At Alexi Johnson Counseling Counseling, it's part of my commitment to my clients that my therapy "room" (whether that be virtual or in-person, indoors or out) is a safe space for clients of all backgrounds and identities. Our lives don't exist solely in the space of the therapy room, though. In fact, the majority of our time is spent outside that space, in other environments neither you nor I control. Specifically in the LGBTQ+ community, there can inherently be risk showing up in some spaces due to not all people being affirming of who we are. To help reduce this risk and spotlight businesses people may in general want to support, I'm launching an effort to share resources around content as well as local queer-owned and accepting ally-owned businesses and groups in the metro Atlanta area. It is my hope that through sharing and partnering with these businesses we can find safe spaces to exist, grow, and thrive together.
Looking for some extra support outside of therapy sessions? Or maybe you're looking to get involved with an organization making positve impact in the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are a few groups to engage with today!
If you have an emergency please contact 911 and/or these hotlines to get immediate support
Representation matters. We all need to feel seen, heard, and understood in the content we consume. Check out my list of compiled LGBTQIA+ affirming content that you can feel safe, comfortable and proud engaging with.
LGBTQIA+ individuals are and have always been in the work place, too! It can be difficult to find professional and business resources that are LGBTQIA+ friendly, but, with this resource guide, it may be just a little easier to connnect.
Our lives all extend beyond the walls of the therapy room, but the safety and comfort felt shouldn't be sacrificed in the process. Find local queer and ally-owned business in the metro Atlanta area.
Affirming heathcare is absolutely essential and should be guaranteed for all people. In today's world, I recognize how scary it can be to seek affirming care. I hope to reduce that fear and burden through this list of afirming providers.