Mental Health


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February 2023: We have recently added two fields to our request form. You will see LGBTQ-owned? and AAILA-owned? on some entries. These are self-declared fields. AAILA is 'African, Asian, Indigenous, Latin American'.

Mental Health

  • Adriana Gómez-Nichols, LCMHC • 9197174848 •  • 103 Fountain Brook Circle Unit D Cary, NC 27511 • Website • I’m an affirming, queer-identified therapist who is part of a queer-owned and operated private mental health practice in Cary. We accept BCBS and self pay patients. Telehealth and in person appointments available.
  • Alice Drozdiak, LCSWA • (919) 808-2236‬ •  • 2003 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC 27707 • Website • Alice is a social worker who provides direct clinical therapy to adults & couples. They are committed to decolonial, abolitionist, anti-racist, anti-ableist and liberation principles in their work and personal lives. Their therapy style is person-centered, trauma-informed, queer- and gender-celebratory, sex-positive, fat positive, and anti-oppressive. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Aly Peeler • 984-208-7749 •  • 801 Cascade Pointe Lane, Suite 101, Cary, NC 27513 • Website • I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and offer in-person and telehealth therapy services at NC Cutting Edge Counseling. I work with youth and adults on issues including trauma, complex trauma, self harm, suicidal thoughts, and concerns around gender, sexuality, and neurodivergence. I accept self-pay and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPOs and SHP. Please reach out if you have any questions at all! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Amal McKenzie. LCMHC-A Counseling Services • 9842441034 •  • 3622 Lyckan Pkwy • Website • Hi, I’m Amal!

    I have a passion for working with women of color, LGBTQIA+ identifying folks, and others who have felt silenced and marginalized a majority of their lives. I do my best to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients, and would love the opportunity to work with you.  I offer evening sessions with my last appointment opening at 7pm in the hopes to accommodate for client's work schedule! LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Amanda Alexander, MSW, LCSWA • 2670 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham, NC 27707 • 919-299-0277 • • I am a bisexual, bilingual therapist working in Durham. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Solution Focused Therapy techniques based on the client's needs. I accept Medicaid, BCBS, and self pay.
  • Amanda Hiemenz, MA, NCC, LPC • 1415 W NC Hwy 54 Suite 123, Durham NC 27707 • 919-808-2010 • • Website • Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults (13 & up): mood disorders, relationship issues, sexual orientation, coping skills, adjustment to life transitions, separation and divorce, & parenting.
  • American Addiction Center • (888) 987-1784 •  • 24502 Pacific Park Dr Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 • Website FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn • Due to social stigma, discrimination and other challenges that individuals in the LGBTQ community face, there is an increased risk of mental health and substance abuse challenges. As we both know, addiction is a 365 day a year disease that affects many LGBTQ individuals. This is why we have created free resources that specifically aim to bring awareness of these issues and offer help:

    Drug Addiction and Abuse in the LGBTQ Community: discusses why so many LGBTQ individuals abuse drugs and gives a list of helpful resources.

    Looking at the Landscape of LGBTQ and Gay-Friendly: Rehabs provides statistics on LGBTQ populations & addiction, where to find an LGBTQ-friendly rehab center and a substance abuse self-assessment.

    Your Guide to LGBTQIAPK Addiction Treatment: gives information on what LGBTQIAPK means, substance abuse & addiction statistics and LGBTQIAPK addiction treatment.

    LGBTQ Rehab Centers for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender A medically reviewed guide to help find treatment specialized for the LGBTQ community.

    Our organization also hosts free virtual support and online addiction meetings that many LGBTQ individuals use to help support their recovery, or if interested in finding treatment in a specific location, our directory would be a valuable tool for them as well.
  • Amy Cleckler, MPH, LCSW, PLLC • 916 Broad St. Durham, NC 27705 • Website Individual psychotherapy for adults.Amy Leach, LCSW • 919-259-6023 •  LinkedIn • I am a queer therapist who works with adults, adolescents and older children for individual therapy to address depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. I also work with couples.
  • Amy Leach • 919-240-7269 • 1512 E Franklin Street Ste. 100 • Website • I am a queer therapist who works with adults, adolescents and older children for individual therapy to address depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. I also work with couples. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Andrew Orchowsky, MS, LCMHC-A at Advaita Integrated Medicine • 9198934465 •  • 6112 Saint Giles Street • Website • I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate and I provide therapy for LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families in person and via telehealth. I work to create a trusting, safe therapeutic environment where clients feel comfortable being their authentic self during our sessions. I work with people experiencing a variety of mental health struggles and difficulties. I have completed the Levels I and II Gottman Couples therapy training and also utilize emotion-focused therapy (EFT) in my sessions with couples. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Anna Lanier-Comar • 919-440-3969 • • Website • I provide Tel behavioral Health services to individuals/couples. I strive to provide and environment of acceptance and promote self growth through various modalities. I specialize in treatment for depression, anxiety, and skills development.
  • Asch Counseling and Development • 919-819-8991 •  • 3301 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610 and Virtual • Website Instagram • I am a nonjudgmental therapist who works primarily with the LGBTQ+ community.  I specialize in trauma and addictions and am certified in EMDR. I like to focus on strengths & value the therapeutic relationship. I want therapy to be a safe space for everyone. My style is practical, authentic, and kind and I use humor to form meaningful connections.  I am Raleigh based, but am able to provide virtual therapy (including EMDR) to all of North Carolina 🙂 LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Ashley Parks, LCSWA at OCRCC • 1506 E Franklin St #302, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 • 919-968-4647 • • 16 sessions of free therapy for survivors of sexual violence through Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Call to set up a phone screening. My approach centers the client as the expert and to work collaboratively to envision alternate solutions.
  • Attune Music & Wellness • Raleigh, NC • Website • Facebook • Instagram • Attune Music & Wellness is a queer owned & operated music therapy practice. I'm a Black queer social justice oriented music therapist for queer and trans folx. I exclusively provide trauma-informed for QTBIPOC teens and adults addressing issues regarding identity, coping skills, trauma, relationships, and self-esteem. No insurance accepted. Sliding scale available. I have 4.5 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents in various settings including the LGBTQ* community.
  • Baker Therapy & Consulting Services, PLLC. • 9195782613 •  • Durham, NC • Website InstagramLinkedIn • Hi, I'm Tiffany! Thanks for showing up for yourself today! As a clinician, I work with clients who identifies with any of the following: ADHD, focusing & decision making (executive functioning) difficulties, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, emerging/mid-aged adults (ages 15-40) experiencing anxiety, grief, and trauma. I love working with these clients because I've been there. I work best with people who are tired of being unhappy, who are ready to change. I am more than happy to help you on your journey!

    I am not your sit & nod therapist. I will utilize laughter, while also holding you accountable. I am laid back, transparent, and direct. I utilize EMDR & Gestalt approaches as my "go-to" methods with clients. I practice from an empowerment lens and assist my clients in identifying their voice in a world full of chaos.

    I strongly believe in social justice and grassroots movements. I also encourage allyship & self-reflection in my work. I work well with people advocating both in & outside of my practice. I encourage self-care and having a balance, while challenging you to be optimistic and explore your voice in other ways.
  • Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting • 919-525-1873 •  • 1710 E Franklin St #1003 Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 • Website FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn • Hi! My name is Brittany (she/her) and I am a queer/cis/femme licensed psychologist and owner of Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting. Be BOLD is a queer-owned mental health practice centered on offering affirming and inclusive care to queer+, transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse clients. We have queer and trans clinicians on staff, who are waiting to help! Many of our clients are autistic, have ADHD, or are broadly neurodivergent and we are explicitly neurodivergent-affirming. Our clinicians are all trauma-informed, and approach trauma treatment in their own way, which may include EMDR, CPT, or mindfulness-based approaches. All clinicians undergo initial and continued education on gender-affirming care and neurodiversity-affirming care, and we hire consultants of lived experience to offer our team support in our goal of creating safer spaces for LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients - no client should ever be harmed in a therapeutic space and all identities should be honored.

    We offer virtual and walk-and-talk mental health services to clients in North Carolina and 32 other states. Be BOLD offers affirming and inclusive individual, family, couples, relationship and marriage therapy. Additionally, we regularly are scheduling for our variety of LGBTQIA+ inclusive therapy groups! Finally, we offer letters for gender-affirming care on a single-session, pay-what-you-can basis. Self schedule your free 20 minute consult on our website! You can also email or text/call 919-525-1873. We WILL respond and if we are not a good fit, we can help you find someone who is!
  • Ben Yarborough • 252-414-5080 • • Ben Yarborough, Clinical Intern • 1011 Dresser Ct, Raleigh, NC 27609 • 919-514-3566 • • Website • I believe that therapy begins with empathy and trust with a judgment free environment.  I find it important to meet the client where they are now and form a unique counseling plan together.  I am committed to working with the LGBT+ community.  I am completing a year-long internship as part of my final year in graduate school.  I do not accept Insurance as an intern.  Fee's are a reduced rate on a sliding scale.
  • Beth Curran, Psy.D. •  • Website • My passion lies in providing a safer, inclusive, affirming, and respectful therapeutic space to LGBTQIAA+ community members. It may be that you are seeking to explore and process aspects of your LGBTQIAA+ identity. It may also be that you are seeking an LGBTQIAA+ inclusive and affirming space to process a variety of other experiences, topics, or challenges. It may be both. I am dedicated to helping LGBTQIAA+ community members obtain necessary resources, process their unique and valid experiences, and move toward liberation and empowerment. The world we live in can be a scary and dangerous place for LGBTQIAA+ community members. It is my goal to provide a safe, inclusive, and effective space for members of the LGBTQIAA+ community to find clarity for identity-based concerns, overcome hurdles, and mobilize toward their dreams. Affirmative therapy can make a difference in helping you feel supported, and give you space to discover what it means to be your truest, most authentic, most liberated self. LGBTQ-owned? Yes AAILA-Owned? No
  • Beth Shulman, LPC • 1312 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-699-6508 • • My goal is to help you address what keeps you from enjoying life or creating the life you want. Specialize in relationships/families, life transitions, self-esteem, depression, anxiety. Therapist 18 years, part of Durham queer community 3 decades.
  • Bill Gibbons, MEd, LCAS • 919-724-0916 •  • 1208 Sedgefield Street, Durham,NC 27705 • Website • Therapy/counseling for alcoholics, addicts, partners of, adults who grew up in families of. Most of my clients are stable in recovery and are working on the deeper growth issues. Specialize in LGBTQ community. And those infected or affected by HIV. I am an out gay man.
  • Bethany Dalton • 802-825-2672 •  • 315 S. Salem St, St 201, Apex, NC, 27502 • Website • Hi! My name is Bethany Dalton. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate accepting new VIRTUAL clients. I am in-network with BCBS and Aetna and offer a sliding scale rate for self-pay clients. I am also a certified rehabilitation counselor, so I have unique training and experience in supporting individuals in career exploration and working with people with disabilities. As a queer person myself, I am passionate about supporting our community and offering my support to other queer and gender non-conforming folk. I have specialized training in grief counseling and experience working with individuals with chronic illness. You can find more information on my Psychology Today page: LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Birch Counseling, PLLC • 919-813-0218 •  • 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Suite A230, Durham, NC 27707 • Website • Meg Hamilton (she/her) and Sarah Dunsmore (she/they) are mental health counselors at Birch Counseling. Meg provides counseling to children and adolescents and specializes in art therapy, EMDR, and treating trauma and dissociation. She also provides gender-affirming support. Sarah works with adults and specializes in treating trauma. Sarah also provides gender-affirming support. Sarah and Meg both identify as non-binary.
  • Birch Counseling • 919-752-8998 •  • 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. BLDG A, Suite 230, Durham • Website • Katie is a queer-identified therapist who provides in-person psychotherapy in Durham and virtually across North Carolina. She offers a space where you can show up just as you are to discover and practice ways to feel better, invite more ease, and process hard things. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Bloom Therapeutic Services, PLLC • 9193228862 •  • 3434 Edwards Mill Rd, Suite 112, #140 • Website • LCSW providing clinical mental health services to children, teens, young adults, parents, and families. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Blooming Medical Group, PLLC • 9106440887 •  •  Website • We are a small private telehealth practice specializing in medication management for common mental health problems that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and drug/alcohol addiction. We are in-network with the following insurance plans: Medicaid (Alliance), Medicare, United, Cigna and Tricare.
  • Brice Bradshaw, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor • 8443452256 •  • • Website • Hello!  My name is Brice Bradshaw. Along with being a licensed therapist I also identify as gay.  I work with children, adolescents and adults and I offer individual, couples and family therapy.  I especially enjoy working with members of the LGBT+ community and have had the privilege of doing so for more than 10 years.  I appreciate the opportunity to give back to my community, and I recognize that for many of the clients I work with, having a therapist who can relate can make beginning the process of therapy a bit more comfortable.  I have been seeing most of my clients over Zoom but I available to meet in-person at my office in North Raleigh as well if that is your preference. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No 
  • Breyta Psychological Services, P.A. • (919) 245-7791 x5 •  • 8303 Six Forks Rd, STE 207, Raleigh, NC 27615 • WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn • At Breyta, we're here for you as you navigate difficult emotional terrain. We provide a safe and welcoming space where you can explore your mental health journey. You might have experienced harassment and discrimination, both in educational and institutional settings, which can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and fear. We know the importance of addressing these experiences and offer trauma-informed care tailored to your needs. Our dedicated team of skilled psychologists ensures your well-being, aiming to empower you on your path to healing. If you've encountered family rejection or have a history of trauma, we're here to provide support and help you navigate these challenges. Discrimination in healthcare can be a barrier to access, and we're committed to assisting you in overcoming these obstacles. No matter your circumstances, we're here to offer inclusive, culturally humble care, making you an active participant in your mental health journey. Our goal is to help you thrive, no matter the adversity you've faced, and we're proud to be a part of your story. Reach out to us to take the first step toward a healthier, happier you. Through individual, group, or couples therapy, we would be honored to help you reach your goals. Reach out to us today to get started. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Bright Path Behavioral Health • 919-276-4005 •  • 203 Capcom Avenue Suite 104 Wake Forest NC 27587 • Website InstagramOffering CARF Accredited Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient programs for teens age 13 to 18 who are struggling with depression, intense anxiety, self-injury, OCD, trauma, severe ADHD, or mood dysregulation.
  • Broad Spectrum Coaching • 6462417555 •  • 5610 BIRCH DR • Website InstagramLinkedIn • Broad-spectrum coaching includes energetic and narrative healing, creative lifecycle rituals, expressive arts and creative writing, Spirit journeying, Oracle divination, addiction and trauma recovery work, and end of life Doula services. Joyoushout is committed to equity in access and has sliding scale fees for all services.
  • Bull City Safe Space Counseling, PLLC • 919-887-9502 •  • 4528 Hillsborough Rd. Suite 290, Durham, NC 27705 • Website FacebookInstagramTreatment Areas: self-esteem issues self-injury, suicidality, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, attachment issues, LGBTQ+, gender identity concerns, PTSD, self-care issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Expressive Art
  • Cameron Hollister, MSW, LCSWA via Origins Counseling and Wellness • 252-220-0420 •  •  Website • Cameron Hollister, MSW, LCSWA, CH (they/them)
    It’s easy to feel like you have little to no control. Those of us belonging to marginalized groups spend every day living in a society that was explicitly not built for us. As if systemic problems and oppression aren’t enough, many of us have individual concerns that generate a huge impact on our day-to-day functioning and vitality. With all the thoughts and emotions it can generate, having a human brain is simultaneously an exhilarating and exhausting experience. While we work to change the world we live in, we also need tools to live worthwhile and fulfilling lives in the present. That is where therapy comes in. My absolute favorite thing as a therapist is helping clients find and reclaim their agency, to create meaningful change and live a fulfilling life. I love working with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community and have expertise in topics of orientation and gender identity. I strive for racial equity and cultural competence in my practice. I specialize in stress, anxiety, and related concerns. I utilize methods such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and hypnotherapy that help you define your core values and set/achieve your goals, and ERP to treat OCD. 
  • CAROLINA SEXUAL WELLNESS CENTER • (919) 297-8322 • INFO@CAROLINASWC.ORG  • 1515 WEST HIGHWAY 54, STE. 220 • Website • Carolina Sexual Wellness Center is a nonprofit sex and gender-affirming therapy and education center. Our therapists are passionate about sex positivity and LGBTQ+-affirming care, have received specialized training to help clients navigate issues related to sex, sexuality and gender, and are supervised be AASECT-certified sex therapist supervisors. We work to make our services accessible as we are in-network with many insurance plans and offer low-cost services to those who are uninsured or underinsured through our STAAR Initiative program. We offer both in-person and virtual therapy options. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Casey Miller MSW, LCSW, LCAS • 919.286.3453 ext. 102 •  • 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 230, Building C, Durham, NC, 27707 • Website Casey Miller, MSW, LCSW, LCAS (UNC ’20) works with adults who want to address issues including mood and anxiety, relationship struggles, substance use, life transitions, gender and sexuality, and identity exploration. He believes that all people struggle to deal with various types of pain, but with help, it is possible to live a fulfilling and liberated life. Casey has a special interest in working with those interested in building a healthier masculinity and addressing developmental trauma.
    Casey has eclectic training and primarily works using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based practice. He is a relational therapist and works to understand each person in the context of their lives, not as a diagnosis. Casey incorporates other evidence-based practices including DBT, IFS, and somatics depending on each person’s needs. He works from an anti-oppressive lens and seeks to help people untangle from internalized systems of oppression that lead to struggles with themselves and the world around them.
    Casey understands the challenge that finding a therapist can present. He offers a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you get a feel for what working with him may be like.
  • Cassie Hamrick, MAAT, ATR, LCMHC • 919-907-1039 • • Cassie Hamrick Art Therapy • 2003 Chapel Hill Rd • Website • I am a community-driven art therapist, artist, activist, and educator currently living and working on Lumbee and Tuscarora land. I operate a private practice art therapy studio - Cassie Hamrick Art Therapy - as a member of Radical Healing in Durham, NC.
  • Cat Salemi • 9193820288 •  • 1816 Front Street, Suite 250, Durham, NC 27705 • Website and Website • Cat Salemi (they/them) is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate (LCMHCA) who provides counseling services to adolescents & adults, both in person & through telehealth. They are especially passionate about helping transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse individuals find happiness and live life as their authentic selves. Cat is experienced in treating clients struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma, among other concerns.

    Cat identifies as nonbinary and is a proud part of the LGBTQIAP+ community. They are kink-affirming, polyamorous-allied, use a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach, and are committed to anti-racist practice. They also have experience counseling people with ADHD and people on the autism spectrum & use a non-pathological and neurodiversity-based approach.
  • Change For Living Counseling PLLC • 9198071454 •  • Website • I am a cisgender woman who has been an out member of the queer community for over 30 years and devoted my career to serving my community; helping to start the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and developing and running the first queer youth community support program in the Triangle. My education and experience have focused on sexuality and gender and before becoming a therapist, I applied this to my advocacy and activism for queer care and rights. As a therapist for almost 20 years, I work with teens, adults, parents, families and non-traditional relationship structures. I specialize in helping people with attachment wounds, both individually and within relationships, those who are exploring  gender and sexual orientation and just people needing a safe place to talk in these scary times. You will find me authentic, genuine, engaged, challenging and humorous at times.  While I use many different treatment approaches, I want you to feel like you are having a conversation and really being heard, as we explore what is important to you. You determine where we are going and take  the lead, while I’m just holding the flashlight helping to illuminate the path and some things you might otherwise miss. I am currently exclusively virtual in NC and VA, and am not in network with insurance. I make an effort to be available to new folx, so reach out and let’s see how I can help. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Chase Rayfield MS, CRC, LCMHC, LCAS • 980-277-2875 •  • Website • I identify as cisgender male psychotherapist and addictions specialist. I am trained intensively in order to serve LGBTQI clients. I provide counseling for addiction, mood disturbance, anxiety, gender/sexuality issues, and improving relationships with others. Adults 18+ LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • North Raleigh Mental Health & Wellness • 8443452256 •  • 920 Paverstone Dr, Unit D.  Raleigh, NC 27615 • Website • North Raleigh Mental Health & Wellness and Chatham North Psychiatry are the Raleigh and Chapel Hill offices that our team of private practitioners operate out of.  We include Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, as well as prescribing practitioners (an MD, PA’s, & nurse practitioners).  We have therapists and med providers that are members of the LGBT+ community & everyone I work with advocates for and regularly works with clients who identify as LGBT+. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Chelsea Johnson, LMFT • 9197174848 •  • 103 Fountain Brook Circle Suite D Cary, NC 27513 • Website Instagram I offer outpatient mental health services in a private practice setting. I am in-network with most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans as well as a fee-for-service for out-of-network patients. I have over 10+ years experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population, and am competent in working with all individuals 11 and up under the gender expansive umbrella. My practice has additional clinicians with experience in this area of practice as well. We offer tele therapy and in-person appointments.
  • Christine Adams  • 919-627-7504 •  •  Website LinkedIn • I provide virtual psychotherapy for LGBTQIA+ folks (18+) who are navigating difficult emotions, family conflict, feelings of grief about being estranged from family or considering going low or no-contact with family, or who are curious around doing more emotional and somatic related work. I also enjoy working with individuals who are exploring or navigating ENM. I use methods like mindfulness, Hakomi (a somatic-based psychotherapy), EMDR, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
  • CAS Counseling Psychotherapy Associates • 919-602-6766 •  • 3622 Lyckan Pkwy #3001, Durham, NC 27707 • Website • We are a group psychotherapy practice specializing in eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance issues, sexuality, and life transitions. We love to work collaboratively with other healthcare providers. Wholeheartedly LGBTQ+ affirming! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Collaborative Mental Health of Carrboro • 919-240-4561 •  • 209 Lloyd Street #260 • Website • Psychiatric services including therapy and medication management with a holistic and affirming lens. This practice is welcoming and affirming to ALL individuals, including members of the LGBTQ community and individuals living with HIV. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Congruence Counseling Group • 919-283-1170 •  • 605 West Main Street Suit 101, Carrboro, NC 27510 • WebsiteFacebook InstagramLinkedIn • Congruence Counseling Group is currently accepting new clients. We are happy to provide space for you to approach life with curiosity and awareness. We listen to the wisdom in your story and try to reflect that wisdom back to you. We care deeply about our clients and feel honored when you allow us to walk beside you on your journey. We provide outpatient individual therapy for adults in an environment that welcomes and supports a diverse community. Our clinicians specialize in helping clients overcome their challenges and achieve their personal goals with a greater sense of compassion and capacity.

    If this sounds like the right fit for you, we would like to work with you to help you achieve your goals.
  • Constant Renovation Counseling PLLC • 984-243-7652 •  • 1415 Broad Street • Website Facebook • Hi there, I'm Kate (they/them) and LCSW. I own my own private practice for outpatient therapy in Durham and serve the entire NC community through virtual sessions. I specialize in LGBTQ+ mental health and gender affirming care. I am in network with most major insurance companies and work with anxiety, depression and ADHD to name a few. Check out my website and schedule a 15 minute consult. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Copeland Psychological Services • 919-358-9624 •  • 1316 Broad Street, Durham, NC, 27705 • Website • LGBTQ-affirming therapy and assessment for children, teens, and adults, with specialties in anxiety, autism, and ADHD. I particularly enjoy supporting LGBTQ+ parents. Pronouns she/her.
  • Corey Myrick • 919-410-8872 • • Corey Myrick, Willow Counseling and Psychotherapy • Website  • I am an LGBTQ+ identifying and inclusive outpatient therapist serving the Raleigh, Durham, and Holly Springs areas. I believe building rapport and trust is vital to the therapeutic process and I enjoy getting to know my clients and their complexities and various identities. I am passionate about working with individuals who need assistance in processing their own identities, overcoming self-doubt and negative self-image; working to be comfortable in who they are and advocating for a life where they are fully-realized and appreciated.
  • Craig Clement Counseling • 9195379151 •  • 2009 Chapel Hill Road • Website Counseling services that take a collaborative approach with clients in a safe, non-judgmental, and warm space. Specialties include relationships, couples, family, gender identity, life transitions, depression, anxiety, poly & ENM issues. Where appropriate, I incorporate humor to provide levity regarding the stresses of daily life. I have been dedicated to the mental health field for the past 15+ years and use my experiences to inform my work. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and incorporate anti-oppression and social justice lenses into my work.
  • Cypress Somatic • FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn • Kristen Waters is available to explore a body-centered approach to stress and trauma. My work strives towards accountable communities and a world without prisons. With this in mind, I intend to look my practice through anti-racist, anti-fascist, de-colonial, disability justice and feminist lenses. Somatic embodiment can look like grounding and settling practices, boundary work, supportive touch, the renegotiation of trauma, and the exploration of imagination and movement.
  • Dane R. Whicker, Ph.D. • 2213 Elba St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-684-1131 • • Provide cognitive-behavioral therapy for LGBTQ+ indiv & their families @ Duke Medical Ctr. Specialize in helping trans individuals & families through medical transition process. Add'l areas incl Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT), eating disorders & trauma
  • David Young Oh • 2009 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC 27705 • 919-960-1396 • • Website • Counseling & Consultation Services. Builds counseling relationships that are nurturing, non-judgmental and warm. Specializes in the treatment of worry and anxiety, low self-esteem, career concerns, racial trauma, gender concerns & LGBTQ issues.
  • Diane Meglin, LCSW • 400 Crutchfield St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-949-9700 • • Individual and Couples counseling for gender non-confirming and LGB, folks and people they care about. Affirmative transition counseling. BCBS accepted/filed for you.
  • Down to Earth Counseling PLLC • 919-443-5018 •  • Telehealth in NC • Website • Telehealth counseling for teens, adults, partners (poly-inclusive), and families. In network with BCBS. Adam uses they/them pronouns.
  • Downey Counseling, PLLC • 910.593.2326 •  • 3622 Lyckan Pkwy, Ste 6005, 27707 • Website • My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, chronic pain and illness, and LGBTQIA+ I strive to provide a safe space where you can show up as your authentic self and feel heard, valued, and respected. I accept BCBS, Aetna, United Health Care and Optum insurance. Please reach out to see if we are a good fit to work together! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Ellie Mental Health-Raleigh • (919) 877-6458 •  • 2709 Blue Ridge Rd Suite 190, Raleigh, NC 27607 • WebsiteFacebookLinkedIn • We vow to be really and truly different from other mental health providers. The mental health field presents barriers not just for clients and the community, but also for the helpers, therapists, and creatives who do this work. We knew that if we wanted to be truly different, we would have to problem-solve barriers in the field at all levels.Our core values drive all that we do, and help us align with our “why”. We do what we do because it makes sense, and because of science, of course. An abundance of research says that taking intentional time to help your mental health increases your overall wellbeing and life satisfaction. Our services are an opportunity for your brain to take a break. A break that includes support from a professional secret keeper who will ride with you on your emotional journey and offer guidance along the way. Our core values ensure that all of our actions from the impactful connections between clients and therapists to the big business decisions align with our goal of providing innovative mental health services that fill a gap in our communities.We have clinicians that specialize working with the LGBTQ+ population, and those specifically focusing on those in gender diverse communities.  LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Emily Morris, LCSWA (Bill City Psychotherapy Associate Therapist) • 9193077991 •  • 1816 Front St, Ste 250, Durham, NC • Website Instagram • Hi! I’m Emily, an associate therapist and  part of the team of therapists at Bull City Psychotherapy. Whether you’re a couple at the end of your respective ropes, or an individual struggling with the rising tides of life, you’ve found a safe harbor here. My goal is to help clients cultivate their inherent strengths in order to lead lives of joy, connection, and authenticity. My door is open to adults and teens, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, faith, gender identity, relationship composition, or military association. Diversity in all its forms is welcomed and honored in my chair. At this time, I am also offering Pro Bono services to those affected by the recent earthquake in Turkey/Syria. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Esmay Counseling • 980-484-3728 •  •  Website • My name is Ian Esmay and I am a therapist based out of Durham, North Carolina. I recently opened a private practice for telehealth clients only, and therefore I see clients across the entire state of North Carolina. I offer counseling to teenagers and adults, with a specialty in LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, and anxiety. Additionally, I am affiliated with GALAP (Gender Affirming Letter Access Project) and able to provide letters for clients who are seeking gender-affirming medical care.
  • Evolve Psychological Services PLLC • 9193779763 •  • 3729 Benson Dr • Website FacebookAs the cis, queer owner of Evolve, I provide affirming, authentic, empowering support to help you navigate life's challenges.  Most of my clients are LGB, queer, trans, nonbinary, or gender diverse and many are looking for deeper or different connections with themselves or others. Please contact me for a brief consultation.
  • Fidelity Community Support Group Inc, 4324 S Alston Ave Suite 203, Durham, NC 27713 • 919-806-0009 • • Website • Provide community outreach services for Individual Outpatient Therapy, Peer Support Services, Intensive In-Home Services, and Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (Group) for consumers with NC Medicaid insurance coverage.
  • Gillian R. Galdy Counseling, PLLC • 9192131127 •  • 817 Broad Street Durham, NC 27705 • Website • I provide gender-affirming, sex-positive, and anti-racist counseling to couples, families, and individuals. My door is open to people of all orientations, relationship styles, religions, and backgrounds.

    My areas of specialty include relationship issues and transitions, gender and sexuality exploration, sexual intimacy concerns, spiritual/existential issues, eating and feeding disorders, life transitions, and trauma (including sexual assault and domestic violence recovery).
  • Greenlight Counseling Services, PLLC • 919-886-4022 •  •  Website • Christine Schneider is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Greenlight Counseling Services, PLLC. Christine is currently accepting clients and offers individual therapy for adults age 18+ who struggle with anxiety, depression, identity, relationships, grief/loss, and eating disorders. Christine is passionate about supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and works to empower her clients to take control over their own lives while providing a safe, non-judgmental space to foster open vulnerability and collaboration. Out of network with insurance but may have some sliding scale availability.
  • Half Moon Mental Health and Wellness • 919-213-0832 •  • 620 W Lane St Suite 202, Raleigh, NC 27603 • Website • As a queer, non-binary person I am extremely passionate about working with teens and adults in the queer community. I strive to provide a collaborative, fun, and equitable space for everyone who walks through the door, but especially those who hold marginalized gender and/or sexuality identities. The stories we tell about ourselves and our lives impact the way we view the world. I am passionate about helping LGBTQ+ folx take control over their narratives and use them as a tool to empower and enhance self-compassion. The practice charges out of networks and I have sliding scale options as well. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Harvest Moon Psychotherapy, PLLC •  •  •  • Website • I offer therapy virtually for adults, who are LGBTQ+,  practice Ethical Non-Monogamy, or Kink. My approach is trauma-informed and anti-oppressive. Please reach out for a consult if you are interested in healing from trauma, connecting more deeply with others, or having a more satisfying relationship toward sex. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Hayden Dawes, LCSW, LCAS-A • Durham NC • 919-822-2210 • • Website • As a queer POC, I specialize in working with folks facing anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and with people who are navigating racial, sexual orientation and gender issues. My aim is to provide a safe, authentic space for exploration.
  • Heal Grow Go: Mental Health and Wellness • 848-841-4871 •  • 1004 Broad St, Durham NC 27712 • Website Helen's specialities include working with adults going through life transitions of all sorts, including gender transition and having a loved one going through gender transition.  Relationship communication is a second speciality.  She is momma bear for a  fabulous trans young adult, and is a longtime LGBTQ+ advocate and ally. She offers clinical mental health counseling for $140 per session, and can provide Superbills if your insurance has out-of-network benefits and you would like to use them. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Healing Arts Collaborative •  • 2003-2009 Chapel Hill Rd • Website LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Healing Arts Collaborative • 919-335-3447 •  • 2003 Chapel Hill Rd • Website FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn • I am a Black, queer, cisgender woman who is currently accepting new clients for therapy services at Healing Arts Collaborative. Learn more about me here:

    Feel free to email me at if you have any questions! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Healing Minds Therapeutic Services PLLC • 984-219-7727 •  • 1415 West HWY 54, Suite 207  Durham, NC 27707 • Website • Healing Minds Therapeutic Services is a cooperative group of experienced, therapists trained to listen and interact with you in a way that helps you get to the very root of your concerns.  Our therapists seek to offer you insight, tools and resources for overcoming your challenges.  Our goal is to provide you, or your loved one, with the best care possible.Healing Minds therapists offers adult, teen and child counseling services.  Additionally, we provide substance abuse services (DWI, CDL Evaluations). Our therapists are prepared to meet you where you are.  We offer you the opportunity to face your difficulties constructively and confidently; freeing you to enjoy all the good things life has to offer.Insurance Panels: United Healthcare / Optum, Ambetter, Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MHN, MedCost, Magellan, First Carolina Care, Beacon Health, North Carolina Health Choice, Humana-Tricare, Medicaid-WellCare, Medicaid-Healthy Blue, Medicaid-Carolina Complete Health, Medicaid-UHC, Medicaid-AmeriHealth Caritas LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Heather Langan Heather Langan Psychotherapy, 916 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 919-423-4224 Website • I have over 25 years experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD and sexual issues. Trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, treatment of sexual addictions, sexuality, sexual and gender diversity. I am a lifelong ally and affirmative champion of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Hollie Bowers, MS Clinical Counseling Intern • (336) 448-3022 •  • Telehealth for individuals in NC • Website • As a clinical counseling intern at Salem Counseling & Consulting PLLC, I offer affordable online therapy at $30 per session for individuals in NC. I am dedicated to creating a safe and affirming space for individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly, neurodivergent-affirming, and sex positive. I utilize an eclectic, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach, drawing from various techniques to tailor interventions to each client's unique needs.

    With experience in mental health and substance use, I assist individuals and couples with diverse issues: substance use/addiction, PTSD/trauma, depression/mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, relationship challenges, LGBTQIA+ issues and identity exploration, and BIPOC/multicultural support.

    If you're seeking an open-minded and inclusive counselor, let's connect for a free 15-minute phone consultation. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Holly Culton • 1829 E. Franklin St. Suite 1100-B, Chapel Hill NC 27514 • 919-360-8099 • • I am an out queer psychologist with an LGBTQ affirming approach and work with youth (all ages), adults and families. Areas of support include coming out, relationship issues, esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, and gender identity.
  • Horizons Marriage & Family Therapy PLLC • 919) 717-4848 •  • 110 Iowa Lane Suite 201 Cary, NC 27511 • Website I’m an affirming, queer-identified therapist who is part of a queer-owned and operated private mental health practice in Cary. We accept BCBS and self pay patients. Telehealth and in person appointments available. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Horizons Marriage & Family Therapy • 9197174848 •  • 110 Iowa Lane Suite 201 Cary, NC 27511 • Website FacebookInstagram • We are a queer-owned and operated practice. We offer outpatient mental health services in a private practice setting. We are in-network with most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans as well as a fee-for-service for out-of-network patients. I have over 10+ years experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population, and am competent in working with all individuals 11 and up under the gender expansive umbrella. My practice has additional clinicians with experience in this area of practice as well. We offer teletherapy and in-person appointments. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Horizons Marriage and Family Therapy • Website • Hello! I am a marriage and family therapist in Cary, NC. I provide both in person and virtual sessions. I enjoy working with the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx communities. I enjoy working with folkx exploring their identities and can provide letters for gender affirming care. I can work with ages 5+ and love working with couples! I am bilingual (Spanish) and am committed to supporting you on your journey to healing and growth 🙂 LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Horizons Marriage and Family Therapy • (919) 717-4848 •  • 110 Iowa Ln Ste 201 Cary, NC 27511 • Website • I identify as a queer therapist who sees clients ages 10+. My specialties include gender identity and sexuality challenges, relational challenges, childhood trauma, adulthood trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. I have over 7 years of experience working with individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+, over 2 years of experience working with individuals in a clinical setting, and 2 years of experience working with students in the public school system. I particularly enjoy working with adolescents and young adults who may be struggling socially and/or academically. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Individual & Couples Counseling • Carrboro, NC • Website • I offer sex-positive, gender-affirming relational and somatic therapy to individuals and couples. My areas of specialty include sex and intimacy, navigating embodiment and connection after trauma, pleasure, kink and polyamory, spiritual exploration, and psychedelic integration. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Inner Growth Counseling • 976 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA • WebsiteLinkedIn • I am a clinically licensed counselor who is  passionate about helping people—those who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, identity exploration, and addiction. I am trauma-informed and apply a person-centered approach in my counseling practice.
  • Inner Work Counseling PLLC • 7048338662 •  • virtual • Website • Inner Work Counseling PLLC offers virtual and in-person individual therapy for challenges including trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety using approaches like EMDR, somatic therapy, DBT, and CBT. Our therapy is culturally responsive with a focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ clients. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Inspired Path Therapy • 919200-0026 •  • Hillsborough NC • Website FacebookInstagram • I have 20 years of personal healing and lived experience that informs my practice. I enjoy working with folx who are trying to make peace with religious trauma. I also have a lot of experience in areas of anxiety; trauma, narcissism abuse recovery, identity exploration, life transitions, addiction recovery support, compulsive eating behaviors, and depression. As a cis-female, bisexual Latina (some Spanish spoken), I am sensitive to diversity equity and inclusion. I’m a parent to an extraordinary Trans pre-teen and understand the experience of a loved one who has transitioned. I am affirming of all walks of life: people of diverse racial, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, kink and polyamory. Come as you are.

    Recent Trainings:
    • F*ck Binaries: Liberating Clinical Imagination
    • Eroticism Beyond Binaries: Revisioning Sex Therapy
    • From Dysfunction to Erotic Discovery: Transforming the Sexual Narrative
    • What’s New with Sex? Expanding and Exploring the Therapeutic Comfort Zone
    • Gender-affirming Therapy
    • Helping Families Support LGBT Children
    • Duke Gender & Sexual Diversity Training
    • Serving LGBT Youth and Adult Populations
    • Increasing the Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Strategies
    • Competencies for Counseling the Multiracial Population
    • Pathways & Solutions for Working with Self-destructive Adolescents
    • Intimate Partner Violence Against Transgender People and People of Color
    • Cultural Strategies: Enhance Participation of Latinos in Family Strengthening Programs LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Jack McKinney, Ph.D. • TPC: Integrative Psychotherapy and Pastoral Counseling, 312 W Millbrook Road Suite 109, Raleigh NC 27609 • 919-845-9977 • • Website  • I work with LGBT individuals and couples. As a pastoral counselor, I see many LBGTQ clients who are struggling with the religious and family dynamics of living out of the closet. I have substantial experience with transgender clients
  • Jan Tate • 9177738283 •  • 105 East Center Street Suite B7 • WebsiteLinkedIn • Queer therapist, sexuality educator, and forensic evaluator working with sexuality and gender issues. Areas of expertise are working with adults in the kink/BDSM, Poly/CNM, and LGBTQ communities, couples therapy and general sex therapy. Her clinical approach is psychodynamic, culturally sensitive, and conducted through a social justice lens. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Jen Snider, MSW, LCSW • Grow Well PLLC, 125 Kingston Dr Suite 107, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 • 919-491-5242 • • Website Facebook • Psychotherapy, Mindful Life & Wellness Coaching, Online Support, Classes. I work with mostly adults and small groups to address anxiety, depression, shame, and challenges in making health & lifestyle changes.
  • Jeremy Moore LCSW, LCAS • 919-276-4255 •  • 2009 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707 • Website • I am an openly queer therapist with experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I am affirming of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationships, e.g. open, poly. My practice is rooted in an anti-oppression framework. I am certified in Internal Family Systems and EMDR therapies. I also have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
  • Jo McBride LCSWA (they/them) at Etheridge Psychology • (919) 600-4906 •  • 115 Kildaire Park Dr Ste 313 Cary, NC 27518 • Website • My name is Joseph McBride and I am a therapist at Etheridge Psychology in Cary, NC. I see clients in-person and through telehealth in the state of North Carolina, and I accept self-pay and BCBS insurance.
    If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or feeling unaccepted, I can help. I provide counseling for adults and teens with various presenting concerns, such as grief, stress, school and work problems, and social anxiety. I can help you figure out how you fit into the world, support you through life transitions, and help with social and relationship problems.
    I draw from a variety of evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness practices, self-compassion practices, solution-focused therapy, and feminist therapy (when appropriate).
    I am nonbinary/genderfluid and trixic/lesbian and I've been active in the LGBT+ community for the past decade, founding college/university groups and participating in local activism in my previous Kentucky hometown. Mental health can be so much harder to maintain as an LGBT+ person, and my goal is to help as many as I can with a combination of my education and training as a therapist and my experience as an LGBT+ person myself.  LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Joyoushout Broad Spectrum Coaching • 6462417555 •  • 5610 BIRCH DR • WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn • Joyoushout supports youth and adult change makers working at the intersection of justice, healing, creativity and spirituality. Creatrix and sole proprietor Rinah Rachel Galper, alone and in collaboration, offers change consulting, broad spectrum coaching, change maker classes and workshops, and community gatherings (Our Sacred Circles). All offerings are sliding scale to honor our commitment to equity in access to health and wellness.Broad Spectrum Coaching sessions are 60-90 minutes and include the following modalities:- Energy Healing and Breath Work
    - Rituals for Healing and Life Cycle Events (include queer weddings, funerals, baby naming, separations & joinings, & house blessings)
    - Addiction and Story Recovery Work
    - Expressive Arts
    - Guided Spirit Journeys (deep visualizations and healing meditations)
    - Oracle Divination
    - End of Life and Legacy Doula WorkFor your free consultation, Contact Rinah at LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Kade Collins, MSW, LCSWA • 910-226-2854 •  • 100 N. Churton Street, Suite 204, Hillsborough, NC 27278 • Website • I am a trans, non-binary therapist and have been providing individual, couples and family therapy to adolescents and adults for the past eight years. I provide highly individualised care including EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety protocol, and Solution-Focused therapy while utilising models of trauma-informed care and harm reduction. I have significant experience working with trans youth and adults, trauma, neurodivergence including Autism and ADHD, people with addictions and general mental health needs. My work began as a trans advocate in the early 2000s informed by my lived experience as a transgender youth. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Kat Milberger LCSW - Trauma Therapist • Website • Queer/Trans/Neurodivergent/Disabled Therapist offering telehealth individual, couples and EMDR therapy services in North Carolina. Check out my website at for more information or to schedule an appointment. LGBTQ-owned? Yes AAILA-Owned? No
  • Kate Double, MSW, LCSW (Relationship Restoration) • 919-240-2376 •  • 1022 Washington Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 • Website • Kate Double, MSW, LCSW provides counseling and sex therapy that focuses on wellness for individuals; and support for couples and sexuality for ALL.  BCBS and self-pay accepted. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Kate Gotelli, LCSW SEP • Mindful Awakening PLLC, 307 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill NC 27516 • 919-960-1088 • • Website • Mindfulness-based, attachment-focused and somatic psychotherapy focused on trauma resolution, shame resilience and wholehearted living. Clinical consultation and supervision services available.
  • Kenneth Ray • 919-228-9162 • • Kenneth ”KC” Ray, LCMHC, LPC, MAC • 4070 Barrett Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27609 • 919-809-5536 • • Website • Cisgender, openly gay counselor specializing in trauma treatment, depression/anxiety, EMDR, teens (age 16+), drug/alcohol, sex & porn addiction, coming out, reconciling faith & religion, trans & gender non-conforming clients, & same-sex, bisexual, & polyamorous relationship counseling.
  • Kenny Levine, LCSW, PLLC • 9194753068 •  • 200 W Weaver ST Ste 8, Carrboro NC 27510 • Website • I'm a gay male therapist, providing talk therapy and counseling services since 2001. I work with diverse clients on a wide range of adult mental health issues, including LGBTQI+ parenting, compulsive sexual behavior, internet addiction, & drug/alcohol issues. I provide individual therapy as well as counseling for intimate relationships/couples. My practice is poly and kink affirming. Presently I am in-network with the NC State Health Plan, and am providing all counseling services via telehealth.
  • Kimberly Vered Shashoua, LCSW • 512-200-8860 •  • Website • Provides support to pre-teens, teens, and their families as they navigate gender issues. Available to write HRT/SRS letters. Currently a digital-only practice, with no in-person available.
  • KKJ Forensic and Psychological Services • 919-493-1975 •  • 5317 Highgate Drive Ste. 213 • Website FacebookInstagramLinkedIn • Our practice focuses on forensic psychology, which includes family, personal injury, and criminal evaluations. We offer individual and family therapy for children and adults who are experiencing separation and divorce. I also offer Discernment Counseling for those trying to determine whether they should separate and Co-Parenting services for those who are separated and divorced.
  • Kristin B. Webb, PsyD (Kristi) • 104 S. Estes Drive Suite 206, Chapel Hill NC 27514 • 919-225-1569 • • Website Facebook LinkedIn • My passion is for individual therapy with adults. People come to work with me on depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. Sometimes they have thoughts of suicide or have been hurting themselves. I have expertise in each of these areas.
  • Kyle Gouchoe-Hanas, LCSWA - Mental Health Counseling • 9195379731 •  • 600 South Duke Street • Website • I am a licensed clinical social worker associate, providing mental health counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples  and families, in Durham, North Carolina. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, working with this population continues to be one of my greatest passions as a social worker. I have had the opportunity to work with many people as they grapple with coming out to friends or family, and as they navigate questions about who they are and what makes them unique. Within our therapeutic work, it is important for people to have a safe place to simply be, bring themselves, and to not know all of the answers. I honor the need for all of us to find corrective experiences of identity affirmation and safe spaces to explore continued growth and evolution within ourselves. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Lepage Associates Psychological & Psychiatric Services • 9195720000 •  • 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106 • Website We work with clients to find POSITIVE-PRACTICAL-SOLUTIONS to life’s challenges and achieve their goals. We are a collaborative team of professionals providing the highest quality psychological and psychiatric services to clients of all ages and all backgrounds. Lepage Associates is a welcoming environment for members of the LGBTQ+ community. As a multi-specialty practice, we are able to match you with a clinician who specializes in the problem you are facing, whether you are seeking psychotherapy, medication, or psychological evaluation.

    Serving the Triangle for over 20 years, we provide an experienced team of doctors and therapists with diverse specialties in all aspects of psychological services to support our clients. Please visit our website for additional details and resources. (For the convenience of our clients we are open for in-person or online appointments weekdays daytime and evenings to 8PM, and are also open Saturdays.) We look forward to assisting you, your family, your clients, your students, or your business!  LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Liberation Healing Arts • 919-627-8726 •  • 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 4003 • Website Somatic and relational therapy, rooted in anti-oppression and collective liberation values. Holistic mental health support including somatics, wellness, trauma recovery, support around addiction, healing justice / politicized healing, climate grief, burnout prevention, couples work, trauma-informed yoga. Queer-identified provider, out-of-network - insurance filing available. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Life Reflections Counseling • 919-371-6922 • • 1145 Executive Circle, Suite E, Cary, NC, 27511 • Website I am an openly non-binary, queer therapist. I offer services based on my professional expertise and desire to help others. The populations I most often work with include those in the LGBTQ+ community, adolescents, and people with substance use disorders. I believe that counseling can be of great benefit to many people as we can all continue to grow into more balanced, healthier versions of ourselves LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Linda Chupkowski, LCSW • (919) 808-4467 •  • 2111 East Main Street • Website • I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Durham, NC. I see adults and older adolescents for individual therapy and incorporate mindfulness in my practice. I identify as a queer, White, cis-gender, middle class, straight size, able-bodied woman. My partner has a complicated, non-binary gender identity and we have two young children. I offer sliding scale, video therapy.
  • Logan Greenleaf, MSW LCSWA • Mindful Collaborations, 5003 Southpark Dr Suite 220, Durham, NC • 404-451-7938 • • Website • Therapy specializing in trauma, relationship violence, and LGBT populations, especially transgender. Takes Blue Cross Blue Shield or sliding scale.
  • Lucas Katz Coaching •  •  • Website • I help LGBTQIA+ folks on a journey of self-discovery unique to the queer experience, filled with support and triumphs.Specializing in helping you live your life with less shame and healthier boundaries, I guide you through methods that will help you overcome what's holding you back, and support you in creating dynamic strategies to achieve your goals.Give yourself permission to unapologetically take up space, amplify your voice, and claim the life you deserve. Let's illuminate your path together.Whether you are transitioning, coming out, questioning, or a queer person looking for more support to reach your highest potential, I would love to work with you! LGBTQ-owned? Yes AAILA-Owned? No
  • Luke Hirst Therapy & Consulting PLLC • 919-891-4150 • • PO Box 51194, Durham, NC 27717-1194 • Website • Trans and queer therapist providing therapy for adults and teens 13+. Currently providing telehealth to clients across NC. Affirming of all LGBTQIA+ identities, sex-positive, ace-affirming, HAES-aligned/fat-positive, experienced with lots of relationship styles, always aiming to practice anti-racist and culturally affirming care.
  • Maggie MacLeod, LCSW •   • Website I am a queer therapist, and I specialize in working with queer and trans folks. I use a holistic, integrated approach with extensive training in body-based modalities, and a deep belief that we cannot separate our individual wellness from systems of power and inequality. I am BIPOC, queer, trans, kink, poly, and sex worker affirming, and especially passionate about supporting AFAB folks with issues such as relationships, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy,  family of origin issues, trauma, anxiety, questioning sexuality or gender identity, recovering from purity culture, and more.

    Please note that I'm out of network with all insurance companies - I offer filing on your behalf to ease the process. My practice remains virtual only at this time. 
  • Maria Rodriguez-Fischer, LCSW • New Pathways Counseling and Coaching, PLLC, 3721-A University Dr, Durham NC 27707 • 919-401-8261 • • Website • Mental Health Services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families. Areas addressed in therapy: depression, anxiety, relational problems, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, and many more issues.
  • Mariel Eaves, MSW, LCSWA, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist • 9196170343 •  • 3622 Lyckan Parkway Suite 5007, Durham NC 27707 • Website LinkedIn • I offer an affirming and anti-oppressive space for you to explore who you are, what you’ve been through, how those experiences have shaped you, and how you’d like to shape your future. Everything is connected: symptoms such as anxiety and depression are often related to relationship and resource issues, which connect to things like identity, neurotype, or environment. I work with teens and adults struggling with multiple concerns within themselves, their relationships, and their communities.  I offer in-person and virtual sessions. Email or call me to schedule a free initial conversation where we can both ask questions and decide whether we’d be a good fit!
  • Mary Houston, LCSW • 9192059608 •  • Durham, NC • Website • I am a licensed clinical social worker and co-founder of The Cove Restorative Psychiatry & Wellness, based in Durham, NC. I offer individual therapy for adults throughout North Carolina via telehealth. I am private pay only but have reduced fee slots available, please reach out to me if interested! I have lived experience as well as clinical experience within the LGBTQ+ community, and I have a depth of knowledge on the unique ways your identity can both hinder and enhance your life's journey. Because I come from a psychodynamic perspective, our therapy work will focus on getting to know your past, your relationships, and your beliefs about yourself, and see how these may be impacting your present-day life. Reach out to me if you have any questions! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Mathews Counseling •  Website • LGBTQ+ affirming therapist accepting new clients both for in person and virtual sessions who is accepting Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Maura Matney, LCSW - Mending Maple Psychotherapy, PLLC • 984-584-0078 •  • 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704 • Website • I am an LCSW specializing in working with young people ages 5-25 and identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. I offer office, walk and talk, or telehealth sessions and am in-network with several insurance companies. My approach is informed by relational attachment, developmental trauma, somatic, ecological, behavioral, and mindfulness theories. I have specialized training in Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
  • McGibney Counseling, PLLC • 919-228-8280 •  • 5011 Southpark Drive • Website • I'm a gay male therapist, providing individual and couples/relationship counseling for LGBT folks in Durham. Poly/ENM informed and welcoming! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Meghan Barry • 3708 Lyckan Pkwy #103, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-514-3566 • • Website Facebook • Meg is a trauma therapist whose approach is integrative, and honors each client's unique emotional system. She is passionate about working with adults with symptoms of PTSD and/or childhood trauma(physical, emotional, mental, sexual, spiritual)Mental Health Therapy •  •  Website • Telehealth mental health services for individuals in the state of North Carolina.
  • Michael Burroughs, LLC • 984-377-2877 •  • 555 S. Mangum St. Suite 100 • Website FacebookLinkedIn •  I provide individual therapy to adults through a HIPAA compliant virtual link. Since 1999, I have been working in the field of mental health treatment, helping others find solutions to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, substance abuse, relationship/family challenges, and more. I work well with men seeking to make a change. I am a passionate advocate for women. LGBTQ+ ally. BIPOC ally. I accept BCBS of NC, Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and all major credit cards. Sliding scale available. Let's talk.
  • Michelle Topal, MSW, LCSW • 5417 S Miami Blvd, Durham NC 27703 • 919-807-1454 • • Website • I have been an out member of the LGBT community for over 30 years & devoted my career to serving my community. I'm here for teens, adults, parents, families & couples. I offer more than just an affirming approach. So call now to see how I can help.
  • Mignon Hooper • Namaste Psychotherapy & Consulting, 1005 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-584-4005 • • Website LinkedIn • Namaste Psychotherapy & Consulting (NPC). Bilingual, bicultural therapist of color, LGBTQI affirmative/inclusive. NPC specializes in clinically innovative, culturally competent, linguistically appropriate services to individuals, couples, and families.
  • Mindful Awakening, PLLC • 919-960-1088 •  • Chapel Hill, NC • Website • Mindfulness-based, attachment-focused and somatic psychotherapy focused on trauma resolution, shame resilience and wholehearted living. Clinical case consultation services available to mental health professionals.  Serving individuals, couples and a variety of groups offered. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Molly Byrom Therapy • 2024178397 •  • 1209 N Elizabeth Street • Website • Molly Byrom, MSW, LCSW is a queer therapist in Durham who specializes in anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and emotional and religious trauma. She offers CBT, DBT and EMDR as interventions to treatment. Molly works with ages 12 to 40, and plays an active role in sessions. Through a cultural humility approach, she commits to be sensitive to your individual experiences.
  • Molly Parks, Psy.D. • 817 Broad St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-937-8335 • • Website • An LGBTQ friendly therapist on Broad St in Durham, who works with a lot with trans and non-gender conforming individuals including young children and teens.
  • Moonbow Mental Health • 336-223-6700 •  • 2806 Reynolda Rd. Ste. 257 • Website Jenna Stack (they/them) is a queer, non-binary Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. Jenna founded Moonbow Mental Health, PLLC in 2021. Their vision was to offer a therapy practice focused on serving the LGBTQ+ community. At Moonbow Mental Health we celebrate queer identities and strive to make you feel welcome. Jenna is SafeZone trained. Jenna uses paperwork that is inclusive of all queer identities. Jenna is able to explore and provide care around how your LGBTQ+ identity impacts your physical and mental health. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Morrisville Counseling and Consulting, PLLC • 3366087548 •  • 2880 Slater Rd, Suite 100, Morrisville 27560• Website • I offer psychotherapy for teens and adults. I specialize in working with clients who are LGBTQIA+ identifying and/or HIV positive, who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, borderline personality disorder, and other personality disorders. I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness based approaches. 
  • Nancy Holliman • 5316 Highgate Dr #221, Durham, NC 27713 • 919-616-9578 • • Website LinkedIn • I work with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, depression, trauma, and PTSD.
  • Nakita Noël LCSW Therapy, PLLC • 919-519-1559 •  • 4819 Emperor Blvd, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27703 • Website FacebookInstagramLinkedIn • My name is Nakita Noël Mitchell, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C. I’m an adult and couples psychotherapist with my own practice located in southeast Durham. I am a Black, lesbian therapist and I have ample experience working with diverse, queer and gender-expansive clients who have been impacted by chronic or life-limiting illness, mood or anxiety disorders, history of spiritual trauma, history of trauma by family of origin, and with couples/polycules facing relationship challenges or difficult life transitions. I am also a Board-certified oncology social worker with extensive experience navigating the healthcare system. I have worked with both patients and medical providers who have been affected by health anxiety/trauma and vicarious trauma/burnout. I see patients virtually or in my office. My practice is strictly self-pay, as I want to be able to offer sliding scale pricing— I’m passionate about therapy being accessible to ALL those who need/seek it! (Though I do not directly bill insurance, I provide superbills to clients who wish to submit claims to their insurance companies for reimbursement.) LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Nancy Kent, CCTP, LCMHPCS • 919-475-7661 •  • Durham NC 27713 • Website • SoulMutts Therapy offers counseling for adults-- trauma, disabilities, parenting, LGBT--offers telehealth and possible in home specializing in animal assisted therapy
  • NC Cutting Edge Counseling • (574) 216-1694 •  • 801 Cascade Point lane Suite 101 Cary, NC 27513 • WebsiteFacebookInstagram • I use she/they pronouns and am a queer, nonbinary, spoonie. I am a trauma trained therapist who works at NC Cutting Edge Counseling. I provide Telehealth and in-person individual and couple’s trauma therapy for adults 18+. My areas of focus include complex and interpersonal trauma, neurodivergence including autism and ADHD, dissociative disorders including DID, and ENM relationships. I work from an anti-racist and HAES lens and am kink/sex/sex work positive. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • New River Wellness Collective •  • 1921 North Pointe Dr Suite 235, Durham, NC 27705 • Website • New River Wellness Collective is a group of inclusive and collaborative therapists. Our goal is to provide ethical, evidence-based therapy services to our community.

    We strive to provide safe, affirming, inclusive spaces for healing the whole person, and welcome clients who have experienced marginalization based on race, ethnicity, ability, immigration status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity/expression.

    We provide gender expansive care, letters needed for medical transition, relationship therapy for couples and poly relationships, and individual therapy for tweens, teens, and adults. We have clinicians specializing in autism and neurodivergent, mood disorders, identity work, and transitional life stages. We also offer assessment services for ADHD and/or Autism.

    We offer services via telehealth and in-person. All of our clinicians are licensed throughout North Carolina, and have evening and weekend availability.  LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Oak Therapy Services, PLLC • (919) 307-5882 •  • Virtaul • Website • I am seasoned in working with clients in areas such as increasing emotional regulation, parenting skills, decreasing anxiety and depression, addressing low self-esteem, self-injury, grief, and and relational issues. Types of therapy I use include; motivational interviewing, trauma-informed techniques, mindfulness, expressive arts, and am strengths-focused. I am queer affirming and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.

    I am passionate about assisting individuals and families in better understanding themselves and each other while fostering healthy relationships. Therapy is unique to each individual, sessions are tailored to best serve you and meet your needs. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Olivia Dellston, MSW, LCSWA- Outpatient Therapist • 919-283-9654 •  • 3708 Lyckan Pkwy #106, Durham, NC 27707 • Website Facebook • Hi! My name is Olivia. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and I serve as an Outpatient Psychotherapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness in South Durham. I completed my undergraduate education at Rowan University in my home state of New Jersey. Four years ago, I moved to North Carolina to complete my Master of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill.

    My approach as a therapist is to communicate and collaborate with my clients to understand what they need and do my best to support them whatever way is best. I believe therapy should be non-judgmental, supportive, and empowering. I would love to support you as you learn to manage anxiety and depression, cope with life transitions, explore gender and sexuality, understand and learn to thrive as a neurodivergent person, strengthen emotional regulation skills, understand and improve interpersonal relationships, and more. I believe the value of acknowledging, embracing, and empathizing with my clients and their different identities is of the utmost importance.

    In my practice, I utilize a person-centered approach and draw from Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Play Therapy, and Art Therapy. I specialize in working with queer and neurodivergent populations and am comfortable working with clients ages 5 or older.

    Outside of the office, I enjoy playing softball, volleyball, and whatever other sport I am invited to, spending time with my cats, Callie and Moe, and playing video games. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Pivot Counseling, PLLC • 20 W Colony Place, Suite 182 • WebsiteFacebookInstagram • Hannah Daulton is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Pivot Counseling, PLLC. Hannah offers individual therapy from a systemic, interpersonal, feminist perspective for clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Identity, Relationships, and Eating Disorders. Hannah offers a safe and affirming environment to allow clients to build awareness and increase coping skills in order to navigate the world from a place of knowledge, power, and resiliency.
  • Postpartum Support International • Website PSI’s Queer & Trans Parent Support Group is FREE and open to all members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are expecting, adopting, and/or parenting from pregnancy to four years postpartum. This group is intended for gestational, non-gestational and foster or adoptive parents. This group is open to all parents from pregnancy to four years postpartum who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our online groups are here to help you connect with other parents, talk about your experience, and learn about helpful tools and resources. The group leaders are peer facilitators who are also part of the queer and trans community. You are not alone, and we welcome you to our group space. We do not allow group observation by students or professionals. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Psychotherapist at Mindful Collaboration • 984-318-3203 •  • 5003 Southpark Drive, Suite 240 • Website InstagramLinkedIn • My name is Sanja (sounds like Tanya with an S), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with experience in providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I am somewhat new to the Triangle area and would love to offer mental health services to my local LGBTQ+ community. I currently accept most plans under the BCBS umbrella, as well as self-pay, and limited sliding scale options.

    My therapeutic approach is integrative and non-pathologizing, drawing from both psychodynamic and humanistic theories to support you in your healing journey. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship plays a central role in the healing process, and I strive to create a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I view our work together as a collaborative and evolving process that caters to your needs and aspirations. We will work together to identify patterns that may be hindering your progress, develop effective coping skills, and foster healthier relationships with yourself and others.

    I have supported clients through a range of challenges, including trauma and C/PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, OCD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating and mood disorders, relationship issues, and life transitions. While my clinical toolbox is of eclectic nature, I naturally gravitate toward Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Polyvagal and Attachment theories, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I am passionate about working with clients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and I am committed to providing culturally sensitive and inclusive care. As someone who has personally benefited from therapy, I strongly believe in the transformative power of a trusting therapeutic relationship. It has been a life-changing experience for me, and I would be honored to be a part of your journey towards conscious awareness and self-discovery.

    Originally from Croatia, I now call North Carolina home. When not immersed in therapeutic work, I enjoy practicing yoga, hiking, and spending time with loved ones. As an avid reader, I frequently incorporate books and other resources into my work with clients. In addition to my clinical practice, I am a Crisis Text Line volunteer and a member of the National Association of Social Workers, regularly attending conferences and workshops to stay up to date with the latest evidence-based treatment approaches. I believe we all have the ability to heal and uncover our authentic selves; this process is truly for everyone. You don’t have to do it alone – I would be privileged to journey alongside you.

    Connect with me to schedule an appointment!


    Phone: (984) 318-3203 LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Ray of Hope Counseling, PLLC • (919) 228-9162 •  • 543 Keisler Dr., Suite 202, Cary, NC 27518 • Website • Cisgender, openly gay counselor specializing in trauma treatment; depression/anxiety; EMDR; teens (age 16+) & adults; drug/alcohol problems; sex/porn addiction; coming out; reconciling faith & religion; trans & gender non-conforming clients; & same-sex, bisexual, & polyamorous relationship counseling. Pronouns: He/Him LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Regrowth Counseling • 9194381067 •  • 8410 Falls of Neuse Rd. Suite C • • FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn • At Regrowth Counseling our mission is to provide therapy services to individuals, and couples that center around the needs of marginalized communities and provide a safe and inclusive environment for all folx. We celebrate all identities, abilities, and intersectionalities. We approach treatment with respect for you, your lived experience, and your identities and work to create an environment that feels safe and welcoming for all of the intersections of your identity, body, mind, history, and culture. Some of our areas of expertise include trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction/substance use, eating disorders, mood disorders, and ADHD.
  • Release Therapy • 919-298-8809 •  • Durham, NC • Website Instagram • Struggling to survive and other days thriving without effort? Struggling to get through the week, day or even hour? You are not alone, and you shouldn’t feel ashamed. We all need some guidance and direction at times. Not because we are weak but because sometimes, we get tired of being strong, and guess what? That is perfectly okay. Let’s just sit and talk. No pressure, no expectation, no right or wrong way. Just talk. Breathe and release. Sometimes we find it difficult to express ourselves because we can’t find the words. No need to find anything just release what you have inside.
    You may be having relationship struggles, challenges with the all so ever-changing world and just tired of being tired. Again, no need to experience it alone. Let Ashley guide you to a wonderful coping strategy of breathing and releasing.
    This will be a judgement free zone where your inner most secrets and thoughts can be brought to surface for healing. You don’t need to be an expert at your feelings just willing to have some release. Working with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders or just regular daily stressors can seem overwhelming, good news you don’t have to experience it alone. LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Riverstone Wellness Collaborative •  • 1777 Fordham Boulevard • Website FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn • Counseling Services Provided For Adults And Children, Individuals, Couples And Families.

    Offices in Raleigh and Chapel Hill.  Serving clients virtually in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Idaho.
  • Sage Psychology Group • 919.472.0637 • 3012 Trent Road, Suite 3, New Bern, NC 28562 • Website Dr. Janet Savia (she/her/hers) typically works with older (40+years old) gay and lesbian individuals, although I work with adults of all ages. My areas of specialty include trauma, medical illness/injury, grief/loss, and relationship dynamics.  I offer services in-person and through HIPAA compliant video.
  • Sara Skinner, LCSW, • Center for Child and Family Health, 1121 W Chapel Hill St. Suite 100, Durham NC 27701 • 919-385-0780 • • Website Facebook • Provides evidence-based trauma treatment to children and adolescents ages 8 and up. Particular interest in working with historically marginalized communities. Offers services in English and Spanish. Accepts Medicaid, BCBS.Sara Skinner • 919-636-9580 • • Website • My areas of expertise include: youth (11 y/o+) and adult survivors of trauma, reproductive health and autonomy, adoption, grief, secondary traumatic stress and burnout among healers and caregivers. Antiracist and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy is an ongoing practice, and it’s one that I work to engage with daily. I am exclusively offering telehealth appointments in 2021. Out of network.
  • Sarah M. Wilson, Ph.D. • 508 Fulton St., Durham, NC 27705 • 919-286-0411 ext. 177914 • • Licensed clinical psychologist. LGBTQ-affirming mental health care and gender transition support for veterans through the Durham VA Health Care System. Individual or group. In-person or video telehealth.
  • Shameca Ricks • Well-Life Counseling & Spiritual Center, 301 South Church St Ste 254, Rocky Mount NC and 878 Squire Ct, Cary NC 27511 • 252-557-3901 • • Website • At Well-Life Counseling & Spiritual Center we provide mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. Sometimes life gets hard and we are here to extend a helping hand to assist you through some of life's most difficult challenges.
  • Shelby Johnson, Ph.D. • 810 Iredell Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-964-1268 • • Website • I provide individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents (15 and up). I work with LGBTQ individuals in an affirmative and supportive environment, and have 8 years of experience doing so.
  • Sheffa Ariens • 919-335-3693 • • Website LinkedIn • Relationship Counseling for Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy. I provide individual, couple, and group counseling for non-traditional relationships, including polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, kink, mixed orientation, and other creative structures.
  • Somatic Psychotherapy  • 3708 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 205, Durham, NC 27707 • Website • I am a queer therapist offering support around trauma, grief, substance use, life transitions, and relationship issues. In practice I focus especially on somatic experience, harm reduction, and the therapeutic relationship. I accept BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, and sliding scale.
  • Stella L Green • 1319 Lemar St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-286-1509 • • New Seasons Treatment Center. Treatment for opioid addiction
  • Stonebraker Counseling Services, PLLC • 9108300187 • Website Affirming and supportive online mental health counseling services for the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No
  • Success In Recovery • 919-533-7907 •  • 1135 Kildaire Farm Road Suite 200, Cary NC 27511 • Website Facebook • Sex and porn addiction, affair recovery, sexuality issues, internet addiction, and substance addiction are my specialties. I also work with trauma/PTSD (EMDR), depression, ADHD, and anxiety. As a gay male therapist, I take a sex-positive and LGBTQ+ safe approach in a non-judgmental and confidential environment. I have specialized training in a variety of addictions, including substances.
  • Tammy Holcomb, PLLC • 5001 S Miami Blvd Ste 325 Durham, NC 27703 • 919-909-7959 • • Website • I provide individual, group, and family therapy. My specialties include eating disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and identity issues. I am no longer holding the weekly support group.
  • Tavi Hawn  • 2009 Chapel Hill Rd Durham NC 27707 • Website I hold a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies and a Master’s of Social Work from University of Washington in Seattle. Currently, in addition to this therapy practice, I also serve as faculty for the Indian Country Transgender ECHO project and Healing and Resilience Coordinator with Campaign for Southern Equality.  The best part of what I do is celebrating growth and witnessing courage as people create the kind of lives and spaces they’ve been hoping for. People say they enjoy laughing with me and that I can be direct in a way that is easy to handle.

    I work with gender expansive children and families (especially caregiver support), adults healing from narcissistic abuse, queer and trans folks of all ages who are dealing with a range of challenges, mixed race people, folks in the family building process, those working through relationship struggles and more. I love to use EMDR for trauma recovery and working with negative beliefs or shadow parts, and can use Reiki as an add on to therapy. In person sessions in Durham and virtual elsewhere in NC. In-network with Aetna and United. Out of network with all other insurance.  LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Tewell Counseling • 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 5007 Durham NC • Website • I am a trauma therapist, specializing in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat Borderline Personality Disorder and emotional dysregulation. I also specialize in treating somatic symptoms (including Conversion Disorder, aka Functional Neurological Disorder), sexual and interpersonal abuse, dissociation, mood disorders, and suicidality. I can teach you how to manage big emotions - how to be in control of your emotions, rather than having your emotions control you.  I have a passion for supporting the LGBTQ community; I am anti-racist and am kink and poly friendly.  My goal is to help you achieve your goals through a supportive therapeutic relationship and unconditional positive regard.
  • Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness • 314 Cloister Court • (919) 514-3566 • WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn • I am a bisexual, asexual-spectrum, demiwoman therapist who works with adults and teens. I specialize in interpersonal trauma (such as from bullying or abuse), workplace issues, attachment or interpersonal issues, and grief (especially the kinds that our society most fails to understand). Free 15-20 minute consultation available upon request to help you decide if we're the right fit. In-network with BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, or self-pay.
  • Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness • 3708 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 205 Durham, NC 27707 • (919) 432-5264 • Website • I am passionate about working with teens and young adults to find freedom from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and substance use. I utilize approaches from an eclectic array of evidence-based treatment models including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly, committed to anti-racist work & operate from a Health at Every Size approach.
  • To the Stars Therapy • Website • I am a LCSW with a completely virtual practice. This means we will meet online, and you get to participate in therapy from wherever feels most comfortable for you! I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma and violence. This includes adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, survivors of sexual assault, and survivors of domestic violence. I also work with people who have lost a loved one to sudden tragic death, such as homicide or accidents, and those working through unresolved grief. Much of my therapeutic work also includes working with marginalized communities. This includes supporting sex workers, providing therapy to people who use substances, working with people living with HIV and other chronic health conditions, and providing quality and affirming care to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Tori Carrice LCMHC • (919)626-2572 •  • 880 MLK Jr Blvd Chapel Hill NC 27514 • Website • Hi there! I'm a mental health clinician with a private practice in the Durham/Chapel Hill area that works with individuals ages 16+. I see folks both in-person and virtually, and feel confident working with most mental health needs but I feel especially skilled around trauma work, anxiety issues, and professional burnout. I accept both self-pay and a select group of insurances. Reach out for a brief consultation to chat with me more! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Transform Psychological Services, PLLC • 9194808173 •  •  Website  • Queer-identified therapist of color. Strong passion for social justice & working with clients from underserved groups. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy for adults & teens. Sex positive, kink friendly, and TGNC affirming.
  • Trauma-informed, lgbtq+ affirming therapy & counseling • 9192130292 •  • 1710 East Franklin Street • Website • Katie Hargreaves is a white, queer, cis woman committed to providing affirming care to queer and trans* folx. Katie is a therapist who works with old queer people with anxiety to find calm and peace, this includes anxiety related to past trauma or discrimination. It can be difficult to find places to genuinely say no and where you can take your mask off. In therapy you can be all the parts of yourself including ones that feel shameful or have caused harm. Building trust and consistency required to show yourself takes time and accurate empathy. I look forward to working with all of you! LGBTQ-owned? YesAAILA-Owned? No
  • Trenton Owens, PhD, LCMHC • (828) 547-4945 •  • 41 Clayton St. #300, Asheville, NC 28801 • Website I provide therapeutic services via telehealth. I specialize in treating people experiencing depression, complex trauma, and relationship conflicts, as well as those seeking support with identity development, sexual and gender exploration, expression, and identity affirmation. This list is not exhaustive, so I encourage you to reach out today to see if we will be a good fit for accomplishing your therapeutic goals. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Triangle Area Psychology Clinic • 5726 Fayetteville Rd Suite 101, Durham, NC 27713 • WebsiteLinkedIn • We specialize in evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, borderline personality disorder, and OCD for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. All of our therapists are LGBTQ affirming, and we have specialized training and receive ongoing consultation in mental health care for transgender and non-binary individuals.
  • Trinitas Services • 1777 Fordham Boulevard, Suite 204 • 919-283-3959 • • WebsiteFacebook  • Instagram • I apply a Person-Centered approach to counseling which means rather than viewing people with mental health needs as inherently flawed, with problematic behaviors and thoughts that require treatment, I recognize that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change.

    The following are some of the areas my services include: LGBTQ + Issues, including Gender Identity, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, and Substance Abuse.
  • Trinitas Services • 1777 Fordham Boulevard  • 9192833137  •  • Website • I offer services to individuals, families, and other social networks. The following are some of the areas my services include: Couples and Family Issues, Grief and Loss, Adjustment to Illness, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual Concerns.
  • Tyler Beach, MSW, LCSW • 1320 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-428-8901 • • Website • Psychotherapy for Adults.
  • Vanessa Soleil, M.Ed., NCC, LPCA • 1330 St Marys St #340, Raleigh, NC 27605 • 919-229-9834 • • Website Facebook • Vanessa is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who works with adults & adolescents seeking holistic healing and wellness. Vanessa has a background in working with members of the LGBQ+, trans, and poly communities from a social justice lens.
  • Verena Socolar, PhD, PMHNP-BC • 919-998-9177 • 150 Providence rd, Ste 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 • Website • I am a psychiatric nurse practitioner providing medication management and psychotherapy.   I will be offering Ketamine-Assisted-Psychotherapy starting in 2024. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? Yes
  • Yolonda Bledsoe • Website Hello! I provide virtual therapy only and offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Narrative Therapy with a strength based perspective. I specialize in anxiety, life adjustments/transitions, grief/loss, gender affirming care, stress and aging concerns. A bit of what you can expect is a genuine experience tailored to who YOU are. I like to laugh and have fun in sessions-to foster joy in the therapy experience too. I encourage and support you being your own guide and assist when you ask or when appropriate. I will never claim to know your story better than you do. LGBTQ-owned? NoAAILA-Owned? No