LGBTQIA+ @CUMC Support Group

Are you struggling with issues related to gender identity, sexuality, or sexual orientation? Looking to get some support and connect with others in a safe environment?

Mental Health Services (MHS) offers a weekly confidential supportive group for students to discuss issues connected to LGBTQIA+ identities. This is an open-ended group led by a trained facilitator. Group members will have opportunities to safely explore topics such as:

Coming Out


Relationship Issues 

Developing and maintaining healthy relationships, as well as navigating relationships with family


Intersections with religious, racial, cultural, ethnic, and other identities

Professional Life

Managing professional issues, colleagues and supervisors, and work/life balance

Sexual Health and Empowerment

Social Justice

Experiences with privilege and oppression

Interested students can contact Dr. Sam Klugman at or (212) 305-6830 to learn more and to schedule an initial confidential screening, which is required prior to joining the group.