Resources

CANAPI is proud to refer clients to outside resources. It is through this kind of collaboration that individuals are best connected to support services in their community.


Career & Personal Counseling

The Psychology Department Counseling Clinic at The University of Akron provides individual counseling for both personal and/or vocational/career concerns. Clients seeking counseling for anxiety, depression, career change, relationship problems, oppression/discrimination and general life dissatisfaction are welcome. Clients with career concerns can explore their career-related interests and personal values, as well as gain information about relevant career options. Therapists also provide personality and vocational assessments to aid in the counseling process, when appropriate; assessments are done in conjunction with counseling sessions, not as a stand-alone resource. Students and members of the general public who are 18 years of age or older and are not actively suicidal, psychotic, or court-ordered to receive therapy are welcomed. 

All services through The Psychology Department of Counseling Clinic at The University of Akron are free of cost and confidential. The Clinic is staffed by graduate students in training in the Collaborate Program of Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron. All therapists are supervised by a licensed psychologist, therefore all sessions at the clinic are videotaped for supervision purposes only. 

Hours of Operation:

The Psychology Department Counseling Clinic is generally open from 9am – 5pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 2pm – 5pm Tuesday and Thursday during the regular academic year.  The last appointment of the day begins as 4pm.  During these hours the clinic reception desk is staffed by a student secretary.  The clinic is closed on weekends, as well as during all University breaks and holidays.  During the first two summer sessions (mid-May through mid-July), the clinic is open; however, the reception desk is not routinely staffed.  Therapists are responsible for making the proper arrangements with their clients prior to sessions, and all phone calls are received via voicemail.  During the third summer session (mid-July through August), the clinic is closed.

Contact Information:

College of Arts and Sciences Building Room 342

290 E. Buchtel Ave (corner of Buchtel Avenue and College Street)

Akron, Ohio 44325

P: 330-972-6714 

Website: Psychology Department Counseling Clinic

 

OutSupport Medina 

 

OutSupport's mission is to promote the health and well-being of LGBTQ persons and their loved ones through support, education and advocacy.

Enlighten the public, end discrimination, and secure equal rights.

Monthly meetings:

4th Monday of each month @ 7:00 pm
At Unity of Medina Building at the rear ofWilliams on the Lake (4th building back alongside the lake. Plenty of free parking)
787 Lafayette Rd, Medina, OH 44256


GenderQueer Discussion Group

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is now offering a GenderQueer Discussion Group. This group will provide a safe, welcoming space to discuss topics relevant to GenderQueer experiences and individuals. The group will meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. beginning April 7th. Registration is necessary! For more information or to register, contact Maya Simek at MSimek@lgbtcleveland.org or call 216-651-5428 x 18.

 

Living in Recovery with HIV

Living in Recovery with HIV is an AA 12 Step Meeting especially for men & women in recovery who are also HIV positive. Share your experience, strength, and hope in a save place with others just like us. Meetings are for those in recovery only (NA welcome). Meetings are held every Monday at 7:30 p.m. St. Malachi Center 2416 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. Questions or inquiries please contact one of the following trusted members:

Tamra P: 216-235-6204

Brent R: 216-673-5886

Jeff S: 216-659-9333

Or visit www.aacleve.org for more information.

 

LGBTQ Senior Support

 

Jewish Family Service 

Jewish Family Service welcomes all LGBT seniors. JFS can provide individual and group support and outreach programs. Our social events provide a safe and nurturing space for the LGBTolder adults in our community to help build relationships, talk about their experiences, gain support and overcome isolation. If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please contact us!

 

SAGE Cleveland 

The group serves members who are 50 years of age and older, and is open to the community. The sessions include chair-based, low impact exercises followed by lunch. Monday & Wednesday Schedule 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Coffee and informal group discussion 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Arthritis Association Exercises 12:00 PM –  1:00 PM: FREE lunch and dessert 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Card games (Bridge, Euchre, Canasta, Hearts) Friday Schedule Free chair-yoga provided by Pink Lotus Yoga from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM. Additionally we travel to various places within the Greater Cleveland area.  These excursions are a way for LGBT seniors to attend events while experiencing a sense of community. Contact Mary Beth Bartholomew at 216.651.5428 or by email at MBBartholomew@lgbtcleveland.org for more information.

The group serves members who are 50 years of age and older, and is open to the community. The sessions include chair-based, low impact exercises followed by lunch.

Monday & Wednesday Schedule
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Coffee and informal group discussion
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Arthritis Association Exercises
12:00 PM –  1:00 PM: FREE lunch and dessert
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Card games (Bridge, Euchre, Canasta, Hearts)

Friday Schedule
Free chair-yoga provided by Pink Lotus Yoga from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM.

Additionally we travel to various places within the Greater Cleveland area.  These excursions are a way for LGBT seniors to attend events while experiencing a sense of community.

Contact Mary Beth Bartholomew at 216.651.5428 or by email at MBBartholomew@lgbtcleveland.org for more information.


Want more resources? Give us a call at 330.252.1559 or email us!


Make Your Voice Heard

Research Study On Gay Men's Thoughts About Self And Sex

The Collaborative Program in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron wants to hear the voice of gay men who are at least 18 years of age who are interested in sharing their thoughts about themselves and sexual relationships are invited to take this survey for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

For more information please contact:

Steve Palmieri sap104@zips.uakron.edu 

Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology at The University of Akron

Take The Survey


Mindful Healing Therapy

Mental health counselor Amy Moore guides clients on their individual journeys to wellness. She practices from a strong gay and trans affirmative approach and offers an extensive sliding scale for payment. If you are interested in facing the future while embracing the past, contact Amy today

 

New PRIDE

New PRIDE is a support group for individuals who are going through the "coming out" process. The group is targeted at people 18 and over, and at any stage of "coming out" whether it is for the first time, to friends and family or at work. This is a place to find support and fellowship. Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Square Public Library.

 

OutBreath - LGBT Mindfulness Meditation Society

OutBreath aims to provide a friendly environment for LGBT persons and allies who are interested in a non-religious practice of mindfulness meditation. Free instruction offered to newcomers. Meditation is held Sundays at 7:00 p.m. at the Akron-Canton Shambhala Meditation Center.

 

PFLAG: Akron Chapter

PFLAG is an organization that supports the families and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people. Meetings are held at the North Springfield Presbyterian Church, third Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. Call 330.342.5825 for details.

 

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PrEP Basics

PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and is a medication regimen to reduce the likelihood of contracting HIV. A once daily pill can be 92%-100% effective at preventing HIV. Currently, the only medication that has been FDA-approved to be used as PrEP is Truvada®, which combines emtricitabine and tenofovir. PrEP requires a prescription as well as special health considerations.

PRE = BEFORE
EXPOSURE = COMING INTO CONTACT WITH HIV
PROPHYLAXIS = TREATMENT TO PREVENT AN INFECTION

PrEP does NOT protect against other sexually transmitted infections and is NOT a vaccine.    

PrEP is different than PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis. PEP is a sort of morning-after pill for HIV and must be taken within 72 hours of possible HIV exposure. If someone who is HIV negative and not already taking PrEP experiences sexual violence or has sex without a condom with someone who might be living with HIV, they should reach out to a doctor or local AIDS Service Organization about starting PEP. PEP is a 30 day prescription of powerful anti-HIV medications and should only be taken when necessary. 

For more information: Let's Talk About PrEP    


Trans Support

 

TransAlive

TransAlive is a support group that exists to build respect and understanding for all gender issues.

 

Meetings are:

4th Tuesday of every month
6pm–8pm
Fairlawn West UCC
2095 W. Market St. Akron, 44313
Facilitated by Jake Nash.

Contact Jake & Erin Nash via email or 330.240.1600.

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Trans Support Alliance

(online community)

Trans Support Alliance is an all inclusive group whose primary goal is to support, uplift and educate each other about solutions to the issues that face the trans community and allies.

Find the Facebook community here

Trans*Fusion - Kent State University 

Trans*Fusion is a group on the Kent State University main campus for trans-identified students and students that are allies to the transgender community.
All are welcome!

Meetings

We meet Thursdays on the third floor of the Kent State Student Center. For details on room location, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/ksutransfusion

Social Media

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/ksutransfusion
Twitter: @ksutransfusion

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TransOhio

TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.

Visit their Facebook page here

For more information on TransOhio, visit their website here


Want more resources? Give us a call at 330.252.1559 or email us!


Safe Space for LGBTQI Youth

Brought to you by Licensed UCC minister and Clinical Psychology Esther Baruja with funding from Neighborhood Connections, the Archwood Avenue United Church of Christ in Cleveland will offer a safe hangout space on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from2 p.m. - 5 p.m. for youth. While promotional materials specify Hispanic youth, all youth are welcome.