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3,825 people sought LGBTQ+ counseling help in Georgia in the last year

Discover how starting LGBTQ+ counseling can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting LGBTQ+ counseling

What is LGBTQ+ counseling?

LGBTQ+ counseling is a type of queer affirmative counseling dedicated to assisting individuals and couples in navigating the intricate intersections of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and mental health, with a primary goal of fostering well-being, self-acceptance, and affirming a client's life experiences as a queer individual. Although not all LGBTQ+ individuals seek specialized counseling, a substantial number discover vital support and empathy within these inclusive and affirming therapeutic settings.

How does LGBTQ+ counseling work?

Thriveworks LGBTQ+ counseling in Atlanta, GA typically begins with an initial assessment to understand your specific needs. LGBTQ+ counselors aim to create a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment for anyone within the LGBTQ+ community by encouraging self-acceptance and offering an understanding of your identity and experiences. The therapy addresses issues like coming out, discrimination, mental health challenges, and gender transition, and provides support for LGBTQ+ relationships.

Why is LGBTQ+ counseling important?

LGBTQ+ counseling is incredibly important because it can help queer individuals accept their identity, learn self-love, and give them important tools for facing the challenges of being a queer person in today's society, among many other benefits. LGBTQ+-affirming therapists can understand the unique perspective and experiences of queer individuals as they help them process past trauma, address family conflicts, treat issues with anxiety, and more.

Is LGBTQ+ counseling conducted in person or online?

Thriveworks LGBTQ+ counseling in Atlanta, GA is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does LGBTQ+ counseling last?

The number of sessions for LGBTQ+ counseling depends on the specific needs and goals of the individual. It could encompass a relatively limited series of sessions or extend into a longer counseling plan. The precise quantity and duration of sessions typically emerge through collaborative discussion with the counselor, taking into account the client's progress and their therapeutic objectives.

Need more help deciding?

Congratulations on making the decision to inquire about counseling. Believe it or not, you have taken a huge positive step in changing your life for the better.  Maybe you are depressed, maybe you are having relationship issues, maybe you are having self acceptance problems.  Counseling is a unique experience catered and personalized to fit your needs and your situation.

At Thriveworks Atlanta in Sandy Springs, GA Counseling, we have talented, caring clinicians who want to strive to improve your life in ever facet. No matter the issue or concern, we are here to help.

Thirveworks was based on addressing mental health in a similar fashion as physical health is addressed. Your mind needs to be taken care of and every now and then it’s important to do a “check up”. We believe that people can benefit from professional therapists in the same way that medical doctors address individuals physical needs.  We also believe that therapy shouldn’t be impossible to get. That’s why at Thriveworks, there are no waiting lists, no awkward answering machines to tell your problems to. We have real authentic, caring people on the other end waiting to lead you to your next step.

Reach out today and began your path of healing and restoration.

What Does LGBTQ Counseling Look Like?

When you choose us for counseling, we want to make sure we address your life challenges while talking about everything that makes you you. This includes looking into your physical, spiritual, emotional and social self.  As someone who  identifies as LGBTQ, we know that the road hasn’t been easy for you when it comes to acceptance. We understand that your sexuality as become a major aspect of who you are as a person.

When you come into our office for your first appointment, we will make every intention to get to know you as well as possible. What do you enjoy doing for fun? What are your hobbies and career goals? What do you want your life to be like in the next five or ten years? We want to know you.

LGBTQ counseling- or counseling of any kind at Thriveworks Atlanta GA isn’t about pointing out your flaws and focusing on the negative.  We focus on helping you seek a healthy, positive lifestyle by identifying your strengths and teaching you to utilize them in a way that consistently improves your life.

You and your counselor will work on coming up and setting long and short term goals as well as ways you can immediately start making progress.  Our counselors provide a safe space that is free from judgement where you can openly talk about your life.

Topics Discussed During LGBTQ Counseling Include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Family Concerns
  • “Coming Out” Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Healthy Communication
  • Transcending Gender Roles
  • Dating and Relationships
  • Dealing with Discrimination and Nonacceptance
  • Gender and Sexual Identity

Pursue What Life Has to Offer

Thriveworks prides itself on being the best when it comes to providing for our clients. You will have a national network of counselors, therapists and life coaches that are licensed and the best in their field. You will also have access to your clinical via phone or email as well as the option for additional appointment times. We also have a forgiving cancellation policy as well as other benefits when you choose us for your therapy sessions.

We want to see you thrive, therefore we do everything in our power to make this experience enjoyable, convenient, as well as affordable.  We accept most major insurance plans and make it a priority to get you a session right away.

You Can Thrive. Thriveworks Atlanta GA LGBTQ Counseling Can Help You Become anEven Better You. 

Call 407-719-4233 today to schedule your first appointment. 

 

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Atlanta therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Atlanta
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I have had a wonderful experience He is kind and listens.
Heather Feb 2024
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I look forward to my sessions with Ashley!
Emi Jan 2024
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My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Read more My therapist, Ashley, is amazing and very genuine. She makes me feel like I can be open and more comfortable with expressing myself. She really feels passionate about helping me. The process to start therapy is quick and easy with a lot of available times and therapists to choose from.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Read more My therapist Claudia is wonderful! I’m incredibly grateful for the tools that I have learned to use in my life.
Atlanta Jun 2021
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Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Read more Aria is an exceptional therapist! I have seen first hand how much she cares about her clients and helps them through difficult times in their lives. Aria provides each of her clients with a safe space to express themselves and is always willing to go the extra mile. Not only is Aria an exceptional therapist she is also an amazing person.
Atlanta Sep 2020
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Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Read more Ingrid is an exceptional social worker. She is understanding, compassionate, flexible and an excellent listener.
Atlanta Jun 2020
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I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Read more I am leaving this review on the behalf of Latoya Skinner. She is a very exceptional therapist with a heart of gold and deep compassion. I have had the pleasure of working with her as a co-worker and she has been very instrumental in providing feedback, Consulting with me on cases and having deep insight into working with me on some of the hardest cases and complicated clients. Latoya is one that will give her all and will go above and beyond to assist anyone. I highly recommend Latoya's to be a part of your team. She would be be a tremendous asset.
Atlanta Mar 2020
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I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Read more I have personally known Nichola Daley for over 15 years and can honestly say that she is one of the most genuine, intelligent, and compassionate people i have met. As a current behavioral health program director and employee of over 10 years, i can honestly say that Nichola develops a great rapport with every individual she encounters and performs well in problem solving and attending to their needs. Optimism and transparency are a few of her strong holds in which is why I strongly recommend her as a great therapist to consult.
Atlanta Feb 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Atlanta is located at 8800 Roswell Road a135, A-245, Atlanta, GA 30350, across from the North River Village Shopping Center.

Phone number

(404) 737-2670

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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