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Therapist Resource Listing


NameCertificationsPhone NumberAddressEmailServicesListed To*

John R. Ballew


537 Linwood Avenue, N.E.

Atlanta, GA, 30306



I work with all sorts of people who are interested in creating and maintaining happy and fulfilling lives; typically half of my clients are gay, lesbian or bisexual.  I offer both individual and couples counseling.  I’ve been in private practice in Atlanta since 1987.
My clients are typically busy professionals who juggle the demands of work and personal life and want to do it effectively. Many of my clients come in because they feel stuck, depressed or anxious or are having trouble with intimacy or relationships. I’m a kink-friendly and polyamory-friendly therapist. 
My style is active, compassionate and supportive. My quiet home office in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood creates a peaceful environment for my clients to address the issues they bring to therapy. I limit the number of people I work with so I can provide the optimal environment for my clients.

James E. Kingman, II

Unlimited Spectrum Counseling

4536 Barclay Drive

Dunwoody, GA 30338

James enjoys helping the LGBTQ to cope with a variety of life's obstacles and transitions, such as coming to terms with LGBTQ identity or sexuality, or treating anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. His goal is to help you discover realistic options for growth as you start to build a pathway for the future. He focuses on helping you tap into intrinsic strengths and motivation, as you explore possibilities for positive change. He is a Lifetime Member of the Atlanta LGBTQ Therapist Resource Group.
At the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders (ACE) since 2013,  treated individuals, groups, and semi-private clients while under supervision.  I employ various therapeutic methods, determining what fits best for each individual client. Various theoretical approaches include cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and existential therapy, focusing on meeting clients wherever they are currently. Together, we can address critical mental health needs and explore alternatives for self-nurturing and healing.

Anna Belle WoodMA, LPC, EMDR Therapist706.248.1042

1551 Jennings Mill Road, Suite 3200B, Watkinsville, GA 30677


I provide LGBTQ affirming counseling to individuals and relationships as well as trauma treatment services, including EMDR. I have extensive experience helping women and LGBTQ individuals heal from trauma and offer a trauma informed approach to every client. Meaning, I understand how we are hurt and how we heal from overwhelming experiences. When working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients, I practice the informed consent model. I support your right to live in your body as authentically as possible. 

Melissa Ann LesterMS, LPC, NCC404.948.69813996 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30341melissa@melissaannlester.comI approach therapy from a collaborative perspective that is genuine and nonjudgmental. I view you as the expert on your life and take on the role of guide in the journey to healing, growth, and transformation. Together, we will explore what you feel is of importance. I also value taking a holistic perspective - exploring mind, body, and spirit by means of talk therapy, incorporation of mindfulness techniques, and consideration of overall wellbeing.
I work with adult individuals and couples experiencing a variety of struggles, such as depression, anxiety, life transition, relationship issues, coming out, grief and loss, trauma, and personal growth. As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, it is essential to me that I provide a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental space for all persons. In the spirit of advocacy and awareness, I am a Lifetime Member of the LGBTQ Therapist Resource.


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