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Unique Mental Health Challenges for the LGBTQI CommunityLinkFeature Photo

This guide includes three sections: 1. mental health risk factors unique to members of the LGBTQI community; 2. How to find the right mental health professional; 3. A list of LGBTQI mental health resources.

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Gender & Identity, Health & Wellness10/22/21
How can Family Therapy Help Transgender Clients?LinkFeature Photo

A guide and directory targeted at families with a family member who considers themselves transgender. The guide provides a general overview and lists a variety of books and resources.  It also includes a link to a family therapist search tool. [NOTE: The AAMFT 's code of ethics explicitly addresses non-discrimination based on gender identity. The search tool listed 23 family therapists within 50 miles of Asheville, NC.

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Gender & Identity, Family & Friends10/22/21
Trans Legal Services Network DirectoryLinkFeature Photo

Trans Legal Services Network members represent over 80 organizations across the country dedicated to providing name and gender change services or other legal services for trans people in their areas. (As of September 2021, 3 are listed in North Carolina, none of these in Western North Carolina.)

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Gender & Identity10/22/21
Getting Your Health Care Covered: a Guide for Transgender PeopleLinkFeature Photo

Use this guide to help you navigate the coverage process.  This guide will be especially useful for people who have Medicaid or private insurance. If you are on Medicare, in the military, or a veteran who receives services through the VA, make sure to check out NCTE's specific resources for these plans: Medicare; Veterans & Military

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Gender & Identity, Health & Wellness10/22/21
Changing Your Legal Documents in North CarolinaLink2021Feature Photo

Find out how to update your name and gender on state and federal IDs and records.  This page includes instructions, applications, and links for changing your legal name, driver's license, and birth certificate in North Carolina.   For guidance on changing your passport, visit Know Your Rights: Passports. Other useful Know our Rights guides for transgender people cover: Selective Service | Social Security.

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Gender & Identity10/22/21
Online Therapy Resources for the LGBTQ+ CommunityLink202103/22Feature Photo

The following guide provides an overview of how therapy supports members of the LGBTQ+ community and links to resources that can be helpful for navigating the coming-out process, strengthening your relationships, and learning how to be true to yourself as an LGBTQ+ individual.  NOTE FROM BRPC: This is a commercial web site.  The provider may receive a commission if you decide to use counseling services through links on this site.  For more information about the provider, see About OnlineTherapy.com. They are affiliated with Better Help, a major platform and professional network used for delivering online therapy.

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Health & Wellness07/02/21
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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.