Shannon Brown

  • Psychotherapy & Forensic Services, LLC endorsed 2020-05-22 17:44:05 -0500

    Counseling Unconditionally

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    The map shown above represents mental health providers in Tennessee who provide affirmative services, especially in regards to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Please click on the top right of the map to make it larger so you can search your address/location to find counselors close to you and more information about them (e.g., website, e-mail address, insurance options, etc.).

    The "Counseling Discrimination Law" (formerly HB1840) passed in 2016 highlights the need for counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health providers to speak out for inclusive and affirmative practices.  We urge any mental health provider to endorse the statement at the bottom of the page. 

    As counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers serving clients in Tennessee, we affirm that we do not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity and we will not use our own sincerely held principles as a reason to turn clients away. 

    Note:  The Tennessee Equality Project and the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation reserve the right to refuse membership to any provider or revoke a provider's listing.

    If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to tepcounselingunconditionally@gmail.com.

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  • signed Censure Commissioner Hurst, make Sevier County policies inclusive 2019-10-31 11:08:03 -0500
    It’s time for this type of rhetoric, as professed by to Warren Hurst and others like him, to disappear from our government and those who hold positions that represent the people’s voices. Bigoted speech certainly doesn’t represent the ideologies of all communities and this type of speech reinforces the stereotype that we are ignorant hillbillies and we continue to employ the “good ol’ boy” system of due process…especially when hate-speech is presented with a toothpick to punctuate bigoted points. Where was the sense of professionalism that, out of respect to our government, should have been present during that meeting? We want better for ourselves, our futures, and our communities. It is also important to consider that there are a large number of LGBTQ+ folks and allies who are artists and Sevier County depends on tourist dollars and these artists to bring in tourism. It’s time for atiquated approaches to government, problem-solving, discrimination, rejection of diversity to become just that: retired.

    Censure Commissioner Hurst, make Sevier County policies inclusive

    The racist and homophobic comments of Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst have shocked people across the country.  Please, add your name to protest his divisive words and call for policy change in Sevier County, Tennessee.  We will deliver your signatures to the Sevier County Government in November at the next county commission meeting.

    1,740 signatures

    To the Honorable Larry Waters, Mayor of Sevier County, and to the honorable members of the Sevier County Commission:

    Calls have gone out across the country for Commissioner Warren Hurst to resign over his racist and homophobic comments. While that decision is in his hands, we call on you to censure him by resolution of the Sevier County Commission and to update the employment non-discrimination policy of Sevier County Government to protect county employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.  We urge you to make this policy change by executive order immediately, to be followed by a confirming ordinance or resolution of the County Commission. 

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