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Group work can uniquely meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ clients in a variety of ways. It allows for the individual to learn they are not isolated or alone, and the presenting concerns they may have can be identified and felt by others. In addition, it allows the individual to role-play and practice new ways of interacting with others, as well as practice revealing additional aspects of themselves with feedback from others in a safe, private and judgement-free environment.

Therapeutic Pride Network (TPN)

TPN groups are peer support groups that are focused around providing a safe space to discuss experiences and difficulties with living as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Group work has been supported by research as an effective modality of treatment for most presenting issues and a particularly effective treatment modality for clients who struggle with core issues that manifest with interpersonal and relational challenges. Accordingly, most LGBTQIA+ persons have grown up and live in cultures and societies that are rooted in heterosexist, transphobic and gender normative assumptions and, further, many are part of families and educational or work institutions wherein ongoing discrimination, bias and harassment exist. It is therefore not surprising that these experiences can contribute to not only intrapersonal risk factors but also can generate interpersonal challenges as well.

While individual counseling offers a means to address the former, group work is distinctive in its ability to offer an in vivo space to explore, develop and try out new ways of being with and relating to others in a therapeutic setting.

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We are currently enrolling for our next group!

For information on how to get connected, please contact us at




327 Dahlonegat St. | Suite 1901-A

Cumming, GA 30040


$65 per group | 10 week groups

*Initial phone screening required​

Professional Facilators

Amy Blakeslee, APC is an experienced clinician at Therapeutic Recovery Network. Amy was the founder and director of Parent Connect at North Point Community Church, an environment for parents of LGBTQ+ children. She has a passion for serving the LGBTQIA+ community.

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