Elijah Nealy on the Emotional Journey to Find the True Self

At the TransParents Project meeting on Sunday, March 9, Elijah Nealy will speak about the emotional journeys that transgender people make in the process of realizing their true self. Eli has worked extensively with LGBT adolescents and adults in both pastoral and social service capacities. An out transgender man, he teaches full time at Columbia University School of Social Work and has a private practice as a licensed clinical social worker. Most of his clinical practice is transgender and gender non-conforming children, teens and adults and their families.

Elijah C. Nealy, M.Div., LCSW

Eli worked for 12 years at the & Transgender Community Center">Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in New York City as the program director for alcohol and drug counseling, then as the overall director of mental health services for adolescents and adults, and ultimately as Deputy Executive Director of the Center. He is also affiliated with Metropolitan Community Church, a denomination that works primarily in the LGBT communities and have served as both a pastor and a regional director. At Columbia University School of Social Work and Union Theological Seminary, he teaches courses in clinical practice in health & mental health care, spirituality and social work practice, and LGBT concerns. Eli also sees both adolescents and adults in his private psychotherapy practice in New York City and Westchester County.

The first hour of the TPP meeting will be dedicated to open discussion and peer support. Eli Nealy will speak during the second hour and lead Q&A and discussion. For questions or more information on the TransParents Project, please email moderator Judy Sennesh at transgender@pflagnyc.org

TransParents Project of PFLAG NYC
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th Street