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Tranzmission Education, advocacy and support for nonbinary and transgender people in Western North Carolina  | City: Asheville, North Carolina

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Upstate Bisexual Women And Lesbian Meetup Group Bisexual CIS gendered women and lesbians looking for like minded CIS gendered women to meet socially, date, travel, etc.  | City: Greenville | Meetings:  For more information, register at the group’s meetup page:


Upstate Women of Pride To provide an opportunity for lesbians in the upstate area of South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Greer, and surrounding areas) to socialize and have fun through many varied events.  | City: Spartanburg | Meetings:  Register at:


Warren Wilson College Center for Gender Relationships The mission of the Center for Gender and Relationships (CGR) is to build and sustain healthy relationships.  | City: Swannanoa

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Waynesville Womens Gay Hangout Meet other local gay women in social settings in Haywood County.  | City: Waynesville | Meetings:  For more information, register at the group’s meetup page:


Western Carolina University -LGBTQ Working Group Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Working Employee Resource Group mission is to facilitate conversations and actions that increase and sustain an affirming campus climate for individuals and groups from a diversity of gender expressions and sexual orientations. 


Women Professionals, Artists, & Writers Who Love Women 55+ This is a community of progressive-minded women professionals, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs 55+ who love other women.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  For more information, register at the group’s meetup page:


Women's Reading Group Meets monthly in hosts home usually with a Pot luck.  | Meetings:  Meets monthly last Sunday of the month includes pot luck every 3 PM (**note time change). An open group and welcome newcomers at any time. For place, book information and…


WomenSong of Asheville Asheville's oldest and largest all women's community chorus. An inclusive chorus, not lesbian only. Our chorus is dedicated to musical expression and creativity among women while serving the community by promoting unity and social change. Womansong provides a safe and nourishing environment for personal growth through musical expression while educating members about music and performance.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  Visitors are welcome! ​ When: Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Where: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville 1 Edwin Place at Charlotte Street

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Youth OUTRight, WNC, Inc. A youth advocacy and leadership organization dedicated to providing affirmation, information, support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of ages 14-23 providing a safe space to meet and socialize.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  Youth OUTright WNC, Inc. holds weekly meetings every Sunday afternoon, 3:30-6:30. The 1st and 3rd Sundays are for 16-20 year olds, the 2nd and 4th are for the 11-15 year…

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | [email protected] or For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  
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MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

Packages: 33 Coxe Avenue, Unit 2044, Asheville NC 28801 (note different zip code).

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