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LGBTQIA+ Mental Health

Pride Frisco is unwavering in our commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of diverse, intersectional, and intergenerational LGBTQIA+ communities.

 

We believe that community-based social and educational programming in tandem with evidence-based, LGBTQ-affirming healthcare by licensed mental health providers adept in intersectionality that recognizes the structural, social, and cultural conditions of sexual and gender minorities contribute to the overall wellbeing of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative:
LGBTQ-Affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Federally funded through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), the evidence-based training program in LGBTQ-affirming cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—believed to be the first of its kind—addresses the largest mental health disparities experienced by any population in the U.S.

 

Findings from several randomized controlled trials show that following LGBTQ-affirmative CBT is associated with reductions in depression, anxiety, substance use, and other behavioral risks among diverse LGBTQ community members. 

Nearly 40 local mental health providers have already registered through Pride Frisco to receive training in 2024.

 

We look forward to implementing this training program as foundational continuing education for our mental health providers and anyone who leads our center's programs.

If you are interested in receiving training in LGBTQ-affirming CBT through our center, please email contact@pridefrisco.org.

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Partners in LGBTQ-Affirming Mental Health Care

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Teletherapy for LGBTQIA+ Teens & Young Adults, 13-24

Pride Frisco partners with Joon to deliver one-on-one, LGBTQ-affirming teletherapy and resilience skills training through a mobile app-based platform that is confidential and convenient for teens and young adults ages 13-24.

A CLOSER LOOK

  • 1-1 sessions delivered 100% online through a mobile app

  • Teens and Young Adults ages 13-24 only

  • Therapy sessions run 7AM-9PM 7 days a week, scheduled

  • Insurance accepted (BCBS, Optum/United, and others)

  • Cost

    • $150 first session 100% rebated (Pride Frisco referrals)

    • $125 per session thereafter

  • Financial Assistance for Eligible Patients

    • 13-18 years old (updated 2/16/24)

    • Family W2 income < 400% of federal poverty level

    • Family net income < expected monthly therapy cost

    • Insufficient assets to cover therapy cost

    • Family cannot find a way to pay for therapy

    • Family commits to provide support to treatment​​​​

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Online & In-Person (Garland and Dallas-Oaklawn)

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Pride Frisco partners with Room for Change, with offices in Garland and Dallas-Oaklawn, Texas, offering individualized and group-based online and in-person LGBTQ-affirming therapy.

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A CLOSER LOOK

  • 1-1 and group-based sessions

  • In-person and remote

  • Ages 12 and older

  • 3 levels of counselors available

  • Insurance accepted

    • BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United, Triwest

    • Medicare/Medicaid, Baylor S+W (coming soon)

  • Cost per session

    • $45: Masters students last year of school

    • $100: provisionally licensed post-grad

    • $150: independently licensed clinicians

  • If you're interested in receiving therapy, please email: contact@pridefrisco.org

Our Commitment to LGBTQ-Affirming Care

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Justin Culpepper, Co-Founder, President of Pride Frisco

"This ground-breaking partnership with Yale, Joon, and Room for Change underscores our organization’s unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of our community in Frisco and North Texas as we grapple with the unprecedented mental health crisis that is taking a devastating toll. In 2021, data from the CDC indicate that 51% of LGBTQ+ high school students seriously contemplated suicide. We must take action now to save lives."
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