This is a growing bank of resources for the clients I work with. If you suggestions for additions or concerns about what is offered here, please contact me.
Center for Nonviolent Communication: Information for how to communicate in healthy ways by identifying feelings and needs while respecting one’s own and others’ boundaries.
The Cards | Fair Play Life: A system to help couples address inequity in household tasks.
F! All That Wellness Coaching Mindfulness and Self-Care: A growing resource of instruction, guidance, practice, and insights for establishing and maintaining your mindfulness practice and self-care strategies.
Hello Sunshine Yoga: Be here. Be you. Belong. We’re a kind, inclusive movement studio. We welcome all people of all backgrounds. A community, not a scene. A place to move and be moved. Come connect with your own unique light–that sunshine within.
Mindful: A website about practicing and advancing mindfulness practice and skills.
Yoga Basics: A website with excellent resources on beginning yoga practice, breathing techniques, and other yogic resources.
I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) by Brene Brown
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition by Marsha Linehan
Balance: Meditation & Sleep (balanceapp.com): An app that teaches the fundamental skills of mindfulness with a large library of guided mindfulness practices for a variety of situations.
CDC LGBTQ+ Youth Resources: Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. However, the health needs of LGBTQ+ Youth can differ from their heterosexual peers. On this page, find resources from the CDC, other government agencies, and community organizations for LGBTQ+ Youth, their friends, educators, parents, and family members to support positive environments.
Equitas Cincinnati Medical Center: Equitas Health is a regional non-profit health system serving the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community, people living with HIV, and others in need of care.
The Fenway Institute: The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.
Intelligent LGBTQ+ Student College Guide: In this guide, you’ll learn how to research colleges and review additional topics such as the unique challenges LGBTQ students face and the resources and legal rights available to them.
Q Chat Space: A Community for LGBTQ+ Teens to find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care.
Queer Kid Stuff: An edutainment company that brings LGBTQ+ and social justice media to kids and families! We make videos, podcasts, newsletters, and so much more!
The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives: The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. TrevorSpace: TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Sign up and start a conversation now.
Trans Lifeline: US (877) 565-8860 or Canada (877) 330-6366 Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
TSER (Trans Student Education Resources): Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender non-conforming students through advocacy and empowerment. Founded in 2011, it is the only national organization led by trans youth.
WPATH: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, interdisciplinary professional and educational organization devoted to transgender health. Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally. We are funded primarily through the support of our membership, and through donations and grants sponsored by non-commercial sources.
Ashley Clemons: A local gender-affirming hair stylist located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Call or text 513-415-4651 for an appointment.
Biz Jarvis at Hue Mane Salon: A local gender-affirming hair stylist located in Hamilton, Ohio.
Community Safe Space: A monthly youth safe space with concurrent parent support group offered through Envision Partnerships’ LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention Coalition in Butler County, Ohio. Follow the link to register. Contact me if you have any questions.
Drug Rehab LGBTQ+ USA Ohio Resources: A comprehensive list of addiction resources in Ohio for gender and sexually diverse people in need of support and services.
GLAST (Gays and Lesbians Achieving Sobriety Together): GLAST stands for Gays & Lesbians Achieving Sobriety Together. GLAST is the only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer + substance use prevention & resource program in the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area. We are not affiliated with any 12 step group, religious organization or medical group. However, we do work with these groups to help others recover from addiction. We are a tax exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) Cincinnati Chapter: GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education. GLSEN Greater Cincinnati is a grassroots initiative, working locally in our community to ensure safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Our chapter supports students and educators locally, organizes around LGBTQ-affirming public policy, plans teacher trainings, and hosts events.
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Cincinnati: PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ+ people.
Crossport: Crossport is a not-for-profit* social support organization serving transgender individuals in the Greater Cincinnati and surrounding area, including partners, families, friends, and other allies. Guided by the values of acceptance and compassion, we strive for mutual understanding and equal treatment. We also serve as an educational resource for the transgender community and an outreach to the general public.
Living with Change: Living With Change engages with schools and businesses to help ensure transgender youth are protected and accepted while working with politicians to change existing policies, prevent discriminatory ones, and promote initiatives that help transgender youth thrive in a more inclusive and equitable future.
Heartland Transwellness Group: Heartland Trans Wellness Group is a Cincinnati, Ohio based project working to create community and improve resources for transgender people. They facilitate a series of trans groups that rotate on a monthly basis.
T Talks: Trans Storytelling or “T” talks, is an inclusive, intersectional, FREE, monthly storytelling event for and by the transgender community.
Transform Cincy: At Transform we work with transgender and gender non-conforming youth to provide free wardrobes with everything they need head to toe. The destination is yours to create, we are here to help you get started; with free clothing and wardrobe styling. Join us every 4th Wednesday of the month for community groups for K-12 transgender youth and parents! We offer a safe space for connection, advocacy, resources, education, and support. To sign up for or get more information about the group, please contact Tristan Vaught at firstname.lastname@example.org
TransOhio: TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support, and advocacy, which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.
Free Mom Hugs: An organization of parents working to empower the world to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education, and conversaion.
Mom Hugs From the Queen City: A FaceBook group of parents (relatives and friends) that want to give HUGS for anyone that feels they may need one. We believe LOVE IS LOVE and everyone deserves a HUG!
Ohio Mama Bears: This group is a geographically based shoot off of the Just Because They Breathe, Serendipitydodah and FreedHearts groups for Moms of LGBTQ+ kids in Ohio (but not limited to Ohio – All are welcome.) A place where we can love on each other in more tangible ways and be a more present source of support and socialization.
Proud Parenting: A webiste with the latest news and information impacting LGBTQ+ lives and the lives of their families.
Resources for LGBTQ Parents of Children with Special Needs: As an LGBTQ parent raising a child with special needs, you may face unique challenges. However, by accessing the various forms of help that are available, LGBTQ families can become empowered to understand their child’s needs, handle potential discrimination, and navigate their options. Learn more about medical, financial, and emotional support resources for LGBTQ parents of children with disabilities.
Serendipitydodah: A private FaceBook group for moms of LGBTQ kids hosted by Real Mama Bears. The Real Mama Bears organization is a network of groups, websites, special projects & resources dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering families with LGBTQ members and the LGBTQ Community.
Children’s Success Foundation: A website with resources for parenting using the Nurtured Heart Approach
Co-Parenter Self-Help Center: A website built to help divorced parents communicate with an app and articles on both co-parenting and parallel parenting.
Resources for Families going through Divorce: A website with resources for parents going through a divorce that includes local providers for those living in Butler County, Ohio.