Persad Center

Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ Communities and Their Allies

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Strengthening the Region’s LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS-impacted Communities

Counseling / Mental Health

PERSAD CENTER provides professional, culturally-affirming counseling and psychiatric services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) and HIV+ people. We offer services to individuals, couples, and families who are seeking to enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our counseling and mental health services include:

  • individual, family, and couples counseling
  • group therapy
  • support and educational groups
  • psychiatric evaluation and medication management

Getting services from a culturally affirming and competent agency means that you will be welcomed by all staff and encouraged to be your true and best self. You will be served by someone with experience and ease in talking to you about your needs, and you will be helped by a professional with knowledge regarding the problems and issues that you face and information and resources you need. No judgments. No discrimination. An atmosphere of acceptance coupled with expert quality care is what you will receive. 

We believe counseling should be an affordable option for everyone. Most commercial insurance is accepted. As insurance plans vary greatly, we will assist you in determining the benefits you have. 

We are licensed by the Pennsylvania departments of Public Welfare and Health to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment.

PERSAD participates in the PA Medicaid program (CBH).

You may qualify for funding available through our community partnerships.