Types of Membership

All members have access to our thriving network, community consultations, our listserve, in-person events and more.

We have multiple levels of membership available to fit different practitioners' needs:

 Membership type
 Annual Fee
Features
 Pre-licensed Basic Sign me up
 $35 Access to listserve, in-person events, online forums
 Pre-licensed Referral Sign me up
 $200 Basic Member features, plus:
Inclusion in searchable Member Directory, enhanced public profile page with options to list multiple offices, groups and photo albums
 Licensed Basic Sign me up
 $85 Access to listserve, in-person events, online forums
 Licensed Referral Sign me up
 $250 Basic Member features, plus:
Inclusion in searchable Member Directory, enhanced public profile page with options to list multiple offices, groups and photo albums
 Licensed Remote Basic Sign me up
 $35 Access to listserve, in-person events, online forums
 Licensed Remote Referral Sign me up
 $200 Basic Member features, plus:
Inclusion in searchable Member Directory, enhanced public profile page with options to list multiple offices, groups and photo albums
 Organizational Sign me up  $100 You can add up to 4 online participants from your organization per Organizational membership. Basic features, plus: inclusion in searchable Member Directory, enhanced public profile page with options to list multiple offices, groups and photo albums; access to listserve, in-person events, online forums.

WHAT TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

PRE-LICENSED OR LICENSED? REMOTE? ORGANIZATIONAL?


Pre-Licensed Membership options are available to individuals studying to become a licensed clinician, either actively enrolled in an educational program or registered as an intern (ACSW, MFTI, Psychology Intern, Counselor Intern) with the appropriate governing body. Pre-licensed clinicians who join as referral members must indicate their supervisor's name and license number on all marketing materials, including their Gaylesta Profile.

Licensed Membership options are available to licensed clinicians who have been granted a license to provide psychotherapy (LCSW, LMFT, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, LPC, etc.) by an appropriate governing body.

Remote Membership is available to licensed clinicians who practice outside the SF Bay area. These individuals do not routinely have the option of participating in our various social and educational events, though they may wish to organize such events with other members in their geographic area; thus remote memberships are priced lower than our standard memberships.

Organizational Membership is available to non-profit clinics or organizations that provide low-fee mental health services to individuals and families and who have an  LGBTQ-affirmative perspective.  Such organizations may register up to 4 online participants, but may not use this site to promote the private practice(s) of any staff member(s).  In recognition of the services they provide to the community, organizational memberships are priced lower than individual memberships.

BASIC OR REFERRAL?

Basic Members can participate in all online activities (email lists, forums, groups, members-only web content), and in numerous social and educational events throughout the year.  Groups can be formed within Gaylesta for any sub-population by geographic area or interest, which can be used be members to organize their own local gatherings as well.

Referral Members have all the benefits of Basic Members, plus they are included in our searchable "Locate a Therapist" Member Directory, which potential clients use to find an LGBTQ-friendly and culturally competent psychotherapist.