LGBTQ Affirming Counseling


Supportive Counseling for Self Discovery & Self Affirmation

Are you questioning and seeking support and guidance toward peace with yourself?

Are you the parent whose child is questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity?

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. As a Columbia, Missouri counseling center, 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) community. Our therapists want to help you live authentically and embrace your true self and have 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 and find the confidence, peace and happiness you have been looking for.

If you or your loved one is looking for a safe environment and caring therapist who will encourage personal growth and self-acceptance, 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?
  • Strong emotions and mood changes?
  • Adjusting to a major life change?

If you are 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. However you identify, 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, provide a comfortable environment and will work with you to meet your unique treatment goals.

If you are ready to begin your journey toward mental health and would like an accepting therapist by your side, please reach out to Aspire Counseling today using the form on this website or by calling 573-328-2288. Peace, happiness and joy are all within reach.

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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