Coming Out Late Group ATL

Coming Out Late Group for Women

Coming Out Late Group for Women in Midtown Atlanta 30308

Although this group is temporarily suspended, in-office and online therapy 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 free, small, safe and intimate meetings.  You are welcome to attend this group when you are able, and no RSVP is required.  Women who attend this group are navigating the very life changes that you are struggling with. And because of this, 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 in this group make connections and friendships that are so vital during this time in our lives.  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.  Melissa is a founding member and former Vice President of The LGBTQ Therapist Resource and is the Annual ATLANTA PRIDE Coordinator for this organization.  An Initial Consultation at full fee (160.00) is required prior to joining this group. 

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.


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

Note: Please always check this website for last-minute date changes (due to weather or other emergencies).

January 4
February 1
March 7
April 4 – CANCELED
May 2
June 6
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

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