Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory


Dr. Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist has over a decade of experience in providing mental health services and treatment to people of all ages. Services include individual, couples and family therapy, psychological assessment, gender-affirming/LGBTQ+ supportive care, veteran & forensic evaluations. Dr. Robinson is pleased to have the opportunity to be in private practice and offer high quality mental health care. (865) 444-4037 Email

Hope Burbine BA, LMSW ( Hope is not taking new patients right now, Feb 2024 ~Beau)  I offer a holistic approach to therapy. I take into account a client’s emotional, physical, environmental, spiritual (or non-spiritual), culture, and social justice factors. I incorporate both Eastern and Western medicine philosophy into my practice. This is a space for you to feel seen, empowered, and heard while also challenged. While my specialties include LGBTQIA+, trauma-informed practice, HAES approach, sex therapy (women-centered), women’s issues, self-esteem, substance abuse/addiction, grief/loss, relationships, and forensic psychiatric practice, I am not limited to focusing solely on these areas. If you’re a self-proclaimed hippie/oddball/outcast/black sheep, we will get along! 865-888-6991 Email 

Alternative Therapy Knoxville Nick Barajas LPC-MHSP I am a neurodivergent therapist, and I'm passionate about working with neurodivergent clients. I want to help you understand the way your brain works and start to forgive yourself for struggling in a world built for the neurotypical. My job is to help you live your best life. To do that, I need to understand your struggles from YOUR perspective. I am here to listen.  (865)257-9419 Email 

The Unburdened Self Kristinia Perkins Radically empathic therapy, consultation and supervision with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years' experience working with individuals who need space to share their story. 5410 Homberg Drive, Knoxville, TN Email 

Vida Khavar, LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She currently divides her time between seeing clients in her own practice, training organizations to be LGBTQ+ competent and being the Project Director for the Youth Acceptance Project & getREAL CA which aims at improving the lives of LGBTQ+ youth in child welfare. She is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion. 818-458-4050 Email

Carrie Joy Counseling LPC/MHSP, ADS - Integrative Mental Health Therapist (Currently Not Taking Patients. May 2022 ~Beau) 

We are LGBTQ+ therapists who are also advocates; we go above and beyond to help our community members. We accept a lot of health insurance plans, we work with children, teens, adults, couples and families. Maryville TN Email


Oak Ridge Counseling Center Heather Phillips MA, M. Ed., LPC, CAC III, LPC-MHSP Therapist 161-A Robertsville Rd, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Oak Ridge Psychotherapy Practice Cinda Sagnes Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW  679 Emory Valley Road Suite B Oak Ridge TN  (865) 824-3233

We believe that Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the most effective way to regulate emotions. We therapeutically teach our clients how to regulate, manage distress, improve boundaries and live mindfully. Our therapy takes place in a home like setting. LGBTQIA+ ADULT IOP Group, lead by a queer community member offers help individuals. 

 (865) 693-7453 @themiddlepathknox 



The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Our NAMI Tennessee Affiliates are offering virtual support groups and classes, along with some in-person support groups with social distancing restrictions.  800-467-3589  Email

Mobile Crisis Unit Helen Ross McNabb Center If it is determined that the person in crisis needs to be seen, a master's level clinician will meet with the client in person or via video conference to determine level of care needed. Mobile Crisis Unit Hotline (865) 539-2409. 

Mental Health Association of East Tennessee We are committed to being one of the main links to services within the area. With so many different treatment options, it can be overwhelming to try and identify which service is right for you. Adult Crisis Services For: Knox, Loudon, Blount, Monroe, Sevier County: Helen Ross McNabb (865)-539-2409 For Anderson, Roane, Morgan, Scott, Campbell County: Ridgeview (865)-481-6176



The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: Toll-free (888) 843-4564 Hours Mon-Fri 4pm -12am Sat. 12pm- 5pm Email 

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860 Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.

Talkline GLBT National Help Center (Youth) Toll-free 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) Free and Confidential peer support for the LGBTQ and questioning community ages 25 and younger. Hours Mon-Fri 4pm -12am Sat. 12pm- 5pm Email 

The Trevor Project (Youth) (866) 488-7386 LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 Suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning. Text, chat or call to reach a trained counselor. 

Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. United States.   

Contact Care Line 800-273-TALK (8255)  Where Listening Saves Lives your East Tennessee Lifeline crisis center.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 Call Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-356-6767 Counselors are available 24/7 to help you form a safety plan, point you towards the right places and agencies, or just listen. 



GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP WESTSIDE UNITARIAN CHURCH (I'm waiting for information from church to confirm meeting times.)

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Our Pet Loss Support Group is held via telehealth. Sessions are free of charge and open to the community as well as to clients of the UT Veterinary Medical Center.  They provide: A caring environment where people can share their varied experiences of loss and grieving with others who are having similar experiences. A place to remember and honor the life of the animal* who has died. An opportunity to learn additional ways of coping with the loss of an animal. Resources regarding issues related to pet loss. For more information, please call 865-755-8839. 

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