Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar
    • 158

    How to Be an Ally to Your LGBT Clients and their Families

    Michael Lesher, M.Ed, LPC

    Michael Lesher is an Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of Authentovative Counseling Services in Houston, Texas. Michael specializes in working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity, conflict management, trauma, and LGBT issues. Michael is a client centered therapist that centers his practice around building authentic relationship that encourage collaborative and innovative approaches to mental wellness. As a former educator, Michael values personal  and professional development and has had experience working with people from all walks of life. Michael is a graduate from the Counseling in Education program at University of St. Thomas in 2011 and was the president of the Houston Counseling Association from 2017 to 2018.


    • To gain an understanding of terms and definitions related to the LGBT issues.
    • To develop awareness of LGBT differences among diverse cultural communities.
    • To provide affirming non-judgmental environments for LGBT persons that encourage growth and tolerance.
    • To provide best research and scientific practices.
    • To understand our role as an ally in regards to counseling Codes of Ethics. 

Check in and on-site registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast bites and coffee will be served. 

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