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Health & Wellness

Health and Wellness

Relationship Skills Class

This 7-session series is for LGBTQ people and their friends & loved ones. Topics include: exploring relationship values, healthy conflict resolution, establishing boundaries, accountability and building community connections. This series is open to everyone, and focuses on all types of relationships including family, work, and romantic. The cost of the series is $25 per person and scholarships are available.

The Relationship Skills Class curriculum was developed by The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse in Seattle, WA. This initiative is presented by The Michigan Network, which includes Affirmations, Equality Michigan, HAVEN, Turning Point and Macomb Community Domestic Violence Council. Facilitators are LGBTQ-identified and knowledgeable about healthy relationships and abuse in LGBTQ communities. 

 

Counseling Services

Through individual and couples counseling, Affirmations offers support during difficult phases of life and helps individuals and couples explore important issues such as healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, self esteem, confidence and personal growth. We offer LGBTQ-affirming counseling services in a safe and welcoming environment for people of all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We work with individuals and couples in the southeast Michigan. Affirmations counseling services can assist adults age 18 and over. Sliding fee scale and some insurance accepted.

To begin the counseling intake process, please fill out this form and email Lilianna Reyes, Program Services Director, at lreyes@goaffirmations.org with the attachment or drop off the physical form at Affirmation's front desk.
For more information on our counseling services, please click here.

Counseling Resources

Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.A.
Chrysalis Facilitation and Counseling Services, LLC

Mental Health Practitioner
210 Little Lake Dr., Suite 7
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
734-945-9100

Insurances accepted: Most commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare
Offers low-income accommodations? Yes
Other Specialties and Sensitivities: Gender Identity, Anxiety
Has completed Affirmations' cultural competency training(s) for health providers? Yes

Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.A.
Chrysalis Facilitation and Counseling Services, LLC

Mental Health Practitioner
601 Abbot Rd., Suite 103
East Lansing, MI 48823
734-945-9100

Insurances accepted: Most commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare
Offers low-income accommodations? Yes
Other Specialties and Sensitivities: Gender Identity, Anxiety
Has completed Affirmations' cultural competency training(s) for health providers? Yes

Stephen L. Rassi, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., M.A. & Sara Wiener, L.M.S.W.
Michigan Medicine, Comprehensive Gender Services Program (CGSP)

Mental Health Practitioners
2025 Traverwood Dr., Suite A1
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-998-2150

Insurances accepted: Most commercial insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare
Offers low-income accommodations? No
Other Specialties and Sensitivities: Gender Identity
Has completed Affirmations' cultural competency training(s) for health providers? Yes

Sexual Health: Testing & Resources

Affirmations' partners offer FREE HIV & STD testing 3-4 times a week at the Center. Free condoms, lube & health education resources are also available.

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**National HIV Testing Day**

Get tested! Tuesday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Affirmations will host Adult Well-Being Services who will provide free and confidential testing 1 to 4 p.m. #KnowYourStatus

Health & Wellness Network

The Health & Wellness Network is the largest and most comprehensive database of LGBTQ-affirming providers in southeastern Michigan. On the website, users find a listing of providers who have agreed to abide by Affirmations' Community Standards of Practice, a twelve point document that asserts that a provider's health care services are inclusive of the diversity found in the LGBTQ communities.

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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Affirmations works to address the high rates of tobacco use within LGBT communities by promoting the Michigan Tobacco Quitline and conducting focus groups and media campaigns about effective quit campaigns for LGBT-identified people. Tobacco use is the #1 most preventable cause of death and disease in Michigan. According to the 2012-2013 National Adult Tobacco Study, LGBT people smoke at rates twice as high as the general population. This is due to the long-term effects of stress caused by stigma and discrimination as well as targeting by tobacco companies.

For more information about quitting smoking, visit the Tobacco Quit Line.

For resources on quitting smoking, click here.

  

GNA Gender Marker Change Assistance

Indviduals seeking information regarding assistance for changing their gender marker on their passport, please contact Lilianna Reyes at lreyes@goaffirmations.org

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Sabrina Bolvari!

Partner Spotlight

Thank you to The Jewish Fund! We are incredibly grateful for your support of our Education Health Care Initiative. With your help, we are able to to continue to offer support to those in need six days a week, 52-weeks a year!

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