Metro offers free counseling to LGBTQ+ youth under 21 years old, in need of support and/or guidance on a range of youth related issues. Please contact us for more information.
Anti-Bullying Support and Counseling
LGBTQ+ youth are frequently the target of verbal and physical bullying in and outside of schools, including online “cyber bullying.”
Coming Out Support
When it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity, coming out is a courageous journey to undertake. METRO is here to support youth through the coming out process via individual counseling sessions and our Next Generation youth groups programming.
METRO offers counseling services to youth on a “sliding fee” scale, as needed, and also accepts a number of of private insurance providers. Free counseling is available for youth ages 13-20 who are being bullied, harassed, or dealing with thoughts of suicide.
HIV and STI Testing & Prevention
We provide free and confidential HIV and HEP C testing at nine Tampa Bay area locations. Prevention services include education and medical resources such as PrEP, now FDA approved for qualifying youths ages 15-17.