Current Support Groups
Transmasculine Support Group
Tuesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FREE, 12-week series from May 14th – July 30th
Facilitated by Augustin, email@example.com
This group is open to the community (no client enrollment at SCS necessary). Anyone who feels they have a place in this space is welcome, including nonbinary and genderqueer individuals. Topics will be determined on an ongoing basis, as needed.
Soul-Full Eating: Drop-in Nutrition Group
Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
6-week series beginning April 10th
Facilitated by Camille Brunel, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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.
Upcoming Support Groups
Smart Love: LGBTQ+ Relationship Skills
This relationships skills group is adapted from Gottman’s “7 Principles That Make Marriage Work” for LGBTQ folks and different relationship systems. Learn to engage more deeply with your partner(s) and increase the strength of your connection by attending this 6-week class. This group is free, and you do not need to be a client at SCS to participate. You will need to purchase the book “The Seven Skills that Make Marriage Work” by John Gottman & Nan Silver ($8-$11), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.