Minnesota's LGBTQ+ Mental Health Providers' Professional Network

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MN LGBT Therapists Network News
May 2015

25+ years of LGBT-friendly mental health networking
vol. VIII, Issue 4

The Latest

LGBT Therapists Pride Bowl & Tell
Thursday June 18 - Elsie's - Minneapolis
A member networking event
Bowling shirts and accessories welcome!
7pm Dinner ~ pay your way
8pm ~ Meet & Greet
8:30pm Bowling ~ $20 + tax / person for 2 hours of bowling & shoes
A fun evening to have a meal and / or knock some pins down while visiting with your fellow LGBT Therapists members.
Members, dates, family members welcome! Bring your business cards and promotional materials.
Curious about the Network?  Come Bowl & Tell with us!
Free to register ~ fees will be paid to Elsie's.
**We need your RSVP by EOB Friday June 12th**

LGBT Therapists Pride Booth
June 27 & 28 - Loring Park - Minneapolis
We'll be there again in 2015.  Consider volunteering to help staff our table:
* It’s fun!
* Share info about our online resource directory and organization with Pride attendees
* Recruit and network with LGBT Therapists members
* Support the LGBT Therapists network
* People watch ;-)
Shifts will go fast - some have already been filled by early birds!  Last year we had more volunteers than shifts! Volunteer for two-hour shifts on Saturday or Sunday: 10am-noon; noon-2pm; 2-4pm; 4-6pm. We would like 2-3 people/shift. For more information and to reserve a shift contact: Irene at 
irenegreene122@gmail.com or 612.874.6442.  
If you're not volunteering with us, make sure you stop by to say hello!

LGBT Therapists Steering Committee
Friday May 29 - 12:15 - 1:30pm
The Healing Well, Suite 203 - 2100 1st Ave S - Mpls
All members of the LGBT Therapists network are welcome to attend. RSVP (encouraged but not essential) to Irene Greene email
(612) 874-6442.

Latitudes & Latitudes OP
From LGBT Therapists member James Johnson Jr. "JJ" of Meridian Behavioral Health:
Latitudes is an LGBT residential addiction treatment program nestled in suburban St. Paul, MN.  Latitudes provides individuali
zed treatment programs for LGBT adults ages 18 & up.
Latitudes OP is an LGBT outpatient addiction treatment program located inside our Twin Town and Avalon Midway facilities.  Latitudes OP offers flexible and individualized treament programs for LGBT adults ages 18 and up.
For more information call 612-454-2014.  

RECLAIM! Announces New Senior Therapists
Part of RECLAIM's mission is to provide accessible mental health support for queer and trans youth, and this year we're taking a giant leap forward with the hire of Felicia Washington Sy and Alex Jackson-Nelson.  Felicia and Alex both bring extensive experience providing clients the support needed for deep healing.  Both bring a steadfast commitment to justice and social change and a reputation for exceptional care."Felicia and Alex, in partnership with RECLAIM Founder Janet Bystrom, truly are a dream team, and their hiring represents a transformative moment in the life of RECLAIM," said Interim Executive Director Autumn Brown, who led the hiring process. “Now we are able to meet the extraordinary need for our unique services by deepening our practice, while maintaining our commitment to exceptional care, and to centering the leadership of queer and trans communities and people of color.”


Minnesota Two Spirit Native LGBTQ Community Survey
We want to hear from our community of Two Spirit and Native lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and questioning (LGBTQ) people and their families and friends. We are committed to creating something new that will help meet some of what you are asking for,

Quorum Community Leadership Awards
May 14 - 5:30 - 9pm
Pinstripes - Edina

This powerful event celebrates business and community leaders who are working to create a fully inclusive economy, workplace, and society in Minnesota. This year, we are also celebrating the rich 20 year history of Quorum. This a wonderful opportunity to mingle with our past and current award winners as well as meet local business leaders and elected officials.  
more info and registration

Quorum May Events
May 1 & 2 - Gourmet Housewares Sample Sale
May 8 - May Quorum Coffee at Gigi's Cafe
May 19 - Quorum's May Networking Night at The Third Bird
May 21 - Quorum's May Women's Networking Lunch
May 21 - Give Out Day Celebration
calendar of events

Couples in Transition
Couples in Transition is a support group for committed couples. When one person in a relationship goes through a gender transition, the other partner goes through a transition of their own. Watching your mate change so radically can be a very difficult process. There are very few resources today for the non-transitioning partner. Couples in Transition meetings focus on the relationship, and on the experiences of non-transitioning partners. Meetings are free. Visit www.CouplesInTransition.org for more information.

LGBTQIAA Youth and Social Media
May 21 - Sabathani Community Center - Mpls
6:30 - 7:30 PM - Program
7:30 - 8:45 PM - Support Groups

Two-Spirit Therapy Group
every other Friday from 1-2:30pm - Minneapolis
In April, the Indian Health Board started the Two-Spirit Therapy Group. “Niizh Manidoowag” – Anishinabe for Two-Spirit.  Each group will start with a Smudge, Drumming, songs. Topics covered: Two-Spirit Identity; Two-Spirit Historical Trauma; Lateral Violence Group Therapy.  Individual Therapy is available upon request. Light snacks will be available. This is a Safe Space for our Two-Spirit community to come together and heal.   Please pass this announcement along to any/all of your Clients/Patients that identify as Two-Spirit. To schedule a spot for group therapy, please call 612-721-9807 for an appointment. Reva D'Nova 612-721-9807 email

President Obama Calls for End to Conversion "Therapy"
From the American Counseling Association:  In a statement released April 8, Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, wrote that, "As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors."
full article

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Our network is a Minnesota-based grassroots group of queer and 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 monthly eNewsletter. Just send your referral question, announcement, member accomplishment, space available information, event, conference, workshop, group information, or other pertinent notice to Irene Greene.  All responses to questions, ads, workshops, etc. should be emailed directly back to the contact person in the notice.  If you want to become a member of this organization please visit our website

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