Trans-Affirmations is a transgender support group that an inclusive peer-support, discussion, and social group for those who question the gender binary and their placement in the spectrum.
The meetings are open and welcoming to anyone who identifies within the Trans spectrum, regardless of what peoples’ thoughts are on transition. The group is a good area to explore the many facets of being transgender in our society.
The group is jointly facilitated by Donna Riley,PhD, LCSW-R and Jennifer Fazio, LMSW, however the group’s goal is for the participants developing a sense of group ownership. Participants are encouraged to give input, lead discussions, and provide discussion topics. It is our hope that participants will feel that it is their group, so they can make it what they want.
Some of the past discussion topics have include:
Living outside of the gender binary
Medical and emotional health
There is no cost for this group, but donations are encouraged, to help supplement program expenses. A $5 donation is suggested, but no one is turned away.
Our group is open to anyone who identifies on the transgender spectrum and to friends, family members, partners, and allies. We meet at 7:30PM on the second Tuesday of each month at The Freedman Center. Contact Donna Riley, LCSW at driley@FreedmanCenter.com for more information about this vibrant group.
The Freedman Center for Clinical Social Work
2233 Nesconset Highway, Suite 104
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Trans Affirmations Under 30 Support Group
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) under 30. .
This therapeutic group is to support is specifically designed for younger TGNC individuals. The meetings are open and welcoming and a safe space to discuss and gain support. For those who are exploring your gender early in your life. We recogize the increasing visibility of the transgender gender nonconfoming identity (TGNC) has facilitated individuals exploring their identity much earlier than in previous generations. The group is designed to support and share emotions and successes in your relationships and lives.
This group is facilitated by Jennifer Fazio, LMSW. She is an experienced clinician who has been working with the Trans* community. There is a modest $20 fee for each meeting. This group on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM. For further information please contact Jen Fazio at jfazio@FreedmanCenter.com.