Crisis Assistance

Trans Lifeline

Phone: (877) 565-8860

Peer-to-peer hotline that connects trans people with resources and crisis support.

Hours are 1pm to 7am EST all week. 

Laser Hair Removal


Columbia Laser & Aesthetics Center

Angela Heaton

1410 Blanding Street #203, Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 851-3459

*Go to Groupon for discounts!


Electrolysis by Ruth Ann Owens

3508 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: (803) 798-3838


Judy Shelley

8810-D Farrow Road

Phone: (803) 736-3614 or (803) 609-5140

Hair Stylists


Park Salon and Spa

Julie Kemp Bollard

2000 Park Street, #104, Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 600-0859


Plastic Surgeons


Dr. Keelee MacPhee, M.D.

Renaissance Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, PA

4414 Lake Boone Trail

Rex Medical Plaza

Suite 407

Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919-341-0915 or 919-341-0966

Fax: 919.341.0917



There are currently no Endocrinologists in the Columbia area that manage hormone replacement therapy but primary care provider can oversee hormone replacement as well as Endocrinologist. See list below for providers.


General Practitioner


Springwood Lake Family Medicine

1721 Horseshoe Drive, Columbia, SC 29223

Phone(803) 788-7884

Dr. Kimberly Williams 


Grace Medical Group, LLC.

3025 Farrow Road, Columbia, SC 29203

Phone: (803) 933-0288

  • Michelle Rojas, MD


University Specialty Clinics

9 Richland Medical Park Drive, Suite 230, Columbia, SC 29203

Phone: (803) 434-7990

  • David Schwartz (Pediatric Endocrinology)

Maximum age limit 18, referral needed.



Elizabeth Boggs

Womens Physicians Associates

9 Richland Medical Park Dr., Suite 620, Columbia, SC 29203

Phone: 803-779-6776

Fax: 803-779-7346


Legal Resources


Melissa Burnette

1812 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-404-6900


Catherine Johnson

Assists with name change

625 Taylor Street (2nd floor), Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-446-8795


Nekki Shutt, Partner at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, PA

912 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29202

Phone: (803) 850-0912

Counselling Services


Alex Karydi,  Ph.D., LMFT-I, CAC, CSAC

Phone: (803) 381-6272

803-896-4352 (SCYSPI Office)



Joy Smith-Dailey, LISW-CP

2212 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205

Phone: 803-667-0471


Lambda Legal                                                                                                  

Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.


Southern Regional Office

730 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 640

Atlanta, GA  30308-1210

Phone: 404-897-1880

Fax: 404-897-1884


National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country. NCTE maintains nationwide name and gender marker change database for every state and what is required for a passport and Social Security Administration.


1400 16th St. NW

Suite 510

Washington D.C. 20036

Phone: (202) 642-4542


Additional Resources


Trans In The South A Guide to Resources and Services - from the Campaign for Southern Equality

SC Name Change Check list Document