LGBTQIA+ Support Group

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
  • The discrimination within our community
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Expressing Identity in a Healthy Way
  • Addiction in the LGBTQIA+ Community
  • Sex and the risk in the community
  • Living with HIV
  • Non-Conforming Experiences
  • Microaggressions the Queer Community Faces
  • Things the Queer Community want you to know

Starting March 1, 2022

What

Online support group for LGBTQIA+ community members, led by our counselor Joseph Massey.

Who

LGBTQIA+ Texans, ages 18+

When

Tuesdays starting March 1
7pm – 8pm
Online

 

Meet Your Counselor

Joseph Massey, LCDC, CART

I began my career working in the corporate world for Fortune 500 companies, but the loss of a family member to addiction led me to reevaluate my path. I’ve always been able to relate to the pain of others, but this particular loss opened my eyes to the internal pain that so many people experience, but don’t let others see. At that moment, I made my decision to start a new journey; helping others with these internal struggles, helping them understand that they don’t have to struggle alone.

I began my education in the mental health field and spent my initial years training with great counselors and working at all levels of treatment including detox, outpatient and inpatient working with adults, adolescents (AD) and young adults (YA). After many years of working for other treatment providers I made the decision in 2009 to open my own practice. In addition to my private practice, I co-host a podcast called Life, Lived Better and also work with Foundation 45, an incredible non-profit organization that assists individuals with suicide prevention, addiction and mental health awareness.

With my background as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) I have the unique ability to help individuals and their family’s grow, specializing in work that pertains to substance use disorders, substance misuse as well as maintaining abstinence/sobriety. My coaching style centers around individualized care based on each client and their family’s specific needs. I am trained in the Nurturing Parenting Programs as a Facilitator and I also work as a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART). These specialties allow me to offer several unique and targeted coaching services such as parent coaching with an emphasis on AD and YA substance use and difficulties within the family unit. Sobriety coaching to assist in abstinence and maintaining long-term recovery goals, provide care related to anger management difficulties, and generalized coaching to assist with personal and professional goals. My unique approach addresses many family issues as well as failure to thrive in adolescents and young adults. 

I am truly passionate about my work in helping others solve problems and work on life issues. I consider it a privilege that I get to do what I do and I am passionate. about working to help individuals meet their full potential. I have spent time in therapy working on my own personal issues so I know it works!  I consider myself to be honest, caring, compassionate and work hard to be my most authentic self. I believe in meeting clients where they are in life and I work to assist and provide tools to help them grow and prosper in life.  I love working with all ages and have helped men, women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and all members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I offer a safe space for ALL!

My goal for everyone is to enjoy a Life, Lived Better!

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.