See individual pages for listings:

Recently added resources:

Are you home and struggling and need a meeting? Here is a list of Online and Phone Based Recovery Support programs:

Facebook Recovery Group.
Facebook.com/groups/LGBTQMeetings

12 Step Zoom LGBTQ+ meeting list: tinyurl.com/LGBTQmtglist

In The Rooms:
https://www.intherooms.com/home/live-meetings/

AA Telephone Meetings:
https://aa-intergroup.org/directory_telephone.php

AA Online Meetings:
http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

SMART Recovery Online Forum:
https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/

Women for Sobriety Online Support Forum:
https://wfsonline.org/

NA Virtual Meetings:
https://virtual-na.org/

NA By Phone:
http://www.nabyphone.com/

New England Region of NA:
https://nerna.org/virtual-meetings/

THERAPIST IN CONNECTICUT

Therapy Amy F. Emery, LCSW 203-340-4653 Amy@HHCounseling.com Helping Hands, Helping Hearts/LGBTQ* Affirmative Therapist
Therapy Monica Alvarenga LCSW 860-573-5013 27 Carpenter St, Hartford, CT
Therapy Volunteers in Psychotherapy, Inc 860-233-5115 ctvip@hotmail.com www.ctvip.org 7 South Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
Therapy Amanda Pasciucco/The Sex Doctor LLC 203-733-9600 8 Lowell Rd West Hartford, CT 06119
Therapy Jessica Giordano 860-471-9805 1740 Ellington Rd South Windsor, CT 06074
Therapy Tamara Vertefeuille, LCSW 860-429-2928 x7 Storrs
Therapy Alison Tardif 860-918-8802 art therapy for adolescents and adults
Therapy Amanda Harmon, LCSW 203-583-1257 aharmonlcsw@gmail.com Westport
Therapy Amy Emergy, LCSW 203-633-4409 Southington
Therapy Chevlle Moss-Savage, LPC MHS, HS-BCP, BC-TMH 860-574-9448 cms@heal-virginia.org www.heal-virginia.org New London
Therapy Ashley Webb, LMFT 860-387-4712 Norwich
Therapy Ashlie Befus 203-941-1739 https://pathwaystotheheartllc.com Guilford
Therapy Jennifer Lombardi, LCSW 860-532-5109 West Hartford/Spanish-speaking, whole life span
Therapy Maggie Lucien, LMFT 203-241-8333 couples counseling, TFCBT
Therapy Marcia Brubeck, LCSW www.marciabrubeck.com Hartford
Therapy Melanie Martin-Peele, LPC 860-370-2222 West Hartford/general counseling, LGBTQ competent, EMDR
Therapy Melanie St. Germain 860-966-9237 Wethersfield
Therapy Michael Miarecki 203-892-6694 Middletown
Therapy Michelle Allison, LMFT 860-933-5072 michelleallisonLMFT.com Storrs
Therapy Mike Saraceno, LMFT 860-500-1360 Hartford/poly, kink, couple, LGBTQ
Therapy Nicole Scrivano, LMFT 860-334-0731 nscrivanolmft@gmail.com West Hartford/adolescents, YA, children and trauma, family relationships, empowerment work
Therapy Rebecca Ruitto 203-774-9639 West Hartford/YA/college age, couples, anxiety/self-esteem, trauma/depression
Therapy Sarah Gilbert, LCSW 860-884-8372 http://transitionstherapyllc.com Manchester
Therapy Shane Scott, LCSW, Life Coach 860-604-4756 West Hartford/LGBTQ competent, substance abuse
Therapy May Fianna, LMFT 860-856-9773 Wethersfield
Therapy Stephanie Smith, MFT, LPC 860-423-5353 Willimantic
Therapy Amanda Marrotte
Trans Lifeline Hotline IV Staklo, Program Director 877-565-8860 ivstaklo@translifeline.org
Urgent Care Hartford Healthcare Vernon, CT (next to TJMaxx)
Youth Advocate/Life Coach/Speaker Tony Ferraiolo, CPC 203-376-8089 tony@tonyferraiolo.com www.tonyferraiolo.com
Therapy Brandi Savio/Wilcox Wellness, LLC www.wilcoxwellness.com
Southington, CT. Individual and group work c teens, YAs, adults who identify as LGBTQIA+. Husky, Anthem and self-pay accepted. Telehealth available for Anthem and self-pay clients as well
Therapy Amy Michaels, LMFT/Healthy Relations Counseling 860-294-4433 www.healthyrelationscounseling.com Middletown, CT. Couples and individuals who want to improve present or future partner relationships; experience c LGBTQ couples
Therapy Heidi Lively, LCSW 203-288-3554 x30 Hamden
Therapy Sharon Clayman, PsyD 203-314-4355 Cheshire
Therapy
True Self Counseling & Consultation, LLC
Plantsville. Anthem, Medicaid, Optum, United Health, Cigna, OON, LGBTQ-open and affirming practice and transgender therapist
Therapy
Behavioral Health and Wellness Solutions CT
behavioralhealthandwellnessct.com Hamden. Medicare, Husky, Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, private pay
Therapy Kelly K. Prior, MSN, APRN/Riverbend Therapeutic Alliance 860-646-2345 153 Main St, Suite 9, Manchester, CT
Therapy
Michael Stokes/Stokes Counseling Services203-729-0341
203-729-0341 www.stokescounseling.com Naugatuck/specializes in LGBTQ+ individuals and families across the lifespan, takes Anthem, Aetna, Husky, Cigna, UBH, offers telehealth
Therapy Emily Ann/Lotus Counseling of CT greater Waterbury area, taking Husky and BCBS. Specialized in complex trauma and body issues/eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community
Therapy Katie Bassoli, LCSW 860-878-4367 Southington
Therapy Jessica Grzado/Reflections Counseling and Consulting SErvices LLC 860-837-0401 info@reflectionsccs.com Wethersfield. Aetna, Cigna, Husky, Anthem, Private pay
Therapy Well Life Therapy, LLC www.facebook.com/welllifetherapy Middletown. Takes Aetna, Anthem, Husky
Therapy Nuevo Dia Family Wellness, LLC 203-800-9797 www.nuevodiafw.com Spanish-bilingual individual, couples, and family therapy
Therapy
Lily Gill/Restorative Counseling and Wellness
www.silvercitycounseling.com
Therapy Healing Hoofbeats of CT 860-459-4115 www.healinghoofbeatsllc.com Morris/Franklin/several therapists, accepts Husky
Therapy Elizabeth A Armstrong LCSW 203-623-6587 140 Captain Thomas Blvd, West Haven/Husky, Optum/UHC, Anthem, Medicare, Magellan, Cigna
Therapy Lauren Pedersen, LMFT 860-510-2544 child, adolescent and family psychotherapy/New Britain
Therapy Pawsitive Therapy, LLC 860-707-5352 Middletown/incorporates therapy dogs
Therapy Alisa Palmer-Winston/ Restorative Counseling Services 860-946-4869 rcs@therapysecure.com Southington/ LGBTQ-affirming and trans competent LPC. Preteens, YA
Therapy Growth Therapy LLC 203-707-1217 www.growthTherapyLLC.com Monroe/ gender and sexual identity affirming mental health care
Speech Therapy
Elizabeth Ulreich-Moran, MS, CCC-SLP/Communicate Anew LLC
Fairfield & New Haven counties/ in-home speech therapy for all ages
Reiki Gina Goldstein, MS, LPC 860-716-5318 gina_2uconn@yahoo.com Farmington
Therapy The Center for Growth and Healing 860-661-2075 www.centerforgrowthct.com Middletown/ kids and teens
Therapy Jennifer Petro, Psy.D.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line: Text START to 741-741 – Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a well trained Crisis Counselor.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: (888)-843-4564, The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25)  (800)-246-7743 – Both provide telephone, online private one-to-one chat and email peer-support, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

Trans Lifeline (877)-565-8860 is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.

Youth Information:

The National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)  – Provides advice and assistance to runaways, including resources, shelter, transportation, assistance in finding counseling, and transitioning back to home life. NRS frontline staff will also act as advocates and mediators if/as needed.

True Colors Fund: (212)-461-4401 – The True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, create a world in which all young people can be their true selves.

Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.) : (800) DONTCUT / (800) 366-82288  – Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support and therapy referrals.

The Trevor Project  –  (866) 4-U-TREVOR

TrevorLifeline — A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText — Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available 7 Days A Week, (3pm–1am ET/Noon–10pm PT).

HIV/AIDS Information:

AIDS in Prison Project Hotline: (718) 378-7022 (English and Spanish) this hotline provides HIV and AIDS information for prisoners, and accepts collect calls.

National AIDS Hotline: (800) 342-AIDS / (800) 334-7432 (Spanish) / (800) 243-7889 (TDD)

Other Hotlines:

U.S. National Domestic Violence hotline: (800) 799- 7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY) They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. highly train, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.

Pride Institute: (800) 547-7433 – 24/7 –  Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY) – The nation’s largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, helps victims and ensure that rapist are brought to justice.

Local Mental Health Resources:

Southeastern Mental Health Authority

401 West Thames Street, Building 301, Norwich, CT 06360

SMHA Main Phone: (860) 859-4500

24 hour Crisis Line: (860) 886-9302

DMHAS Addiction Treatment 24 hour hotline: 1-800-563-4086

Southeastern Mental Health Authority (SMHA) is a community mental health agency operated by the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Its primary goal is to provide high quality behavioral health services to those in our community with mental health and substance use disorders who are 18 years or older and reside in New London County and its surrounding towns. Services, which include case management, outpatient behavioral health, crisis intervention, respite care, and forensic services, are recovery oriented and offered in a trauma informed and culturally sensitive manner.  We support individuals to identify and achieve their own goals in recovery, fostering independence, dignity, and ability.  See SMHA’s Mission, Vision & Values.

As a State Operated Local Mental Health Authority, SMHA is responsible for administering all DMHAS contract funded behavioral health services in Southeastern Connecticut. We serve individuals who reside in the following towns:  Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford.

More LGBTQ Mental Health Info: 

LGBTQ Mental Health – A comprehensive guide by the National Health Education Center that includes research and statistics on the health disparities within our community. The guide reveals the inconsistencies LGBTQ folk experience in healthcare comparatively, and outlines steps for health centers and organizations to help fight the stigma while providing options and support for our community.

LGBTQ Addiction Guide – A research-based awareness guide on a niche that is often overlooked – addiction in the LGBTQ community. Finding help with substance abuse is often more difficult for LGBTQ people, as many other obstacles are prevalent along with the fight with addiction – this in depth resource helps alleviate that stress by facilitating help in the form of useful information and support systems.

Recently added hotlines and  resources:

United Way- CT : 2-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline :

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ –  (800)-273-TALK (8255)

Samaritans 24-hour hotline :

http://www.samaritansri.org/ – (401)-272-4044

Safe Futures :

http://www.safefuturesct.org/ –  (860)-701-6000

Sojourner House Support, shelter, advocacy for people in abusive relationships:

http://www.sojournerri.org/ –  (401)-765- 3232

Day One counseling for victims of sexual assault or abuse :

https://www.dayoneri.org/ –  (800)-494-8100

Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT :

http://www.childandfamilyagency.org/ – (860)-443-2896

UCFS :

https://www.ucfs.org/ – (860)-442-4319

Compass FTM Support :

http://compassftm.org/

Abuse Victims and Survivors – (617)-742-4911

Find the right therapist –    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Student Resources:

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/lgbtq-student-guide/

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/lgbtq-scholarships/

Outings & Adventures – Gay Travel Guide:

https://outingsandadventures.com/