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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 587-8335
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Durham, NC 27703
Lesbian Allied
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27705
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families for over 8 years. As a therapist, I believe that we have most of the tools we already need to make change. Therapy is simply a place where these tools can be identified and strengthened. I also believe people make lasting change through interpersonal relationships. Effective therapeutic treatment occurs through a meaningful, empowering, and reparative relationship. In therapy, I focus on relationships and how these impact our past & present relationships. I have experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment issues.
Lesbian Allied
(704) 994-8114
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Durham, NC 27705
Lesbian Allied
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have experience working with adolescents, adults, and families for over 8 years. As a therapist, I believe that we have most of the tools we already need to make change. Therapy is simply a place where these tools can be identified and strengthened. I also believe people make lasting change through interpersonal relationships. Effective therapeutic treatment occurs through a meaningful, empowering, and reparative relationship. In therapy, I focus on relationships and how these impact our past & present relationships. I have experience with trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment issues.
Photo of Beth F Flack, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCAS Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27707
As a therapist and human being, I believe understanding our emotions is important in all aspects of our lives. I truly enjoy getting to know how others experience emotions and can help in the identification and regulation of hurtful and unwanted emotions. I feel grateful to be able to offer you a therapeutic environment wherein you can discuss painful experiences, thoughts and emotions and learn to cope and resolve those experiences in safe space. I will help you learn and cope with difficult, intense emotions, grief, mood symptoms, and ineffective behaviors through warmth, acceptance, and gentle nudging towards change.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 323-4723
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Durham, NC 27707
Lesbian Allied
As a therapist and human being, I believe understanding our emotions is important in all aspects of our lives. I truly enjoy getting to know how others experience emotions and can help in the identification and regulation of hurtful and unwanted emotions. I feel grateful to be able to offer you a therapeutic environment wherein you can discuss painful experiences, thoughts and emotions and learn to cope and resolve those experiences in safe space. I will help you learn and cope with difficult, intense emotions, grief, mood symptoms, and ineffective behaviors through warmth, acceptance, and gentle nudging towards change.
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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 883-9131
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Durham, NC 27707
Lesbian Allied
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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 525-3433
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Durham, NC 27705
Lesbian Allied
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 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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 926-0240
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Durham, NC 27713
Lesbian Allied
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 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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 666-3793
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Lesbian Allied
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.
Photo of Chris Burner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv, SEP Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27701
My clients want to connect to others but are afraid. They've learned in childhood that even those that are supposed to love you don't always treat you well. Yet, their deepest desires are to be seen, heard, and accepted. My clients often carry shame or guilt, and also know deep down they have immense strength and resiliency. They have the desire to move forward and live a fulfilled life, but feel stunted, stuck, or frustrated. Does any of this sound or feel familiar? Great news: it doesn't have to be this way! Reach out to me! Together, let’s explore and create a path forward—a healthy way forward—so that you can thrive.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 864-2918
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Durham, NC 27701
Lesbian Allied
My clients want to connect to others but are afraid. They've learned in childhood that even those that are supposed to love you don't always treat you well. Yet, their deepest desires are to be seen, heard, and accepted. My clients often carry shame or guilt, and also know deep down they have immense strength and resiliency. They have the desire to move forward and live a fulfilled life, but feel stunted, stuck, or frustrated. Does any of this sound or feel familiar? Great news: it doesn't have to be this way! Reach out to me! Together, let’s explore and create a path forward—a healthy way forward—so that you can thrive.
Photo of Kate Cosgriff, LCSW, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27705
It can be challenging to connect with the right therapist and I can assist you in the process. I will speak with you briefly over the phone to determine if we should schedule an in-person meeting. I view the first few sessions as a consultation period where we work together to determine if I can help you to reach your goals. I will facilitate a conversation about how the beginning of therapy is feeling and will offer additional referrals as needed.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 246-8884
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Durham, NC 27705
Lesbian Allied
It can be challenging to connect with the right therapist and I can assist you in the process. I will speak with you briefly over the phone to determine if we should schedule an in-person meeting. I view the first few sessions as a consultation period where we work together to determine if I can help you to reach your goals. I will facilitate a conversation about how the beginning of therapy is feeling and will offer additional referrals as needed.
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!
Lesbian Allied
(984) 205-7021
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Durham, NC 27707
Lesbian Allied
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.
Lesbian Allied
(984) 223-5212
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Durham, NC 27707
Lesbian Allied
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 Meredith Willis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
You did it! Taking the first step to come to therapy should not be minimized. We will work together from start to finish, to uncover the best version of yourself. The foundation of my work is client-centered and trauma-focused, which concentrates on establishing trust and respect in order for change to occur. I have experience working with individuals who have endured trauma and as a result struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm, PTSD, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns. I also have a passion for working with individuals from the LGBTQ community and struggle with the unfortunate anxieties of marginalization.
Lesbian Allied
(984) 364-8722
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Lesbian Allied
You did it! Taking the first step to come to therapy should not be minimized. We will work together from start to finish, to uncover the best version of yourself. The foundation of my work is client-centered and trauma-focused, which concentrates on establishing trust and respect in order for change to occur. I have experience working with individuals who have endured trauma and as a result struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm, PTSD, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns. I also have a passion for working with individuals from the LGBTQ community and struggle with the unfortunate anxieties of marginalization.
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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 551-3517
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27713
Lesbian Allied
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 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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 698-7061
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Durham, NC 27705
Lesbian Allied
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 Julia Kaplinska, PhD, PLLC, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27713
I am licensed clinical psychologist and certified yoga teacher. I work with adults in different phases of life. I have expertise in working with individuals who have experienced childhood and adult trauma and specialize in somatically-integrative care. I believe that each person is inherently resilient. I see therapy as a tool to help you connect with your own resilience, change unhelpful habits, heal wounds and grow into your potential. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is necessary for effective psychotherapy. I work in a client-centered way, collaborating with you on an individualized treatment plan.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 408-7042
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Durham, NC 27713
Lesbian Allied
I am licensed clinical psychologist and certified yoga teacher. I work with adults in different phases of life. I have expertise in working with individuals who have experienced childhood and adult trauma and specialize in somatically-integrative care. I believe that each person is inherently resilient. I see therapy as a tool to help you connect with your own resilience, change unhelpful habits, heal wounds and grow into your potential. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is necessary for effective psychotherapy. I work in a client-centered way, collaborating with you on an individualized treatment plan.
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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 419-0524 x3
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Durham, NC 27713
Lesbian Allied
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 Natalie Sutton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Pain and trauma make it hard to be fully present with others and ourselves. My goal is to help you build the capacity for deep, authentic connections. I support folks of all gender identities and sexual orientations heal from eating disorders, trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, and depression. My work is somatic, anti-oppressive, and relational. As a Health At Every Size© clinician, I firmly believe all bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and care. I provide an open, non-judgmental, and warm space to process emotions with curiosity and compassion.
Lesbian Allied
(984) 204-6287
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Lesbian Allied
Pain and trauma make it hard to be fully present with others and ourselves. My goal is to help you build the capacity for deep, authentic connections. I support folks of all gender identities and sexual orientations heal from eating disorders, trauma, attachment issues, anxiety, and depression. My work is somatic, anti-oppressive, and relational. As a Health At Every Size© clinician, I firmly believe all bodies are worthy of dignity, respect, and care. I provide an open, non-judgmental, and warm space to process emotions with curiosity and compassion.
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.
Lesbian Allied
(844) 709-0175
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Durham, NC 27705
Lesbian Allied
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.
Lesbian Allied
(919) 572-0000
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Durham, NC 27713
Lesbian Allied
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 Marie Francis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, NCC, DCC Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27707
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I use Solution-Focused approach to therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work with couples, families and individuals to help enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.
Lesbian Allied
(910) 202-6110
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Durham, NC 27707
Lesbian Allied
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I use Solution-Focused approach to therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work with couples, families and individuals to help enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.

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Lesbian Allied Therapists
Lesbian Allied Counseling in Durham for Lesbian Clients

If you're lesbian or are looking for help with being lesbian in Durham or for a Durham lesbian Therapist, these Therapists provide therapy for lesbians in Durham and counseling for lesbians or lesbian clients. These professionals are sensitive to the lesbian lifestyle in Durham or Durham homosexual life, including lesbian couples, lesbian marriage in Durham, lesbian teens and lesbian parenting.

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.