Charlotte Friends Indeed
is an informal supportgroup for gay men. We address a wide range of topics from
vitality and contentment, frame working our lives and and provide a place to discuss sensitive issues for those whom depressions resonates in a positive and open forum where anonymity is respected.
The group derived from the premise that "friends in
need" are "friends in deed" and together we can encourage and support one another to "keep moving" forward.
As a peer support group in the LGBTQ community, our primary goal is to connect in healthy ways in a warm environment with other gay men on similar paths. Here we find an abundance of friendship, acceptance, and understanding. With much laughter and serious discussion, we begin to find ourselves "moving forward" through enlightened conversation and fellowship.
Professionals within the LGBTQ community help facilitating to provide a healthy perspective and assistance though they do not conduct group therapy. We are not part of any other group nor wish to be a substitute.
We meet at 7:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the library of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1900 The Plaza.
Friends Indeed Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, February 7 - O'Neale Atkinson
Wednesday, February 15 - O'Neale Atkinson
Trust and Vulnerability
Wednesday, March 7 - Wes Thompson
Wednesday, March 21 - O'Neale Atkinson - Self care
Wednesday, April 4 - Jim Green
Sexuality, Ecstacy & Spirituality
Wednesday, April 18 - Healthy Relationships
Wednesday, May 2 - Wes Thompson - TBA
Wednesday, May16 - O'Neale Atkinson - TBA
Wednesday, June 6 - Empowerment
Wednesday June 20 - TBA
Wednesday, July 4 - Group Celebration
Wednesday, July 18 - TBA
...More updates to come...
Trusted facilitators and supporting
O'Neale Atkinson - Time Out Youth
Jim Green - www.jamesmatthewgreen.com
Psychotherapist/Master in Divinity
Ward Blanchard - www.wardblanchard.com
Joe Pope - www.eastoverpsych.com
Wes Thompson- www.ballantynefamilymedicine.com
Derrick Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychotherapist - Guest facilitator
Eli Branscombe - Counselors of Charlotte
...just to name a few...
*We are not a part of any other group nor wish to be a substitute. Therapists are there as facilitators supporting the group and fellowship; they do not conduct therapy.
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