Acceptance. Community. Safe Space. LGBT Resources.

The Truism Center offers counseling to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and other marginalized people groups who need to know that they will be heard and valued.

What is Safe Space Therapy?

Safe Space Therapy is a place where you can feel:

  • Safe from condemnation
  • Safe from someone trying to change you
  • Safe from someone trying to preach
  • Safe from being misunderstood
  • Safe to talk about your unique journey
Heteronormative society has struggled to understand the concerns and perpective of an LGBTQ individual. What does it look like to find love? Struggle in a same sex relationship? Feel shame for who you are? To feel the pressure to have it all together, yet feel like you’ll fall apart at a moments notice. The secrets, the passive aggressive behavior or “don’t ask, don’t tell” treatment from family and close friends can cause angst and heartbreak. The Truism Center’s Safe Space is a place to get away from all of that and feel supported.

The Truism Center
221 Trowbridge St. Unit 208, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

How can an LGBT Support Group help?

Gallup estimates that only 4.5% of the population identifies as LGBT. Finding a community that can relate to your challenges and triumphs can be a serious mental health game changer.

Living in West Michigan means experiencing a confusing blend of acceptance, tolerance and condemnation. You may experience anger and sadness about the injustice you experience, or feel like you can’t just be you. Your greatest struggles may not be caused by being gay, but the inability to genuinely relate to those around you may multiply your pain.

At the Truism Center, our close-knit LGBT support groups are composed of like-minded individuals that have been put together under the specific recommendation and guidance of their therapist. A support group gives you an outlet to talk about sensitive issues with a sympathetic network of individuals who share your struggle.

The Truism Center offers a space for your community—a safe zone where LGBT people can share what they are going through without judgement.

Addressing mental health in the LGBTQ community

The Truism Center offers counseling to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and other marginalized people groups who need to know that they will be heard and valued.

We specialize in offering:

  • Pre-Marriage Counseling for LGBTQ people
  • Relationship Counseling for LGBTQ people
  • Counseling for those working towards reconciling their sexuality with their belief system and or family’s belief system
  • Counseling and support through the coming out process
  • Counseling for those who are confused about whether to abandon their faith tradition entirely or hold on
  • Counseling for those struggling with gender identities
  • Counseling and peer support for LGBTQ individuals struggling with mental illness

You are special and unique and you should be looking for more than a “gay friendly” therapist. Contact our Safe Space Therapists now.