Coming Out Late Group for Women
Coming Out Late Group for Women
Online Group for LGBTQ Questioning Women in GA and FL
This is a Coming Out Late Group for Women questioning or coming to terms with their sexual orientation. Many women identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, gay, pan-sexual or “no labels, please!” And many, understandably, delay coming out due to family, social and/or career implications. Still other women experience a true “shift” in their sexual orientation over time.
If you recognize yourself below, this group may be for you.
- I am questioning my sexual orientation — again, or for the first time.
- I am curious about my sexual orientation and don’t know where to start.
- I am divorcing my partner, in part or in whole, due to my sexual orientation.
- I need a safe and validating LGBTQ community to socialize and grow with.
- I want support and confidentiality while I navigate my coming out process.
- I am open to exploring my sexuality in a safe, affirming environment.
This long-running group (7 years) is facilitated by Melissa Lester, LCSW, a culturally competent and LGBTQ+ affirming women’s therapist and counselor. She is a founding member and former vice president of The LGBTQ Therapist Resource and a current ATLANTA PRIDE Coordinator.
Many women report that this group has been a “life saver” during complex and difficult life transitions. Here in our group setting it’s easy for women to make connections and friendships that become vital and sustaining. You are invited to come join us, relax, learn, and benefit from the experience of other women. Chances are you will also make a new friend or two.
Online LGBTQ+ Group Gathering Procedures
We meet on the 2nd Saturday each month, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, except June and October. Dates are listed below.
Invitations to each group are sent out via HIPAA compliant, encrypted email on the Monday before our Saturday meeting. Simply respond to your Invitation Email with “Attend (Month) Group” in the Subject Line. You will receive your individual, one-time, HIPAA compliant link to the meeting on Saturday, 1-2 hours before Group starts at 3:30 pm. Please always check your Spam and Junk folders for the link.
We meet via HIPAA compliant Secure Video/Zoom link. You MUST advise me of your intent to attend prior to 2 pm on the day of each meeting. Each link is private and individual and sent only to you at the email address you have provided. HIPAA compliance and encryption can only be guaranteed at my end of the process. Your email host and settings will affect the level of privacy you have at your end.
There is a (new) fee of $25.00 for attendance at this group. If this cost is prohibitive for you, please reach out to me via email. No one will be turned away due to finances.
Please join us for these small, safe and intimate meetings. After an Initial Consultation ($240.00) which can be scheduled via email, you are welcome to attend group anytime we meet.
2021 Meeting Dates — Saturdays 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET
Always check this website for last-minute date changes (due to weather or other emergencies).
- April 10, 2021
- May 8, 2021
- NO MEETING IN JUNE
- July 10, 2021
- August 14, 2021
- September 11, 2021
- NO MEETING IN OCTOBER
- November 13, 2021
- December 11, 2021
For more information about this Coming Out Late Group for Women, please contact me via HIPAA compliant encrypted email.