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Pride Posse is a therapeutic support group for LGBTQ youth iPride Posse Flyer Drawn by Youth Participantn Middle Tennessee. This is a safe space to talk about gender identity, sexual orientation, and anything else you’re going through. This group includes 5-10 participants and a therapist. Each week we check-in and share what’s going on with us. Some people like to share a lot, and some people like to listen a lot. We also do activities that help us to connect, support each other, and learn about mental health. At this time the group is open to high school students, and older middle school students, in 8th through 12th grades, ages 13 to 18.

Goals: To learn about yourself, to give support to others, and to receive support from others.

**Special Note about Fall 2018** Our regular facilitator for this group will be out on parental leave for August, September, and October of 2018, with an expected return in mid-November. Due to these special circumstances, the group will continue to meet with an alternate facilitator, but will be closed to new participants until the Spring 2019 semester begins. Intakes for the group will be scheduled in late November, early December 2018 upon the return of the regular facilitator. Please contact Pamela Sheffer at psheffer@oasiscenter.org with any questions, to learn about our other groups, or to be added to our wait list for this group.

Intake Meeting with the Therapist and a Parent/Guardian. Before you start coming to Pride Posse, we will schedule an initial intake meeting with the therapist, youth, and a parent or guardian. This helps all parties get to know each other a little bit, and to see if Oasis services will be a good fit. It also gives everyone a chance to ask questions, and make sure they know what to expect. During this time, the therapist will also review important information about limits to confidentiality, and Oasis counseling procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about this intake meeting please contact us.

Free Services. OasPride Posse Flyer With Rainbow Unicornis Center recognizes that mental health care isn’t always a budgeted expense, and so we are committed to offering quality counseling services free of charge.

Group Facilitator: The facilitator for this group is Dan Dumont, Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), under the supervision of Cheryl Mendez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). You are entitled to receive information about methods of therapy, and the competence of your therapist. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Therapist: Dan Dumont, LMSW (615) 983-6884, Clinical Supervisor: Cheryl Mendez, LCSW (615) 983-6881.

Meeting Times: Every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. when Metro Nashville Public School is in session. Our Summer calendar varies.

Location: Oasis Center, 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37203.