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 & Events

The Center’s Community Update Meeting

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bisexual Peer Support Group

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Religious Trauma Support Group

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BIPOC Peer Support Group

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

STAR Group – AA Peer Support

March 18 @ 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

Frequently Asked Questions

You can sign up for services by completing the interest form on our website. Click here to access the interest form. Fill out the appropriate information and submit your form.

After we receive your submission, you will receive an email from our client portal, Simple Practice. The email will allow you to enter the portal and access and fill out the necessary documents. Once you have completed your documents and we have recorded your scores, our team will reach out to you with further information.

Glass Lawler Mental Health will send a client portal link to you once we have received your completed interest form. 

Glass Lawler Mental Health will send you a message regarding scheduling your first appointment once your intake paperwork has been reviewed. 

Glass Lawler Mental Health DOES NOT require insurance or referral information. There is no need to submit any insurance or referral information. 

Yes. Glass Lawler Mental Health has the appropriate equipment and capabilities to provide telehealth therapy services.

Yes. You are able to make scheduling accommodations that best fit your needs and align with your clinician's schedule. 

If you ever need your documentation & records to be sent to or reviewed by another clinician or other medical care provider, you can request a Release of Information (ROI) and we can have the appropriate documentation sent to the requested provider.

You are allowed to receive services from Glass Lawler Mental Health one year (12 months) after the date of your final session in your first round of services. 

Yes. The peer groups and clinical services are all things Glass Lawler Mental Health provides for our community members to utilize. All of our peer groups are free of charge and open for drop-ins. You are welcome to attend these groups whether or not you are receiving clinical services via our program. 

If there is a crisis, please refer to our crisis resource webpage and dial 911 in the case of an immediate emergency. 

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