th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and continues for 8 weeks at Phoenix Process Consultants, 11812 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 100, MinnetonkaCost: $127.00 per session for 8 weeks, space limited (Health Partners with authorization and MA accepted)For more info and registration, contact Molly Deprekel 952.472.2422 or md@phoenixprocesssonsultants.com
Mindfulness Mondays
 Meditation Practice Group: guided meditation, sitting, walking , yoga/qigong and more.
 Drop-ins welcome, beginners and all levels of experience. Ongoing, weekly group. Donation.
 Rivers' Way Meditation Center  7:30-9:15pm
 2637 27th Ave. S  #201. Mpls, MN 55406
 Merra Young LICSW,LMFT 612.253.5133

Related to Therapy & Therapists:

Therapists Wanted:
Monday, January 04, 2010
 I am an adult basic education teacher for deaf adults.  I am helping one of my students find a therapist.   She is deaf and would need a sign language interpreter or a therapist that signs.  
I look forward to hearing from you,  
 Kristine Cinealis - cinealis@hotmail.com

Looking for a Consultation Group:
I would like to join a monthly or bi-monthly consultation group with other therapists in the LGBT Therapist Network.  I have been in private practice for about 3 years. My practice consists of individuals and couples, over 70% of whom identify as LGBTQ.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. If you have room in your group please contact me.
I would also be open to hosting a new group in my office. Contact me at connie@hftherapy.com , 612-275-1657  Thank you, Connie Studer, MA, LMFT

Conferences, Classes & Workshops:
(These notices will run here for two issues. Review past archived eNewsletters on our website for additional conferences & workshops.)
Augsburg College Feminist Collective's Roundtable Discussion Series on Gender and Sexuality, Jan 22-23
Augsburg College Feminist Collective hosts a Roundtable Discussion Series on Gender & Sexuality Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010
`Friday at 5 pm: Twin Cities Smitten Kitten Education Coordinator Clare Jacky facilitates discussion on safe, exploratory, and pleasureful queer sex.
`Friday at 7 pm: Twin Cities singer/songwriter Chastity Brown shares her complex soul - a country-born, gospel-raised, activist poet who sings about women, race, love and politics with an edgy tenderness. Discussion of her music with Chastity at the end of performance.

`Saturday at 11:30 am: Milwaukee sex therapist Psy.D. Lynn Vice facilitates discussion about the positive right to pleasure: the female orgasm, addressing questions such as What is sexual pleasure and what can it mean for each of us as individuals?
`Saturday at 2 pm: Augsburg College Professor Nancy Fischer facilitates discussion on sexuality from a sociological perspective.
Where: Augsburg College [Friday in the Women's Resource Center and Saturday TBA]
The initiative of the Roundtable Series on Gender & Sexuality is to have a variety of well-versed [in terms of gender & sexuality] community members host knowledgeable, exploratory, openly interactive, intimate, and informative talks with participants in order to develop discussion pertaining to the topic at hand in a safe and non-heteronormative environment.

The discussion facilitators will have space to elaborate on the dedicated themes and furthermore receive questions and varied analysis from listeners in order to foment greater interaction between the facilitator and those who are actively listening... Coming together to open a communal outlet embracing our unique realities of humanness; uniting to speak our truths...

Food and overall refreshments will be tentatively and health-fully provided by Birchwood Cafe, St. Martin's Table, and Hard Times Cafe.

Renew: Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

with Merra Young LICSW,LMFT
Sunday, Jan. 10th 1-4pm
for the Winter Blues & Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Rachel Allyn, Ph.D., L.P., Clinical Psychologist & Certified Yoga Instructor
  ~Friday, January 22nd from 6-8 pm at Green Lotus Yoga and Healing Center in Lakeville
~Sunday, January 24th from 1-3 pm at Yoga Center of Minneapolis in St. Louis Park
 Cost: $40 dollars (Sliding fee scale available based on income)
 FFI: Rachel Allyn    drrachelallyn@gmail.com
Intro. to Sex Toys For Everyday People
This is a special edition of this workshop because it will be taught by one of our new educators and will be her first SEX TOY 101 presentation!  Help us make this a huge success.  Bring a friend, some of your own tips and tricks and be ready to learn!
Event: Intro. to Sex Toys For Everyday People - Class
Thursday, January 14 at 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: The Smitten Kitten, Minneapolis
Anger Management for Women Class
This is a 6 session psycho-educational class for women to learn to identify and express their anger in respectful and effective ways.  Through presentations, handouts, practice and discussion, participants will focus on analyzing and understanding individual patterns of stress and anger, negative self-talk, and developing tools for managing emotions and positive conflict resolution.  The Class Meets:
 Thursdays, January 21 through February 25, 2010
 6 sessions
 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
 Cost: $135.00
Location: 9531 W. 78th St., Suite 145, Eden Prairie, 55344. The office is conveniently located at the junction of Hwy 494 and Hwy 169.
FFI: Sue Cromwell, MSW, LICSW at 651.268.0751 or at skceden@comcast.net .

This Month's Featured NETWORK Member:

Xavier Schmitz & surfboard
Greetings Network Members,

My name is Xavier Schmitz. I'm an LICSW working with Northland Therapy Center, a group practice that has been providing psychotherapy, psychological testing and assessment, consultation, and supervision to the LGBT and general community since 1985. I joined Northland this past fall and have a specialty in working with clients on gender and sexuality issues, particularly on issues unique to the transgender, LGB, and HIV+ communities. I'm excited to be a part of the LGBT Mental Health Network, as I find it useful to connect with and learn from professionals with whom I share similar interests.

Prior to embarking in private practice, I worked in a variety of outpatient and residential treatment settings in positions that included: leading a team of psychiatric rehabilitative professionals providing services to adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses, developing a psychotherapy program for individuals in the LGBT and HIV+ communities, and providing counseling and social services to the Jewish community. My theoretical background includes training in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), nonviolent communication (NVC), and sensorimotor psychotherapy.

A saying that speaks to me and expresses the crux of my practice is a quotation by Louise L. Hay, "It is your birthright to express yourself in ways that are fulfilling to you." I add the caveat "and respectful to others" so as to avoid any misinterpretation of the phrase as a license to act on destructive impulses. I work from an empowerment perspective based in the belief that clients are the experts on their lives and see myself as a facilitator that supports them in honing their expertise.

An image that describes my practice is one in which I join with clients as a co-pilot on the sailboat of their design, following and guiding them into new, unexplored waters.  Sometimes the water we encounter is smooth, sometimes it's rough, sometimes the sail is at half-mast, sometimes at full-mast, and sometimes we have to break out the oars. Throughout the process, we navigate the waters together, with clients leading me into the gulfs, bays, and inlets they chose, and me guiding them with new maps and compasses, sometimes even encouraging them to chart new courses. And we always carry life jackets! 'Cuz you never know when they may want to throw me overboard!   

When I'm not sailing the psychotherapeutic waters, I enjoy swimming, running, hiking, biking, skateboarding, and have recently taken up hockey, as a cure for my cabin fever! I would also love to surf, but have found that to be quite boring on Lake Calhoun. In addition, I enjoy the performing arts-both as a fan and a performer, and dabble in creative writing.

If, after reading this self-aggrandizing profile, you dare to send any clients my way or just want to share the navigational techniques you find most useful, feel free to contact me at:

Xavier Schmitz, MSW, LICSW
Northland Therapy Center
2324 University Ave. W Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55114
P: 612 386-7461
F: 651 641-1009
xavierschmitztherapist @ gmail.com

Be a Featured Network Member!!!
We want to know more about our Members!  Don't be shy! Let's all share a virtual handshake.

If you would like to be a featured member in our next eNewsletter contact me, Irene Greene at irenegreene@earthlink.net or 612.874.6442  I have some questions for you to answer and you can share info about your counseling services, yourself and what being a Network member means to you.
Let's all get to know each other!!


Board Members Wanted:
Rainbow Health Initiative is looking for people interested in serving  
on it's Board of Directors.  Especially needed are finance,  
fundraising, marketing and human resource skills.  RHI seeks diverse  
representation from the LGBT and allied community on its board.  Check  
out the RHI website www.rainbowhealth.org and contact Kate Lehmann (katelehmann@comcast.net ) to find out more.

Dear Community Members and/or Providers,
Happy holidays! Attached is a printable version of the announcement of the University of Minnesota's All Gender Health Online (AGHO) video 'short' (i.e., 1-3 minutes) contest. Winning videos will be incorporated into the AGHO online intervention for transgender individuals who have sex with non-trans men to promote sexual health and wellness; the intervention focuses on sexual desire, pleasure, the body, and relationships as well as transgender identities and communities. We want to make sure that as much content as possible is generated by the community for the community.
Please print and post the announcement for members of your local transgender communities to see, participate, and possibly win monetary prizes (the top ten videos will be awarded $100 each). The contest requires access to a webcam, the internet, as well as a participant's willingness to share their experiences in front of the camera. The deadline for submissions is January 22, 2010.
To go directly to the online application form please click on the following link: http://www.allgenderhealth.org/contest <http://www.allgenderhealth.org/contest >

Following application completion and video completion, follow the online instructions in the application or in the attached form and upload entries onto the following site:

Please note that contestants will not be able to access the blogspot.com site until they have completed the initial application and electronic signature.
We encourage you to forward this message to appropriate lists and provider networks as it is difficult to reach community members who may not have access to the internet often.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to respond to Hale Thompson (thom3574@umn.edu ) with inquiries.
The AGHO Team

NEW Bisexual Organizing Project Website:
 If you haven't already done so, go check out the NEW BOP website!

We proudly present our newly revised Mission and Vision statements, an extensive list of Local, National, and Internet resources, an event calendar <http://www.my.calendars.net/bop/ >  which anyone can add events to, and something that I am very excited about -- the BOP Shop <http://astore.amazon.com/bisexorganpro-20 > ! 

We have set up an aStore with Amazon.com.  Browse to our site, go to the BOP Shop <http://astore.amazon.com/bisexorganpro-20 >  page and click the link to enter the shop.  There is a huge list of all that Amazon has to offer in GLBT books and DVDs.  There is also a section of books on Men's Health, Women's Health, Psychology & Counseling, and a section of Health & Personal Care items.  The search box on our store site searches the categories of items that we have listed.  The Amazon.com link there will take you to the Amazon site to allow you to purchase other items offered.  The BOP Shop <http://astore.amazon.com/bisexorganpro-20 >  sales and referrals are tracked and BOP will receive payment for a portion of the sales generated through our site each month.  So take a few moments, check out our new site, do a little shopping and support BOP!   Remember to return to Amazon.com through the BOP website to help generate profits for our group!

Lesbian Couples with Children Needed for a Study   
Seeking 15 Lesbian Couples with Children for the Following Study: Lesbian Motherhood and the "Presentation of We" Lesbian couples with children are invited to participate in a research study from Carleton College's Sociology and Anthropology Department.

Eligible participants must be self-identified lesbians in a committed same-sex relationship, have at least one child, and be physically and mentally capable of fulfilling all study requirements. The overall purpose of this study is to determine how lesbian parents attempt to present their families as 'natural' and 'legitimate,' both within the family and externally, in their dealings with social institutions.

Study participants will be asked to complete a short survey, keep a journal for one week, and take part in a final, hour-long interview. There is no compensation for involvement in this study, but interested participants will receive a final copy of the senior thesis to be based on this research. If you are interested in participating or simply have questions about the study, please contact: Katherine Morriss at morrissk@carleton.edu


Are you concerned about how you will live successfully into old age in your community?  This is a unique opportunity to impact the services that might be available to you as a senior or after you retire.  Seeking 60+year old lesbian - particularly African-American or Latina - to participate in a federal initiative called NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) beginning in the West 7th and Highland neighborhoods.  The project goals include:

* enhancing senior access to wellness and mental health resources
* increasing opportunities for volunteerism for and by seniors
* streamlining delivery of social services that allow seniors to "age in place" in their communities

A steering committee is forming.  The initiative is reaching out to ensure that the diversity of senior (or those nearing retirement) residents are represented.  If you would like to be considered for the committee, are 60+ yr and live in one of the targeted neighborhoods contact the NORC Project Coordinator: Nancy E. Lee; NLee@jfssp.org ; 651-690-8938.

"The Network" Meetings:

All members are welcome to join the Network Steering Committee or Conference Planning sub-committees or come to meetings!  We need help and ideas!

Next Conference Planning Committee Meetings: 
Fri., 1/8: 12-2pm at Common Roots
Wed., 2/17: 9-11am at Common Roots
Fri., 3/5: 12-2pm at Common Roots
Fri, 3/19: 12-2pm at UM-Applyby Hall
Sat., 1/9: 11-2pm at Common Roots

Next Network Steering Committee Meeting:
The next meeting date to be announced. We are currently "meeting" via email.

Contact Irene @ irenegreene@earthlink.net or 612.874.6442 if you would like information about any of these above activities and/or to help.
The Network Steering Committee:  Dennis Christian, Mindy Benowitz, Phil Oxman, Owen Konecnik, & Irene Greene. (More members welcome!)

Check out our website:www.LGBTtherapists.org  
Find your member information and check out other therapists' information.

2010 Conference Notes:

(1) Help us publicize the conference through your website.
If you have a website, would you be willing to post information about our 2010 Conference and put a link to the Network for more information? We will supply you with the content. PLEASE contact Dennis Christian, <support@dennischristian.com

(2) Serve on A Committee:
Network Members may participate in the Conference Planning in the following ways:

1. General Conference Planning Committee, Co-Chairs: Irene Greene (irenegreene@earthlink.net ) & Anne Phibbs, UM GLBTA Programs Office)
2. Program & Written Materials, Chair, Owen Konecnik (owen@counselorminneapolis.com )
3. Workshop Proposal Review Committee: Anne & Irene
4. Thursday Night Welcome Event Committee, Chair Dennis Christian (support@dennischristian.com )
5. Resource Fair Committee, Co-Chairs Mindy Benowitz, (mbenowitz@aol.com ) & Owen Konecnik, (owen@counselorminneapolis.com )

Sign Up.  Be Involved.  Spread the Word. WE WILL HAVE MORE COMMITTEES & DO NEED MORE help.


Conference Planning Committee Members:                       
MN LGBTQA Therapists' Network Members of the Committees:
Irene Greene, Conference Co-Chair
Owen Konecnik, Chair, Conference Program Materials
Dennis Christian, Chair, Thursday Opening Kick-off
Mindy Benowitz & Owen Konecnik, Co-Chairs, Resource Fair
Tom Glaser
Connie Studer
Kate Lehmann
Trisha Falvey
White Ash, web site

University of MN Members of the Committees:
UM GLBTA Program's Office:
Anne Phibbs, Conference Co-Chair
Shawyn Lee
Sofia Ramirez
Shawn Mason  
Sarra Beckham-Chasnoff, University Counseling & Consulting Center

Community Members of the Committees:
Manzar Lari
Pam Cosby
Nicky Simon Burton, PRIDE Institute
Christy Rushfeldt, Hamline
Cheryl Mahoney, Fundraising
Thea Lee
Roxanne Anderson, NAMI
Ross Aalgaard,Westminster Counseling Center
Janelle Carle, St. Mary's 

Consultants to Date:
Sam McClure, Quorum
Loretta Worthington, Rainbow Health Initiative

We welcome more members. contact: irenegreene@earthlink.net


1) President Obama Appoints Transgender Woman as Commerce Adviser                      1/4/10

In another milestone for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movement, President Obama has named Amanda Simpson to be a Senior Technical Adviser to the Commerce Department. Simpson is said to be one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government. Simpson is a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's board of directors.

2) NYTimes.com: Americans' Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push  | January 04, 2010
Americans' Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push  
 Human rights advocates say that three U.S. evangelicals helped set the stage for a bill to execute homosexuals.  

Office Space Available:
Loring Park Office Space
Office space available Tues, Fri and weekends in beautiful, 1920's art deco building on the east side of Loring Park.  Large office with high ceilings, Room and Board furniture, waiting room and kitchenette.  $150/mo per day used.  Please contact Suzanne Harman, LICSW  at 612.760.6978 if interested or for further information.
My office group in Chaska has an office available for sublet immediately.  Hours are negotiable. It is in a 6 office suite with psychotherapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and homeopaths.  If interested, call Gail Willgohs, NCTMB, @ 952-426-2673. Susan Broadwell  susanebroadwell@yahoo.com
 Minneapolis Office spaces (two)
available in the beautiful Lowry Rose Building, 22nd and Dupont, just off Hennepin.  Great for therapist offices. Available space is handicap accessible.  Rental includes utilities, janitorial service, 24-hour access, FAX, furnished waiting area, communal kitchen and bathroom (with shower!). Great front porch for informal gathering! Wi-fi and copier services available.  Easy access from highways 394, 94, and 35W and numerous bus lines. Many neighborhood amenities, including nearby Lake of the Isles, bike paths, coffee shops and restaurants, grocery and drug stores.FFI: Julie Kenfield  at 612-991-8229      kenfi001@umn.edu

 "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction" -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Welcome to the MN LGBTQA Therapists eNewsletter of "The Network." The Network is a MN based grass-roots group of queer & allied mental health therapists, students in mental health related fields, and community mental-health related agencies. Our group shares information and resources that impact our varied work in the mental health fields and that is unique to the particular needs of the LGBTQ communities we live in and serve. We welcome submissions to this eNewsletter that are pertinent to mental health and LGBTQ issues ! All Network members are welcome to contribute to this bi-weekly eNewsletter. Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to irenegreene@earthlink.net .

The MN LGBT Therapist eNewsletter is sent out every second Tuesday of the month.  All responses to questions, ads, workshops, etc. should be emailed directly back to the contact person in the notice. If you want your name added or deleted from the Network email list, please contact us.  Please note that if you do decide to delete your email, you will no longer receive general Network communications, such as event announcements.

If you want to become a member of this organization please visit:  <http://www.LGBTTherapists.org >
Thank you! Irene Greene, MN LGBT Therapist eNewsletter Coordinator 

Submissions to the eNewsletter, adding or deleting your name from this eNewsletter & a quick window to our website:
 Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to enews@LGBTtherapists.org.  If you want your name added or deleted from the eNewsletter email list, use the links below.  Please note that if you do decide to delete your email, you will no longer receive general LGBT Therapists network communications, such as event announcements. If you want to become a member of this organization please visit the LGBT Therapists website.

Thank you! Irene Greene, eNewsletter Coordinator

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