Free LGBTQ Individual Counseling

LGBTQ Individual Counseling...available by appointment only for those without insurance, the charge is on a sliding scale based upon your current income.  Please email or call the center for more info on how to make an appointment.

Free LGBTQ Couples Counseling

Free LGBTQ Couples Counseling...As an alliance to the Shoals Diversity Center, Framework Counseling and Consulting, LLC. is offering free counseling for couples for a limited time.  Desiree Stone, ALC is a local therapist acquiring hours for licensure under supervision of Jeannie Lynch, LPC-S, and working towards certification in marriage and couples with Capella University.  Already an established counselor in the community, Desiree has experience working with diverse families and is passionate about helping families be the best family unit they can be.  For more information call 844-986-6946 or

Sexual Assault Support Group

Open to all students and community members who identify as female. Support group in collaboration with UNA Center for Women's Studies. This is a confidential group that is with the intent to only support those who identify as female and who are survivors of sexual assault. We encourage healing and offer resources for cisgender, transgender and gender nonconforming females. This group meets every 4th Wednesday at 6:15 PM and every 2nd Sunday at 2:00 PM.  If you have any questions please email us or the facilitator Desiree Stone at  Our facilitator is Desiree Stone, ALC, under the supervision of Jeannie Lynch, LPCS, and can be reached through Framework Counseling and Consulting.

Dare to Be You Meetup

All from LGBTQ+ community are welcome.  A Trans drop-in support group for anyone identifying along the transgender spectrum (or questioning their gender identity).  Please join us for support and psycho-education surrounding issues of gender, such as gender identity, gender presentation, and coming out to friends and family.  This groups provides a positive and supportive environment for people to explore their own evolution.  The group meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 7 pm. 

Teen Divergents of the Shoals

We offer a Safe Space for teens 13-24 to meet new friends and be totally OUT if even just for a few hours.
It is important that at-risk LGBTQ youth have access to resources and support to deal with the questions and challenges they may face as they mature, and a movie. 
Meets Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM

PFLAG - Florence/Shoals

PFLAG Florence-Shoals is a support group for family, friends, and allies of the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual Community. This group meets on the THIRD Monday 7:00 -8:00 PM of every month at the Shoals Diversity Center.  

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