Welcome to Glass Lawler Mental Health!

Glass Lawler Mental Health provides free therapeutic services to LGBTQ+ adults (18+). Clients of Glass Lawler Mental Health receive culturally responsive and affirming services, including 12 individual counseling sessions, with no referral or insurance required. Referral resources to other affirming therapeutic services or community resources will also be provided to clients.

The program also hosts monthly peer support groups and community social events in a welcoming, affirming environment.

Glass Lawler Mental Health is named for the late Carmah Lawler and her wife, Kathy Glass. The couple was very politically active and involved in the local community. Carmah was also a social worker and a passionate activist.

In a 2023 survey of LGBTQ+ Denver residents, 70% of respondents reported experiencing a mental health challenge in the past year. Glass Lawler Mental Health intends to address the significant need for LGBTQ-specific mental healthcare in our community, and strives to make getting help more accessible to all through our free services.

How it Works

Sign up for services

Using our new Simple Practice dashboard, you can sign up to receive services from Glass Lawler Mental Health. Once you are deemed eligible, you will be asked to complete an intake form to determine what you'd like to focus on in your therapy sessions, and the severity of your symptoms. All scheduling will also be completed using Simple Practice.

Receive 12 free therapy sessions

You will be matched with one of our welcoming, affirming therapists to complete your 12 free sessions with. Hybrid options are available for sessions. If you choose to attend in-person, your sessions will take place in one of our comfortable counseling rooms (scroll down for photos). Your therapist will work with you to determine a frequency for your therapy sessions that matches your needs.

Create a discharge plan with your therapist

Your therapist will work with you to create a discharge plan, including a safety plan, referral to other LGBTQ+ affirming therapeutic services and/or to other community resources. Your therapist will ensure you are connected with any services you may need, such as housing, legal or medical advice, substance use treatment, and additional behavioral health services.

See our Space

The Center on Colfax has two newly renovated rooms where in-person therapy sessions will be held. Each room is equipped with comfortable seating, soft lighting with brightness & color temperature options, positive messaging, and greenery.

Upcoming Support Groups

BIPOC Peer Support Group

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

STAR Group – AA Peer Support

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Heart for a Home – Unhoused Peer Support

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BIPOC Peer Support Group

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Crisis Resources

If you are in need of immediate mental health assistance, please reference one of these LGBTQ+ affirming crisis resources.

Colorado Crisis Services

Call 1-844-493-8255 | Text TALK to 38255 | Learn more at coloradocrisisservices.org

Trans Lifeline

Call 877-565-8860 | Learn more at translifeline.org

The Trevor Project

Call 1-866-488-7386 | Text START to 678-678 | Learn more at thetrevorproject.org/get-help

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Call or Text 988 | Chat at 988lifeline.org

Sign up for our newsletter!

Not quite ready to sign up for services, but interested in keeping in touch with the program? Sign up for our newsletter! We send out monthly newsletters with updates about the program and upcoming events.

Thank you for attending the Glass Lawler Mental Health launch party!

The launch party served as a chance to see all the hard work that has gone into this program come to fruition, and to celebrate what’s to come. Attendees were able to tour the new therapy rooms, see the program website, and get questions about our services answered by our Director of Mental Health Services, Jaylin (she/her).

The celebration was also bolstered by two incredible performances from Camila Spanic! We are so thankful to every community member and partner organization who attended to celebrate with us. Thank YOU for making this program launch such a special evening!

Rainbow Alley at The Center on Colfax