LGBTQIA Therapy Online in North Carolina

Therapy for Transgender, Gender-Diverse, and Queer Community Members in North Carolina

Are you queer, transgender, nonbinary, or gender-diverse and looking for a Gender Affirming Therapist in NC?

Do you need an LGBTQIA+ therapist in North Carolina?

Are you looking for safer, LGBTQ-friendly therapists to help you further explore your gender identity, and/or sexual or romantic orientation?

LGBTQIA Therapy is Open to Everyone

Image of a person in a coat holding a gender symbol representing all genders. Representing the support you can get in transgender affirming therapy with a LGBTQIA+ therapist in North Carolina. You can explore your identity and get support in coming out with LGBTQIA therapy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.We offer stigma-free, affirming LGBTQIA therapy and assessment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, gender-diverse, agender, polyamorous, asexual, and queer+ individuals, couples, and families.

All ages, genders, and sexual, romantic, and relational orientations are welcome!

Perhaps who you know you truly are, does not align with your physical body, and you are looking for an LGBTQ therapist who can help you figure out what you want your next steps to be because right now it just feels too overwhelming to figure out on your own?

Or maybe you have felt like something was “just off” for a while but did not know what it was.

You grew up feeling increasingly uncomfortable in your body, in your relationships, or both. Which left you wondering why you could not just feel at ease with who you are.

You have tried to “shake off” this feeling, but it never quite disappeared.

And then, you heard someone discuss their experience with gender dysphoria, gender euphoria, or being gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, asexual, aromantic, transgender, trans, nonbinary, genderfluid, gender expansive, and/or polyamorous, and it just clicked.

Our team can help you with online therapy for transgender, nonbinary, gender-diverse, or queer+ folx!

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Get Support for Medical Transitions with Gender Affirming Therapy

Maybe you are pursuing medical transition and are interested in a letter for hormone-affirming therapy or another gender-affirming medical procedure.

Maybe you are already confident in your identity or identities but are interested in discussing the next steps (coming out to family, friends, or at work; social or medical transition; legal name change), or looking for a safe space to further process your feelings and assess your goals?

Or maybe you are queer and/or transitioning and are seeking relationship counseling from someone who understands where you’re coming from?

Perhaps you have been to other supposed “LGBTQ friendly” therapists who either did not really know what they were talking about. Or worse, when it came time to author a letter for a gender-affirming procedure, were unable to provide it.

If you can relate to any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place.

What You Can Expect From LGBTQIA+ Therapy With Us

Image of pride flag in the office of an LGBTQ therapist in Chapel Hill, NC. Shwoing what you can expect from gender affirming therapy or LGBTQIA affirmative therapy. There is support available with LGBTQIA therapy in North Carolina.Our practice specializes in providing gender-affirming therapy for queer, transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse clients as well as therapy for the broader queer+ community!

All of our clinicians engage in 6-8 hours of initial training from transgender and nonbinary clinicians and educators. Our gender-affirming therapists in NC also receive continued education throughout the year. Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting also hires a consultant who is a trans and queer clinician and educator to offer additional experience, training, and consultation on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Additionally, we have several queer and trans clinicians on staff if you are looking for support specifically from queer and/or trans-identified clinicians.

We know that gender and sexual diversity are a natural, normal part of the human experience. It is in no way a pathology to be cured. Rather, it is part of who we are as human beings, and better understanding our gender and sexual diversity helps us best understand ourselves as holistic human beings.

Stigma, in any form, is corrosive to the well-being of those who experience it. This is why our LGBTQ+ affirming therapists in North Carolina are deeply committed to helping clients of all genders, orientations, and expressions feel not only safe but truly heard and respected.

The goal of our practice is to offer a safe space for LGBTQ+, transgender, and gender-diverse clients to further explore their gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or romantic orientation.

Lead Your Journey in LGBTQIA Therapy with Support

In LGBTQIA affirmative therapy our counselors will allow you to lead the way on your journey. We will offer you support and guidance as you navigate your own path, on your own terms. As therapists who specialize in LGBTQIA+-related issues, we can provide the necessary resources and guidance along the way.

We will advocate for you, as requested or needed, and support you through any transitions that might pursue.

We have worked closely with and authored surgical readiness letters for clients to pursue surgery (e.g., top-surgery, phalloplasty, orchiectomy, vaginoplasty, facial feminization surgery), with many of the best gender-affirming surgeons in North Carolina and the United States. Additionally, we are closely connected to competent, affirming pediatric and adult HRT providers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and other states where we are able to provide services!

What does “LGBTQ+” mean?

The LGBTQ part of the acronym is based on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. It’s also common to see the acronym LGBTQQIA+. Which represents: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual people. The plus symbol is thought to symbolize acceptance and inclusion of any additional sexual, relational, and/or gender identities not explicitly covered by the previous acronym. Such as demisexual, pansexual, aromantic, non-binary, genderqueer, gender-expansive, demigirl, demiboi.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Image of 2 individuals holding pride flags around their shoulders. Showing that anyone can come to LGBTQIA therapy in North Carolina. You can find a safe place to grow with a LGBTQ friendly therapist in Chapel Hill, NC through online LGBT therapy or gender therapy in North Carolina.For individuals of diverse sexual, romantic, and/or gender identities, the way their families and social networks accept or deny their sexual orientation, romantic orientation, and/or gender identity plays a huge role in their mental health and personal safety. And, how LGBTQ+ individuals view their own sexual orientation and gender identity plays a role as well. The more stigma there is the higher rates of mental health problems there are.

Data from the Trevor Project’s 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health discusses just some of the mental health challenges facing LGBTQIA+ youth and further demonstrates the importance of getting youth into transgender-affirming therapy or LGBTQIA therapy!

Among some of the key findings of the survey:

  • 42% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. This is including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.
  • 12% of white youth attempted suicide compared to 31% of Native/Indigenous youth, 21% of Black youth, 21% of multiracial youth, 18% of Latinx youth, and 12% of Asian/Pacific Islander youth.
  • 94% of LGBTQ youth reported that recent politics negatively impacted their mental health.
  • More than 80% of LGBTQ youth stated that COVID-19 made their living situation more stressful. Only 1 in 3 LGBTQ youth found their home to be LGBTQ-affirming.
  • 70% of LGBTQ youth stated that their mental health was “poor” most of the time or always during COVID-19.
  • 48% of LGBTQ youth reported they wanted to receive counseling from a mental health professional. But they were unable to receive it in the past year.
  • 13% of LGBTQ youth reported being subjected to conversion therapy. 83% of them reported it occurred when they were under the age of 18.
  • Transgender and nonbinary youth who reported having pronouns respected by all of the people they lived with attempted suicide at half the rate of those who did not have their pronouns respected by anyone with whom they lived.
  • LGBTQ youth who had access to spaces that affirmed their sexual orientation and gender identity reported lower rates of attempting suicide.

Receive Support in LGBTQIA Therapy in North Carolina

Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting works with folx of all ages (including children and their caregiver[s]) who have expressed or are exploring diversity in their gender and/or sexual orientation and are looking for a space to further explore these topics in a safe, developmentally appropriate way. Whether that be in individual therapy or in online group therapy. We have group therapy options that are specific to queer, transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diver adolescents and adults who are seeking a safe space to connect within the community. These are often led by LGBTQIA+ identifying therapists; however all groups are open and LGBTQIA+ affirming.

Let our LGBTQIA+ therapists provide the space for you to explore all of your intersecting identities as you walk the path to living your boldest, most authentic life! To start receiving our gender-affirming, queer-affirming, inclusive services follow these steps:

  1. Send an email to or submit a request for a free 20-minute consultation here!
  2. Schedule your first appointment for online LGBT therapy
  3. Start getting the support your deserve

Other Counseling Services we Offer in Chapel Hill & Throughout North Carolina

Our mental health services are open to all people, races, abilities, sizes, religious beliefs, and spiritual backgrounds.

Our compassionate therapists offer inclusive individualcouples, and group therapy for not only the LGBTQIA+ community but also the BIPOC community and anyone who is neurodivergent. The mental health services we offer include trauma therapy,  PTSD treatment, and grief counseling. In addition to therapy for chronic pain, and caregiver fatigue.

You can receive support from anywhere in North Carolina with online therapy.