Counseling & Support
Counseling for lesbians, gays, and trans people, especially those with a connection to Turkey
Counseling and Referrals
If you are looking for advice, help and support, you are in the right place—no matter what your situation is. Whether you have a homosexual child, need to apply for a name change because you are trans, are looking for placement in a supervised residential group, or just need to fill out a form or write an official letter, we can help. Our counseling services can help you deal with discrimination, coming out, laws regarding residence permits and registered partnerships, and health issues. And if you wish, we can confidently refer you to doctors, lawyers or psychologists who can provide multi-lingual services in a non-racist, non-homophobic/non-transphobic environment. GLADT’s services are:
- Anonymous and free of charge;
- Culturally specific and sensitive;
- Based on your needs and goals;
- For all ages.
We can help—quickly, without complicated paperwork, and free of charge!
Our office languages are German, Turkish and English. Please call in advance to arrange counseling and support in the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Kurdish, Serbian, and Spanish.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm.
Support Services for governmental authorities (preferably by appointment):
In cooperation with the Turkish Community in Germany, we are able to offer support services and accompaniment to government authorities at our offices through funding from an integration project. If you need help filling out official forms or would like to be accompanied to a doctor, agencies or government authorities or need support in dealing with them, please make an appointment and we will be happy to help you.
These services are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. These services are in German and Turkish, but we can refer to you other service centers if you need support in the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, English, French, Croatian, Kurdish, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romany, Rumanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish.
Our contact information is:
Post: Kluckstraße 11; 10785 Berlin
Click here for a city map. (BVG map)
The best ways to reach us is by the underground line U1 at Kurfürstenstraße station or at the following bus stops:
- M29 Gedenkstätte deutscher. Widerstand (International Youth Hostel and Memorial for the German Resistance);
- M48 Lützowstraße/Potsdamer Straße;
- M85 Lützowstraße/Potsdamer Straße.
This project is supported by the Berlin Office for Equality—Against Discrimination (Landesstelle für Gleichbehandlung – gegen Diskriminierung) at the Berlin Office for Integration, Labor and Social Affairs (Senatverwaltung für Integration, Arbeit und Soziales).