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RECLAIM provides mental health and therapy services through our incredible therapy staff, which consists of five licensed therapists and three interns. Crystal Audi (they/them) is a Mental Health Therapist with RECLAIM. They’ve been practicing outpatient therapy for a year and a half. This is their first therapy position after graduating from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Our monthly newsletter published on April 11, 2024.

Our monthly newsletter published on March 8, 2024.

(Especially if you’re not in the Twin Cities)
Outside of being a volunteer for RECLAIM!, I work as a School Counselor at a public high school in the Twin Cities area. I am often asked to help students and families find community resources to help them with a variety of needs, from transportation, to medical assistance, and everything in between. When I was in graduate school, I was surprised by how limited my knowledge was when it came to finding LGBTQIA+ specific resources. I could think of county and state services, but when it came to specific agencies with the mission to help queer youth, I drew a blank, even as a queer adult.

I found I wasn’t alone. Many organizations help people from all backgrounds, which is wonderful, but sometimes you want to be able to contact an organization that you know is going to understand and value core pieces of your identity.

From the American Psychological Association:

"Government bans on gender-affirming care disregard body of research, legal role of parents and caregivers, resolution states"

Our monthly newsletter published on February 6, 2024.

Our monthly newsletter published on January 11, 2024.

RECLAIM’s Celebrate the Love brunch gala event will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will celebrate 15 years of its mission to increase access to mental health care for queer and trans youth, as well as the organization’s future. Celebrate the Love will take place at the McNamara Alumni Center, located at 200 SE Oak Street in Minneapolis, and will feature games, activities, a silent auction, brunch, a guest speaker and more.

Our monthly newsletter published on December 11, 2023.

Our monthly newsletter published on November 9, 2023.

Our monthly newsletter published on October 20, 2023.

Our monthly newsletter published on September 21, 2023.

We are thrilled to announce an expansion of our services to increase access to care for queer and trans youth and their families throughout Greater Minnesota.

Our monthly newsletter published on August 18, 2023.