Each and every one of us are unique & special in our own way - the LGBTQ+ community represents an extraordinary range of gender- and sexuality- identities & expressions along with race, religion, ethnicity, nationality and socioeconomic class. Regardless of who you are, you are worthy, you are beautiful, and you belong!
For the LGBTQ+ community, we're becoming used to finding our way in a world where we are told we're "different" or even worse, "wrong". It doesn't get easier though. Questioning, denial, coming out, rejection, trauma, strugging to find people who get us, the list goes on.
Join other LGBTQ+ folks in Shimmer groups to share stories, explore our uniqueness, and grow together to become better people!
Our Shimmer Groups draw off of years of peer support and group therapy research. We believe in the power of connecting those with similar identities and experiences. Learn more about the evidence behind Shimmer Groups.
Shimmer LGBTQ+ Wellness Groups are for any gender or sexuality-diverse identifying individual. You're matched into a small group of 6-8 with other LGBTQ+ folks who get you. Then, our LGBTQ+ expert facilitator meets with your group once a week for 60 minutes. Together, you'll:
✨ Discuss challenges & successes in key domains of being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
✨ Bond with and support other LGBTQ+ folks on their journey.
✨ Learn new skills to not only take care of your mental health but to build a thriving life.
Our curriculum is carefully developed by a licensed mental health therapist, Sharon Kim LMHC, and an expert group psychiatrist doctor from UCSF, Amin Azzam MD.
We use a mix of theory, discussion, exercises, and support to develop meaningful connections, honest conversations, and a community you can feel supported by.