If you feel you are in crisis and need help, I encourage you to reach out immediately to the options below.

 

  • Call 911.

  • Go to your nearest emergency room.

  • The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health at 864-235-2335.

  • Spartanburg Mental Health after hours phone line: (864) 585-0366.

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-TALK.

  • Call the Trevor Life Line at 866-488-7386 for LGBTQ+ youth in crisis.

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

Address:

153 N Spring Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Contact:

864-663-2218

864-564-1999

©2019 by Anchoring Within.

I have been working with the LGBTQ+ community since the start of my career. 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, and family therapy - group therapy is also being offered. 

Group Therapy

In 2018, I launched a free support group that has evolved into an ongoing monthly therapy group for LGBTQ+ youth who have challenges with mental health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. The goal of the therapy 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 sessions will explore mental health symptoms, diagnostic history, coping skills, problem solving, 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 anchoringwithin@gmaill.com.  RSVP 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 to RSVP. 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

And

Saturdays (ages 10-14)

from 1:00 to 3:00pm. 

Location:

200 Fernwood Drive,

Spartanburg, SC 29307

 

Contact:

864-381-7234

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.

Location:

220 East Kennedy St Arkwright conference room #136

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29302

Contact:

864-574-0958
wilsonpickus@bellsouth.net

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 

https://www.meetup.com/Out-[removed]and-About-Upstate/

Upstate Pride

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:

https://www.facebook.com/UpstatePrideSC/

and the Upstate Pride main website at:

https://www.upstatepridesc.org/events

Gender Benders

Gender Benders is an all inclusive grassroots group for transgender, gender variant, LGBTQQI individuals and out allies in the Upstate.

 

Meets the second Sunday of every month in Greenville at 5:00-7:00

 

For meeting information email: genderbenderssc@gmail.com

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