LGBTQIA+ Teen Teletherapy Support Group is Currently Accepting New Group Members!

The Capital Institute is excited to announce that our on-going Q Support Group is accepting new members. The Q Support Group is a semi-open, ongoing teletherapy interpersonal process group designed to help teens who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or problems with low mood. The goal of this group is to provide a safe and comfortable place for teens to receive support from other members of their community, discuss self and community advocacy, process the impact of prejudice, and improve interpersonal communication. This group will take place between 5:00pm and 6:00pm on Wednesday evenings.

This group will help teens:

  • Give and receive support from other teens in the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Improve their ability to give and receive feedback from others
  • Improve their ability to cope with life stressors
  • Process the impact of prejudice
  • Improve interpersonal communication and social problem solving
  • Strengthen their relationships with others
  • Discuss how our cultural identities impact our interactions with others

This is a mixed gender group for 14- to 17-year-old teens who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and live in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia. Individuals with and without prior therapy experience are welcome. Teens currently engaged in individual therapy are also welcomed to join.

The group is led by Patrick Love, Ph.D. and Maya Cook, M.A.  For more information, please contact Dr. Love at 202-234-0903, ext. 28 ( or Ms. Cook at 202-234-0903, ext. 10 ( More information about this group can be found here.