I have been working with the LGBTQ+ community since the start of my career over 15 years ago. The stigma and discrimination that LGBTQ+ people face is the reason why I stay committed to doing my best to create a safe place that leaves you feeling empowered as you navigate the challenges of everyday life. Aside from individual, couples, poly-knowledgeable services, and family therapy - group therapy is also being offered.
In 2018, I launched a free support group for LGBTQ+ Youth. With our community growing and evolving, I can proudly say that there is an increase in free support now available through Spartanburg and Greenville. I have listed those resources below. With this added support available, I am excited to still announce that the LGBTQ+ Youth Group continues each month FREE of charge.
The goal of this group is to create a place for LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe as they learn about who they are and explore the type of person that they wish to become. Group meetups will utilize empowerment techniques as we explore mental health symptoms, coping skills, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, character skills, and much more. This group allows youth the freedom to be themselves without concern about being treated differently because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression.
If you are interested in attending this group, please contact Theresa at email@example.com. Registration is required prior to each group session and consents must be completed prior to attending your first group session. Consents are located in a secure client portal. Access to the client portal will be granted during your first email requesting to register. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Theresa at any time.
Helpful Information and Resources
As a leading Mental Health Service Provider in the Upstate, I know what exceptional care means - that’s why I offer my clients a wide range of useful information. Feel free to explore these complementary resources I have listed below, and educate yourself at your convenience wherever you are.
Uplift Outreach Center
Uplift Outreach Center is the only youth center in Upstate South Carolina who’s exclusive purpose is to serve LGBTQ+ youth.
Uplift Outreach Center is open every
Tuesday & Saturday (ages 15-19)
from 3:30 to 6:30pm
Saturdays (ages 10-14)
from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
200 Fernwood Drive,
Spartanburg, SC 29307
PFLAG of Spartanburg
PFLAG exists to support LGBT people, their families and friends in an adverse society, to inform and enlighten the public, and to advocate to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.
PFLAG Spartanburg meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm.
Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus - Room 162.
220 East Kennedy St Arkwright conference room #136
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302
Out & About Upstate
This group promotes acceptance for people of all sexual orientations. While primarily an organization created for the LGBT community to socialize, we welcome all individuals who celebrate diversity. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment at local venues enabling the community to interact. There is no cost to join. You simply arrive at the specified location and pay for your own food and drinks. Events are planned once a month on Friday evenings.
Contact information is via Meetup.com. You can reach them at
Upstate Pride SC empowers people of all gender expressions and sexual identities in the Upstate of South Carolina by promoting acceptance through education, advocacy and networking.
Upstate Pride SC is dedicated to spreading the word about events in our community that support and uplift the LGBTQ community in our area. Check here to see what’s going on and find events you can attend here in the Upstate. We are your central source for what’s happening in our beautiful LGBTQ community!
Events are listed on Facebook at:
and the Upstate Pride main website at:
Pride Link also offers an LGBTQ+ Youth Group for ages 13 - 19. The group meets in Greenville, SC.
For more information or additional questions, contact Ethan Johnstone at or call or text 864-305-3723.