LGBT Center of Raleigh

324 South Harrington Street - Raleigh NC 27603 - 919-832-4484

Mental Health Resources

LGBT Center of Raleigh Community Resources Project

If you are looking for help for mental health issues, certain therapists have been approved by the LGBT Center of Raleigh's HealthWorks Mental Health Team. To be included in this list, therapists must affirm their support for same-gender sexual orientation as a normal way of life. All of the mental health providers listed below have submitted a written statement that they are LGBT-affirming therapists and have agreed to practice in ways that are supportive of the LGBT community. Please use their descriptions to guide you in selecting the best provider for your needs. Please understand that mental health providers do not normally communicate with clients or potential clients via unsecured email. Email addresses are listed for information only.

Any concerns about individual providers on this list may be directed to the Center's Mental Health HealthWorks Team.

If you are a Mental Health provider in the Triangle area and want to be included on this list, please visit this page for more information.

For details about the LGBT Center of Raleigh Community Resources Project, please click here.


Wake County

Wake County

Amanda Alexander, MSW, LCSWA
Turning Point Family Care • 2000 Yonkers Rd, Raleigh NC 27604
919-299-0277 • Email for Information

I am a bisexual, bilingual therapist working in Durham and Raleigh. I am experienced in working with anxiety and mood disorders. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Solution Focused Therapy techniques based on the client's needs. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I am credentialed with Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Samuel Allen, MA, NCC, LPC
Sam Allen Counseling & Consulting • • Email for InformationWebsite

Licensed psychotherapist & TG specialist. Serving gender non-conforming, gender-variant, LGBTQQI individuals & their families for over 30 years.Specialist to the alternative sexuality community (leather, kink, polyamory). Founder & former Director of the Transgender Health Project (aka Robert Eads Health Project) in Atlanta. Identity, transition, sexuality, coming out, work, relationship issues. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women
Ethan T. Armstrong, QP, BSW, MSW, LCSWA
Carolina Outreach, LLC • 3012 Falstaff Road, Raleigh NC 27610
919-615-1027 x 1516 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebookLinkedIn

Hi :) I like to build rapport with anyone walking in my office. I provide individual, family, or group therapy to persons and their families/natural supports based on needs, diagnoses, and best evidence-based practices. I work to implement therapeutic, crisis, behavioral, and psycho-educational interventions. Yes, I am LGBTQ friendly. I look forward to meeting you. • Clients Served: Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: No insurance, Medicaid, BCBS
Annette C. Baker, PhD
Baker Clinical Services, PA • 10931 Raven Ridge Road Suite 109, Raleigh NC 27614
919-841-5555 • Email for InformationWebsite

Baker Clinical Services has offered individual sessions and couples sessions to lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients for over 20 years. We are not on any insurance panels; therefore, treatment is conducted as we deem appropriate, not as the insurance company dictates. • Payment Info: We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. For patients who want to file health insurance, we provide a completed insurance form upon check-out at each session.
Phillip Bass, LPC
Trinitas Services • 4070 Barrett Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
919-578-2949 • Email for InformationWebsite

Individual, Couple and Family therapy for a variety of issues, including LGBT, coming out, relationship, grief, anxiety, etc. I utilize EMDR when appropriate to a client's needs. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I accept BCBS and Aetna insurances. Session fees are $100 per 50-minute session.
L.C. Braxton Counseling, PLLC, LPC, NCC, DCC
152 Wind Chime Court, Raleigh NC 27615
919-961-0334 • Website

Counseling and Consulting • Clients Served: Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: L.C. Braxton Counseling accepts Blue Cross & Blue Shield and TriCare. If you do not have either insurance, please contact the office for other payment options.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Caprioli, LCSW
Caprioli Counseling, PLLC • 4020 Westchase Blvd Suite 130, Raleigh NC 27607
919-928-5123 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a LGBT-affirming therapist who provides individual, couples and family counseling. I have had the pleasure of working with a wide range of individuals in the LGBT community. From those questioning their sexual identity to those who have been in monogamous relationships for many years looking to improve communication and intimacy with their partners. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: In network for most major insurance companies and many EAPs. Private pay sessions $110 per one hour session.
Lisa Carbone, LPC, LCAS
Life Reflections Counseling • 1152 Executive Circle Suite 100K, Cary NC 27511
919-371-6922 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am an openly lesbian mental health and substance abuse counselor. I work with clients of all orientations and gender identities including adolescents, adults, and couples. I work with clients that have not come out, that are out and have accepted themselves, and everyone in between. I believe that having a space to explore ones true identity is essential to mental wellbeing. • Clients Served: Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Out-of-network filing available for some insurance providers. Sliding scale available on case by case basis.
Lauren Chandler, LCSW
2321 Blue Ridge Rd Suite 101, Raleigh NC 27607
919-845-1555 • Email for InformationWebsite

With several years experience serving LGBTQIA+ individuals and their family members, I strongly affirm the identities of the people I serve. As well as LGB clients, I have a focus on trans and gender nonconforming individuals with experience in supporting clients through the process of transition and exploring their gender identity. I serve primarily older adolescents and adults. • Clients Served: LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I accept BCBS, United Healthcare, and Medicare.
Michelle Chiaramonte , MA, LCSW
Lumina Counseling Assoc. PLLC • 610 W Peace St., Raleigh NC 27605
919-527-0592 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am interested in working with gay/lesbian clients interested in couples/marriage counseling, individual or family counseling. I have a strong background working with issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting, sexual issues and relationship challenges among others. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for all clients to begin their journey toward happiness. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. For all others, rates can be accessed on my website. Accepted payment is cash, check, or credit card/HSA card.
Community Counseling, Education, and Research Clinic (CCERC)
The WELL (Wade Edwards Learning Lab), 714 St. Mary's Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-856-9233 ext. 107 • Email for InformationWebsite

Individuals, Couples and Family Counseling, Career Development and Counseling, Health and Wellness Counseling. Individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses or who pose a threat to safety for self or others would not be appropriate for the services offered, as CCERC does not provide comprehensive mental health services (e.g., on-call counselor, psychiatry, 24-hour crisis support). • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: A sliding fee scale is used to assure counseling services can be provided for any income level. As a training, educational, and research center for counselors, counselor supervisors, and counselor educators, the CCERC is able to offer a sliding fee scale that matches what clients are able to afford. The sliding scale is from $0-30 and is based on client self report.
Ellen M Condelli, LCSW
Significant Others at Integrated Healthcare Services • 146 Wind Chime Court, Raleigh NC 27615
919-539-7551 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a sole practitioner but part of a cooperative network of therapists called Integrated Health Care Services. I serve individuals and couples and have specialized training in couples therapeutic coaching, aging, caregiving, grief work and adult ADHD. I have worked with gay/lesbian couples and individuals for 10 years and have some experience with transgender issues. • Clients Served: Adults, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I accept insurance such as BCBS, MHN, United Healthcare, Optum, MultiPlan and many EAPs. I offer a sliding scale if needed for private pay clients.
Lauren K. Dawood, MA, LPCA
Kelley Counseling, PLLC • 1145 Executive Circle Suite D, Cary NC 27511
919-307-9905 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebook

My areas of clinical expertise include, self-esteem issues, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, emotional/behavioral issues, parenting skills, spiritual growth/direction, career and/or academic success, communication, social skills, grief, loss, relationships, separation, divorce, couples counseling, family therapy, creative problem solving, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, self-injury, and more. I use a Person-Centered approach while incorporating Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Techniques, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as Creative and Expressive Arts, when appropriate and client preferred. I work with individuals, couples and families. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Lesbians, Gays • Payment Info: BCBS, United, Tricare, Optum, Out of Network, as well as cash pay or sliding fee are all options and we take cash, check, HSA cards or all major credit cards at Kelley Counseling. Groups are $30 per hour and we do not bill insurance for those.
Susan B. Dawson, LCSW
547 Keisler Drive Suite 104, Cary NC 27518
919-367-0807 • Website

I am a gay friendly therapist serving clients 18 and older. I prefer referrals for gay and lesbian clients. I have provided therapy for clients just beginning the coming out process as well as clients in committed, long term relationships. My practice provides individual and couples therapy. My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, stress management, and physical illness/disease management. I am trained in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems theory.
Michele J Denker MD, MD
1020 Southhill Drive Suite 320, Cary NC 27513
919-678-1011 • Email for InformationWebsite

WPATH trained Board Certified Psychiatrist providing psychotherapy and medication (as needed) to the LGBTQA community for over 20 years. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Credit card, checks, cash. Will provide invoice so you can file insurance. I do not file and I am considered out of network.
Margaret Donald, LPC
A Different Attitude Counseling • 1140 Kildaire Farm Rd Suite 206, Cary NC 27511
919-519-0087 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebook

At A Different Attitude Counseling, we love and respect everyone and their diversities. I have experience with LGBTQ+ individuals, couples, and families. I can assist with a variety of issues including self-acceptance and a wide range of psychological problems. I work with transgender individuals on a range of issues. Being a parent of an openly gay teenager has given me a new perspective on LGBTQ issues • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I am able to take BCBS, Cash, Checks, and all major credit cards. If you have alternate insurance I will provide you an invoice for out of network.
Chelsea Gibson, LMFT
Stonebridge Counseling, PLLC • 800 West Williams Street Suite 203, Apex NC 27502
919-434-6398 • Email for InformationWebsite

Outpatient mental health counseling for children, teens, and adults in a private practice setting • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: We accept BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, Medcost, and "self-pay" insurance. Our self-pay rate is $130/hr. Our secretary can look up and inform clients of their benefits and copays before scheduling.
Joe Gilbert, LPC
Gilbert Counseling, PLLC • 3721 Benson Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
919-659-5936 • Website

I will often use the metaphor of two fellow travelers lost in a dark forest to describe my approach to therapy; it is not my job to tell you how to exit the forest, but I am honored to walk with you - my fellow traveler - through the dark (and often frightening) forest until we find the way out together. I specialize in helping people walk through grief, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and spiritual/existential concerns.
Julie H. Gillen, LCSW
1405 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-606-3654 • Email for InformationWebsite

I especially enjoy working with clients ages 18 and over who are going through difficult life transitions, struggling with relationship issues, low self-esteem, problematic behavior patterns (codependency, ACOA, alcohol, eating issues), family dysfunction, worry, anxiety, depression or, are in pain, feeling stuck, or simply want to move in a new direction with their life. I do not currently work with couples and do not have direct experience with transgender issues.
Shelley L. Gilmore, LCSW
8404 Six Forks Road Suite 102, Raleigh NC 27615
919-412-4581 • Email for Information

I am an LGBTQ affirming therapist and I agree to practice in ways that are supportive of the LGBTQ community. I have over 25 years of experience in working with the LGBTQ community. I am a gender therapist and work with adults, adolescents and children. Have a group for LGBTQ Teens/Young Adults and a group for parents of gender non-conforming youth. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: In network with BCBS. Will assist with out of network paperwork. Self-pay accepted. Check or cash only.
Gayle Gonzalez-Johnson, LCSW, ACSW, MSW
West Wake Office Center • 531 Keisler Drive, Suite 203, Cary NC 27518
919-816-0009 • Email for InformationWebsite

Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering caring, competent, and compassionate therapeutic empowerment in a confidential private practice setting
Sarah (Sally) B Grimley, PhD
883 Washington Street, Raleigh NC 27605
919-832-2991

Cognitive therapy for all ages • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Lesbians, Gays • Payment Info: S lincoln
Mona Gupta, DO
Gupta Psychiatry • 8304 Creedmoor Rd #1, Raleigh NC 27613
919-870-8409 • Email for InformationWebsite

Adult Psychiatric Assessment, Individual and Family Counseling, Medication Management, Substance Dependence Evaluations, Pre-Bariatric Surgery Psychological Evaluation, Psychiatric Evaluation for Hormone Replacement Therapy/Gender Confirming Procedures • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Insurances Accepted: BCBS (Except Blue Local) Cigna/ Cigna Behavioral Health Aetna Medcost
Tavi Hancock, LCSW
2500 Regency Parkway, Cary NC 27518
919-275-2216 • Website

I am an out queer therapist who enjoys working with the LGBTQ community on a variety of issues. I affirm all sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as both monogamous and polyamorous relationships. I enjoy working with gender non-conforming folks and can see clients through transition. I work with clients ages 15 and up and especially like working with young adults. I also see younger children who are gender non-conforming. My practice includes individual and group DBT, as well as EMDR therapy for trauma recovery and anxiety. I also have a practice location at 817 Broad St, Durham NC 27705.
Julie Heustis, LCSW
JH Counseling • 3721 Benson Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
919-263-0817 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am an LGBTQ affirming therapist in Raleigh. I work to create a safe, supportive space for people to share. I specialize in working with people who have been through traumatic experiences and are looking for ways to help manage painful emotions. I am also experienced in working with people struggling with addiction/addictive behaviors. Trained in EMDR, CBT, DBT. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Credit card, Cash, Check. In network with most BCBS plans.
Dr. Meredith Hickory, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Peak Development Associates • 201 South Salem Street, Apex NC 27502
919-971-1495 • Email for InformationWebsite

I'm a pediatric neuropsychologist in the Raleigh area. I am LGBT affirming and would like to be added to your list. I don't do therapy but do cognitive/academic testing and evaluations.
Christina Horne, MSW, LCSW
Kelley Counseling PLLC • 1145 Executive Circle Suite D, Cary NC 27511
919-473-9067 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebookTwitter

At Kelley Counseling, we counsel individuals, families and couples experiencing emotional and behavioral issues, through services supported by sound research and extensive training. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer an organic approach tailored to each client's individual needs. • Clients Served: LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Cash and checks are preferred, credit cards are accepted.
Mardy S. Ireland, PhD
Pilot Mill, 1101 Haynes Street Suite 103B, Raleigh NC 27604
919-821-3635

I have experience working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals seeking psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological issues--in addition to issues of sexual orientation and coming out, dealing with homophobia, and gender. I have worked with couples and families as well.
Doug Jennette, MSW, LCSW
4816-104 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh NC 27607
919-781-6393

I am a straight, married (40+ years) psychotherapist and have offered services to individuals and couples in a private practice setting since 1982. Mike Katz, PhD and I have been business partners since 1990. My work with LGBT clients primarily has been with gay men (some of whom are /were married) who often deal with issues of coming out, relationships with partners and children, alienation from/conflict with family, emotional & physical consequences of trauma, poor self esteem/self concept, addiction, or developmental life stage transitions. My style is interactive, reflective, and emotionally focused. And my work is based on the principal that each client's story has meaning and value and that the seeds for healing and change lie within each of us. I'm available to work with gay and lesbian clients and prefer to forego bisexual or transgender referrals due to lack of therapy experience in those areas.
Michael D Katz, PhD
4816-104 Six Forks Road, Raleigh NC 27609
919-781-0852 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am an out gay therapist with many years of experience with gay and lesbian clients. I think of myself as skilled with relationship issues in individual or couples therapy, and I am also interested in addiction, depression, anxiety, fear, self-esteem, gender and coming out. I have a lot of experience with married men who are coming out. I enjoy working with adolescents through senior adults. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I am not in network for any insurance panels. I am glad to consider a sliding scale fee for clients whose finances do not make my full fee work.
Amelia Kelley, PhD, MS LPC
Kelley Counseling PLLC • 1145 Executive Circle Suite D, Cary NC 27511
919-249-5423 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebookTwitter

Art Therapy, hypnosis and Counseling with; adolescents, teens and adults with mental health and substance abuse diagnosis, LGBTQ issues, anxiety, personality disorders, depression, PTSD, OCD, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, Methadone Maintenance and Suboxone Therapies, anger management issues, sex therapy, and couples counseling as well as an anxiety group for women. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: BCBS, United, Tricare, Optum, Out of Network, as well as cash pay or sliding fee are all options and we take cash, check, HSA cards or all major credit cards at Kelley Counseling. Groups are $30 per hour and we do not bill insurance for those.
Richard C. Kevin, PhD
Licensed Psychologist HSP • 3710 Benson Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
919-878-7800 x1 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a straight therapist who has worked with all gender identities throughout my thirty plus year career. I do individual and couples work and sometimes employ Energy Psychology, a melding of Western and Eastern approaches. I work with anxiety, depression and the residue of trauma. I find that a void in one's sense of self as whole and worthy underlies many problems which bring us to therapy. • Clients Served: Adults, Cisgender, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: My fee for psychotherapy is $135 per session. Fee adjustments are possible in truly exceptional circumstances. I do not contract with insurance networks. I do file insurance claims. Reimbursement will come to you,
Christina Kurpiel, LPCA
833 E Wake Forest Business Pk, Wake Forest NC 27587
919-902-5507 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a licensed professional counselor associate providing services to children, teens, and adults in a private practice setting. I am an LGBT affirming therapist, and understand the importance of fostering safety and trust within all therapeutic relationships. Experience areas include; depression, anxiety, ADD, ODD, self esteem, PTSD, sexual identity, domestic violence, and sexual assault. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Cash pay, and sliding scale.
Jo-Anne V Ludwig, LPC, LCAS, EAS-C, PA
8360 Six Forks Road Suite 101, Raleigh NC 27615
919-593-7748

My practice focuses on RELATIONSHIPS ... unexpected life problems and concerns. I am a gay-affirming, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Addictions Specialist Supervisor, and a Board Certified Coach. I offer adolescent, couples, individual, and family therapy. I believe that the most important predictor of successful therapy is the RELA • Clients Served: Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Lesbians, Gays • Payment Info: BC/BC, Cigna, EAP's
Suzanne Luper, MDiv, LPC
Triangle Pastoral Counseling • 312 W. Millbrook Rd Suite 109, Raleigh NC 27609
919-845-9977 x 206 • Email for InformationWebsite

For over 25 years I have served many GLBTQ clients who are coming out, dealing with orientation and/or identity, struggling with hostile cultures (familial and religious), grief, depression and anxiety. As a pastoral counselor, I am sensitive to any faith issues that may be present. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I am a BCBS provider, and am reimbursed out-of-network by many other companies. Sliding fee scale also available.
Chris McDonald, MS, LPCS
Path to Hope Counseling • 314 W. Millbrook Road Suite 21, Raleigh NC 27609
919-618-6526 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn

I am a LGBTQ-affirming therapist and have experience helping teens and young adults with issues of gender identity, coming out, transition issues, self-acceptance, work and relationship/family issues. I affirm all sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as both monogamous and polyamorous relationships. I offer a compassionate and Holistic approach in treating anxiety and depression. • Clients Served: LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays • Payment Info: I accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna insurance as well as private pay and out of network. Some sliding scale available.
Jack McKinney, PhD, MDiv
TPC: Integrative Psychotherapy and Pastoral Counseling • 312 W Millbrook Road Suite 109, Raleigh NC 27609
919-845-9977 • Email for InformationWebsite

I work with LGBT individuals and couples. As a pastoral counselor, I see many LBGT clients who are struggling with the religious and family dynamics of living out of the closet in the face of denunciations about their sexual orientation or gender identity. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: In-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover
Jessica Melowski, M.S., LMFTA
Family Solutions and Wellness Center • 4801 Hargrove Rd. Ste 106, Raleigh NC 27616 and 455 Swiftside Dr Ste 102, Cary NC 27518
336-701-0336 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am an LGBTQ affirming Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate trained to work with individuals, couples, and families in distress. Identifying as LGBTQ is only one aspect of identity that can coexist with anxiety, depression, relational issues, and other mental health concerns that I treat. I help individuals and couples rediscover connection, intimacy, and trust to reach their potential • Clients Served: LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I offer a sliding fee scale, for clients who cannot afford typical therapy fees or do not want to bill insurance. I believe that a therapeutic relationship is essential to progress so I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation, to ensure that I am the right fit for your needs.
Krista Nabar, PsyD, LP, HSPP
Carolina Sexual Wellness Center • 102 Commonwealth Court Suite H, Cary NC 27511
919-297-8322 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Sex Therapist who affirms individuals of all sexual and gender identities and orientations on a wide range of sexuality, gender, and relational concerns. I see my role in therapy as a facilitator helping clients determine their own path, prepare them for their journey, and walking with them on their way. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: The goal of the Carolina Sexual Wellness Center is to provide necessary services to all people, and we are therefore in network with BCBS and Tricare, and offer a sliding scale for those who are uninsured. We will also file out of network benefits for clients.
Abby Nardo, PhD
Licensed Psychologist, Downtown Psychology • 416 Morson Street, Raleigh NC 27601
919-816-2411 • Email for InformationWebsite

Specializing in ADHD treatment and assessment, as well as Anxiety, Depression, and adjustment issues. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Credit card, check, or cash. I accept most BCBS plans.
David Young Oh, LPC, MS, MA
Raleigh Therapy Group • 111 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607
919-960-1396 • Email for InformationWebsite

Using a model of wellness and resilience, I build counseling relationships that are nurturing, non-judgmental and warm. I am a clinical counselor specializing in the treatment of worry and anxiety, low self-esteem, and LGBTQ issues. I also provide psychotherapy to those who are dissatisfied with their interpersonal relationships or with their career. DBT/ CBT - trained. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Cash, Check, PayPal, Google Wallet preferred. Private Insurance Accepted. In-network with many private panels, including BCBS - please contact me with an updated list.
Susan Orenstein, PhD
Orenstein Solutions, P.A. • 1100 NW Maynard Road Suite 140, Cary NC 27513
919-428-2766 x1 • Website

At Orenstein Solutions, we offer comprehensive psychological services to adults, children and teens. Our psychologists have experience working with same-sex couples, who would like to address issues related to sexual, relationship, and/or parenting concerns. Our therapists also have experience helping teens and young adults address sexual identify and relationship issues. We draw upon a Solution-Focused approach, offering you support and practical suggestions so you can build upon your strengths, develop coping skills, enhance your relationships, and find creative solutions to your problems.
Pfeiffer Institute Reach
600 Airport Boulevard, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC 27560
919-941-2900 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebookTwitter

Individual, couple, & family therapy. No income or residency restrictions. Day, evening, and weekend appointments available. Clinicians are advanced graduate students in the Pfeiffer University Marriage and Family Therapy Program, and they are closely supervised by licensed faculty to ensure that services are competent and professional. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Individual, couples, and family therapy for $30 per session; sliding scale for those in financial need. Payment is cash or check (no insurance, no Medicaid, no credit or debit cards).
Heloisa Portela, PhD, LPCS, NCC, ACS, RPT-S
Vida Counseling • 6512 Six Forks Rd Suite 403B, Raleigh NC 27615
919-591-0800 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor providing counseling services and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have worked with children, adults, couples, and families since 1994. Services in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Transgender, lesbian, bisexual, and gay clients are welcome! • Clients Served: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women
Kenneth "KC" Ray, LPC, MAC, MAPC
Ray of Hope Counseling at Riverstone Wellness Collaborative • 4070 Barrett Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
919-228-9162 • Email for InformationWebsite

KC Ray [he, him, his] is a cisgender, openly gay, experienced counselor specializing in trauma, depression & anxiety disorders, EMDR therapy, teen issues, drug/alcohol problems, sex & porn addiction, the coming out process, reconciling faith & religion, gender identity concerns, and same-sex, bisexual, & polyamorous relationship issues. Please call or visit my website for more information. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: You can see me In-Network with TriCare, or Out-of-Network with most major insurance policies. I accept cash, check, and all major credit cards, including HSA.
Rob Reinhardt, LPCS
223 E Hwy 70 Suite 150-B, Garner NC 27529
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Also at Serenity Springs Counseling & Wellness, 602 East Academy Street Suite 105, Fuquay Varina NC 27526. Rob is a LGBT-affirming, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and Nationally Certified Counselor providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults through individual, couples, relationship and family therapy. I help clients address an array of issues and am especially interested in relationship and family therapy, including the issues encountered by LGBT clients. I have experience working with families/relationships of all kinds, including extensive experience with blended families. Additionally, through individual therapy, I enjoy helping people deal with anxiety, depression, and Asperger's Syndrome.
Carrie Roberson Fasola, LMFT
Awakenings • 9205 Baileywick Road Suite 200, Raleigh NC 27615
910-515-6555 • Email for InformationWebsite

As allies we offer therapy for individuals, families and couples struggling with intimacy and sexuality including coming out, transitioning, desire differences, depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, gender identity, polyamory, kink/BDSM, trauma, STI and health screening support. Call for a free phone consultation; we believe a good connection is crucial for the therapeutic process! • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: We accept cash, checks and credit cards as well as Health Savings or Flex Spending Accounts through your employer. We will file insurance claims for you. We also offer sliding scale and reduced fee sessions.
M. Hope Rollins, LCSW, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker • 1405 Hillsborough St, Raleigh NC 27605
919-239-4588 • Email for InformationWebsite

I provide therapy for individuals and couples. I have expertise in dealing with all forms of mental health concerns and have been in private practice for many years. Working with individuals and couples is very rewarding for me and I am very experienced with the issues that confront the LGBT population. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I accept insurance and offer a reduced pay schedule when necessary. Please visit my website for details regarding my practice.
Kimball Sargent, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Diverse Wellness Solutions, Inc. • 7155 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay Varina NC 27526
919-838-0804 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebookTwitter

I am a solution focused therapist who uses a coaching/strength based model to provide individual (adult and child); family and group therapy. For 19 years, I have seen that the only problem that transgender clients have is non transgender individuals. I help all clients see their internal strengths and create their own unique solutions for the problems that bring them to therapy. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I accept insurance and offer payment options for the uninsured.
C. Annette Sheppard JD, M.ED., LPC
800 St. Mary's St. Suite 102, Raleigh NC 27605
919-608-0441 • Email for Information

I provide counseling for adults/adolescents using CBT and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) to address a range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, parenting, stress management, identity development, life transitions, and crisis. Interests include prevention, wellness, serving the GBLTQ community and their friends, families, and allies. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: I am in network with most BCBS plans. I can process Health Savings Account and Flexible Benefits Plan payments. Also, I provide documentation necessary to file as an out of network service if wanted.
Kathy Spurlock, LPC
523 E Wait Ave, Wake Forest NC 27587 and 111 Windel Drive Suite 205, Raleigh NC 27609
919-272-8908 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a LGBTQ friendly therapist with many years of experience with LBGTQ individuals - recently trained in working with transgendered youth. My areas of expertise and special interest lie in working with children and adolescents especially with the coming out process. I also have much experience dealing with family issues, anxiety, depression, self esteem and trauma. I welcome your inquiries. • Clients Served: LGBTQ Families, Adolescents, Children, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays • Payment Info: I accept most insurances, self pay, and sliding fee scale as needed. I welcome individuals of all sexual orientation and gender identities.
Cindy S. Swartz, MS, LCAS, CSI, ICAADC
Assessment and Counseling Services • 411 Andrews Road Suite 130, Durham NC 27713
919-695-2483 • Email for InformationWebsite

I am a lesbian-identified therapist and retired military veteran. I have over ten years of experience counseling families, couples, and individuals addressing a variety of issues. My strengths include working with individuals who have experienced sexual trauma, including military sexual trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, insomnia, life transition, relationship difficulties, parenting, and addiction. I have experience with CBT, DBT, CPT, CBT-D, EMDR, CBT-I, TF-CBT, in addition to group modalities including Seeking Safety, Matrix, and other recovery focus groups. I have experience working with GLBT parents as well as parents of GLBT addressing a variety of parenting issues. My ideal client is one who is seeking a collaborative approach and willing to do homework and experimenting outside of therapy. I believe that individuals, money, and time are valuable resources and that everyone has goals and expectations when they come into therapy. My goal is to help you identify the solutions and support you making the changes you want in your life.
Michelle Topal, MSW, LCSW
Michelle Topal, LCSW - Change for Living Counseling PLLC • 111 Windel Drive Suite 213, Raleigh NC 27609 (and Durham location)
919-807-1454 • Email for InformationWebsite

I have been an out member of the LGBT community and specializing in care for the LGBTQ community for over 30 years. I have had a lifelong commitment to studying human sexuality, sexual orientation, identity (incl bisexuality), coming out, gender and cultural issues impacting our community to better serve and improve the lives of the LGBTQ community. I think it's important to be more than just affirming and make it a priority to serve the LGBT community. I work with kids, families, adults and couples. Call me now to see how I can help. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Adolescents, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: Self pay & Medcost
Katherine E. Walker, PhD, LPC, NCC, BCIA-C
Wake Forest Mind and Health, PLLC • 501 North Main Street, Wake Forest NC 27587
919-760-3068 • Email for InformationWebsite

As a lesbian and a therapist with over 16 years of clinical experience, I understand the unique struggles LGBT individuals and couples encounter in life, work, and relationships. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth for which they are striving. • Clients Served: All LGBTQ Individuals, LGBTQ Families, Adults, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women
Jennifer Moynihan Wynn, MS, LMFT
Finding Balance, PLLC • 1300 SE Maynard Road Suite 203, Cary NC 27511
919-926-8057 • Email for InformationWebsiteFacebookTwitterLinkedIn

I offer both couples and individual therapy for people living with depression, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties. I have experience working with Gay, Lesbian, and Gender Nonconforming couples. • Clients Served: Adults, Cisgender, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual men and women • Payment Info: In network with BCBSNC (out of Network for Blue Value) Out of network for other insurance companies Self-Pay

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