LGBTQ+ Therapists in Columbia, SC

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Ashlyn Bordelon
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer LGBTQ +-affirmative individual, family, and couples therapy.
Do you often find yourself feeling overcome by feelings of despair and helplessness? Do you struggle to accept yourself as you are and to cope with the anxiety of existing? You are not alone. Many clients come to me when they are at the end of their rope and merely hanging on by a thread. People often want to learn to accept themselves as they are, to feel worthy, and ultimately, to be able to improve their relationships with others. Similarly, couples often seek therapy in order to learn to communicate effectively, to deal with conflict, to strengthen their bonds, and to prepare for marriage or children.
(864) 523-8847
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Columbia, SC 29210
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John S Hyatt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide LGBT -affirmative psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families. I assist with relationship issues, communication, family conflict, anger management, sexual and gender identity, depression, anxiety, grief, and adjustment.
(843) 536-1919
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Eric Sullivan Proud Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I am a proud gay person who helps LGBTQ + people make positive life changes and be happier. Being Queer is awesome, but it can also be tough. We grow up hearing messages that we are wrong, and this leads us to try to shut down the parts of ourselves that make us special and holds us back from reaching our full potential. Luckily, we are also very strong and can build empowerment by finding ways to be proud of who we are and by living our lives on our terms. I can help you get there.
(843) 226-7476
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Alandria Mustafa
Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I specialize in working with folks who are navigating LGBTQIA + related issues, cultural related challenges and oppression, emotional distress, and grief.
Hey and Welcome! As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my primary goal is to create a space where my clients can show up as their authentic selves and address the various challenges that are creating a sense of hardship in their lives. I seek to create a therapeutic space that is collaborative, non-judgmental, and compassion focused. Supporting and witnessing the courageous, emotionally vulnerable, and occasionally challenging, work my clients are willing to do in therapy brings me a great sense of fulfillment.
(754) 799-7528
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Columbia, SC 29208
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Trish Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Martrisha "Trish" Rodriguez has experience in working with vast populations including forensics, human trafficking/trauma survivors, military families, adolescents and adults. She has helped individuals work through vital life issues and mental health concerns that include women issues, depression, trauma, substance abuse/use, sexual assault, LGBTQ + issues, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, anger/crisis management, and an overall desire to be emotionally healthy.
(540) 340-9546
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Columbia, SC 29229
Not accepting new clients
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Kayla Sweet
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in South Carolina. I have experience working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. All are welcome. I work with adolescents and adults to navigate anxiety, depression, life stress, relationship struggles, LGBTQ + issues, managing work/life balance, self-esteem, maladaptive coping skills, and interpersonal skills. I take an individualized approach to therapy and customize treatment to each client’s specific needs. I work with clients to create an environment that is open, safe, nonjudgmental, and best suited to foster growth.
(803) 784-8460
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Columbia, SC 29204
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Danielle Osborne Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified
Verified
As a queer therapist who is actively doing the work alongside my clients, I provide a safe space dedicated to advocation, abolition, deconstruction, and healing.
My top priorities as a therapist are making sure that clients feel safe and advocated for during sessions, and that we take a collaborative approach towards treatment goals. I practice with an abolitionist and integrative approach, depending on the needs of the client. I have three main areas of focus in my counseling practice: Trauma/Complex-PTSD, Deconstruction/Liberation, and LGBTQIA + issues.
(843) 438-7817
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Kate Kleinfelter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I also am sensitive to the struggles that gay , bi, questioning, and transgender young people and their families face, within their schools and communities.
Hi – my name is Dr. Kleinfelter but some just call me “Dr. K.” I am a clinical psychologist based in Columbia and have worked with South Carolina’s children and families for over 30 years. I mainly serve adolescents ages 11 to 21, although I have worked with adults and may see someone who is older, depending on the circumstance. My primary specialty areas include: high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (hfASD) or Asperger’s Syndrome, and working with LGBTQI+ youth. But I have seen people from all walks of life. Covid has taken a toll on people's mental health; reaching out for therapeutic help is no longer uncommon.
(803) 882-2482
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Columbia, SC 29212
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Jeremy Henderson-Teelucksingh
Counselor, MHR, MA, LPCMHSP, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Accepting online clients in South Carolina and Tennessee: I work with adolescents (16+), adults, couples, and families across a number of different life experiences and mental health issues. I also work with the LGBT + community as an "out" counselor, as well as the foster care and adoption communities. I approach counseling from a multicultural and social justice viewpoint and have lived and worked in many US states and countries, which is an experience I draw from to understand your unique experience.
(866) 866-3512
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Jessica Jarman Hayes
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LPC
2 Endorsed
2 Endorsed
I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA + community because I am part of that community. You should never have to educate, defend or explain your identity to your therapist and you should never have to worry about having that identity invalidated. You are more than your gender and orientation but those identities need to be affirmed. My focus as your therapist is to give you the tools you need to have just one day where you are not overwhelmed with anxiety, fear, shame- whatever it is that feels like it's consuming you. One day where you can wake up in the morning and live. Then, I want to help you make that one day every day.
(803) 832-4352
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Columbia, SC 29205
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Katherine Herring
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with members of the LGBTQ + community and am poly supportive.
I believe that all human beings possess the innate ability to heal, and as your therapist my role is to help you uncover that ability. Part of this involves helping you develop a different kind of relationship with yourself, a relationship that is grounded in self-compassion, curiosity, and exploration. The other layer of this is helping you identify and explore how larger systems such as family and culture have influenced your emotional wellbeing, sense of safety throughout your life and in your romantic relationships. We will also explore how to develop a relationship with your thoughts and emotions instead of avoiding them.
(803) 592-6063
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Asha D Purohit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, MSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
I am LGBTQ + allied and sex positive.
Emotions can be hard, life can be hard, dealing with trauma, depression and anxiety is hard, dealing with chronic pain is hard. So many things that we have to navigate in life can feel overwhelming and the struggle can feel unwinnable. You don’t have to do it alone! We can work together to make a plan for making sure you have the tools you need to deal with any situation that arises in life, the big and the small and everything in between. I am a compassionate understanding open minded person who approaches mental health treatment through a trauma informed lens.
(803) 258-6499
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Integrative Mental Health Solutions, LLC
MS, LPC, CCMC, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
IMHS provides treatment for mental health wellness including Covid anxiety, depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide bereavement, end of life issues, grief/loss, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, critical incidents, behavioral issues, LGBTQ + issues, impulse control, family issues, disordered eating, nutritional counseling, sexual trauma, self -esteem, parenting, adjustment issues, self-harm, school issues, dissociative disorders, substance use, relational issues and many more areas of mental health. Our office provides a safe and private place for couples, families, individuals, children, and adults seeking a place to heal and grow.
(803) 471-4250
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Columbia, SC 29210
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Jessica Pena-Cabana
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, PsyD, CSC, NFCC, LPC-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Pena-Cabana enjoys working with diverse populations, including adults, children, families, couples, recent immigrants and the LGBT population.
Jessica Pena-Cabana, PhD, PsyD, MEd, CSC, CEIP-MH, LPC-S. She has over 20 plus years working with children, adolescents, couples, families and adults with special needs and emotional issues. She is fully licensed Bilingual (Spanish) therapist. She accepts Medicaid, BCBS, Tricare, & most other insurances. She will also accepts private pay and work on a sliding scale if needed. She is trained in CBT, DBT, EMDR, Solution focused, Play therapy, Grief & Loss, PTSD, and trauma. Office line: 803-569-3101 fax: 800-915-8615. Addl website: https://www.hillcrestcps.co or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HillcrestBehavioralH.
(803) 223-7621
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Columbia, SC 29205
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Roni Caw, PhD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an African American male, retired military with 24 service years. I counsel for a variety of emotional and mental disorders that include ADHD, Adjustment, Anxiety, Depression, High Functioning Autism, Grief, PTSD, and Trauma. I counsel children, adolescents, adults, families, Law Enforcement and Military, LGBTQ + Affirming, marriage, and pre-marital. I have previous experience as a college psychology professor, juvenile correctional officer, residential counselor, substitute teacher, and special education community liaison.
(803) 610-4072
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Columbia, SC 29201
Not accepting new clients
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David Leach
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CH, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My collaborative approach to counseling is to empower and encourage individuals to achieve their goals and live the lives they want. This approach is based on building resilience and acquiring positive coping skills, which provide people the tools to adjust to life's challenges and demands. I work with persons age 15+ are experiencing depression, anxiety, and adjustment to disability or young adult life transitions. The treatment modalities I typically use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Hypnosis. I have a passion for working with persons with disabilities and persons who are part of the LGBTQ + population.
(803) 560-5042
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Columbia, SC 29201
Not accepting new clients
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Fresh Minds Therapeutic Services & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I utilize a holistic approach to health and wellness specializing in working with Women of Color, LGBTQ + individuals,Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Life Changes, and Weight Issues.
Lillian Thompson is the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Food Justice Activist, & Socialpreneur who founded Fresh Minds Therapeutic Services & Consulting, LLC. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Norfolk State University, and later received a Masters of Arts in Clinical/Community Psychology also from Norfolk State University. Lillian has over 10 years of experience as a Mental Health Professional.
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Columbia, SC 29203
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Briana Dishongh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am an LGBTQ + ally and strive to provide a person-centered, non- judgmental, and positive therapy experience.
Now accepting new Clients! Do you find yourself stuck in a cycle of trauma, anxiety, or depression? Are you someone who needs a supportive and laid back therapist who is also knowledgable and experienced? Therapy can help you heal by developing empathy and compassion for yourself. As your therapist, I will guide you to find your strengths, heal your past traumas, and achieve your goals. You deserve a fulfilling life, rich with happiness and contentment, and I'm here to guide and support you through the process.
(803) 560-5428
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Columbia, SC 29201
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Shambricka D. North
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with diverse populations, including adults, children, families, couples, recent immigrants and the LGBT population.
I know that for many people the hardest part of therapy is picking up the phone to ask for help, I want to thank you for taking that first step. Choosing the right person to help is a very individual process, and time after time the best predictor of successful counseling or therapy has been shown to be the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client. If you feel confident that my training, approach to therapy, and personality are the right match for you, we will discuss our options regarding treatment.
(803) 258-5032
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Columbia, SC 29209
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Michal Rubin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPCS
Verified
Verified
I love working with people who: are interested in an in-depth journey; are in long-term recovery from addictions; face gay and lesbian issues; face grief and end of life challenges; suffer from depression and childhood abuse and trauma; women who have had difficulties coming into their power and potential.
I am a psychotherapist with 35 years experience in a variety of treatment settings. I have been in private practice now for 23 years, working with people from all walks of life who bring their unique story to the space we co-create. With care, and with gentle yet intense encounters, we navigate through the difficult times in the person's life. Our work together and the intimacy of the here and now is about healing life's wounds more so than managing life's difficulties; it is the healing that brings ease to life stresses.
(803) 591-9331
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Columbia, SC 29201

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