Support Groups

Welcome to our Transgender Therapy and Support Group Page!

We are excited to announce that we now have two ongoing groups to help support the transgender community and their loved ones. Our therapy group for transgender individuals meets monthly in Tampa and in Gulfport. Please read about each of meetings below…

Transgender Therapy Group

Sara Fackelman, Ph.D, LMHC, CAP, CGT, CGT – Board Certified in Gender Therapy, Sex Therapy, Mental Health and Addictions Counseling is pleased to announce the upstart of a Transgender Therapy Group. We began in December 18, 2013 and are growing strong. We will be meeting in the evenings on the third Wednesday of every month. Please Join Us…

Providing a space of safety and unconditional support for transgender individuals.

Welcome:  Open to both Ftm (female to male) and MtF (male to female) individuals.

Where:  MCC Tampa (Metropolitan Community Church) 408 East Cayuga St., Tampa, FL 33603

When:  Third Wednesday of every month from 7 – 9 pm.

Guided by a professional therapist with over twenty years of experience serving the Tampa Bay area, the objective of this therapy group is to provide a safe and caring space where members are given the opportunity to interact in a confidential setting to discuss concerns related to being transgender. Focusing on group member feedback and support, topics include “presenting” and learning how to relate to others as transgender. Through group interactions, members receive the opportunity to explore their own behavior patterns and learn new ways to positively interact with one another and society in general. Educational information and resources will also be available.  For transgender individuals and free of charge.

Where: 3530 1st. Avenue N., Suite 117, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

When: Fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 – 9 pm.

For more information about these groups, please contact Sara Fackelman, by email,, or by phone (813) 716 – 4264.