Psychologist, PsyD, MA Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27703
Sometimes life is just hard; it hurts and things just don’t seem fair or right. Perhaps you are experiencing loss, a struggle, dealing with grief, setbacks in life, feelings of sadness or despair, anxious or just unsure of how to cope. Life feels upside down. While such feelings are difficult and real, pain and growth in life can coexist. What is most important is, today you have taken a positive first step seeking support. You have made a choice to do something different with your life. Our mind, which means our thinking, our brain and our body serve as indicators of what's working or not. Thinking gets stuck or we miss signals.
Coping Skills
(919) 587-8335
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Durham, NC 27703
Coping Skills
Sometimes life is just hard; it hurts and things just don’t seem fair or right. Perhaps you are experiencing loss, a struggle, dealing with grief, setbacks in life, feelings of sadness or despair, anxious or just unsure of how to cope. Life feels upside down. While such feelings are difficult and real, pain and growth in life can coexist. What is most important is, today you have taken a positive first step seeking support. You have made a choice to do something different with your life. Our mind, which means our thinking, our brain and our body serve as indicators of what's working or not. Thinking gets stuck or we miss signals.
Photo of Deb Hooker, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27713
My practice is dedicated to helping individuals effectively navigate life challenges. My approach is non-judgmental and supportive. I strongly believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Because of the vulnerability involved in exploring your feelings, it is imperative that you feel safe and trusting of me. Together, we will process your feelings. This often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and better coping skills. My focus is to collaborate with you on creating your personal goals and to offer you a comfortable environment to work through issues that are causing you unhappiness.
Coping Skills
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Durham, NC 27713
Coping Skills
My practice is dedicated to helping individuals effectively navigate life challenges. My approach is non-judgmental and supportive. I strongly believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Because of the vulnerability involved in exploring your feelings, it is imperative that you feel safe and trusting of me. Together, we will process your feelings. This often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and better coping skills. My focus is to collaborate with you on creating your personal goals and to offer you a comfortable environment to work through issues that are causing you unhappiness.
Photo of Irene Belle Skowronek, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27707
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, creative, evidence-based, results-oriented, flexible, and holistic. People often arrive at psychotherapy when they want to deal with problems, alleviate emotional suffering, make a change, move in a new direction, or find well-being. I try to balance acceptance and change, acknowledging that the first step towards change is accepting reality. I think the therapeutic relationship needs to be a real and genuine connection. I value being kind, genuine, thoughtful, direct, honest, and playful as a person and a therapist.
Coping Skills
(919) 883-9131
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Durham, NC 27707
Coping Skills
I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). My approach to psychotherapy is collaborative, creative, evidence-based, results-oriented, flexible, and holistic. People often arrive at psychotherapy when they want to deal with problems, alleviate emotional suffering, make a change, move in a new direction, or find well-being. I try to balance acceptance and change, acknowledging that the first step towards change is accepting reality. I think the therapeutic relationship needs to be a real and genuine connection. I value being kind, genuine, thoughtful, direct, honest, and playful as a person and a therapist.
Photo of Elissa Baldwin Murphy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27705
While a specific problem may bring you in, I believe that my clients are often helped by gaining insight into (and ultimately, mastery over) long-standing patterns in relationships, feelings, or behaviors. This approach (called insight-oriented, psychodynamic or psychoanalytic treatment) helps to create lasting change, in addition to symptom management that is part of all therapeutic approaches. My experience working with children and families is particularly helpful even to adult clients, who often wish to explore how early experiences have influenced their present-day lives and relationships.
Coping Skills
(919) 525-3433
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Durham, NC 27705
Coping Skills
While a specific problem may bring you in, I believe that my clients are often helped by gaining insight into (and ultimately, mastery over) long-standing patterns in relationships, feelings, or behaviors. This approach (called insight-oriented, psychodynamic or psychoanalytic treatment) helps to create lasting change, in addition to symptom management that is part of all therapeutic approaches. My experience working with children and families is particularly helpful even to adult clients, who often wish to explore how early experiences have influenced their present-day lives and relationships.
Photo of Birgitte Espitia, PhD, PLLC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
CURRENTLY NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. I have spent a career helping individuals and families who are struggling with life stress and life changes. Many of my clients are in the process of adapting to a new culture, making major life transitions or dealing with issues after living abroad for many years. These transitions can easily leave you feeling sad, anxious, and isolated, and can change the way you feel about your life and your relationships. I can help bridge the challenges you are facing with creating a life that feels more settled, satisfying and meaningful.
Coping Skills
(919) 842-3595
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Coping Skills
CURRENTLY NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. I have spent a career helping individuals and families who are struggling with life stress and life changes. Many of my clients are in the process of adapting to a new culture, making major life transitions or dealing with issues after living abroad for many years. These transitions can easily leave you feeling sad, anxious, and isolated, and can change the way you feel about your life and your relationships. I can help bridge the challenges you are facing with creating a life that feels more settled, satisfying and meaningful.
Photo of Sharon P. Merrill, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACC, LPC Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27713
You don't have to struggle alone in your difficulties. You can access encouragement and strength to live well. I offer a safe harbor and secure relationship for you to discuss your needs and problems. I enjoy working with people who feel stuck in negative situations or relationships, but feel puzzled about how to improve or change them. Collaboratively, we solve problems and/or rework the patterns that perpetuate the negative situations. We would explore any contributions of the past to the present so you can detach from the old patterns. Eventually, you will feel freer and more empowered to make desired choices in life.
Coping Skills
(919) 926-0240
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Durham, NC 27713
Coping Skills
You don't have to struggle alone in your difficulties. You can access encouragement and strength to live well. I offer a safe harbor and secure relationship for you to discuss your needs and problems. I enjoy working with people who feel stuck in negative situations or relationships, but feel puzzled about how to improve or change them. Collaboratively, we solve problems and/or rework the patterns that perpetuate the negative situations. We would explore any contributions of the past to the present so you can detach from the old patterns. Eventually, you will feel freer and more empowered to make desired choices in life.
Photo of W. Ryan Murdoch, Counselor
Counselor, LPCA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Seeking help in times of stress, conflict, fear, and emptiness is the right thing to do, even if it is difficult. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, and I want to help. Choosing a counselor is about finding someone you feel confident can understand you where you are and you trust to help find the right path forward. I am a counselor because I love to listen and to help. If you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or feeling worthless, then I can help you reach your goals, develop new skills, find meaning, and feel worthy.
Coping Skills
(919) 535-4811
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Coping Skills
Seeking help in times of stress, conflict, fear, and emptiness is the right thing to do, even if it is difficult. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, and I want to help. Choosing a counselor is about finding someone you feel confident can understand you where you are and you trust to help find the right path forward. I am a counselor because I love to listen and to help. If you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or feeling worthless, then I can help you reach your goals, develop new skills, find meaning, and feel worthy.
Photo of Holly Rae Culton, Psychologist
Psychologist, MA, LPA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Both children and adults can get stuck and need support from a therapist to grow into a happier place. Though it is a universal experience, it can be difficult to navigate alone. During sessions you will receive unconditional acceptance and the support you need to heal and grow. New ways of thinking and relating then lead to emotional well being. In my practice I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults.
Coping Skills
(919) 666-3793
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Coping Skills
Both children and adults can get stuck and need support from a therapist to grow into a happier place. Though it is a universal experience, it can be difficult to navigate alone. During sessions you will receive unconditional acceptance and the support you need to heal and grow. New ways of thinking and relating then lead to emotional well being. In my practice I provide individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27713
I believe therapy is about empowering individuals, couples, and families to resolve their unique issues by gaining a better understanding of themselves, others and their current situations. I also work with individuals to identify underlying issues that effect one's sense of self and unsatisfying relationships. Goals for many of my clients include identity development, increasing self-esteem, experiencing more meaningful relationships, gaining a stronger understanding of themselves, finding a sense of fulfillment and meaning in life, and resolving longstanding issues that keep them from achieving their desires and goals.
Coping Skills
(919) 439-6498
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27713
Coping Skills
I believe therapy is about empowering individuals, couples, and families to resolve their unique issues by gaining a better understanding of themselves, others and their current situations. I also work with individuals to identify underlying issues that effect one's sense of self and unsatisfying relationships. Goals for many of my clients include identity development, increasing self-esteem, experiencing more meaningful relationships, gaining a stronger understanding of themselves, finding a sense of fulfillment and meaning in life, and resolving longstanding issues that keep them from achieving their desires and goals.
Photo of Dr. Anastasia Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27709
Is there a voice inside your head that whispers messages of sadness, loneliness, rejection, fear, and stress? Do you feel like nobody understands or nobody cares? If the answer to these questions are yes, you've come to the right place. I’m Anastasia Williams and I’m a licensed psychotherapist…but you might also call me a “hope dealer.” I specialize in creating safe spaces to support people in releasing pain and hurt so that they can feel empowered and energized to thrive.
Coping Skills
(919) 521-4691
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27709
Coping Skills
Is there a voice inside your head that whispers messages of sadness, loneliness, rejection, fear, and stress? Do you feel like nobody understands or nobody cares? If the answer to these questions are yes, you've come to the right place. I’m Anastasia Williams and I’m a licensed psychotherapist…but you might also call me a “hope dealer.” I specialize in creating safe spaces to support people in releasing pain and hurt so that they can feel empowered and energized to thrive.
Photo of Heidi Oesterle, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Feel mistrust in your relationship and with others altogether? Maybe a traumatic event happened in your life or in your relationship. This could be an affair that has left you with no trust and your world shattered. Maybe you're agitated at the little things and so vigilant and on guard you no longer can relax or feel safe. Maybe you have started to disconnect from your partner, shutting down and isolating yourself. You may be having flashbacks or intrusive thoughts to when a trauma event occurred. You may be looking to get past these issues so you can have a better life or relationship and I am here to help!
Coping Skills
(984) 205-7021
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Durham, NC 27707
Coping Skills
Feel mistrust in your relationship and with others altogether? Maybe a traumatic event happened in your life or in your relationship. This could be an affair that has left you with no trust and your world shattered. Maybe you're agitated at the little things and so vigilant and on guard you no longer can relax or feel safe. Maybe you have started to disconnect from your partner, shutting down and isolating yourself. You may be having flashbacks or intrusive thoughts to when a trauma event occurred. You may be looking to get past these issues so you can have a better life or relationship and I am here to help!
Photo of Justine Protas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Welcome! Life can often feel overwhelming and we all need a safe space to feel heard and supported. Therapeutic outcomes are strongly rooted in the relationship between client and therapist. I focus on creating a non-judgmental and validating environment by encouraging self-exploration, honesty, and open communication. Therapy is a collaborative journey and we will work together to improve your quality of life. My therapeutic approach is person-centered and tailored to the individual’s needs.
Coping Skills
(984) 223-5212
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Durham, NC 27707
Coping Skills
Welcome! Life can often feel overwhelming and we all need a safe space to feel heard and supported. Therapeutic outcomes are strongly rooted in the relationship between client and therapist. I focus on creating a non-judgmental and validating environment by encouraging self-exploration, honesty, and open communication. Therapy is a collaborative journey and we will work together to improve your quality of life. My therapeutic approach is person-centered and tailored to the individual’s needs.
Photo of Leah Travis, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27713
**I am currently offering Teletherapy only!** As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I bring a systems perspective to my work, meaning that I consider not only the individual difficulties each client is struggling with, but also the way those challenges affect (and are affected by) their families, friends, work or school, and other important aspects of their lives. My goal is to use the language and activities that are meaningful and helpful to each client to build a trusting relationship from which clients can identify patterns in their life they would like to change, and to assist clients in creating that change in a healthy way.
Coping Skills
(919) 648-4196
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Durham, NC 27713
Coping Skills
**I am currently offering Teletherapy only!** As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I bring a systems perspective to my work, meaning that I consider not only the individual difficulties each client is struggling with, but also the way those challenges affect (and are affected by) their families, friends, work or school, and other important aspects of their lives. My goal is to use the language and activities that are meaningful and helpful to each client to build a trusting relationship from which clients can identify patterns in their life they would like to change, and to assist clients in creating that change in a healthy way.
Photo of Sandra VanderLinde, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27713
Helping people grow and change is the most meaningful work I could do. I reflect this perspective in the way I practice and in the relationships I build with my clients. Clients say that I am patient, "down-to-earth," direct, and collaborative. If you are in pain because of a damaged relationship, past trauma, self-defeating behavior or all three, I am ready and able to walk with you toward change and healing. Check out my website for more information to see if my skills and your objectives are a good match.
Coping Skills
(919) 551-3517
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27713
Coping Skills
Helping people grow and change is the most meaningful work I could do. I reflect this perspective in the way I practice and in the relationships I build with my clients. Clients say that I am patient, "down-to-earth," direct, and collaborative. If you are in pain because of a damaged relationship, past trauma, self-defeating behavior or all three, I am ready and able to walk with you toward change and healing. Check out my website for more information to see if my skills and your objectives are a good match.
Photo of S. Bennett Kirkpatrick, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, CEDS Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Whether you are looking to begin your journey in healing for the first time or are ready to move past traditional talk therapy and toward understanding the mind-body connection, I am prepared to support you in reaching your goals. I work with teens, adults, and couples who are seeking a therapeutic approach that utilizes evidence-based skill building and research-based approaches to healing relationship with others, self, and the body. I specialize in depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, eating disorders and relationships of all kinds.
Coping Skills
(919) 887-8352
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Durham, NC 27707
Coping Skills
Whether you are looking to begin your journey in healing for the first time or are ready to move past traditional talk therapy and toward understanding the mind-body connection, I am prepared to support you in reaching your goals. I work with teens, adults, and couples who are seeking a therapeutic approach that utilizes evidence-based skill building and research-based approaches to healing relationship with others, self, and the body. I specialize in depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, eating disorders and relationships of all kinds.
Photo of Sophia Caudle, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S, CSAT-S, CST Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27705
In my clinical practice, I work with adults and adolescents regarding a wide range of life's emotional and behavioral challenges, and provide services in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, sex addiction, love addiction, internet and pornography addiction, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, grief/loss, parenting support, social skills training, mindfulness based living, and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach and utilize effective techniques tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to support their personal growth and overall peace and well-being.
Coping Skills
(919) 698-7061
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Durham, NC 27705
Coping Skills
In my clinical practice, I work with adults and adolescents regarding a wide range of life's emotional and behavioral challenges, and provide services in the areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, sex addiction, love addiction, internet and pornography addiction, substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, grief/loss, parenting support, social skills training, mindfulness based living, and beyond. I offer a highly personalized approach and utilize effective techniques tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to support their personal growth and overall peace and well-being.
Photo of Jane C. Hollings, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, CSOTP Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27713
I work with EDMR, Gief/Loss, Bipolar, Cluster B Personality Issues, Hypnosis, Complex Trauma, PTSD, DID, Attachment Issues, ODD/Conduct Disorder Issues, Depression, Juvenile Sex Offending and Victims, LGBTQ Community, EAP Referrals, Long and Short Term Therapy, Christian Counseling to those with this interest. I work with age groups from 7 years of age and up. Psycho-sexual Assessments ( sexual misbehavior) for ages 7-17 and Bio-Psycho assessments (behavior) upon request.
Coping Skills
(919) 419-0524 x3
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Durham, NC 27713
Coping Skills
I work with EDMR, Gief/Loss, Bipolar, Cluster B Personality Issues, Hypnosis, Complex Trauma, PTSD, DID, Attachment Issues, ODD/Conduct Disorder Issues, Depression, Juvenile Sex Offending and Victims, LGBTQ Community, EAP Referrals, Long and Short Term Therapy, Christian Counseling to those with this interest. I work with age groups from 7 years of age and up. Psycho-sexual Assessments ( sexual misbehavior) for ages 7-17 and Bio-Psycho assessments (behavior) upon request.
Photo of Bull City Balance, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27705
I offer compassionate and candid counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families of adults, ages 18 and up. I practice from an anti-racist, anti-diet culture, LGBTQIA+ affirming, inclusive, HAES perspective. I believe that finding balance in life is essential to living in joy. I also believe that finding balance is a skill that can be learned and practiced. I use my innate curiosity and passion to support humans in their endeavors to find wellness, meaning, connection, and balance.
Coping Skills
(844) 709-0175
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Durham, NC 27705
Coping Skills
I offer compassionate and candid counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families of adults, ages 18 and up. I practice from an anti-racist, anti-diet culture, LGBTQIA+ affirming, inclusive, HAES perspective. I believe that finding balance in life is essential to living in joy. I also believe that finding balance is a skill that can be learned and practiced. I use my innate curiosity and passion to support humans in their endeavors to find wellness, meaning, connection, and balance.
Photo of Jamila Parker
PsyD Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27713
We all have times we need to talk about ourselves, relationships, or situation to best figure things out. I provide a safe and active environment where you can focus completely on yourself without fear of judgment, and we work together to find ways to improve things. I help people solve a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, and general life stress, to name a few.
Coping Skills
(919) 572-0000
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Durham, NC 27713
Coping Skills
We all have times we need to talk about ourselves, relationships, or situation to best figure things out. I provide a safe and active environment where you can focus completely on yourself without fear of judgment, and we work together to find ways to improve things. I help people solve a variety of life issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, and general life stress, to name a few.
Photo of Edna Goldstaub, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27705
There are times when we feel that life does not measure up to our expectations, and we have fallen behind on our goals and plans. Therapy can be a powerful tool for change. It can help you develop better ways of coping, and use your strengths and resources to find solutions to life's challenges. My specialty is working with individuals, couples, and families who experience difficulties, by addressing their relationships with others in their lives (family, friends, workplace colleagues). I work with my clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, handling conflicts, power struggles, intimacy, and communication.
Coping Skills
(919) 330-0059
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Durham, NC 27705
Coping Skills
There are times when we feel that life does not measure up to our expectations, and we have fallen behind on our goals and plans. Therapy can be a powerful tool for change. It can help you develop better ways of coping, and use your strengths and resources to find solutions to life's challenges. My specialty is working with individuals, couples, and families who experience difficulties, by addressing their relationships with others in their lives (family, friends, workplace colleagues). I work with my clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, handling conflicts, power struggles, intimacy, and communication.

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Coping Skills Therapists
With coping skills or coping mechanisms, we learn to overcome issues like stress, depression, anger or anxiety.

Pro-active coping involves dealing with a problem by using constructive coping activities such as planning, confrontation, self-control and restraint. Overuse of coping mechanisms, like avoiding problems or working obsessively, can exasperate the weakness.

Emotion based coping skills reduce symptoms by addressing our feelings e.g. discussing the issues, distraction, relaxation, reframing or humor can all help. But negative coping mechanisms, which tend to be impulsive, like denial, projection, rationalization, repression or wishful thinking can make the underlying problem worse.

Some coping methods are more like bad habits than constructive life skills e.g. drinking and drugs. Other examples might include skin biting, nail biting or hair pulling (trichotillomania).

If you find it hard to cope or are having trouble coping, therapists in Durham can help develop constructive coping skills for children, coping skills for kids and life coping skills.

If you're looking for help with coping skills in Durham or for a Durham coping skills therapist, these professionals provide coping strategies. They include Durham coping skills therapists, coping skills psychologists, coping skills psychotherapists and coping skills counseling.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Durham are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Durham

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Durham you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Durham and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Durham or family therapy in Durham.