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Antiga, Part 1

LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ Childhoods | Coming Out / Early Experiences | On Being LGBTQ | Equity & Justice – Women | Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | Names / Pronouns / Labels

Antiga, Part 2

LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | Equity / Diversity / Privilege | Equity & Justice – Women | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles

Matthew Alvarez

Rural v Urban LGBTQ | Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ through Art | Names / Pronouns / Labels | LGBTQ at School | Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders

Nancy Asch

Equity & Justice – Race | Local Community & Culture | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | On Being LGBTQ

Aria Ashburn

Coming Out / Early Experiences | Parents & Family | On Being LGBTQ | Inclusion / Safe & Welcoming Spaces | Names / Pronouns / Labels

Danny B

On Being LGBTQ | Equity & Justice – LatinX | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | LGBTQ at School | Identity / Intersectionality | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ through Art

Dan Baechtold

LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ Childhoods | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Life in the Closet | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals

Barbara Bell

Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | Equity / Diversity / Privilege | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Community Needs / Services | Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS

Jessica Britton

Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | Violence / Bullying / Coercion | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | LGBTQ at Work | LGBTQ in the Military | LGBTQ through Art

Jim Cavener, Part 1

Local Community & Culture | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources

Zeke Christopolous

LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | Community Needs / Services | LGBTQ Childhoods | Bar Culture | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | LGBTQ at School

Roseanna Coates

Life in the Closet | LGBTQ at School | On Being LGBTQ | Bar Culture | Local Community & Culture | LGBTQ Childhoods | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | LGBTQ at Work | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | LGBTQ in the Military | Equity & Justice – Race | Violence / Bullying / Coercion | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles

Dan Coleman 

LGBTQ at School | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Rural v Urban LGBTQ | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | On Being LGBTQ | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Parents & Family | Inclusion / Safe & Welcoming Spaces

Jerry Conner

Bar Culture | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | Parents & Family | Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care

Yvonne Cook-Riley, Part 2

LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility

Yvonne Cook-Riley , Part 1

Identity / Intersectionality | Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ in the Military | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ Childhoods | On Being LGBTQ | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility

Heidi Finemore and Clara Tracy

LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Identity / Intersectionality | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Community Needs / Services | On Being LGBTQ | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles

Mike Harney, Part 1

Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Community Needs / Services | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Parents & Family | LGBTQ Childhoods | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | Coming Out / Early Experiences

Mike Harney, Part 2

LGBTQ Childhoods | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Community Needs / Services | Parents & Family

Kelly Harrison, Part 1

LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Inclusion / Safe & Welcoming Spaces | Bar Culture | LGBTQ at School | Equity / Diversity / Privilege | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Life in the Closet | Coming Out / Early Experiences

Kelly Harrison, Part 2

Rural v Urban LGBTQ | Identity / Intersectionality | On Being LGBTQ | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community

Beth Heinberg

Equity / Diversity / Privilege | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Moving to the South / WNC | Equity & Justice – Race | On Being LGBTQ | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow

David Hopes

Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Moving to the South / WNC | Bar Culture | LGBTQ Childhoods | Coming Out / Early Experiences | On Being LGBTQ

Cortina Jenelle Caldwell

Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Rural v Urban LGBTQ | Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ at Work | Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | Equity & Justice – Race | LGBTQ at School | LGBTQ Childhoods

Ron Lambe and Peter Kendrick  

LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Beulahland 

LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | LGBTQ through Art | Coming Out / Early Experiences | On Being LGBTQ | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community

London Newton, Part 1

LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Equity & Justice – Race | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | Identity / Intersectionality | Inclusion / Safe & Welcoming Spaces

London Newton, Part 2

Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Equity & Justice – Race | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | Coming Out / Early Experiences

Kari and Ashley Pilcher, Part 1

Rural v Urban LGBTQ | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Identity / Intersectionality

Kari and Ashley Pilcher, Part 2

Advocacy / Activism / Politics | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | Coming Out / Early Experiences

Andy Reed, Part 1

LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | LGBTQ Childhoods | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility

Lorena Russell and Kitty Hancock, Part 2

Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | Identity / Intersectionality | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | Equity & Justice – Women

Lorena Russell and Kitty Hancock, Part 1

Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Identity / Intersectionality | On Being LGBTQ | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Community Needs / Services | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources

Allison Scott 

Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | Inclusion / Safe & Welcoming Spaces | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | On Being LGBTQ

Andrew Snavely

Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | Inclusion / Safe & Welcoming Spaces | LGBTQ Childhoods | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | On Being LGBTQ | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | Community Needs / Services | LGBTQ at Work | LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | LGBTQ at School

Michael Todd, Part 1

Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Violence / Bullying / Coercion | LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | Alcohol & Drugs / Addiction & Recovery | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | Moving to the South / WNC

Heidi Finemore and Clara Tracy

Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | On Being LGBTQ | Personal Growth / Happiness / Self-Care | Identity / Intersectionality | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ Spaces / Events / Pride Festivals | Community Needs / Services

Maya Ulin-O’Keefe

On Being LGBTQ | Health / Healthcare / HIV/AIDS | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Violence / Bullying / Coercion | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ at School | LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | Life in the Closet | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | LGBTQ Marriage | LGBTQ Overseas

Natasha Noir Nightly / Sol Lane Wagner

Weddings | Moving to the South / WNC | Violence / Bullying / Coercion | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Equity & Justice – Race | LGBTQ through Art

Tina White, Part 1

Moving to the South / WNC | LGBTQ Childhoods | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Equity / Diversity / Privilege | Community Needs / Services | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | Identity / Intersectionality

Tina White, Part 2

Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | Coming Out / Early Experiences | Names / Pronouns / Labels | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children

Dov Wiener

Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | LGBTQ Childhoods | On Being LGBTQ | LGBTQ at School | Coming Out / Early Experiences | LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | Parents & Family

Susan Wilson, Part 2 (with Judy Rudolph)

Violence / Bullying / Coercion | Self-Acceptance / Depression / Inner Struggles | Advocacy / Activism / Politics | LGBTQ at School | Stigma / Isolation / Invisibility | Inspirations / Mentors / Leaders | LGBTQ Yesterday Today Tomorrow | LGBTQ Faith & Spirituality | LGBTQ Elders | LGBTQ Groups / Organizations / Resources | LGBTQ at Work | Moving to the South / WNC | LGBTQ Childhoods | Rebuilding – Friends / Family / Community

Susan Wilson

Weddings | Moving to the South / WNC | LGBTQ Dating / Couples / Marriage / Children | LGBTQ Childhoods | Parents & Family

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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.  

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