Mission

The mission of the UAB LGBTQ Mental Health and Wellness Clinic is to provide culturally competent outpatient psychopharmacology and therapy that is safe, supportive, and affirming for the LGBTQ community in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Additionally, our goal is to raise awareness of the unique needs of this community and provide culturally sensitive training opportunities for health care professionals. Clinicians who would like to participate in this clinic will attend comprehensive training sessions by identified experts within the LGBTQ field from organizations such as the Magic City Acceptance Project and PFLAG Birmingham.

Meet the Team

StephStephanie Perry currently serves as the Administrative Manager of Psychiatry Clinics in UAB’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology.  This position fueled her passion for improving LGBTQ community resources.  The LGBTQ patients are often in the difficult position of educating their own physicians on how best to treat them.  Birmingham’s first LGBTQ Mental Health and Wellness Clinic and training mission was the brainchild of Mrs. Perry, and she has worked with the Psychiatry department chair, Dr.Meador-Woodruff, to establish this ground-breaking initiative.  Stephanie has a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She is a board member PFLAG Birmingham, a non-profit organization that promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families through support, education, and advocacy.



Sarah Young MSWSarah Young, MSW is a Social Work PhD student at the University of Alabama. Born and raised in a rural town in Upstate New York, Sarah fell in love with the Deep South and lived in Mississippi from 2008 to 2012 working as a LGBTQ youth organizer. She is co-founder and former program manager of the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, a youth-led LGBTQ youth advocacy group working to make school climate safer for LGBTQ youth. Sarah is adjunct faculty in the social work departments of both Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Sarah is a Point Foundation Scholar, was selected by the White House as an Emerging LGBTQ Leader, and her dissertation at UA will focus on expanding safe schools protections for LGBTQ youth. She is a member of the Magic City Acceptance Project, a coalition of volunteers and professionals who work to make the child welfare system and those who work in it more effective and responsive to the needs of LGBTQ youth and their families.

Contact
Physical Address: Sparks Building, 9th Floor
1720 7th Avenue South.
Telephone: 205-934-7008, option #1 for appointments.
Clinic patients who need advanced care will be referred to appropriate UAB services