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Teen Pride




















Drop-in Group for LGBTQ teens ages 13 - 18


Tuesdays 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

(beginning July 18th, 2017)




Cost is $15.00 per session

Financial (aid) questions? Email: wellnessembodiedcenter@gmail.com


Teen Pride  is coming to New Paltz!  Teen Pride is a support group for LGBTQ teens aged 13 - 18 years old.

Facilitated by Stephanie St. John Olear, Wellness Embodied psychotherapist and avid teen LGBTQ activist and advocate, this group will meet Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm starting Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 and continue throughout the summer.


We will be discussing weekly topics such as:

How to turn negative messages into personal growth and confidence

How to empower oneself through creative expression

Ways to increase coping skills and advocacy for issues that come up in families and the school system.

The group will be a safe place where LGBTQ teens can seek support, express their feelings, and build community among their peer group.


Please do arrive on time.

No ongoing commitment is necessary but advanced registration is appreciated.  Come when you can.

An ongoing Fall group will begin in September.



Stephanie St. John Olear is a Mental Health Counselor who works with adolescents, families and adults. She completed her graduate studies with a focus on helping families in transition as well as helping those in recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. Stephanie enjoys working with all age groups, providing advocacy for LGBTQIA++; and has been trained in how to promote coping skills for emotional regulation, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Stephanie also uses mindfulness techniques that can both empower and heal, along with CBT and DBT, for a well rounded person-centered approach that helps the client participate in a life long journey toward wellness. Stephanie was trained in the Zero Suicide model to assess and prevent suicide. Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  In addition to her clinical training, Stephanie also has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and is an accomplished musician and writer. She strives to bring her creativity to therapy. She is a firm believer in the healing power of artistic expression and has led groups that promote healing from trauma through writing and vocal expression.


845-532-6064     |     wellnessembodiedcenter@gmail.com