Concerns may include: questions about LGBTQI groups on campus, wondering where to get LGBTQI support, concerns about LGBTQI issues.
The mission of The San Diego LGBT Community Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary and HIV communities by providing activities, programs, and services that create community; empower community members; provide essential resources; advocate for civil and human rights; and embrace, promote and support our cultural diversity.
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Looking for counseling services on your own can sometimes feel overwhelming as some insurance providers make it a bit more complicated than others. The following list will guide you through some different ways to explore options. If you are having any trouble locating providers in-network or if you do not have health insurance and are looking for counseling options, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Student Wellness department for support and assistance (email@example.com).
If you are working and your company offers an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) this can be a great place to start! If you call the EAP they will do all of the legwork of finding you a provider and the costs will be completely covered (as it will be through the EAP not your health insurance). These are short term therapy options but can get you support quickly as you work on connecting with a therapist with your health insurance.
First, you will want to go to your health insurance providers website and see if it allows you to search for mental health (or behavioral health) providers. If you aren't finding online options easily, there should be a phone number you can call on the back of your insurance card. You can then filter by any preferences you may have (gender, those accepting new patients, etc.). When reviewing the list that is then populated, you can do a few things as Student Wellness doesn’t recommend calling all of the numbers listed, you will end up leaving a lot of voicemails. Here is what you could do with the list:
1. Note any providers that have the same phone number and address listed, google the phone number, which will then sometimes pull up a mental health organization/group. You can then call that group, inquire about availability, and let them know your insurance information.
2. You can use Psychology Today to google the names of the providers on the list to see who has a profile listed on the website to learn more about them. If you are interested in exploring therapy with them, you can send them an email inquiry via the website.
Click here to explore Psychology Today's website to learn more about therapists that are available in your area. You can filter your search by accepted insurance, areas of expertise, and other criteria.
This can be a great resource to look into providers found via health insurance lists to learn more about mental health providers before selecting someone.
The Sex, Gender, and Relationships Hotline, provides confidential, accurate, non-judgmental information about sexuality, gender, and relationships.
We aim to be available from 3-9pm Pacific Time, Monday through Thursday, but we aren’t always able to fill every shift. If we aren’t able to answer your call, please try calling back another shift.
National University is proud to support student clubs and organizations. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people and enhance your leadership and teamwork skills, as well as gain a support network that could last far beyond graduation. Whether meetings are in person, online, or both, we have a place for you.
Participating in a club could also help you expand your ePortfolio, or earn an Effective Leadership Certificate of Completion. Ask your Student Organization Leadership how you can get this certificate!
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The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.