Counseling

Psychosocial counseling

Opening hours
Monday: no office hours Tuesday: 11 am – 3 pm Wednesday: Scheduled appointments only Thursday: 10am – 2pm Friday: 2 – 6 pm

We work with an approach based on eye-level support. We ourselves are Black LGBT*I*Q and LGBT*I*Q of Color and are affected by different forms of discrimination. Through our psychosocial counseling services, we seek to support and empower people who go through similar experiences. We work anonymously, in solidarity and confidentiality. We try to offer assistance on self-help. We offer a space where people can feel heard, understood and strengthened.

Anti-discrimination, Anti-violence
Have you experienced (multiple) discrimination? Have you experienced homophobia and transphobia? Did you experience violence on the street, at the authorities, from the police, in the relationship, from friends? Did you experience bullying or stalking? Did you experience sexual violence?
Asylum, Migration
Did you escape to Germany or migrate in another way? Have your loved ones fled or migrated to you? Do you have questions about asylum and residence rights? Do you have questions about partnership and marriage law? Do you have questions about sexual and/or gender identity as a reason for asylum? Do you need non-German or multilingual information material?  
Trans* und Inter*
Do you experience discrimination and violence based on your gender identity? Do you need an accompaniment to doctors? Are you looking for non-German or multilingual material?
Coming Out, Family, Religion
Do you have questions about coming out? Do you want an accompaniment in your coming out process? Do you have trouble with the family after your coming out?
Health
Do you have health problems and are looking for information? Do you have questions about safe sex? Do you need non-German or multilingual information on health topics? Do you need assistance in completing application forms, e.g. for insurance companies or hospitals?
Addiction
You have a story of addiction and are looking for support? Are you looking for a suitable self-help group in Berlin?
Empowerment
Are you looking for people, spaces or activities that will give you strength? Are you looking for content that deals with topics that are important to you, but there are none or hardly any people who understand and acknowledge you? Do you want to work with others on strategies to strengthen yourself and others?
Self-organization
Are you a group of Black Queers or Queers of Color and you want to be active? Are you looking for contacts to the black and PoC community in Berlin and other cities or countries? Do you need information about starting an association, setting up a collective or starting an initiative? Are you looking for information on funding opportunities for your projects? Do you need information for writing applications or managing funds? Do you want to organize actions like, for example, a soli party?

We support partially, in solidarity, and confidentiality. If necessary, we provide non-German speaking or multilingual doctors, therapists and lawyers. We offer guidance as far as we can.

Psychological counseling

Every Friday we provide psychological counseling for people who, for whatever reason, don’t have quick access to therapy (Dates only by appointment – please contact us at psy-counseling@gladt.de).

Who are we here for?

  • LGBT*I*Q (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans *, Inter *, Queer)
  • People with a history of immigration
  • LGBT*I*Q refugees
  • People of Color and Black people
  • People affected by multiple discrimination because of a disability, age, religion or belief, social background, etc.
  • (Chosen) Family Members and Friends from immigrants, Black and/or of Color LGBT*I*Q’s
  • Professionals, multipliers (including education, health, anti-discrimination, social work …)

Languages

We give advice on different languages. The following languages are currently offered in our team: Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish, Hebrew, Farsi, Deutsch, English.

If required, we can also provide interpreters for DGS (German Sign Language), Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Georgian and Russian.