Pacific Pride Foundation proudly provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities of Santa Barbara County. All of our programs are free or low-cost at our locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. Affordable counseling is available online via teletherapy for LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and their partners, family, and friends.
Counseling at Pacific Pride Foundation is online via teletherapy and is offered on a sliding-scale. Our clinicians are trained in issues relevant to LGBTQ+ mental health and overseen by Bren Fraser, LMFT. We offer culturally competent individual, couples, family therapy, and support groups.
- Common issues brought by our clients include: gender dysphoria and affirmation, newly diagnosed with HIV, coming out, family rejection, parents/ family/ friends who want to support an LGBTQ+ loved one, depression, anxiety, sexual assault survival, abuse survival, and social development.
For youth 12-17, we have the PROUD Youth Group and PROUD Youth of Color:
- PROUD Youth Group is a free, confidential, drop-in group for LGBTQ+, questioning, and ally youth that is led by Pacific Pride Foundation staff experienced in working with LGBTQ+ youth. This group meets every Thursday from 4:00pm- 5:30pm, currently alternating between meeting in-person and on Zoom. One-time registration is required to receive location information/ the Zoom link- the registration form can be found on our social media or by emailing email@example.com.
- PROUD Youth of Color is a group founded by three of our 2020 Youth Leaders to provide a space specifically for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth in our community. PROUD Youth of Color is a free, confidential, and drop-in group that meets every Wednesday from 4pm- 5:30pm, currently only on Zoom. One-time registration is required to receive the Zoom link- the registration form can be found on our social media or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.