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Fenway Institute

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health works to make life healthier for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), people living with HIV/AIDS, and the larger community. We do this through research and evaluation, education and training, and public health advocacy.

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as Gay and Lesbian Medical Association)

Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) is the world’s largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare professionals. GLMA was founded in 1981, as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, with the mission of ensuring equality in healthcare for LGBT individuals and healthcare professionals.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

The vision of The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is to bring together diverse professionals dedicated to developing best practices and supportive policies worldwide that promote health, research, education, respect, dignity, and equality for transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant people in all cultural settings.


Program for LGBTI Health at Vanderbilt Medical Center

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) patients that is housed within the Office for Diversity in Medical Education.The Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health works to address these disparities, improve the health of LGBTI patients, support education around LGBTI Health, and foster research on the optimal ways to care for LGBTI patients and families.

Vanderbilt Trans Buddy Program

“The Trans Buddy Program’s goal is to increase access to care and improve healthcare outcomes for transgender people by providing emotional support to transgender patients during healthcare visits. We emphasize a patient-centered  approach, with the goal of empowering the patient to make informed healthcare decisions. Trans Buddy recognizes the importance of intersectionality to our direct care practice, and we therefore aim to work with people of all identities with compassion and respect.”

HIV Mid-TN is a project of Nashville Health Management Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to improve public health by eliminating the spread of HIV in Middle Tennessee.

Nashville Cares

Nashville CARES promotes and participates in a comprehensive and compassionate response to HIV/AIDS in Middle Tennessee. Our purpose is to educate the community for increased understanding and prevention of HIV transmission, to advocate for responsible public policy, and to provide services that improve the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Project UNO

The ultimate goal is to strengthen the African American MSM community. We hope to accomplish this through promoting health awareness, education, and community

Planned Parenthood – Mid & East Tennessee

PPMET is a recognized and respected leader in providing reproductive, sexual and complementary healthcare and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens regardless of race, age, income status, religion or sexual orientation.  We believe that the self-determined pursuit of sexual health is important for everyone’s well-being and quality of life.

Metro Nashville Public Health Department

The mission of the Metro Public Health Department is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all people in Metropolitan Nashville. “People Creating Healthy Conditions Everywhere”

New Directions Counseling & Consulting

At New Directions our counselors work with you through every step of the process. We focus strictly on outpatient counseling to address mental health, family stressors, substance abuse and addiction issues as well as parenting and school needs. Our counselors collaborate with you to provide you the skills, guidance and support you will need to achieve your goals.

List of Open and Affirming Health Care Providers:

Dan Dumont, LMSW

  • Counselor
  • Oasis Center, Inc.
  • 1704 Charlotte Ave.
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • 615-327-4455

Jennifer Strickland, LPC/MHSP

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Momentum Counseling, LLC
  • 555 Marriott Drive, Suite 315
  • Nashville, TN 37214
  • 615-645-3753

Dr. Jennifer Najjar, M.D.

  • Pediatric Endocrinologist
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
  • 11136 Doctors Office Tower, 2200 Children’s Way
  • Nashville, TN 37232
  • 615-322-7427

Dr. Kristin Rager, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Rager Adolescent Health
  • Focus on Transgender adolescents, eating disorder treatment, and mental health
  • 330 23rd Ave. North Suite 550 Nashville, TN 37203
  • 615-933-0173
  • fax: 615-933-0543
  • Rager Adolescent Health

Julia A. McAninch, Psy. D.

  • 501 East Iris Drive, Unit B
  • Nashville, TN 37204
  • 615-463-9804

Terry L. Edwards, Ed. D.

  • Psychologist
  • 1161 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 323
  • Nashville, TN 37217
  • 615-791-3449

Joan M. Schleicher, Ed. D.

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Clinical Health Service Provider
  • The Psychiatry Clinic of Hillsboro Village
  • 2125 Belcourt Ave.
  • Nashville, TN 37212
  • 615-269-0525 ext. 13

Laura Sousa 

  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 510-295-9285

Bradley N. Bullock, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine/Hormone Therapy
  • Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic, PLLC
  • 1607 Westgate Circle
  • Brentwood, TN 37027
  • 615-376-8195

Starling C. Evins, M.D.

  • Urology
  • 100 Covery Drive, Suite 207
  • Franklin, TN 37067
  • 615-790-1660

Carole L. Warren, C.C.E.

  • Electrologist/Hair Removal
  • Electrolysis & Laser Hair Removal Center
  • 1916 Patterson Street Suite 703
  • Nashville, TN 37203
  • 615-320-5453

David Weaver

  • Dentist
  • Rivergate Dental Care
  • 133 Northcreek Blvd.
  • Goodlettsville, TN 37072
  • 615-859-7117

Dr. Jane R. Weinberg, M.D.

  • Psychiatrist/Acupuncture
  • Center for Integrated Healthcare
  • 602 West Iris Drive
  • Nashville, TN 3204
  • 615-383-1995

Dr. Mario Lehenbauer-Baum

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • 615-582-8602
  • 256 Seaboard Lane, Bldg E #102
  • Franklin, TN 37067

Dr. Margot Feintuch, M.D., Psychiatrist

  • Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry
  • 1507 16th Avenue South
  • Nashville, TN 37212
  • 615-200-6858

Jessica DiNisco, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Dr. Edwin Williamson, M.D., Psychiatrist

  • Vanderbilt Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
  • The Village at Vanderbilt, 1500 21st Ave S #2200
  • Nashville, TN 37212
  • 615-936-3555

Dr. Susanna Quasem, M.D., Psychiatrist

Sherrie McKinney

  • Substance Abuse Counseling and Assessment
  • 404 BNA Drive, Suite 110
  • Nashville, TN 37217
  • (615) 530-1784

April Broussard, LCSW

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • 567 Cason Lane, Suite A
  • Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  • 615-680-9822

Adam Marshall, LMFT

  • Marital and family therapist
  • 1329 4th Ave. N.
  • Nashville, TN 37208
  • 615-498-6775

Wendy Levine, LPC, MHSP

  • Licensed Psychotherapist
  • Individual, Child, Family, Couples, Group Therapy
  • 2200 21st Avenue South, Suite 306
  • Nashville, TN 37212
  • 615-582-2882


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