Current Support Groups
Smart Love: Relationship Skills Class
Mondays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
6-week series beginning March 25th
Christopher Skaggs, MA, LMFTA, firstname.lastname@example.org
This relationship skills class is based on “The Seven Skills That Make Marriage Work” by John Gottman and Nan Silver, which has been adapted for LGBTQ relationships and is open to all relationship systems including polyamory. At least one person in each relationship system must be a current client at SCS.
Soul-Full Eating: Drop-in Nutrition Group
Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
6-week series beginning April 10th
Facilitated by Camille Brunel, email@example.com
This nutrition group will cover basic nutrition for health and wellness with a whole foods emphasis which will include intuitive eating, mindful eating, critique of medical norms of what constitutes a “healthy” body shape and size, and nutrition and mental health. This group is free, and you do not need to be a client at SCS to participate.
This is a psychoeducational group for folks of all gender and sexual identities who have experienced sexual trauma. We will be engaging in mindfulness and art-based activities alongside each other and as a group to build embodiment, self-trust, and connection with community. This group requires pre-approval, and you do not need to be a client of SCS to participate.
Mondays 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Jacqui Rathsack, MSW LMHCA, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connexions is a free, open group for QTPOC (queer and trans people of color). It is a space for making connections, healing, processing, and sharing resources. This support group is ongoing every Monday evening from 6:00 PM to 7:30PM, is free and open to SCS clients and the greater community. No RSVP required.
At connexions topics include providing support, building and nurturing community, increasing resilience, creating a space for resource sharing, and bringing together space for QTPOC to share their experiences and knowledge with each other.
Ingersoll All Trans Support Group
A Support group run by Ingersoll Gender Center to support transgender people, genderqueer, trans* and gender variant people and the people who support them. This support group is free to attend and open to all. Drop-ins welcome, no RSVP required.
Every Wednesday, Ingersoll holds it’s “All-Trans”, peer-facilitated support group at the offices of Seattle Counseling Service. This group is the foundation of all of Ingersoll’s programming, and also provides a great place for trans*, transgender, gender variant, genderqueer, questioning, friends, family, and community allies to come together for information and mutual support.
The Wednesday group has two types of groups: The first and third Wednesdays of the month are our ‘breakout sessions’, where we divide our attendees into smaller, focus groups. The five focus groups are as follows: male-identified, female-identified, genderqueer, and SOFFA (significant other, family, friends, and allies) as well as our Seattle Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (STEEP) support group. All other Wednesdays, we meet as a single, large group, typically running more than thirty people. Groups are facilitated by trained peer-facilitators from our own community. Discussions are free ranging, confidential and focused on the interests and concerns of the people who attend the group. This is also a good place to come to get information and referrals for other services you may need.
Q-Law GLBT Legal Clinic
Every Third Thursday, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Appointment only. Schedule or questions call (206) 267-7070
Call between 9:00AM and 12:00PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
The QLaw Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic offers a free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney. Attorneys are specially trained to discuss legal issues commonly faced by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and welcome all clients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The QLaw Foundation GLBT Legal Clinic is organized by the GLBT Bar Association of Washington Foundation (QLaw Foundation) and is one of the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics. We would like to thank the Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center Seattle Area Support Groups & Community Center for its generous support of the clinic.
They can help with any civil legal issue (i.e., not criminal)
including, but not limited to
- Protecting relationships, advising about domestic partnerships, powers of attorney, etc.
- Protecting parental rights, including adoption options
- Dissolving domestic partnerships (“divorce”)
- Debt and bankruptcy problems
- Changing legal name and gender
- Discrimination (employment, housing, insurance, schools, etc.)
- Wills and estate planning
They are not able to help with
court representation or help those living outside of King County, Washington, unless they have a legal issue in King County. If you do live outside of King County, we will do our best to connect you with resources that can assist you.