Support Groups

Below are sources of support, including CAMHS supports groups and one-on-one undergraduate peer counseling, available to Harvard students that are specifically intended for those who identify as BGLTQ.

All CAMHS support groups are available to BGLTQ students, even if they are not BGLTQ-specific in their scope—information about these groups can be found here.

Information about additional resources, including the remaining peer counseling and peer support groups, can be found here.

Support Groups and Counseling for BGLTQ Students:

Support Group for Trans Students

Transcend

Every Other Thursday
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
 
DROP IN SUPPORT GROUP FOR TRANS* STUDENTS

This is a confidential support and psycho-education group for undergraduate and graduate students who identify as transgender, gender queer, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or questioning. This group provides a safe and affirming space to build community, share experiences, ask questions, and gain information. Topics include social and legal aspects of gender transition, coming out during college, navigating family issues, medical interventions, physical and mental health, dating and relationships, coming out in internships/job settings, and more.

For more information please Contact Addie Wyman Battalen, PhD, LICSW 
awymanbattalen@huhs.harvard.edu

Women's Queer Group

Women's Queer Group
 
 

This is a confidential support group open to undergraduate and graduate LGBTQ Women interested in a safe space to discuss sexuality, relationships, family, health, academics and more.  Queer and questioning Women of Color are especially encouraged to come check things out  Interested students are invited to discuss the group in person.
 

Currently FULL for Spring 2021. Please email Marin Smith, LICSW for information.

msmith@huhs.harvard.edu

 

Men's Queer Group

Mondays 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET

The Men's Queer group with Nick McQueen, LICSW, centers on connection and community for non-heterosexual male identified students at Harvard. This group is intended to foster acceptance of self and others, find and express appreciation for our queerness, and offer a sense of belonging in our community. As the leader, I hope to co-create a group with you that you look forward to and feel part of. This psychoeducational group is intended to provide members with support, affirmation and interpersonal learning, while also providing some skills and strategies to enhance well-being.  Limited to 10 members.

For more information email Nic McQueen.

nmcqueen@huhs.harvard.edu

Contact Peer Counseling

Contact Peer Counseling

Contact provides non-judgmental, non-directive, confidential peer counseling for Harvard undergraduates. Members are trained to handle a wide variety of issues and specialize in issues of sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, and relationships.

 

Spring 2021: Contact Peer Counseling is on Zoom! Harvard undergraduates can join here: https://bit.ly/3pRh4sC

Individual drop-ins
Monday to Friday 7pm - 9pm

Group counseling session
Saturday 7pm - 9pm

 

More Peer Counseling information can be found on the CAMHS website.
 

Accessibility

Everyone is welcome in our fully accessible office space! We are located in the Lower Level of Grays Hall, through the rear entrance (facing Wigglesworth). If you have any concerns about accessibility, please reach out to us at BGLTQ@fas.harvard.edu.