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Affirming Care in or near Shelby, NC

Cleveland County, NC

The Mental Health Association's programming continues to revolve around the three broad areas of advocacy, education and support for individuals and families affected by a mental illness.

Since its founding in 1962, the Mental Health Association has advocated for the needs of adults and children with psychiatric and emotional difficulties.  This priority has guided our mission for almost five decades and is a constant reminder as we remain focused on educating the community-at-large and assisting individuals and families to receive effective and appropriate services and supports and to provide help, healing and hope.

The Mental Health Association in Cleveland County will promote mental health in our community through education, advocacy, and support.  We will work tirelessly to eliminate the stigma of mental illness and create an informed community of citizens who promote mental health and defend and support the rights of those persons impacted by mental illness.

Gastonia, NC

At Remedy Sense Counseling, we are simply imperfect people who have the tools and desire to help other imperfect people. When you see one of our therapists, you’ll never hear jargon or be made to feel judged. You’ll get real people who can help you become the best, healthiest version of yourself.

Shelby, NC &
Charlotte, NC

We get it that life is busy and demanding and it can be challenging to prioritize time or resources for yourself. As the picture above shows we are constantly on the move, passing each other, and going about our day. As therapists, we understand that everybody has a unique story they are living through or going through in their mind. We often just need a place to pause and unpack that story. That is where we can help.
We are committed to providing the highest quality of mental health services to you online or in-person. Your availability and comfort are our priority; therefore, we want mental health services easily accessible to North Carolina residents (virtually anywhere in NC, in-person at our Charlotte or Shelby offices).  We are committed to serving all populations of people. We are experienced with counseling for anxiety, counseling for depression, counseling for grief and loss, couples counseling, LBGTQIA+, life transitions, therapy for parents, coaching for professional transitions, counseling for relationships issues, therapy for sexual abuse, counseling for self-esteem and social skills, counseling for spirituality, therapy for stress management, counseling for trauma, and much more. We are committed to holding a space for our clients to move through the counseling process with a warm and judgement free approach.

Belmont, NC

Life can often be an up and down journey. Many times, it seems that it’s more down than up.

At SPC we are about helping others make their lives better…to help turn their journey into more of an upward direction.

It is with this dedication that we promise to stay on the cutting edge of the latest people-change technology.

Furthermore, we believe that EVERYONE who steps through our doors has the ability to solve their issues themselves THUS…our role is to shine the flashlight into those issues so they can solve them.

It’s with this belief and dedication that we have successfully diagnosed & treated many behavioral health issues including:

  • Depression

  • Anger


  • Fears/Phobias

  • Anxiety

  • Grief/Loss

  • Marital Conflict

  • Worry

  • Parenting Issues

For a description of our other services please click on the Services tab.

Shelby, NC

Outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, including substance abuse.

Cleveland County, NC

Matthew Beal: At Vivant Psychotherapy & Counseling, you can count on individual, couple’s, and teen therapy session lasting 45-50 minutes. Group session are 90 minutes, with a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 12. Please note that all therapeutic services at Vivant are provided via telehealth video or phone (group sessions are video only). Clients will need internet access to complete all intake paperwork in a secure online therapy portal.

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Additional Online Affirming Care

LGBTQ+ Youth

You deserve a welcoming, loving world.

And so do the people you care about. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else.

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. 

Black Community Mental Health

"The Safe Place" is a Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community. African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the rest of the general population. However, many black people still do not wish to seek professional help for their mental illnesses.

The Purpose of the "Safe Place" is to bring more awareness, education, and hope to this serious issue. Not only can the black community benefit from this app, but also mental health professionals, friends, and family, of ALL colors can be better educated on this issue and do a service by directing their black friends, co workers, etc. to the app.

All races go through mental illness, but we also can experience it differently because of our race and social backgrounds. "The Safe Place" can also be a great learning tool for mental health professional's to better understand their black patients.

Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities

Our division of the American Counseling Association is a home for Queer and Trans Counselors, Ally Counselors, and Advocates to connect and grow. Our focus is on building competence for all mental health specialists so that all LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals can find a safe and affirming space to heal. We promote research and education that furthers the counseling field in working with LGBTGEQIAP+ people of intersecting identities. We mentor new professionals and emerging leaders in the field of counseling LGBTGEQIAP+ clients. We connect and work closely with ACA and other ACA divisions in order to promote multicultural competence and social justice. We advocate for LGBTGEQIAP+ clients in communities, mental health systems, and public policy.

Black Mental Health Resources

BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. 

Our mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing through education, training, advocacy, and the creative arts. 

We center our work around a healing justice framework. Healing justice is a framework, developed by Cara Page and the Kindred Healing Justice Collective, that identifies how we can intervene and holistically respond to generational trauma and violence.

National Nonprofit

Celebrating all identities and abilities in all bodies. 

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, LGBTQ+ affirming, social justice-oriented therapist.

We center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We amplify the voices and expressions of Neurodivergent and Disabled communities. 

We are a mental health liberation movement creating change through decolonial education, collective care, and activism.

For Native Youth, By Native Youth

We are a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.

Help spread positive vibes and create positive change in your communities using #weRnative.

Mental Health for POC

Are you a young person of color? Feeling down, stressed or overwhelmed? Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained Crisis Counselor will respond. In crisis? Text STEVE to 741741.

The Steve Fund has created ​a special keyword, STEVE, that young people of color can text to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. ​ The Fund views text messaging as a key component of its strategy towards addressing the unmet mental health needs of college and university students of color.​ Through its partnership with the Crisis Text Line, the Fund promotes text messaging as a means to improve the critically needed access for young people of color to crisis counseling.



South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network, SAMHIN, is a non-profit that addresses the mental health needs of the South Asian community in the U.S. Our goal is to decrease the stigma and shame associated with mental illness and offer resources for people who seek help.

The SAMHIN provider network includes mental health professionals with a strong desire to provide counseling to the South Asian community. Search our provider directory by location, specialty, languages spoken, and more.


The mission of NAAPIMHA is to promote the mental health and well being of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

NAAPIMHA firmly believes in the following social justice issues:

  • Suicide prevention among youth

  • Empowering mental health consumers

  • Access to high quality affordable mental health services for all

​NAAPIMHA believes that these public policies and social justice issues have direct correlation with mental health. Without equality and justice in our healthcare, immigration, education, and social systems there will be no peace in people’s heart and mind.

Resources for Trans Folk

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Latinix Mental Health Resources

For so many intersectional communities including Latinx, Black, and those who are marginalized there are so many barriers to finding a mental health professional the most common are financial, lack of insurance coverage, language, transportation, and of course we have a huge lack of representation which can often lead to further trauma, dealing with racial micro aggressions, discrimination, and xenophonia.

We believe that access to mental health is a human right. We dream of a future where therapy is normalized, more accessible and includes our various cultures. We will always stand behind movements that further these values. We are so proud of you for starting this journey, you will be an ancestor one day and just like trauma can be passed down so can resilience. 

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