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High School LGBTQ Support Group

Teen LGBTQ Support Group

Who: Teens in high school ages 14-18 who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, genderqueer, non-binary, pansexual, and other identities along the spectrums of gender identity and sexual orientation). Occasional exceptions made for mature 13-year-old individuals. New group members can join quarterly.

What: Sentier offers two support groups for LGBTQ-identified and questioning high school students. Group members will have a safe space to explore their identities, create community, and just be themselves. Group topics may include healthy relationships, coming out, gender exploration, talking with parents, and other topics that the groups decide upon. 

When: Mary’s group: This group will meet on Mondays from 5-6:30pm from July 10 - September 18, 2023 (skip Labor Day)
Ashley's group: This group will meet on Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm from July 11 - August 29, 2023


Sentier Psychotherapy
670 Cleveland Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN 55116

Why: LGBTQ individuals are at increased risk of mental health issues, substance abuse and addiction, and certain types of trauma. Additionally, LGBTQ youth have limited access to adequate mental health care and supportive services. This group aims to provide the support that is often lacking for LGBTQ teens.

How: To inquire about either group section, email [email protected]

Therapist: Ashley Groshek, M.A., LMFT and  Mary Devorak, M.S., LMFT

Fees: Group cost is $40 for screening and per group session. Sliding fee available, inquire with therapist. Superbills are provided for all group members and are particularly helpful for those who would like to submit to HSA, flex accounts, or insurance providers for out-of-network reimbursement. Therapist may be able to submit out of network insurance claims if requested following payment.


Future Teen LGBTQ Groups


Mary's Fall Group

Mondays starting in October 2023

Ashley's Fall Group

Tuesdays starting in October 2023