Please visit Wellspring’s Groups page for information on all the groups offered by Wellspring Counseling Center.
Click here for a list of support groups for transgender people in Atlanta.
Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Group (Starting in September/October 2018) and a Women’s Interpersonal Therapy Group: Monica Manuel, MS, LPC – Joie De Vivre Counseling and Therapy: www.jdvcounselingandtherapy.com
“When Sex Hurts:” A support group for women where you will learn about painful sex and gain skills to manage anxiety and learn ways to communicate with partners. The group is open to all adult women with a six session commitment to foster a safe and supportive environment. The group meets Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm and costs $60/group.
Counselor and Psychatrist Referrals:
Here is a List of poly, kinky, and LGBTQ+ friendly and knowledgeable therapists in the greater Atlanta area.
LGBTQ Therapist Resource:an association of affirming mental health providers that seeks to improve LGBTQ access to safe, competent therapists. Use this website to search for an LGBTQ affirming therapist in your area .
Health and Wellness:
Georgia Fresh For Less: We match SNAP/EBT dollars — dollar for dollar —at participating farmers markets. When you spend $10, you get $10 for free to spend on fresh, local fruits and vegetables. You’ll pay less for fresh and local food that is higher quality and more nutritious. Shopping at your local farmers markets or farmer puts your money back into your community.
Bluebird Botanicals offers discounts to folks who are low-income, veterans, or on long-term disability. Check out this link to read about their assistance program. They also offer 20% off of any first order of CBD oil using the code “FirstTime.”
Absolute Care – AbsoluteCARE provides comprehensive primary health care to adults. Health, wellness, holistic care and prevention are at the core of their patient‐centered approach to care.
Queermed.com: “Providing affirming trans* care for kids, teens, and adults in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. With telemedicine video visit technology, our team of healthcare professionals based in Atlanta can provide affirming care to trans patients across the Southeast.”
Ponce Primary Care: “LGBTQ, Transgender, and Nonbinary Patient Care: Specialized care for transgender and nonbinary patients, including hormone therapy and blockers.” They also provide comprehensive health care to adults and teenagers.
Izzy Lowell, MD, MBA
Michelle Sriev, NP-C
Erin Everett, NP-C
Ridgeview Hospital: (Address: 3995 Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080)
Advocacy and Legal Assistance:
American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project
Lambda Legal : Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Georgia Legal Aid –is a joint project of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. and the Georgia Legal Services Program. The project is powered by Pro Bono Net, funded by Legal Services Corporation and the Georgia Access to Justice Project and produced in cooperation with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and legal service organizations and government agencies throughout Georgia and the United States. Our goal is to provide the public with easy Internet access to basic legal information and legal resources in Georgia.
Dr. Eli Sheff – Educational Consultant and Expert Witness Serving Sexual and Gender Minorities
Young + Scrappy: A financial advisory and financial coaching company that specializes in working with young people, LGBTQ+ folx, and polyamorous households.
Trans Housing Atlanta Program: 1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Justine Ingram: Case Manager
Project Affirm: Join Project Affirm and help advance our understanding of gender diversity! Visit us at www.ProjectAffirm.org or call (404) 969-6029. Eligible participants will be compensated up to $40 for their time. AFFIRM is a research project of Columbia University Medical Center, San Francisco State University, and the University of Georgia.
Lost N Found Youth is “Atlanta’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to getting homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth off the street and on the road to self-sufficiency.
Charis Circle – a nonprofit through the feminist bookstore Charis Books and More, this organization offers weekly support groups, yoga, book readings, and other queer friendly activities.
Positive Impact Health Centers: “Client centered care for the HIV community to have a life worth loving.”
Comprehensive services are available at the Duluth and Midtown Atlanta centers for those affected by HIV. Grant funding enables most services to be provided on a sliding fee basis.
HIV specialty medical care
Pharmacy (coming soon)
STI testing (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia)
Risk reduction individual counseling (CLEAR)
Risk reduction group counseling (WILLOW & TWILLOW)
Mental health counseling (individual, group, & couples)
Substance Abuse Treatment Navigation and Counseling
Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment (IMPACT)
Continuing Care Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse Risk Reduction
Case Management and Supportive Services
Substance Abuse and Recovery
HAMS is a peer-led and free-of-charge support and informational group for anyone who wants to change their drinking habits for the better. The acronym HAMS stands for Harm reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support.
Positive Impact Health Centers: Also offers an intensive outpatient recovery program as well as a range of psychiatric services for low income clients struggling with substance abuse.
Supportive and Educational Websites:
Susan’s Place – Transgender Resources
Oh Joy Sex Toy Educational Comics (website not safe for work.)
Let’s Talk Sex Podcast: The sex advice your mother never gave you. Courtney Geter, LMFT, CST (Certified Sex Therapist)
LGBTQ Online Safety Guide: 73% of LGBTQ people have been harassed online due to sexual orientation or gender identity. This guide aims to empower and give tools for protecting yourself online.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please go to http://www.befrienders.org, where you can search for a crisis hotline based on the country you are in.
If you are in Georgia and experiencing a mental health crisis, please either call 911 or the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) – 1-800-656-HOPE
Ridgeview Hospital: (Address: 3995 Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080)
The Trevor Project: suicide prevention and general info at TheTrevorProject.org/resources
Trevor Lifeline – 24/7/365 – (Available nationwide)
Trevor Text – Monday through Friday 3pm-10pm. Text “Trevor” to 1.202.304.1200 (Available nationwide)
Trevorspace – trevorspace.org – a social networking site for LGBTQ+ youth and allies