Counseling

Disclaimer: Information listed on this page is not medical advice. Resources are provided for general information purposes only and are not a substitute for professional advice and do not constitute an endorsement by Seacoast Outright. Seacoast Outright does our best to find LGBTQ+ -friendly providers, but we cannot guarantee the competency, reliability, or availability of any providers, organizations, groups or agencies listed.

TREVOR PROJECT 24/7 HOTLINE: 866-488-7386
SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE
: 988
CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text 741741

 

Hotlines

National

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth

The Trevor Project's support services are staffed with trained crisis counselors and are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Services are 100% confidential and 100% free. The Trevor Project Website provides comprehensive factual information and guides relating to LGBTQ+ and mental health topics, including intersectionally-focused webpages.

Call: (866) 488-7386 | Text: "start" to 678678 |Website

Trevor Chat (online chat option)

Breathing Exercise
Resource Library

Trans Lifeline

Provides trans peer support; Hotline run by and for trans people and provides confidential and anonymous services. Divested from police.

(877) 565-8860 | Website

The LGBT National Youth Talkline

Provides anonymous, free, and confidential phone and email peer-support to youth from trained volunteers, as well as factual information and resources for cities and towns across the Untied States. Serves youth through age 25.

(800) 246-7743 | HELP@LGBThotline.org | Website

Hours:

-Monday - Friday from 4pm to 12am EST

-Saturday from 12pm to 5pm EST

LGBT National Hotline

Provides free and confidential phone, online one-to-one chat, and email peer-support from trained volunteers, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the U.S. Serves all ages.

(888) 843-4564 | help@LGBThotline.org | Website

Hours:

-Monday - Friday from 4pm to 12am EST

-Saturday from 12pm to 5pm EST

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Provides 24/7 free and confidential support, as well as prevention and crisis resources for those in distress, following best practices for professionals in the U.S.

988 | Online Chat Option | Website

Spanish-speaking Option: 1-888-628-9454

Options for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals: dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

Provides free and confidential 24/7 support to anyone in any type of crisis from a crisis counselor.

Text "HOME" to 741741 | Message on WhatsApp | Website

State Wide- New Hampshire
Suicide Hotline in Portsmouth

Free, 24-hour crisis line staffed by trained mental health professionals through Portsmouth Regional Hospital for assistance and referrals.

 (603) 433-5270, option 1 | Website
 

NH Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Contact if in crisis.

(800) 273-8255 | Website


Riverbend Psychiatric Emergency Services

24/7 hotline with support from masters level clinicians and peer support specialists, who can provide telephone and field responses. Can access Mobile Crisis Services and staffed Crisis Stabilization Apartments (must be 18+)

Call or Text 833-710-6477 | Website

State Wide- Main

Maine State Crisis Line

Crisis line that provides Maine-specific information and resources. Additional suicide prevention resources for teens, parents, and friends of those struggling.

(888) 568-1112 | Teen Suicide Prevention Website

Counselors

New Hampshire

Mindful Healing Counseling Services, LLC- Rochester

(603) 433-3070 | degmindfulhealing@gmail.com | Website

Provider: Deborah Emery-Gigliotti, MS, LCMHC

*Sliding Scale Payment Option Available

Specialties:

  • Transgender Transitioning/Concerns

  • LGBTQ

  • PTSD, Trauma, and Domestic Violence

  • DBT, Mindfulness, and Anger Management

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Divorce/Separation

Lisabeth Wotherspoon, LCSW - Rochester

(603) 994-0114 | lbw0923@gmail.com | Website

Queer-identifying trans-affirming therapist, specializing in transgender care and trauma

Populations Served: Teens and adults

Deb Horton, LCSW - Deerfield

(603) 303-4626 | deb@debhortoncounseling.com | Website

LGBT+ Affirming, Kink and Poly/Consentual Non-monogamy Affirming, Sex Positive Therapist

Population: Serves adults 18+ in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont

*Telehealth options available

*Reduced fee slots potentially available

Services Provided:

  • Transitions

  • Letters for Gender-Affirming Care

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief and Advanced/Chronic Illness

Grada-Anjo Wunderl, MSW, LCSW, LICSW - Nashua

Email | Website

Population Served: Preteens through adults

LGBTQ Services:

  • Gender Identity Therapy

  • Transgender and Non-Binary Teen Support Groups

  • Transgender and Non-Binary Family Support Groups

Suzanne R Ark, MS, LCMHC- Concord

(855) 684-1104 | Website

*All sessions are currently telehealth

Populations Served: Teens through adults

LGBTQ Services:

  • Transgender support/therapy

  • Letters for transition

  • Knowledgeable about transition procedures and insurance processes

Bodhi Counseling Services- Several Locations

 (603) 255-3877 | Website

Several therapists specialize in LGBTQ+ populations in different locations:

Desmond Stern, MS, LCMHC (he/him/they/them)- Concord

Taylor Berrick, MS (she/her/hers) - Londondary

Natalie Clark, MA, MTR-BC (she/her/hers) - Londondary

Kelley Cameron True, MA, LCMHC - Amherst

603-732-3363 | kctrue@thesentiencgroup.com | Website

Populations Served: Adults 18+

LGBTQ Services Provided:

  • Gender Identity

  • Gender Transition

  • Gender Dysphoria

Krista Grew, MSW, LICSW - Hampton

(603) 547-9241 | Website

Populations Served: Adults 18+

Offers LGBTQ+ Support Services


Equality Health Center- Concord

603-225-2739 | Website

Provider: Dr. Paul Cody, PhD (he/him/his)

*Offers sliding scale for eligible patients

Maine

Main Street Music Therapy - Damariscotta

(207) 501-2201 | Website

Transmasculine nonbinary & queer- identifying therapist providing "queer affirming, liberation affirming, social justice focused, neurodiversity affirming, body positive music therapy services."

Provider: Gray Baldwin, MA, MT-BC (they/they/theirs)

*Offers telehealth appointments in all states except NY, NJ, GA, MD, NV, OK, OR, RI, UT, VA, and WI.

Massachusetts

Health Imperatives, Youth and Young Families Support - Brockton

(508) 583-3005 | Website

Population Served: youth located in southeastern MA 

LGBTQIA+ Services Offered:

  • BrAGLY (Brockton Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth) support group 

    • For questions or more information on the support group, contact:

Kevin Andrews at kandrews@healthimperatives.org or BrAGLY@HealthImperatives.org

  • Crisis counseling

  • Advocacy

Additional Services: 

Merrimack River Wellness - Newburyport

(978) 306-2850 | ldube@merrimackriverwellness.com | Website

Virtual LGBTQIA+ inclusive and supportive counseling services 

Provider: Lisa Dube, LICSW

Populations Served: Adolescents and Adults in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire

LGBTQ+ Services Provided: 

  • Questioning/Exploring Gender Identity

  • Gender Dysphoria

  • Letter Writing for Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy and Surgery

  • Intersex

Additional Services/Specialties:

  • Neurodiversity

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions, including Transition to Adulthood/College

  • Executive Function