PAVING NEW GROUND IN LGBT+ AFFIRMATIVE EXPERIENCES
The Prism Institute was founded in 2014 by Linda K. Reeves, LMFT and Andrew Merrell, LMFT. Since its inception, the Prism Institute has been providing training and education to educational institutions, mental health treatment programs, and medical and mental health care providers across the country. The latest offering, Parent Retreats, was conceived in 2018 by Reeves who recognized the need for intensive transformative experiences for parents to enable mothers and fathers to work through the difficult emotions they encounter when embracing their child’s LGBTQ identity. Reeves believes these difficult emotions are a natural response due to the oppressive culture we live in. She conceived the Prism Parent Retreat as a holistic therapeutic approach for parents who wish to examine and evolve their beliefs and perspectives so they can best support their LGBTQ loved one.