Crises Resources for LGBTQIA+ Folx

Thrive Lifeline - text THRIVE to 1-313-662-8209 to begin a conversation anytime

Crisis Support via SMS/text message - text HOME to 741741 to talk

  • Crisis Text Line - Link

Crisis Support for LGBT older folx

  • SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline - Link

Mental and Physical Healthcare info for Patients

Medical providers accepting new clients who I've experienced as being supportive of the LGBTQIA, and non-monogamous communities


Primary care, OB/GYN

  • Halley Crissman, MD, MPH of Michigan Medicine for HRT and other gender affirming medical needs, and OB/GYN care.

Mental Health Clinics that are also LGBTQIA, kink, and non-monogamy affirming practices offering individual, relationship, family, and gender-affirming therapy.

Ann Arbor


Plymouth/Livonia, Royal Oak, Grosse Pointe

Rochester Hills


Support for the LGBTQIAP+ Community

Support for Victims of Sexual Abuse and Assault

Resources for parents of LGBTQIAP+ youth, teens, and adult children

Support Groups

Resources for mental healthcare professionals working with LGBTQIAP+ youth, teens, and adults

Client-centered Assessment and Management of Suicidality

Networking with other affirming providers

  • If you would like to receive more information about networking, please complete the interest form at

Affirming Tasks

  • Take the Trans-inclusive Provider Scale developed by Dr. Shanna K. Kattari - link
  • Sign the Gender Affirming Letter Access Project (GALAP) and find letter writing resources - link

Professional Development, Personal Growth Trainings

Video Links

  • What is intersectionality Link
  • The urgency of intersectionality: TED Talk video link
  • You Don’t Need Gender Dysphoria To Be Trans - video link

Professional Development

  • The Transgender Training Institute  Link
  • The African American Policy Forum Link


  • Singh, A., Chang, S. C., dickey, l.m. (2018). A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients. New Harbinger Publications. Link
  • Skinta, M.D. & Curtin, A. (Ed.). (2016) Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities: A Clinician’s Guide to Fostering Compassion, Connection, and Equality Using Contextual Strategies. New Harbinger Publications. Link
  • The informed consent model of transgender care: an alternative to the diagnosis of gender dysphoria. Journal of humanistic psychology, 58(1), 72-92.

Treatment Centers

Substance Abuse

Eating Disorders

Research Participant Opportunities