SMYAL Clinical Services

LGBTQ you deserve mental health counseling that is affirming, empowering, and accessible.

Welcome to SMYAL’s Clinical Services Department!

 

SMYAL has been working to support and empower LGBTQ youth in the DC metro area since 1984. We know that finding a therapist who understands you and your community can be frustrating, expensive, and nerve-wracking. At SMYAL, we’re working to remove these barriers. Whether you’re looking for one-on-one therapy, group counseling, or case management support, we’re here for you.

 

If you are interested in getting connected to services through SMYAL, we invite you to reach out to ClinicalServices@SMYAL.org.

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SMYAL Clinical Services FAQs

 

Who are these services for?

SMYAL’s Clinical Services are open to LGBTQ youth ages 6-24.

What services are available?

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Sessions
  • Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Sound Healing
  • Mindfullness

How much does it cost?

All programs and services in the SMYAL Clinical Services Department are 100% free! If you have any questions about insurance, please contact ClinicalServices@SMYAL.org.

Where are sessions held?

All sessions will be held at the SMYAL Main Offices at 410 7th Street SE, Washington, DC. The offices are located just one block from the Eastern Market metro stop (Blue, Orange, Silver line) and are accessible by multiple bus lines. 2 hour street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Do you offer services for Spanish-speaking clients?

Yes! Mental health counseling is available in both English and Spanish. Please indicate your language preferences when contacting our offices.

How can I sign up for services?

If you are interested in getting connected to any of SMYAL’s Clinical Services, please contact ClinicalServices@SMYAL.org. We invite you to explore a calendar of upcoming events and groups below.

Explore Group Session Topics

Are you Team Nicki or Cardi? Maybe you’re an Arianator? Or part of the Beyhive?

Come connect with like-minded individuals in a safe and affirming environment where we will listen to music and have conversations relevant to your life & experiences!

This is a recurring group session in the SMYAL Clinical Services Department.

Who: LGBTQ Youth ages 14-18

When: Thursdays @ 4 pm

Where: 410 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

If you are interested in attending, please email ClinicalServices@SMYAL.org

Join Chyna in a sound healing session as she uses sound as a way of deepening stillness, revitalizing breath, and cleansing the soul.

This is a recurring group session in the SMYAL Clinical Services Department.

Who: LGBTQ Youth ages 18-24

When: Tuesdays @ 2 pm

Where: 410 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

If you are interested in attending, please email ClinicalServices@SMYAL.org

Join us as we invite you to build your relationship with your breath and body. In this specific trauma-informed yoga we tailor the delivery to the student we are serving and take form to the experience and comfortability of each student that comes. No need to be an expert just show up as yourself and we will guide you from there!

This is a recurring group session in the SMYAL Clinical Services Department.

Who: LGBTQ Youth ages 18-24

When: Wednesdays @ 1 pm

Where: 410 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

If you are interested in attending, please email ClinicalServices@SMYAL.org

Upcoming Clinical Services Events and Group Sessions

To register for these sessions, please email ClinicalServices@SMYAL.org

Thank you to our partners at the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. for providing critical funding to ensure the SMYAL Clinical Services Department remains cost-free for LGBTQ youth.