EMPWR Program

EMPWR provides a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ clients with mental health concerns related to stressful and/or traumatic experiences.

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About EMPWR

The EMPWR (“empower”) Program is an initiative of the UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health designed to promote well-being and resilience in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) children, teenagers, and adults.

EMPWR provides a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ clients with mental health concerns related to stressful and/ or traumatic experiences.

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UCLA Health is a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ patients.

Call us at 310-825-7573 
Email us at [email protected]

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Individual Therapy

The EMPWR Program offers individual psychotherapies to address symptoms related to trauma and stress. 

Group Therapy

The EMPWR Program offers resilience groups – Teen Resilience Group and Parent/Caregiver Resilience Group.

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Family therapy

Family Therapy

The EMPWR Program offers support for families to improve parent-youth communication and to foster more supportive home environments.

Integrated Medication Management

Integrated psychiatric evaluation and medication management services are available to UCLA Health patients.

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Promoting Wellbeing & Resilience in LGBTQ Mental Health

Consider making a donation to support programs for LGBTQ youth and families.

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Dr. Ramos in Human Rights Campaign panel on Gender Affirming Care

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