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 via email at email@example.com or complete my Feedback Form.
General Resources for All
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.
Mindful: A website about practicing and advancing mindfulness practice and skills.
I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't) by Brene Brown
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach
Not "Just Friends": Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley Glass
DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition by Marsha Linehan
How to Observe and Accept Your Emotions (verywellmind.com)
30+ Human Needs: A Comprehensive List - Andrew Benjamin George
Mindfulness of Emotions (getselfhelp.co.uk)
RAIN: A Mindfulness Practice for Welcoming Your Emotions - Mindful
Useful List of 100+ Feeling Words | Common Feeling Adjectives - English Study Online
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.
Surviving Toxic Relationships Resources
One Mom's Battle: A website centered around a woman's divorce from a narcissistic partner who is also the father to her children.
Parenting Exposed: A website with a blog about one's personal experience as a scapegoat in a narcissistic family with articles and other resources on familial narcissistic abuse.
Unfilteredd: A website dedicated to providing resources to survivors of family, work, and romantic narcissistic abuse with podcasts, vocabulary, and articles.
12 Rules of the Narcissistic Family
Grey Rock Method: 6 Tips and Tricks
Divorcing a Narcissist: Advice from the Battlefield
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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.
Understanding the Connection Between Cyberbullying and Social Media: A Comprehensive Guide
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.
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.
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.
Local Resources for Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) Identified People
Biz Jarvis at Hue Mane Salon: A local gender-affirming hair stylist located in Hamilton, Ohio.
Community Safe Space: A monghtly 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 or get more information, please contact Tristan Vaught at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Local Gender-Affirming Mental Wellness Professionals
Sami Goodpaster, MA, LPC (she/her)
Supervised by Grey Nelei, LPCC-S (they/them)
Fairfield, OH 45014
Leslie Hamilton, MS, LPC (she/her)
Supervised by Cassy Unkraut, MA, LPCC (she/her)
Woven Wellness Group
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Scout Kopech, LPC (she/her)
Supervised by Ursela Robinson, MA, LPCC-S (she/her)
A Better You Counseling, LLC
1375 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 12
Cincinnati, Ohio 45240
C. Grey Nelei, LPCC-S, LICDC (they/them)
Fairfield, OH 45014
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