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 [email protected]

Who's endorsing

Shannon Brown Psychotherapy & Forensic Services
Ray White Whitewood Counseling & Consultation
Leslie Wilson-Charles, M.S., LMFT Knox Family Therapy
Hope Burbine Foothills Counseling and Wellness
Claude Robinson CLAUDE ROBINSON
Sarah Grove Sarah Elizabeth Grove, LCSW
Stefanie Hynds Healing Steps with Stefanie
Pam Kelner Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle TN
Brooke Bagley Brooke Bagley, LPC-MHSP
Tristan Petty Hope In Healing, Inc.
William Braswell William Braswell, LMSW
Faith Stevens Knox Family Therapy
Shannon Black Mindful Mobile Therapy
Shannon Brown Psychotherapy & Forensic Services
Allison Lowe The Nourished Brain, LLC
Trina Corley Advanced Family Medical
Jennifer Strickland Jenn Strickland Counseling
Rev. Dawn Bennett The Table
Frank Pittenger Frank Pittenger, Ph.D.
Jackson Garner Jackson L. Garner, LCSW
Jesse Williams Trauma and Anxiety Center, LLC
Melanie McGhee Acceptance and Integration Training
Tabitha Miles Tabitha Miles, LCSW, RYT
Paige Keisler Paige Keisler, LMFT
Chandra Feltman Ally Counseling and Psychological Services

1,140 endorsements

Will your organization endorse?

  • Shannon Brown
    Psychotherapy & Forensic Services endorsed 2021-05-05 13:07:00 -0500
    We are a safe and affirming practice that is staffed with knowledgeable, experienced LGBTQ+ mental health therapists who also advocate for our community members and their civil rights. We help all LGBTQ+ Tennesseeans.
  • Ray White
    Whitewood Counseling & Consultation endorsed 2021-04-18 12:36:26 -0500
  • Leslie Wilson-Charles, M.S., LMFT
    Knox Family Therapy endorsed 2021-03-23 12:26:30 -0500
  • Hope Burbine
    Foothills Counseling and Wellness endorsed 2021-03-23 00:07:16 -0500
  • Claude Robinson
    CLAUDE ROBINSON endorsed 2021-03-20 20:38:40 -0500
  • Sarah Grove
    Sarah Elizabeth Grove, LCSW endorsed 2021-02-21 12:16:15 -0600
    I am able to provide letters after appropriate assessment. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Laura Fieser
    endorsed 2021-02-08 11:43:43 -0600
  • Stefanie Hynds
    Healing Steps with Stefanie endorsed 2021-02-03 11:50:15 -0600
  • Pam Kelner
    Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle TN endorsed 2020-11-11 14:12:21 -0600
    Pam Kelner is the ED, but the provider who should be listed is Toni Jacobsen, LCSW Clinical Director

    615-354-1672
  • Brooke Bagley
    Brooke Bagley, LPC-MHSP endorsed 2020-10-05 20:45:56 -0500
  • Tristan Petty
    Hope In Healing, Inc. endorsed 2020-09-23 09:43:13 -0500
  • William Braswell
    William Braswell, LMSW endorsed 2020-09-21 09:06:07 -0500
    Good day to all! I have started a new therapy and counseling program here in Knoxville, TN. The program is Affirmative Therapy, working with LGBTQIA+. This program consists of individual (Teletherapy) sessions, couples sessions, and group sessions.

    Affirmative therapy is: an approach to therapy that embraces a positive view of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities and relationships and addresses the negative influences that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of LGBTQ clients.
  • Megan Thomas
    endorsed 2020-09-18 21:58:07 -0500
    I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and specialize in trauma and anxiety. I primarily work with adolescents and adults.
  • Faith Stevens
    Knox Family Therapy endorsed 2020-09-18 09:18:49 -0500
  • Deanna Candeloro
    endorsed 2020-08-11 19:34:46 -0500
  • Destiny White
    endorsed 2020-07-02 12:14:24 -0500
  • Shannon Black
    Mindful Mobile Therapy endorsed 2020-05-26 11:14:23 -0500
  • Shannon Brown
    Psychotherapy & Forensic Services endorsed 2020-05-22 17:44:05 -0500
  • Allison Lowe
    The Nourished Brain, LLC endorsed 2020-05-19 14:01:00 -0500
  • Trina Corley
    Advanced Family Medical endorsed via 2020-05-07 11:24:42 -0500
  • Jennifer Strickland
    Jenn Strickland Counseling endorsed 2020-05-06 19:43:44 -0500
    I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ kids, teens and adults and have expertise in supporting teens and adults with gender dysphoria.
  • Rev. Dawn Bennett
    The Table endorsed 2020-05-01 09:24:07 -0500
  • Frank Pittenger
    Frank Pittenger, Ph.D. endorsed 2020-04-16 15:07:53 -0500
  • Tonya Mills, LPC-MHSP/T
    endorsed 2020-04-16 13:17:25 -0500
    I treat LGBTQ individuals and couples, and those struggling with gender identity, addictions, trauma and abuse, anxiety, and invisible/chronic disabilities. I have specialized training in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing (SomEx). I offer face to face and online/video counseling.
  • Jackson Garner
    Jackson L. Garner, LCSW endorsed 2020-04-16 10:51:18 -0500
    I specialize with individuals who identify as questioning, transgender, non-binary, and/or gender queer. I am personally transgender (FTM) and have a specialized working knowledge, both personal and professional, of gender transitions and issues surrounding gender as this has been my speciality for many years. I am a Licensed Clinical therapist and am licensed in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. I am a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health), follow the current Standards of Care, and I am very experienced in writing referrals letters for medical interventions. I provide both in office and on-line appointments (All appointments are currently on-line due to COVID-19). Please visit www.JacksonGarnerLCSW.com for more information or to make an appointment.
  • Jesse Williams
    Trauma and Anxiety Center, LLC endorsed 2020-04-15 09:14:59 -0500
    Offering alternative therapy, using such techniques as hypnotherapy, reiki, nature-based/hike therapy.
  • Melanie McGhee
    Acceptance and Integration Training endorsed 2020-04-15 06:36:46 -0500
  • Tabitha Miles
    Tabitha Miles, LCSW, RYT endorsed 2020-04-14 07:39:00 -0500
  • Paige Keisler
    Paige Keisler, LMFT endorsed 2020-04-13 19:58:54 -0500
  • Chandra Feltman
    Ally Counseling and Psychological Services endorsed 2020-04-13 18:25:00 -0500

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