Group Counseling

All groups at Choices are 1½ hours long and the fee is on a sliding scale from $25-40. Groups offer a unique space for healing and sharing with others in a similar situation, a mirroring of experiences that may not be as available in individual therapy. Choices prides itself on making therapy accessible and affirmative for all people. Clients are always embraced with honesty, compassion, sincerity, and professionalism. Our client-centered approach of Choices cultivates an atmosphere rich in healing, acceptance, growth and possibilities. If you’re interested in our groups, please call us at 518-438-2222, or email us at Info@choicesconsulting.com.

Teen Group

This group is for teens ages 13-17 who are trans identified or questioning their gender. Together we engage in conversation to gain support and raise questions about identity, dating, hormones, school accommodations, and family acceptance. This is an open, fun, and supportive group under the guidance of a trained psychotherapist. Please contact Info@choicesconsulting.com for more information or to be added to the email announcement list.

Young Adult Trans Support Group

This group is available specifically for transgender and gender non-binary young adults ages 18-25. Group is open to all individuals no matter if assigned “F”, “M”, or Intersex at birth and regardless of identity, transition status or physical presentation. Our goal is to offer a safe space and to provide everyone with support and acceptance. Group is typically held the last Wednesday of every month 6:00-7:30PM at Choices. Please contact Info@choicesconsulting.com for more information or to be added to the email announcement list.

Family Support Group

This group is for family members (parents, caregivers, grandparents, adult siblings, etc.) of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals of all ages. Group provides a safe, supportive environment to process feelings of loss and fear, as well as share successes, and learn more about community resources and advocacy. Please contact Info@choicesconsulting.com for more information or to be added to the email announcement list.

FTM Trans Support Group

This group is for adult individuals that were assigned “F” at birth yet identify more on the trans*masculine spectrum. Group is open to individuals regardless of identity (binary or nonbinary), transition status or physical presentation. With guidance from a trained trans-identified therapist, members find commonality, camaraderie, and comfort through sharing personal experiences, dialogue, and humor. Group is generally held the first Wednesday of each month 6:00-7:30PM. Please contact Info@choicesconsulting.com for more information or to be added to the email announcement list.

Women in Transition

This therapeutic drop-in group is open to female-spectrum trans women and is offered once a month on the second to last Thursday of every month at 7:00PM. The group discusses multiple topics such as sexuality, relationships, transition, and family issues. Please contact  Info@choicesconsulting.com for more information or to be added to the email announcement list.

Healing & Dealing: Building Social Skills

This group is for all LGBTQ people who would like to better connect with others, creating healthier and happier social relationships. This group focuses on skill-building and is offered on Thursday afternoons, twice a month, at 1:00PM. It is facilitated by Karen Ziegler, who is the Director of the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center. Please contact Info@ChoicesConsulting.com for more information or to be added to email announcement list.