LGBTQ+ Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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O'Neale Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Originally from South Carolina, I moved to Charlotte in 2011 to focus my experience to work with LGBTQ communities.
I believe that attention to mental health is a vital part of self-care and want to create a therapeutic space that supports and embraces people of all orientations and identities. I enjoy working with adults and older adolescent youth as they navigate life transitions and issues related to depression, anxiety, self-concept, and relationships.
(704) 285-1841
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Charlotte, NC 28204
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Kelsey S. Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with the LGBTQ + population and those experiencing trauma, addiction, depression, and anxiety.
“Tell me, What is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver I am licensed in NC, SC and VA. I hold tight to the experience and belief that we already have the answers within us. I want my clients to not only survive the things that challenge them the most, but to thrive and fall in love with their life. I love the process of supporting people in reconnecting to themselves, especially during times of life’s inevitable transitions. You may find yourself separating, becoming a parent, experiencing grief and loss, or beginning to shift your identity. Growth is never easy.
(704) 469-4105
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Charlotte, NC 28226
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Derrick Johnson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, MAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Jess Clodfelter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Jess’s ideal clients want to put in the work to make a change in their lives. The clients understand that the change will not happen overnight and understand that their work with Jess will take time and energy. The clients Jess works with are mostly part of the LGBTQIA + community. They have anxiety & depression, struggle with trans needs & gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, self-esteem issues, & trauma histories. Jess's clients need a safe space to be themselves & to learn how to feel comfortable in their own skin. Jess's clients want to work towards growth around self acceptance & skills to manage & process their strong emotions.
(704) 703-2112
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Charlotte, NC 28209
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Earl C. Martin Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
In addition to trauma focused therapy, I have experience in working with anxiety, domestic violence, depression, stigma, and marginalized groups, with my passion being working with members of the LGBTQ + community.
Understanding the importance of self-discovery and the journey to happiness, I strive to aid those achieve the best version of themselves by enhancing their skills to breakthrough their barriers. With my passion and background in helping individuals deal with traumatic experiences, I truly believe each person has the innate potential to achieve their full healthy selves. I been have been working in the human services and mental health field for over six years, and recognize that each individuals story is uniquely their own and that their healthiest selves can be achieved.
(704) 703-8196
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Charlotte, NC 28262
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Robert B Stroker
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I believe psychotherapy can be transformational. In my 17+ years as a psychologist, I've noticed a few key components to my work: I approach every new client with unconditional positive regard. I am empathic and supportive, yet direct and focused. I use humor often and laugh a lot. I am an active, conversational therapist. I use a team-oriented approach and keep communication flowing between parents, teachers and counselors. I specialize in working with men and the LGBTQ population. I am goal oriented and meet my clients where they are.
(980) 277-3293
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Charlotte, NC 28226
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Caroline Swindell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-A
Verified
Verified
My passion is working with LGBTQIA + individuals and couples.
We live in a world where we are constantly expected to grow and change without even knowing ourselves. With all my clients, I see them as the experts of their own life and aim to create a supportive space for vulnerability and radical acceptance. If they are struggling to find to their inner voice, I work with them to do this by processing their life experiences and trauma. By following a person centered and eclectic strategy, we develop tools for a deeper self-understanding of their needs and boundaries. I love working with children, individuals, parents, and couples to become comfortable with self-acceptance and emotions.
(704) 288-0912
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Charlotte, NC 28204
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Shaquil Rasheed Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LCSWA, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I'm Shaq Roberts, a licensed social worker with a passion for mental health and the needs of the LGBTQ + and QPOC communities. As a Queer Person of Color, I have intentionally and specifically catered my education and work experience to match that of my life experience. This has driven me to pursue my Bachelor's in Counseling Psychology and Social Work at East Stroudsburg University or Pennsylvania, as well as a Master's of Social Work at Capella University.
(704) 802-1836
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Charlotte, NC 28216
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Justin Johnson-Bradshaw (Lgbtq+ Therapist)
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a gay & mixed therapist, I love working with LGBTQ + persons dealing with managing their emotions.
You've been feeling inadequate, weak, & misunderstood. As if your feelings and voice do not matter. You are feeling emotionally & mentally unstable. Your attempts to feel grounded & lay down roots have been met with unbearable stress & loneliness. You begin feeling angry because it seems like others around you have 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 & 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
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Bethany Otten
Counselor, LCMHC-A, NCC, MA, RYT-500
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
This includes marginalized individuals & LGBTQIA + folx.
Eager to excel in your personal life, school, or work performance? Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, or overwhelm? It's time to start your journey towards aligning with your authentic self and transition into your true potential. No matter the size, your challenges and problems are valid. You deserve to find peace of mind. Together, we will work towards achieving your goals with grace and compassion. You may utilize traditional counseling OR you can also choose innovative holistic techniques tailored to your unique needs. I am here to support you every step of the way. There is no limit in what you can achieve.
(704) 251-6711
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Charlotte, NC 28205
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Eric J Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Keilan Rickard
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
While I am a generalist, I have expertise in working with college students as well as folks from the queer and trans community.
I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for more than a decade and board certified (ABPP) since September of 2021. As a generalist, I have experience treating a wide variety of concerns.
(404) 738-6072
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Charlotte, NC 28201
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Monisha Berkowski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Therapy can help you understand how past experiences impact your daily life and relationships. By recognizing these patterns, we can begin cultivating lasting change in our interactions and relationships. Most of my clients want to improve their relationships, their sex life, or explore their identities or transitions. I specialize in sex and relationship therapy, enhancing intimacy and desire, improving differences in desire, and working through pain or dysfunction, particularly within the queer community. I also offer psychological evaluations to clarify diagnoses and collaborate on treatment recommendations.
(828) 827-4794
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Charlotte, NC 28205
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Brittany Bate
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
As a queer therapist serving the LGBTQIA + community, I'll follow your lead.
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA + community and seeking a therapist who "just gets it?" Are you tired of feeling alone, scared, or unsupported as you navigate various changes, challenges, or identities? Has pandemic stress and grief has gotten to be too much? Are you stressed or concerned with one or more relationships?Perhaps you and your partner(s) have found yourself in a difficult cycle you are struggling to break, leaving y'all feeling disconnected and unsatisfied? If you answered yes to any of these, 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
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Willough Davis
Counselor, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified
Verified
I value an individualized approach to the therapeutic journey and adjust my approach based on your needs and goals. I utilize a variety of techniques drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities. I recognize the importance of building a safe and trusting relationship between client and therapist. I have a passion for working with and advocating for individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns, as well as members of the LGBTQ + community.
(704) 285-2786
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Charlotte, NC 28210
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Tiffany Cutrone - Rising Tide Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LPC, LCAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a queer -identifying therapist, serving the LGBTQIA + community for over 20 years, I believe in taking a strength-based approach.
Do you feel alone navigating challenging times? Let’s take some time to take care of you! As your counselor, I am here to support you in finding meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. The stress of everyday things; work, family, finances, health, loss, etc. can be overwhelming if you try to navigate them alone. Counseling allows you to process your feelings in a safe and supported environment. This often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and relief from feelings of distress.
(910) 335-8735
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Charlotte, NC 28201
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Tommy Hibbs
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Nick Harper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified
Verified
I am an openly gay man, trauma-informed, and sex-positive Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)/psychotherapist with over ten years of experience specializing in clinical work with people living with HIV, individuals struggling with substance use disorders, as well as working with a diverse range of relationship styles.
Do you struggle to understand or name your feelings, needs, or desires? Would you like a better relationship with yourself and others? Maybe you’re looking for an open, safe, and positive space to heal and grow from past trauma? Inclusive Therapy and Consulting Services LLC strives to create access to compassionate and quality psychotherapy services for the LGBTQIA + community, individuals living with HIV, and their supports.
(919) 626-9149
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Charlotte, NC 28201
Not accepting new clients
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Adria Goulet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Verified
Adria specializes in working with the LGBTQIA + community, tweens, teens, and young adults.
Adria meets their clients where they are at in their healing process, empowering them to navigate or overcome uncomfortable emotions, harmful behaviors, and intrusive thoughts. Adria recognizes that during crisis situations, harmful or self-destructive behaviors can seem necessary for survival. This is why they strive to help their clients implement new resources and coping skills that allow clients to not only survive, but thrive while learning to love themselves entirely. Adria is motivated to provide a space that is free of judgment so that clients can feel safe, validated, and supported in discussing anything and everything.
(704) 703-7525
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Charlotte, NC 28277
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Steven C. Land
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals who want to find out who they are and where they want to go. I specialize in working with people going through major life transitions, desire to have a stronger sense of identity, and asking serious questions about their view of life. Because of this, I specialize in working with those who are in the LGBTQ + community, Gen Z and Millennials, and those impacted by major changes such as moving away from home, divorce, job changes, and more. Further, I work closely with those going through spiritual questioning, no matter their faith.
(980) 414-8383
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Charlotte, NC 28214
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LGBTQ+ Therapists

Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?

Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialized training, either during their degree program or as continuing education, to learn the core principles of affirmative therapy and how to best support their LGBTQ clients; some have received certifications in LGBTQ-affirmative therapy. Prospective clients should inquire as to a clinician’s background and training to ensure a good fit.

Why might I want to see an LGBTQ-affirming or LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

Queer and gender-non-conforming individuals frequently experience bias and marginalization in day-to-day life. Working with a therapist who understands these unique challenges, as well as accepts and affirms their identity, can help LGBTQ clients feel safe and supported during therapy—allowing them to better navigate their relationships, mental health, and anything else that they wish to explore during therapy. It is important to note that many therapists can be effective in their work with LGBTQ+ individuals, even in the absence of specific training or background knowledge. The most important component in therapy is the alliance between therapist and client, and this alliance can exist between individuals with very different backgrounds.

How can I find an LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

You may wish to inquire about a therapist’s expertise with your specific challenges or concerns—depression, for example, or relationship strife—as well as their past experiences treating LGBTQ+ clients. Prospective clients may also ask whether a therapist has obtained additional training and/or certification in LGBTQ-affirmative techniques.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience with LGBTQ issues?

Prospective clients should feel empowered to directly ask therapists whether they have received training or been certified in LGBTQ-affirming therapy; competent therapists will be happy to explain their educational background and preferred approach(es) to help a client find the best match for them. Clients may also wish to ask how a therapist has treated clients with their particular challenges in the past and what they expect treatment to look like.

Are all the therapists listed in the LGBTQ directory themselves members of the LGBTQ community?

While therapists may choose to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles, the LGBTQ directory features not only those who have shared this information but also those who assert specialized training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.