LGBTQIA+ Support Group

Meet Your Counselor

Joseph Massey, LCDC, CART

I Joseph Massey is not just a licensed counselor; he’s your ally on the journey to a better life. An unwavering advocate and member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Joseph’s commitment to inclusivity is evident in his leadership at Foundation 45’s support group. His passion for mental health counseling was ignited by personal tragedy — the loss of a family member to addiction.

Joseph brings his own experiences with therapy, fostering an empathetic approach that resonates deeply with his clients. As a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), Joseph offers more than traditional therapy sessions. He specializes in substance misuse, sobriety maintenance, anger management, and life coaching, providing personalized solutions for each individual’s needs.

Joseph stands for several key principles that address the specific mental health needs of the LGBTQIA+ community:

Dallas
LGBTQ+

Tuesday at 7:00pm

– Virtual –

Meeting ID: 593 129 3571
Passcode: 5yuBT2

Foundation 45 LGBTQIA Free Support and Therapy

Foundation45’s LGBTQIA+ Support Group is an open discussion support group for issues group members are currently struggling with and/or facing, including topics such as; growing up queer, how to handle family and societal issues as they relate to coming out (gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Non-Binary), healthy ways of coming out, what to expect when you come out, discrimination within our community, gender identity issues, addiction in the LGBTQIA+ community, sex and the risk in the community
Living with HIV, non-conforming experiences, and  microaggressions the community faces.

  • Queer Affirmative Approach: Joseph promotes the adoption of a queer affirmative approach in mental health, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging and affirming an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity in therapeutic settings.
  • Combating Stigma: Joseph recognizes the significant impact of societal attitudes and prejudices on the mental health of LGBTQIA+ individuals. He advocates for the role of mental health professionals in combating these stigmas.
  • Accessibility of LGBTQIA+ Specific Mental Health Care: Joseph understands the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community in accessing quality mental health care, especially during challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Joseph is dedicated to breaking down these barriers and providing accessible, inclusive, and quality mental health services.
  • Family Acceptance & Healthy Boundaries: Joseph supports the importance of family acceptance and LGBTQIA+-specific protections in promoting better mental health and less substance use among LGBTQIA+, but also understands boundaries and internal family struggles.

His commitment to these principles reflects his dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all individuals. Regardless if you’re an adult, or young adult wrestling with internal struggles, rest assured that you won’t be alone. Joseph’s distinctive approach covers a wide array of LGBTQIA+ specific life issues, anchored in honesty, compassion, authenticity and experience.

Take the first step every Tuesday at 7PM, online. Remember, you’re never alone on this journey – Joseph is here, ready to be your trusted guide towards life, lived better.

FREE SUPPORT DETAILS BELOW

Dallas
LGBTQ+

Tuesday at 7:00pm

– Virtual –

Meeting ID: 593 129 3571
Passcode: 5yuBT2

Foundation 45 LGBTQIA Free Support and Therapy

Emergency Services

Text 741-741

The service is ran by CrisisText.org, a nationwide organization that connects people in need with trained crisis counselors any time at no cost.

Call 1-800-273-TALK

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides confidential and free services from skilled counselors at a crisis center in your area.