LGBTQ+ Therapists in Chattanooga, TN

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David Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a member of the queer community, I want everyone to feel safe, welcomed, and valued.
No one makes the decision to look for a counselor because they feel like their life is moving in the direction they want it to. Whether we get off track because of trauma, or effective but unhelpful thought or behavior patterns, or untrue messages were told as children, the counseling relationship offers us the chance to try and find the road again. As a counselor, it is a privilege and a responsibility to get to help people try and find their way forward (even if the way does not look like what either of us expects).
(423) 205-5906
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Patricia Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified
Verified
LGBTQ + ONLINE ONLY ...EASY,.....NO OFFICE VISITS......ONLINE VIRTUAL VISIT..... Therapist. Are you a LGBTQ + struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, call me. Things can be better. (Feelings of confusion, uncertainty, anger, call me, email, text. LGBT relationships? Call me! I specialize in addictions and increasing your mental health. Text me!! I have built a practice through referrals , 70% LGBTQ clients both single and couples. Everyone is welcome to see me. Life is happening now. Make the call, you are ready!
(786) 463-4296
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Chattanooga, TN 37401
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Aaron M Free
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LMSW, CTP
Verified
Verified
I am a certified trauma professional and IFS-informed psychotherapist specializing in treating survivors of sexual violence, childhood abuse, and other forms of trauma. I also enjoy working with other LGBTQ + folks looking for support. Many clients come to me because they are tired of struggling and need a safe place to land. My priority is ensuring you feel safe, supported, and comfortable diving into topics that might be difficult. We will go at your pace and welcome any parts of you that come up in session. I work as a guide, walking beside you on your journey and observing what is on the path and which directions we could take.
(865) 327-2011
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Kendal McDaniel
MA, MFTI
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ + community and can personally relate to how religious, childhood, relational, and societal trauma can impact sexuality and sexual orientation. Sexuality is a unique spectrum and is a beautiful part of who we are. In therapy together, you will find an accepting and safe space to explore all questions related to sexuality, sexual orientation and gender, non-traditional relationships, and sense of self, all with compassion and the highest level of care. At Chattanooga Affirmative Network, you are free to be who you are and to continue to discover your most authentic self.
(423) 592-8149
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Erin Swem
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is hard to see our own worth when we feel ignored or devalued by the world. The LGBTQIA + community is particularly vulnerable to relational and spiritual trauma, leading to feelings of shame and worthlessness, and making them more susceptible to depression, anxiety, poor sense of self, etc. Over the last 5 years, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life dealing with these and a multitude of other issues as they have allowed me to be a part of their healing process.
(423) 556-4938
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Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Emu Aragon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While I work with a wide range of clients, I have been intentional about becoming a compassionate and competent safe space for individuals who often experience relational trauma and systemic oppression, such as queer clients ( LGBTQIA +); clients of color (Black, Brown, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian); and Neurodivergent clients (ADHD/ASD).
Clients I see are typically wrestling with experiences that have impacted the way they view themselves, relationships, and the world. The impact of these experiences often takes the form of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship conflict, and more. My role is to help you navigate your road to healing in a way that honors your unique set of values, beliefs, and cultural identity. I strive to take the time to get to know you in a way that makes you feel seen, heard, and understood.
(423) 592-8163
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Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Jeremy Coylewright
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, JD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with clients of all ages to build safer relationships. This is a place to learn how to communicate well and gain strength through self-care as well as stronger family and community connections. I am also LGBTQ + identified and celebratory and enjoy supporting individual and family journeys toward greater understanding of sexual and gender identities. I partner to facilitate safer and more joyful spaces with Transgender and Gender Expansive folks (because we deserve it) and am excited to support open, polyamorous, ethically non-monogamous and other multiculturally diverse relationship and identity spaces.
(423) 515-6905
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Brandi Pursley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work primarily with adults who are navigating grief and loss, trauma, relational issues, and other life transitions. I am open to working with people of all identities, but particularly enjoy working with the LGBTQ + population. I identify as queer and consider it an honor to hold space for my community here in Chattanooga. I believe therapy can only be effective when the client feels safe and comfortable, so I am committed to providing accessibility in my office for all body types and abilities.
(423) 403-3550
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Chattanooga, TN 37419
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Leah E. Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, MEd, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
LGBTQ +. Gender. Sexuality. Alternative Spirituality. Kink. Sex Work. Vegan. Life Coaching. Tarot. Reiki. Virtual. 420 Friendly. Anxiety. Depression. Adult ADHD. BPD. Couples. Meditation. I specialize in gender transitions, LGBTQ + living, alternative spiritualities, and mindfulness. Don't worry, our straight friends are always welcome too! Find out more at WWW.LEAHNEWMANCOUNSELING.COM
(615) 745-3862
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Hanna Marino
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT-I, AAMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am so glad you're here! I work with LGBTQ +, Couples, Individuals, and Families through a variety of life hardships. If you’re struggling with Trauma, PTSD, religious trauma, spirituality issues, communication issues, life transitions, conflict, sexual issues/concerns, sexuality, anxiety, anger, teenage struggles, self-esteem/identity issues, or whatever you need to process, you deserve to be heard, seen, and safe. When you come to my office you will not simply get a highly trained professional, but a human soul who feels deeply with other humans.
(423) 919-9397
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Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Gender Dysphoria Assessments & Letters TN
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
You've waited long enough to finally start transitioning, and now you are searching for resources and a competent mental health professional who will make the process simple and affirming. Troy Johnson at Queer Talk is here to help. Assessments are relaxed and straight forward. There is no judgment or need to explain your self here. Gender Dysphoria Assessments include a letter of support for HRT, top surgery, bottom surgery, FFS, hysterectomies, and other gender affirming medical procedures. Most letters are available within 3-5 days.
(773) 875-0928
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Aunge (Andrea) Boyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified
Verified
As a Black, Queer , and Non-binary therapist, I know how difficult it can be to find places that feel secure and affirming.
Finding a therapist who validates and reflects core aspects of your identity can be difficult. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to feel accepted, respected, and understood. I appreciate working with a diverse group of clients, especially individuals from marginalized and underserved communities (BIPOC, Trans , Queer , & GNC). My practice is sex positive and ENM-affirming. My approach is intersectional, collaborative, and based in a social justice framework.
(615) 619-1497
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Chattanooga, TN 37405
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Heather Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Additionally, I have expertise working with transgender teens and young adults, or those questioning gender identity, supporting them wherever they are on their journey.
Are you or your child struggling to cope with anxiety or a difficult life transition that’s creating feelings of hopelessness and overwhelm? Getting support through therapy is a gift that will provide a positive, lasting impact. Therapy fosters connection and attunement, naturally resulting in an increase in self esteem and integration of your authentic self.
(423) 436-5119
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Mia DiMola
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, CFLE, MS MFT
Verified
Verified
Approaching therapy from a nonjudgmental, open, and accepting perspective with belief in the inherent worth of all people, I have 10+ years of experience working with parents, couples, the LGBTQ community and multicultural families. From helping parents solve discipline challenges to guiding couples in relationship enrichment, I helps people develop uniquely tailored plans to navigate the waters of their family’s own extraordinary journey.
(423) 220-4245
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Chattanooga, TN 37415
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Jami Hargrove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that you are the expert of your own experience and that you already possess all of the tools and resources necessary for healing. I am simply here to create a safe space and provide guidance as you work to uncover those inherent resources and move through the process. I work with and am supportive of all humans who desire growth and change, and I have extensive experience working with LGBTQIA + individuals, university students, persons living with HIV, and persons in recovery from substance use disorders.
(423) 482-8434
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Chattanooga, TN 37405
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Amanda Fowler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
I have special interests working with the LGBTQ + community, women's issues, self-esteem, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Life is complex. It can be difficult to gain clarity as to what we want... what we need... where we want to go. It can feel like there are barriers and obstacles keeping us from living a healthy, happy, productive life. Sometimes those barriers are wounds from the past, doubts, fears, relationships... you name it. The human experience is unique, which is why I approach counseling with openness, authenticity, acceptance, and radical presence to join those seeking to expand awareness and make meaningful change in a supportive, non-judgmental space.
(423) 205-1344
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Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Ashlee Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults. It is my goal to help these individuals work through struggles with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma at their own pace. I have a passion for helping children and their parents work towards their goals and process complex or secondary trauma. I also enjoy working with parents (biological, foster, adoptive) who want to better their relationship, communication, understanding, and/or attachment with their children. I work diligently to maintain a safe and affirming space for members of the LGBTQIA + community and their families.
(423) 702-6475
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Raychel Pepperman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
As a member of the LGBTQ + community, it is my passion to create a safe and welcoming space for you to be able to be fully you.
I enjoy supporting individuals ages 16+ with mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, interpersonal conflict, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, complex trauma, and those belonging to the LGBTQ + community. Finding the right tools that work for you and help you to reach your specific goals in therapy is invaluable. I like to get creative in therapy as well, so whether it be coloring, stretching, breathing techniques, and more, I am passionate about discovering what is most useful to you. I believe that your counseling experience belongs to you, which means I am here to support you on your wellness journey.
(423) 460-8475
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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Shirali Pathak
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Verified
Whether you are single or partnered, an aspiring, expectant, or current mother or father, engaged, married, or figuring dating while recovering from trauma out, or you are a member of the BIPOC, LGBTQ +, Veteran, differently abled, youth, senior citizen, or another what I call "stand out community," I am here to help you become your most fulfilled self.
Hi, I'm Shirali (pronounced sure-Raleigh)! I'm an Indian-American basketball and travel fanatic turn therapist from Houston, TN. I enjoy helping young adults discover and advocate for their needs as they navigate life, career, and family transitions. As a clinician at Radical Change Therapy, I am committed to helping my clients identify and unlearn destructive life, career, and relationship patterns that they began as a result of traumatic interpersonal experiences, such as mother-child trauma, daddy issues, toxic friendships, sibling rivalry, intimate partner violence, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, and educational/workplace abuse.
(423) 471-8557
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Chattanooga, TN 37402
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Karen Chambless
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work from a LGBTQ -inclusive, neurodiversity-affirming standpoint and strive for a decolonized, antiracist therapeutic practice.
Your quarter-life crisis deserves to be met with compassion and understanding. Maybe you feel stuck repeating the same patterns that aren’t working, or you’re not sure whether you want to keep showing up to a relationship, job, or church that doesn’t meet your needs. Maybe you've been feeling isolated from your community because of changes in your life or your beliefs. You just know that you feel overwhelmed and disconnected from what your life is supposed to be like. You want something in your life to feel meaningful and to make sense.
(423) 214-2146
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Chattanooga, TN 37411
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