LGBTQ+ Health/Wellness Resources

Therapy/Support Groups:

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.

Atlanta Poly Meetup

Positive Impact Health Centers Therapy Groups


Counselor and Psychatrist Referrals:

Here is a List of poly, kinky, and LGBTQ+ friendly and knowledgeable therapists in the greater Atlanta area.

LGBTQ+ friendly psychiatrists 

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 .

Metro Atlanta Therapist’s Network


Health and Wellness:

Georgia Fresh For LessWe 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
info@queermed.com
404-445-0350

Ridgeview Hospital: 770-434-4567 (Address: 3995 Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080)

Detailed Information on Effects of HRT: for AMAB Individuals

Detailed Information on Effects of HRT: for AFAB Individuals


Advocacy and Legal Assistance:

American Civil Liberties Union LGBT Project
ACLU.org/safeschools
212-549-2627

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 

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

Trans Initiative Resource List


Young + Scrappy: A financial advisory and financial coaching company that specializes in working with young people, LGBTQ+ folx, and polyamorous households.


Helpful Nonprofits:

Trans Housing Atlanta Program: 1530 Dekalb Ave NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Justine Ingram: Case Manager
O: 404-458-7948
C: 478-213-0836
transhousingatlanta@gmail.com

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.

Services included:
HIV specialty medical care
Dental referrals
Pharmacy (coming soon)
HIV testing
STI testing (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia)
Risk reduction individual counseling (CLEAR)
Risk reduction group counseling (WILLOW & TWILLOW)
Mental health counseling (individual, group, & couples)
Psychiatry
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
Housing Assistance
Nutritional Counseling
Peer Counseling

Atlanta Poly:  Monthly social and educational events to learn and explore what ethical non-monogamy means for you and the people you love. Find us online Facebook and Twitter – @AtlPoly


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 reductionAbstinence, 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.


Crisis Lines:

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: 770-434-4567 (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 – 866.488.7386 (Available nationwide)
Trevor Text – Monday through Friday 3pm-10pm. Text “Trevor” to 1.202.304.1200 (Available nationwide)
Trevorspacetrevorspace.org – a social networking site for LGBTQ+ youth and allies