LGBTQ+ Therapists in Matthews, NC

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Katrina Sutton
Counselor, LCMHCA, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been holding onto a burden since you were a child or a young adult? Are you ready to grow into the person you want to be and utilize the skills needed to cope with life’s difficulties? Do you want a counselor to see you for who you really are and give you a safe space to work through any concerns you bring to counseling? As a genderfluid counselor, I can help you onto the path to true healing whether that be from PTSD, C-PTSD, and trauma-related concerns, dissociation, LGBTQ + issues, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, etc.
(704) 286-1307
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Matthews, NC 28105
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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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Matthews, NC 28105
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Christian Cagle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
This is especially true for LGBTQ + individuals and other marginalized groups, who may face additional mental health concerns and life stressors stemming from barriers to care, discrimination, harassment, lack of acceptance, and more.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of NC, and received my Masters of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill. I have experience working at inpatient behavioral health settings, hospital systems, multidisciplinary collaborative primary-care clinics, and in private practice. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR(trauma),and utilize other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational Interviewing, talk-therapy, and solution-focused. I am proud to serve clients with a wide rage of ages (early adolescence through older adulthood), and from a wide range of backgrounds.
(704) 459-2170
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Mary Ann McGannon
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, ATR-BC
Verified
Verified
Over the past 25 years I have enjoyed working with clients of all ages, from children to adults. As an art therapist, I use the tools of the creative arts and traditional counseling methods to help people identify their obstacles and find more peace and resolution in their lives. I work with individuals, couples and families. My focus over the past eight years has been with children, gay and lesbian issues, couples, stress management for working parents, and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. I'm excited to announce that I'M TAKING CBHA.
(803) 402-4575
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Annada Hypes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
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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Cindy Lemberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
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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MACS (McCloud Acosta Clinical Services PLLC)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
We are LGBTQIA + informed and allied.
We are a Group of Trauma Specialist working with a variety of ages (3-100+) who have experienced trauma & have mental health needs. Our team of 15 therapists have a variety of specialties, experience & methods along with life experiences that can address most challenges. We love to work with clients who are ready to take the healing journey, are open, motivated & committed. Therapy is work & it is something we are honored to help you do. If you are ready to improve your life- please reach out. Virtual (in NC) and In Person Sessions Available.
(704) 368-3609
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Eve Rogerson
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC, MA, PGDE, BSc
Verified
9 Endorsed
Verified
9 Endorsed
I am an LGBTQIA + affirming, anti-racist therapist.
You may be struggling with an important relationship; being overwhelmed by the impact of past trauma; exploring your sexuality or gender identity; navigating the world safely because of systemic oppression and injustice; facing financial hardship; feeling lost; learning to manage a health condition; feeling unable to connect with family; experiencing unexplained anger; or a thousand other things that there isn't room to list. It is my job and my hope to empower you by providing an empathic, safe, and supportive environment in which to explore struggles, pain, and roadblocks such that opportunities for help and growth can emerge.
(704) 870-0930
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London Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients is an important first step and is vital for clients to be successful. My approach to therapy is client-centered, holistic and strengths-based and I partner with clients to support them in recognizing their own self-worth and overcoming challenges. I welcome clients of all ages from different cultural and religious backgrounds as well as the LGBTQA community. I am experienced in addressing mental health and behavioral needs such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harm, aggression and trauma. I look forward to taking this journey of growth with you.
(704) 286-6227
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Pam Lassiter
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHCS, LMFT, LCAS, CCS
Verified
Verified
Mental and emotional wellness is important in this hectic world today. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 35 years of counseling experience. My practice serves individuals, couples, and families who are seeking assistance with a wide array of concerns including life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and grief and loss. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I can help with trauma issues using techniques like EMDR. My specialties include couples counseling, adult children of alcoholics issues, and women's issues.
(704) 259-7132
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Tori Vollmer
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Intern, MFT
Verified
Verified
I also work with active-duty military, veterans, Law Enforcement, members of the LGBTQIA community, and individuals facing domestic violence issues.
Are you struggling to find solutions to your most pressing concerns? Do you find it difficult to communicate with others? Are you feeling bullied, depressed, angry, frustrated, or misunderstood? Are you struggling with understanding your or a family member's sexual identity? Have you experienced physical or verbal abuse and find the trauma is overwhelming you? Have you experienced thoughts of suicide? If any of these questions resonate with you, then let's chat a bit. I am currently an Intern working on my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University. It is my goal to help you identify and achieve yours!
(980) 290-7272
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Deborah S. Lung
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PsyD, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I genuinely love working with my clients. I purposely maintain a small practice that allows me to really get to know each of my clients and to focus on each individual's specific concerns and goals. Although I work intensively with my clients, my approach is flexible, interpersonal, warm, and client driven. I work with individuals dealing with depression, loss, anxiety, relationship issues/conflicts, stress, low self-esteem, codependency, life transitions, pet grief/loss, and personal growth. I also enjoy working with diverse populations, including LGBTQIA clients.
(803) 310-3251
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Matthews, NC 28105
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GPS Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Through the person centered approach I provide Individual Therapy, LGBTQ Counseling, Couples Counseling, Play Therapy, Child Parent Relationship Training and Family Therapy.
Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Greg St. Martin. I provide counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families. My theoretical approach is Person Centered. Person-Centered Therapy utilizes the approach that each person is unique, valued, and worthy of unconditional acceptance. I received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Play Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2017. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina (LCMHC, 13814) and a National Certified Counselor.
(704) 837-1638
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Karen McKinney
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHCA
Verified
Verified
Karen is also an LGBTQ + therapist and welcomes the queer community.
Nature's Way Holistic Counseling offers clinical mental health counseling with the addition of a health and wellness framework that connects the body, mind, and spirit. We believe in the term "holistic" counseling because our minds are not independent of all other aspects of life, but is dependent upon the complex, interconnected factors of life, including the food we eat, the environment in which we live, and the content we consume. Although some counseling services address these topics on some level, there is a gap in the field of practitioners offering such a comprehensive evaluation.
(704) 742-2534
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Stephanie D. Beard
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified
Verified
I am also able to provide assessments and letters of support for trans and non-binary clients who wish to undergo gender affirming medical care.
My name is Stephanie and I’m here to guide you. When we experience trauma, we may find it easier to leave it in the past; however, these experiences can change how we think and feel about ourselves and our surroundings. Through therapy, we can regain understanding of ourselves by reconnecting to our feelings of safety, belonging, and hope.
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Keeshma Richardson
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a graduate of Capella University and specializes in Cognitive Behavior, Mindfulness-based Behavioral, and Person-Centered therapies. I work with clients from a variety of backgrounds and ages that are facing challenges with self esteem, self-identity/self-discovery, anxiety, depression, stress, LGBT + issues, post abortion stress, and complex trauma. As a clinician,
(980) 533-0856
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Jonathan Anslow
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I tend to work well with someone who yearns for understanding. Someone who may crave social interaction, but is not quite sure how to go about it. Someone who is developing their identity and consolidating their sense of self. Someone who wants more out of life but is not quite sure how to get it. Someone who feels lost and plagued with self-doubt. Someone who is not sure why they engage in the same self-defeating behaviors over and over and over. I am open to working with a wide diversity of clients who represent various sexualities, ethnicities, racial identities, genders, and ages.
(704) 750-8092
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Kaitlyn Cannon
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Certain events in our lives can alter the way we view ourselves, others, and the world around us. Maybe you're blaming yourself for something that happened to you. Maybe you're angry at yourself for not being able to move past it. Maybe it's so distressing that you are struggling with daily functioning. You may be starting to notice the ways that these events are impacting your relationships, education, or work life. You may have tried to express yourself to someone and they told you to "just move on" or "look on the bright side". I am here to tell you: your feelings are valid. As humans, we were not made to carry our burdens alone.
(980) 635-0180
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Matthews, NC 28106
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Boyce L Smith
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Taking the step to seek out counseling takes tremendous courage and vulnerability. My approach in counseling is holistic and takes into account the whole body, mind, and spirit. As a therapist I treat individuals, couples, and families regardless of race, age, sexuality, gender, religion, or ethnicity. Both professionally and personally, I believe that we all have what is necessary for true growth and change. Join me on the journey of exploring your needs and goals to help you accomplish a desired outcome.
(704) 703-3298
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Colton Brown
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
Verified
Verified
To quote Buffy Summers, "The hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Be brave. Live." These words have inspired me for over 15 years and guide my view of people. It takes bravery to live an authentic life. As a counseling psychologist, I value human potential, diversity, and growth. When working with clients I strive to be empowering, humorous, creative, and empathic. My goal is to help people integrate their identities and values and encourage them to pursue growth-fostering relationships and lives. If you feel that I can support you in your journey toward empowerment and improved health, please call and schedule.
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