Mental Health Counseling for all Sexual Orientations & Gender Identities


Supportive Counseling for Self Discovery & Self Affirmation

Has your child or teenager expressed confusion about their gender identity or sexual orientation?

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Have you questioned your own sexual orientation or gender identity and are seeking support on your journey of self discovery?

Are you wondering how to take the next step toward living your life as your authentic self?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have found the right place.  Aspire Counseling provides a safe and supportive environment to provide the best care for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) Mid Missouri community. We provide LGBTQ affirming counseling services to adolescents, teenagers, college students & adults.

Our therapists want to help you live authentically. We can help you embrace your true self. Aspire counselors have training and experience working with individuals with a variety of sexual orientations and gender identities. Our office is a safe place to explore who you are as a person. You can find the confidence, peace and happiness you have been looking for.

 Are you or your loved one is looking for a LGBTQ affirming & safe mental health therapist who will encourage personal growth and self-acceptance? If so, please contact Aspire Counseling today by calling 573-328-2288.

LGBTQ Affirming Counseling

Are you a member of the LGBTQ Community looking for help with…

  • Anxiety?
  • Trauma or post traumatic stress?
  • Fear?
  • Depression?
  • Grief?
  • Overwhelming stress?
  • An eating disorder?
  • Strong emotions and mood changes?
  • Adjusting to a major life change?
LGBTQ Affirming Counselors in Columbia, MO

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Are you looking for a therapist who can help you find internal peace and deep healing while also being affirming of your sexual orientation and/or gender identity? We can help.

Aspire Counseling is a mental health counseling center in Columbia, MO that provides quality treatment for these and many other mental health concerns. We are affirming of those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or anywhere else on the spectrum of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Aspire Counseling can be your safe haven as you find healing and overcome a wide range of mental health concerns. We believe in the power of counseling. To help, we provide a comfortable therapy environment and will work with you to accomplish your mental health goals.

Are you ready to begin your journey toward mental health? If you would like an accepting therapist by your side, please reach out to Aspire Counseling today. Call 573-328-2288 to set up a free consultation. Peace, happiness and joy are all within reach.

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Resources for the LGBTQ Community in Mid Missouri

Columbia, Missouri and the surrounding area have several resources that can provide much needed support to members of the LGBTQ Community. Below are a few resources you may find helpful.

The Center Project –

The Center Project (TCP), a grassroots nonprofit organization, is Mid-Missouri’s only community center focused on the needs of LGBTQ individuals and communities. Designed as a safe and open space, TCP supports the under-served sexuality and gender-based groups within the region, including youth, families, and those living in rural communities.”

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Mizzou –

We’re the MU LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Resource Center and it is our goal to meet the needs of Mizzou’s campus.”

Out, Proud and Healthy –

Out, Proud and Healthy is a statewide effort to raise awareness of LGBTQ health disparities in Missouri and connect people with resources and community…Our goal is to promote better health and quality of life for LGBTQ individuals by striving to eliminate health disparities through access to information, resources, and community.”

Transgender Health Network –

The Transgender Health Network (T-Net) was created “with the intention of forming a network of health care professionals specifically focused on increasing and improving health care services to trans-identified and gender expansive individuals in our community”.

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