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Group Support

RECLAIM’s Gender Exploration groups are psychotherapeutic groups that help support identity development, community connection, and improved well-being. Our groups focus on the influence that socialization has on identity, an exploration of each person’s core self, and generating healthy relationships. Two Gender Exploration Groups are currently offered: a High School group for ages 13-18, and a Young Adult group for ages 18-25. Both groups meet weekly for approximately two hours. 

RECLAIM’s BIPOC group is a support group for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color). The purpose of this group is to build community; process and explore intersecting identities and experiences, culture, and heritage; and commit to personal and collective healing. Group members will have an opportunity to seek, learn, share, and affirm connections to themselves and our communities while recognizing the distinct history of BIPOC people and unlearning dominant narratives. The BIPOC group is for ages 18-25 and meets weekly. 

For more information about our groups, or to inquire about joining a group, please call 612-235-6743 or fill out the Request for Appointment form.

 

Gender Exploration Group Testimonials

“Group…what to say about group?  There are no words, no phrases; no possible description I could give to you to describe what group is to me.  This is my sanctuary; this is where I can truly be myself in the world even if there is no other place.  However, it’s more than where I can be myself, it’s where I can become myself.”

“When I enter group I feel relief as I enter a space that makes me feel safe and at home enough to take off my shoes. As I leave, I feel accomplishment that I have helped other people down the same path.”

This has so dramatically changed my life. I come from a small town, so I never had…met other young transgender folks before. Group therapy has given me the tools and resources to make my way in the world in the gender I am (not the one I was assigned at birth) and with the tools of being honest and healthy. I honestly can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t been connected with this program. I now have life long friends that are family, a job in social work and a relationship that is amazing.”