Gay and Lesbian / LGBTQ Treatment Services
For more information, please visit http://glapnyc.org
About Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy (GLAP): GLAP provides affirmative psychotherapy treatment services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. We believe that homosexuality is a normal variation in human sexuality and that not all the difficulties one encounters are related to sexual orientation or gender identity. Our therapists and intake staff are sensitive to the social stigma and homophobia that permeate our society and often complicate life. We strive to create a supportive atmosphere within our mainstream mental health facility, where confidentiality is assured.
Treatment: Individuals often confront unique emotional issues that can be addressed and explored through psychotherapy. Our highly trained and experienced therapists can assist you in navigating life's challenges, focusing on issues such as coming out, coping with depression, dealing with your birth family, creating your own family, living with HIV/AIDS, and confronting discrimination. Our clinicians appreciate the role of cultural differences in mental health treatment and we strive to cultivate a culturally sensitive treatment atmosphere.
Our first priority is to treat each patient's needs in a manner that enhances dignity and self-respect. Our intake staff is committed to responding to your need for early consultation. Initial interviews are scheduled within one week after you contact the Institute. Treatment generally begins one or two weeks later. Further evaluative procedures are available when indicated. Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on income.
If you would like to set up an appointment or would like further information, call ICP at: (212) 333-3444.
Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Psychotherapy (GLAP) at ICP Program Co-Directors: Joanne Spina, LCSW, BCD; Bob Najjar, LCSW