LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Justin Johnson-Bradshaw
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
As a gay & mixed therapist I love working with LGBTQ + persons dealing with managing their emotions.
You feel inadequate, weak, and misunderstood as if your feelings and voice do not matter. You are feeling emotionally and mentally unstable. Your attempts to feel grounded and lay down roots have been met with unbearable stress and loneliness. You begin feeling angry because it seems like others around you has it all figured out. You are left wondering if there is something wrong with you. You are eager for a change, but you’re unsure where to ask for help. You have heard about therapy on social media and through word of mouth, but you find it risky opening up to a stranger. I am here to let you know those feelings are normal.
(704) 459-4861 
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Charlotte, NC 28226
Offers online therapy
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Caroline Swindell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified
I have experience working with LGBTQIA + youth and adults who may need extra support for their journey.
Asking for help and being vulerable in therapy can be scary, but my goal is to create a support space for you to heal and make a change. For all clients I use an anti-racist theoretical foundation to ensure equity in my practice. When establishing a therapeutic relationship with my clients, my goal is for clients to see themselves as the experts of their own lives. By following a child/person centered strategy, we work together to dig deep and develop tools to understand their needs and boundaries so my clients can be successful.
(704) 288-0912 
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Charlotte, NC 28212
Offers online therapy
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Derrick Johnson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, MAC, NCC
Verified
My practice serves primarily adults and focuses on those seeking assistance with issues surrounding substance abuse and dependence, LGBTQ issues, divorce, grief and loss, trauma/crisis as well as overall life developmental transitions. But, you may be asking, "how could you possibly understand me?" Great question, and after years of self searching and development I too found myself at the crossroad of change and sought therapy, that's life. Regardless the issue, you can work through it and I am here to help you.
(704) 997-3518 
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Charlotte, NC 28204
Offers online therapy
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Eric J Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
I am passionate about working with marginalized persons, including the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities.
Life is a funny thing. And often terribly complicated. During our journey in this world, we often face challenges that can feel too big or ongoing. Whether it’s with chronic feelings of anxiousness, depression, emptiness, issues about sexual orientation, gender, or ethnicity, relationship conflict, sleep disturbances, substance misuse, school or work issues, or any combination of those, many of us struggle silently. But you don't have to. It can help to work with a therapist with a deep understanding of what it’s like with some of those struggles and who is passionate about helping others learn to thrive despite these adversities.
(828) 490-4137 
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Charlotte, NC 28201
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Bate
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As an LGBTQIA + therapist, I help clients explore their gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and/or romantic orientation in pursuit of the life they deserve.
Do you feel alone, scared, or unsupported as you navigate various changes, challenges, or identities? Are you, or a loved one, exploring your gender identity, gender expression, or transitioning? Are you stressed, anxious, or concerned with one or more relationships in your life? Are you, or a loved one, struggling with grief, loss, addiction, or healing after a traumatic event? Maybe pandemic stress and grief has just gotten to be too much? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you've made the right choice by being here. And I know this is hard, but you're brave. Just being here shows that!
(919) 849-8018 
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Charlotte, NC 28207
Offers online therapy
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Tommy Hibbs
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
I work with adults from varying background and experiences: including but not limited to topics such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity, sexuality, life transitions, LGBTQ +, communication, family dynamics, the enneagram, and acceptance of self.
Welcome! My name is Tommy Hibbs and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone. It is a chance for one to better explore their identity, wants and needs, goals, and so much more. My objective within sessions is to create a space for further self-discovery and self-acceptance. Clients deserve to be heard, validated, seen, and affirmed. My deepest desire in therapy is for my clients to feel at peace with who they are and who they are becoming.
(984) 305-3679 
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Charlotte, NC 28204
Offers online therapy
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Aimee Whaley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
I have a special interest in working with individuals, families, and couples impacted by Autism, ADHD, and/or are members of the LGBTQ + community.
**I am not accepting new clients at this time** I provide clients with practical, research-based strategies to address the concerns that are important in their lives. My clients can expect a therapy space that is safe and welcoming for all walks of life and lifestyles, including those who may feel alienated from mainstream culture.
(704) 325-5093 
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Charlotte, NC 28270
Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth V. Kerr
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, MA, NCC
Verified
I specialize in trauma, grief and loss, and clients who are LGBTQIA +.
Do you feel stuck and unable to make changes in your life? While change is not easy, it is possible. Therapy can be a powerful tool in this process by helping you gain insight, support, and confidence to develop new patterns and behaviors. I work collaboratively with individuals to identify the sources of their pain and empower them to resolve them. You're not alone & things can improve. And if you’re wondering if now is the right time, it probably is.
(704) 810-2104 
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Charlotte, NC 28204
Offers online therapy
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Brittany Preslar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Hi, I'm Brittany Preslar, LCSWA! I'm happy that you've found the courage to take a step toward healing. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, in search of change, or trying to cope with unresolved trauma? Looking for an affirming therapist who offers culturally competent therapy for members of LGBTQA + and other vulnerable communities?Need a trusted support to provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space to talk openly? I am here for you. The mantra informing my approach to therapy is: “You are the expert of your own life!”
(704) 459-6874 
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Charlotte, NC 28277
Offers online therapy
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Tatim Lace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A, MSW
Verified
We might be a good fit if you're struggling with personal relationships or feeling alone in your journey. You may be stuck on a painful past or struggling with sorting out who you are. You might be searching for a different perspective or someone to validate your experience. I believe in the power of building up your resiliency toolbox and finding light at the end of the tunnel together. Each life stage and relationship offers different rewards and challenges that I enjoy working with. Navigating those life stages can be more complex for those struggling with identity. The LGBTQ community is the most near and dear to my heart.
(704) 396-4128 
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Charlotte, NC 28203
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Cindy Lemberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
My specialties include trauma, anxiety, and LGBTQIA concerns.
**I am unable to accept new clients at this time** I provide clients with a safe and relaxed therapy experience to address the things that are causing stress in their lives. Regardless of background, culture or lifestyle, clients can expect an inviting space to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment. I invite you to contact me for a free consultation to ask questions about my services or therapy in general.
(704) 270-2523 
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Charlotte, NC 28270
Offers online therapy
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Deanna Lenker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified
If you are feeling down, depressed, or anxious then therapy might be the first step towards feeling better! As a therapist, I work with my clients to address issues around trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, identity issues, life transitions, and relationships. I particularly enjoy working with the LGBTQIA + community and college students. I am geek, goth, and gamer-friendly!
(980) 430-6839 
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Charlotte, NC 28205
Offers online therapy
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Shabria L. Mayne
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
I specialize in supporting diverse populations to include adolescent youth, young adults, women of all ages and those who identify with the LGBTQ community.
I am accepting new teletherapy patients. Are you seeking support through a difficult season or need help gaining clarity in an area of your life? Do you have a teen who struggles with self-acceptance or the burdens of adolescence? My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space to allow for honest discussion about your concerns, struggles, and personal conflicts, hopes for your future, goals, and all other considerations pertaining to life.
(704) 270-6966 
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Charlotte, NC 28278
Offers online therapy
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Lindsay B. Laufer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
I am passionate about supporting the Trans and LGBQ+ communities and provide HRT referral letters when appropriate.
Welcome. Visiting this page took courage and it speaks to your desire and readiness for change. It would be my privilege to assist you as a therapist with over 10 years experience helping individuals. I provide a safe, supportive space for my clients to process the challenges they are facing and move towards growth, healing, and healthy mental well-being. I can help you to explore and better understand how past difficult experiences play a role in your mental health, and how to heal from them. I am here to help you become the best version of yourself, build strength, and be a survivor of all things life has thrown your way.
(704) 286-9753 
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Charlotte, NC 28202
Offers online therapy
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Peter Basone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSOTS
Verified
I provide psychotherapeutic treatment for adults experiencing mental health, LGBTQ , and addiction challenges which have been negatively impacting your life.
Meaningful therapy depends on the powerful interpersonal relationship between the client and clinician, which is one of the many reasons why we work together to create a profound and significant connection. Once I learn of your challenges, we will collaborate and choose the appropriate modality for you, based on your individual needs. You will have your own personalized treatment plan as a guide to enhance your growth and healing. Through therapy, you will find yourself expanding your insight, achieving deeper self-awareness, and making healthy and effective choices.
(704) 761-7136 
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Charlotte, NC 28211
Offers online therapy
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Becky Stamler
MA, LCMHC
Verified
I am a co-founding member of Charlotte Trans Health (a professional consulting and education group) & member of PFLAG/Concord-Kannapolis.
I am currently not able to accept new clients. I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, with over 10 years of experience. My focus is to provide services to Transgender clients, ages 15-64. My professional training & experiences may assist with issues & concerns related to: gender transition, gender identity development, gender dysphoria, gender questioning, WPATH letters, Informed Consent, & sexual orientation. I provide support to the families of LGBTQ individuals, as well as educational resources, with hope for reconciliation, & reunification.
(704) 912-0957 
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Charlotte, NC 28262
Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth Ponds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Each client is the expert of their own experience. My job as a therapist is to help you realize your own power to reach your goals. I believe the goal of therapy is for a client to work on self-healing as they find healing within community, so that they no longer need therapy. I work with clients with all types of trauma, including religious trauma, intimate partner violence, etc. I help clients deconstruct all oppressive ideologies, whether we are directly harmed by them or were indoctrinated to believe them. As a queer person, I also specialize in working with LGBTQIA + clients, including asexual, aromantic, and bisexual clients.
(704) 666-9892 
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Charlotte, NC 28262
Not accepting new clients
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Malachi Jennings
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
I have a passion for providing therapy to members of the LGBTQIA + community.
Seeking therapy is one of the most profound things we can do. It requires an extraordinary amount of vulnerability. You deserve a space that honors your vulnerability and strength. My goal is to help develop that space with you. Therapy is about your process and your story. I am excited to accompany you in that process and hear your story.
(704) 850-6841 
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Charlotte, NC 28226
Offers online therapy
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Annada Hypes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
As a cis, white provider, I am a proud ally to LGBTQ + youth and their families and aim to have a safe, affirming, inclusive space for all people.
Adolescence can be a rocky time for many people, but I believe therapy can be of great help. I work with teenagers and young adults, struggling primarily with mood, identity, and impulse control difficulties. My goals are to help young people build their strengths and relationships in order to find happiness and success as emerging adults. Some of the things I treat are: depression, self-harm, anxiety, family conflict, gender dysphoria, transition to young adulthood stress, and disordered eating habits. Generally I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectal-behavior therapy (DBT) within a caring, humanistic approach.
(704) 256-0987 
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Charlotte, NC 28211
Not accepting new clients
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Jocelyn F Chrisley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
My practice is committed to supporting members of the LGBTQ + community.
Hello. I am a gentle, empathetic listener who helps clients find the questions underneath the questions. We will work together to connect the dots between past experiences and current emotions. I am non judgmental, honoring feelings and experiences that can be difficult to process in isolation. As a therapist, I commit to developing compassionate, supportive, forward moving relationships with my clients. We will use our sessions to explore your story, identify your authentic voice, and implement behaviors that assist in creating a life aligned with your values.
(704) 459-6635 
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Charlotte, NC 28204
Offers online therapy


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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Charlotte. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.