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LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Counseling in Alpharetta, GA

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Counseling for the LGBTQ+ Community

Mental health is a crucial component to overall health and wellness. Each person experiences emotional ups and downs throughout life. For the LGBTQ+ community, there is often an added layer of challenge due to prejudice, stigma, or biases.

According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), LGBTQIA+ communities are three times more likely to experience mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. LGBTQIA+ Counseling allows individuals to engage with their counselor in a safe, affirming, and non-judgmental environment.

At our office located in Alpharetta, GA, we strive to create an open space where members of the LGBTQIA+ community face no discrimination, and can discuss any issue freely and openly. We understand that there is often fear and hesitation involved in seeking help, which is why we provide a safe space for exploring and understanding your mental health needs.

Gender and Sexuality Counseling Services

At HWP, we champion the ideals of equality and acceptance, offering a sanctuary for every sexual or gender identity. We recognize the profound role of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression in shaping our identities, influencing perceptions, and navigating our journey in the world.

Our LGBTQ+ counseling services are spearheaded by licensed mental health professionals adept at addressing the unique challenges and concerns of the community. Beyond common mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, many within the LGBTQIA+ community grapple with issues such as substance use disorder and gender dysphoria.

They might also face nuanced traumas resulting from systemic oppression and stigmas. Their own family members might have coerced them into undergoing conversion therapy or belittled their true identity. Others may have personally endured discriminatory practices within the workplace.

Understanding the distinct challenges that homosexual and transgender adults encounter, our therapists provide dedicated support in areas like the coming-out process, gender transition, and family dynamics. Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation to help determine if HWP is the right fit for you.

LGBTQ+ Therapy in Alpharetta, GA

The professional team of mental health experts at HWP understand the interconnectedness of the body, the spirit, the mind, and the environment. We also understand the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community.

We dedicate ourselves to maintaining an up to date knowledge base of coping mechanisms and therapy methods with continuing education. Your trust in us is of paramount importance as we understand that in order to feel safe, you must feel trust.

While heterosexual adults can experience psychological distress in their lives, the LGBTQIA+ community shoulders unique burdens. The challenges associated with coming out and gender transition can create a range of difficult emotions, from fear to guilt to shame. We are here to walk with you through your process, providing support every step of the way.

Who is LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy for?

The first step to seeking therapy is getting matched with an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. Mental health care is important regardless of age – therefore HWP provides counseling services to LGBTQ+ youth (16 years old+), young adults, and adults.


While our professionals work tirelessly to ensure all clients receive the attention, care, and understanding they deserve, we also acknowledge the importance of specialized resources. Below are some resources for LGBTQIA+ individuals, including but not limited to:

The Trevor Project: A renowned organization dedicated to offering crisis intervention and suicide prevention services specifically tailored for LGBTQ+ youth.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN): A healing justice organization that works to transform the mental health of queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Trans Lifeline: This is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people, especially those in crisis or struggling with mental health challenges.

Focus Areas

Due to the interconnectedness of all things, it is important that your counseling experience be as inclusive and specific as possible. Areas addressed in our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual + counseling sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Coming out
  • Transgender identity
  • Gender-queer, non-conforming, and questioning identity
  • Physical/body and other gender expressions
  • Cis-gender men’s and women’s issues
  • Sexuality and intimacy
  • Monogamy, polyamory and non-monogamy

Championing LGBTQIA+ Wellness and Growth at HWP

Transgender individuals, along with others in the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, deserve a comprehensive, compassionate, and inclusive approach to counseling. At HWP, we understand the unique challenges each identity faces.

At the heart of our mission is the unwavering commitment to LGBTQ Counseling that champions well-being, acceptance, and personal growth. Our counseling methods are informed by best practices and models of care, and our counselors are well-versed in the nuances of gender identity, expression, and sexuality.

We recognize that LGBTQIA+ individuals face challenges unique to their lives due to discrimination, negative messaging from society, trauma/abuse, physical body changes related to hormones or surgery, etc.

We also understand that there are various intersections of identities and that those intersecting identities can shape a person’s experience with gender and sexuality. We strive to provide a safe, supportive space for LGBTQIA+ individuals to explore their concerns in whatever way works best for them. Reach out to our team of compassionate professioanls today, and let’s embark on your healing journey together.

Counseling Counseling

Individual Counseling Session Rates

All sessions are 45 – 50 minutes long and are held either in person or via video. Sessions are typically scheduled every week or every other week at a minimum.

$125 – $175 per session

Individual counseling rate varies per clinician. Please see clinician bios for more information regarding specialties and rates.

What Our Clients Say

"I knew from the moment I met her that she was different than some of the therapists I've had in the past. I didn't feel like a weirdo. She made me feel accepted and safe."

- Elizabeth S. (Google)

"Throughout this process, I have learned to forgive, accept, and manage what I can control."

- Katherine D. (Google)

"I tried counseling here and there in the past, and although each time was a step in the right direction, this time I've noticed an absolute change in my mindset and how I feel."

- Michelle T. (Google)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a new client, you may schedule your complimentary consultation or your initial appointment by visiting the contact page and filling out the short form or outreaching directly to your desired provider by calling (470) 231-5355.

If you are an existing client, please outreach to your provider directly either by telephone, email, or via the client portal secure messaging system.

Do you accept my insurance?

HWP does not accept insurance. Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life. HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask you to inform your provider at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session start time. Your full session fee will be charged for missed appointments and cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit cards, and health savings (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) cards that have a major credit card logo on it are all accepted forms of payment.