I’m very excited to announce that we will be having our second LGBTQ+ Mental Health Professionals MeetUp coming up next week on Monday August 12th.
I felt very honored to see so many people fill up the coffee house seats at the first MeetUp in July. The hope is that the group evolves as the attendees/members do — it’s fluid, open, and curious.
This meet up started out of a conversation at the California Marriage and Family Therapists Leadership Conference back in February. I feel lucky I was able to attend the conference given that I just joined SVC-CAMFT board this year as the Volunteer Chair. This conversation occurred between SVC-CAMFT admin, Heather Blessing, and I where we found common ground in a sense of disconnect and intense desire to connect with our LGBTQ+ community, particularly in a professional capacity. Inspired by the LA CAMFT Chapter’s Therapists of Color meet up group (presented at the conference), the conversation turned into an idea — let’s do our very best to make the space we are so yearning for here in Sacramento. Overall, my sense is that people will and ought to get out of the meet up what they need at this point in their professional career and maybe even…life.
If you are a LGBQ+ mental professional (or related health field) please join us to socialize and enjoy the time together.
Details About August MeetUp
Kellen Grayson, PsyD, and Rachel Pepper, LMFT, invite you to their home for an evening of creating community.
Come meet LGBT identified mental health providers, as well as LGBT practitioners in related fields, such as nursing, psychiatry, and homeopathy, and our allies, to join us for a relaxed, informal networking event.
Event includes light refreshments (wine, cheese, hors d'oeuvres). Food not requested, but you may bring a beverage to share. If it is a warm evening, feel free to bring a swimsuit to enjoy the pool.
Please RSVP to Volunteer Chair, Martha Cowley, email@example.com for location and questions.
About the hosts: Kellen is the Director of Golden Gate clinic in San Francisco, and Rachel has a private practice here in Sacramento; she is also the author of several books, including The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals.