About The Guild

The Guild is a Utah-based, grassroots organization of licensed mental-health professionals and students-in-training. Members meet monthly for consultation and education regarding mental-health concerns of sexual and gender minorities. We welcome members of any sexual orientation.

The Guild website offers support and resources for Utah Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Same-Sex attracted individuals and their allies. We provide networking opportunities, CEU credit classes, community outreach, share valuable resources among members, maintain a calendar of event, and provide an online directory of LGBTQ Affirmative therapists for the general public to find help for their unique issues.

The Guild has no paid staff and all our operating expenses are funded solely from annual membership dues. Administrative and program matters for the Guild are managed by a volunteer Leadership Collective. As much as possible from our available pool of members, we seek for our leadership to reflect our commitment to cultural diversity. Click to read bios of current LC.

We make every effort to keep our website current. We welcome any questions and feedback you may have about our organization and website.

Our purpose is to:

Promote the improvement of mental-health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals and their relationships.

Create an active network among LGBTQ-affirmative mental-health professionals and students in Utah for purposes of our own empowerment, education, & professional growth.

Enhance referral and information resources for those seeking mental-health services related to LGBTQ concerns.

Maintain our professional responsibilities to multicultural competence by embracing a commitment to:
   Speak out against inaccurate and harmful information of LGBTQ individuals, their lives,& their relationships and
   Take an active role in guaranteeing an affirmative environment for LGBT individualsand their families.

Mission Statement

The LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah is a Utah-based, grassroots organization of licensed mental-health professionals and students-in-training. We share a collaborative commitment to make affirmative culturally competent therapy available for anyone.

Affirmative therapy for LGBTQ individuals is based on the premise that LGBTQ and heterosexual identities are equally valid.