Coming Out Late Group ATL

Coming Out Late Group for Women


This group is temporarily suspended.  Online therapy and online counseling is available for women questioning and/or coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

Shift Happens. Many women identify as lesbian, bisexual, queer, gay, pan-sexual or “no labels, please!”  And many, understandably, delay Coming Out due to family, social and/or career implications.  Still other women experience a true “shift” in their orientation over time.  This is a Coming Out Late Group for Women questioning or coming to terms with their sexual orientation.

Please join us for these small, safe and intimate meetings.  After an Initial Consultation, which can be scheduled via, you are welcome to attend group anytime – no RSVP required, and no obligation. Women who attend this group are navigating the very life changes that you are struggling with.  You will find validation, support, guidance and community.

Women report that this group has been a “life saver” for them during these complex and difficult life transitions. Many women make connections and friendships that become vital to them.  Come relax, learn and benefit from the experience of others.  Chances are good you will also make a new friend or two.

This long-running group is facilitated by Melissa Lester Olson, LCSW, a culturally competent and LGBTQ++ affirming women’s therapist and counselor.  She is a founding member and former Vice President of The LGBTQ Therapist Resource and its ATLANTA PRIDE Coordinator.

If you recognize yourself below, this group is for you.

  • I am questioning my sexual orientation – again, or for the first time.
  • I am curious about my sexual orientation and don’t know where to start.
  • I am divorcing my partner, in part or in whole, due to my sexual orientation.
  • I need a safe and validating LGBTQ community to socialize and grow with.
  • I want support and confidentiality while I navigate my coming out process.
  • I am open to exploring my sexuality in a safe, affirming environment.

The Georgia Voice Article

2020 Meeting Dates On Hold
Saturdays 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Note: All meetings are currently on hold.  Please always check this website for last-minute date changes (due to weather or other emergencies).

January 4
February 1

For more information about this Coming Out Late Group for Women, please contact me by phone at 770-313-7768 or via HIPAA compliant, encrypted email at