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.
Strength-Based
(919) 587-8335
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Durham, NC 27703
Strength-Based
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 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.
Strength-Based
(919) 525-3433
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Durham, NC 27705
Strength-Based
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.
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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.
Strength-Based
(919) 926-0240
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Durham, NC 27713
Strength-Based
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 Melissa L Chadwick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27705
I believe that the foundation of therapy is a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect. I will meet you where you are and offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to share and explore challenges.
Strength-Based
(984) 364-8586
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27705
Strength-Based
I believe that the foundation of therapy is a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust and respect. I will meet you where you are and offer a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to share and explore challenges.
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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.
Strength-Based
(919) 535-4811
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Strength-Based
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 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.
Strength-Based
(919) 864-2918
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Durham, NC 27701
Strength-Based
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.
Strength-Based
(919) 246-8884
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Durham, NC 27705
Strength-Based
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 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.
Strength-Based
(919) 521-4691
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27709
Strength-Based
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!
Strength-Based
(984) 205-7021
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Durham, NC 27707
Strength-Based
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 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.
Strength-Based
(919) 408-7042
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Durham, NC 27713
Strength-Based
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.
Strength-Based
(919) 419-0524 x3
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Durham, NC 27713
Strength-Based
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.
Strength-Based
(984) 204-6287
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Strength-Based
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.
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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.
Strength-Based
(919) 572-0000
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Durham, NC 27713
Strength-Based
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 Tiara A. Nichole Griffis, Counselor
Counselor, EdS, LCMHCA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27703
Have you been feeling the urge to begin a therapeutic journey? I am here to help! My goal is to assist you with your life goals and help you find a healthy way to process your past traumas so you can live out your best future. By utilizing an eclectic approach to therapy, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where I can collaborate to help you reach your desired goals.
Strength-Based
(919) 301-9983
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27703
Strength-Based
Have you been feeling the urge to begin a therapeutic journey? I am here to help! My goal is to assist you with your life goals and help you find a healthy way to process your past traumas so you can live out your best future. By utilizing an eclectic approach to therapy, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where I can collaborate to help you reach your desired goals.
Photo of Jailene Nieves-Mercado, Counselor
Counselor, LCMHCA Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Expression, in all of its forms, is empowerment. Being able to trust someone and feel safe with them is instrumental in amplifying expression. This is why it is important to find a therapist that is a good fit for you. Clients may carry experiences that they do not have the words for — and that’s okay. As an art therapist, I use the creative process to support clients in connecting with themselves and build self-confidence and compassion. I specialize in working with survivors of trauma and individuals who are facing challenges related to self-worth, depression, anxiety, family conflict, and interpersonal difficulties.
Strength-Based
(984) 364-8610
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Strength-Based
Expression, in all of its forms, is empowerment. Being able to trust someone and feel safe with them is instrumental in amplifying expression. This is why it is important to find a therapist that is a good fit for you. Clients may carry experiences that they do not have the words for — and that’s okay. As an art therapist, I use the creative process to support clients in connecting with themselves and build self-confidence and compassion. I specialize in working with survivors of trauma and individuals who are facing challenges related to self-worth, depression, anxiety, family conflict, and interpersonal difficulties.
Photo of Jasmin Ahluwalia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27704
I am passionate about overcoming the stigma related to sex. I am strongly invested in normalizing talking about sex as I champion the idea that sex is normal, healthy, & an integral part of human development. With focus on inclusivity and acceptance, I strive to provide a safe & non-judgmental space for clients to talk about and resolve challenges related to sex, sexual orientation & gender identity. My work is influenced by person-in-environment approach which explores the impact of person’s environment on their sexual, mental, & emotional health along with focus on self-acceptance, self-love, & promoting healthy sexuality.
Strength-Based
(919) 694-6054
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27704
Strength-Based
I am passionate about overcoming the stigma related to sex. I am strongly invested in normalizing talking about sex as I champion the idea that sex is normal, healthy, & an integral part of human development. With focus on inclusivity and acceptance, I strive to provide a safe & non-judgmental space for clients to talk about and resolve challenges related to sex, sexual orientation & gender identity. My work is influenced by person-in-environment approach which explores the impact of person’s environment on their sexual, mental, & emotional health along with focus on self-acceptance, self-love, & promoting healthy sexuality.
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MSW, LCSW-A Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27704
Hi there! I offer video counseling sessions on Thera-Link, an easy place to login to my virtual waiting room and "meet" with me. Virtual Counseling is great for those in rural areas, is accessible for people with physical limitations, and is easy and convenient for those with busy schedules because it allows for little to no commute time. If you are stressed and need to vent, want to learn new ways to cope with tough situations, or need an outside person to bear witness to the really tough feelings you've been having, I invite you to consider reaching out.
Strength-Based
(910) 401-2350
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27704
Strength-Based
Hi there! I offer video counseling sessions on Thera-Link, an easy place to login to my virtual waiting room and "meet" with me. Virtual Counseling is great for those in rural areas, is accessible for people with physical limitations, and is easy and convenient for those with busy schedules because it allows for little to no commute time. If you are stressed and need to vent, want to learn new ways to cope with tough situations, or need an outside person to bear witness to the really tough feelings you've been having, I invite you to consider reaching out.
Photo of Sarah Rawleigh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Sometimes you feel stuck. Getting through each day takes effort. Maybe you want to make personal changes, but you're not sure where to start. Maybe you wonder if past experiences are keeping you from thriving, becoming your best self, and having the kind of relationships you want with others. Or perhaps the stress of this pandemic and the times we are living in is overwhelming you. You may feel depressed, anxious, fearful, or irritable. Maybe you wonder, "Will life always be this way? How can I confront this stress and maintain my health?"
Strength-Based
(984) 208-2948
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Strength-Based
Sometimes you feel stuck. Getting through each day takes effort. Maybe you want to make personal changes, but you're not sure where to start. Maybe you wonder if past experiences are keeping you from thriving, becoming your best self, and having the kind of relationships you want with others. Or perhaps the stress of this pandemic and the times we are living in is overwhelming you. You may feel depressed, anxious, fearful, or irritable. Maybe you wonder, "Will life always be this way? How can I confront this stress and maintain my health?"
Photo of Melvin Gaddy, Counselor
Counselor, LCMHCA Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27703
Are you tired of always being the go-to person in your life? I'm Melvin Gaddy and I provide online therapy for black women to overcome self-doubt, relationship issues, past trauma, and to achieve their personal and professional goals. At times, it can feel like you’re always carrying the emotional weight of others with no outlet of your own, keeping things to yourself because no one understands or knows how to support you, or feeling like you always have to prove yourself and work harder than everyone else without getting the recognition you deserve.
Strength-Based
(984) 400-5023
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Durham, NC 27703
Strength-Based
Are you tired of always being the go-to person in your life? I'm Melvin Gaddy and I provide online therapy for black women to overcome self-doubt, relationship issues, past trauma, and to achieve their personal and professional goals. At times, it can feel like you’re always carrying the emotional weight of others with no outlet of your own, keeping things to yourself because no one understands or knows how to support you, or feeling like you always have to prove yourself and work harder than everyone else without getting the recognition you deserve.
Photo of Bethany Wichman-Buescher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Verified
Durham, NC 27703
I have a warm and empowering approach to therapy. My first priority is to understand you as a person and listen deeply to what you are struggling with and how you desire to grow. Many of the clients I work with are suffering due to events that they, their ancestors, and/or their community experienced which may have involved oppression, attachment wounds, mood related difficulties, loss, or others impacts. I offer a place where you can identify and explore emotions without experiencing judgment, learn ways to sit with pain without it becoming overwhelming, and begin to feel whole, valuable, and connected.
Strength-Based
(984) 213-4535
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Durham, NC 27703
Strength-Based
I have a warm and empowering approach to therapy. My first priority is to understand you as a person and listen deeply to what you are struggling with and how you desire to grow. Many of the clients I work with are suffering due to events that they, their ancestors, and/or their community experienced which may have involved oppression, attachment wounds, mood related difficulties, loss, or others impacts. I offer a place where you can identify and explore emotions without experiencing judgment, learn ways to sit with pain without it becoming overwhelming, and begin to feel whole, valuable, and connected.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Durham or for a Durham Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

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.