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.
Stress
(919) 587-8335
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Durham, NC 27703
Stress
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.
Stress
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Durham, NC 27713
Stress
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 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.
Stress
(919) 323-4723
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Durham, NC 27707
Stress
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 Christopher S Weintrob, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27713
I believe that human connection the most powerful force in our lives, and that it can be the source of much of our strength as well as much of our pain. The quality of the psychotherapeutic relationship forms the foundation for all growth and healing done within this context. The simple addition of a new, invested relationship to one's life can help provide room to move forward. Once this foundation is in place, amazing progress can be made, whether this is conceptualized as return to a more fulfilling moment in life, or as more full achieving one's potential.
Stress
(984) 205-0021
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27713
Stress
I believe that human connection the most powerful force in our lives, and that it can be the source of much of our strength as well as much of our pain. The quality of the psychotherapeutic relationship forms the foundation for all growth and healing done within this context. The simple addition of a new, invested relationship to one's life can help provide room to move forward. Once this foundation is in place, amazing progress can be made, whether this is conceptualized as return to a more fulfilling moment in life, or as more full achieving one's potential.
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.
Stress
(919) 883-9131
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Durham, NC 27707
Stress
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.
Stress
(919) 525-3433
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Durham, NC 27705
Stress
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.
Stress
(919) 842-3595
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Stress
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.
Stress
(919) 926-0240
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Durham, NC 27713
Stress
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.
Stress
(984) 364-8586
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27705
Stress
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.
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.
Stress
(919) 535-4811
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Stress
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.
Stress
(919) 864-2918
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Durham, NC 27701
Stress
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.
Stress
(919) 246-8884
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Durham, NC 27705
Stress
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.
Stress
(919) 521-4691
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27709
Stress
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!
Stress
(984) 205-7021
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Durham, NC 27707
Stress
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.
Stress
(984) 223-5212
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Durham, NC 27707
Stress
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.
Stress
(984) 364-8722
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Stress
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 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.
Stress
(919) 887-8352
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Durham, NC 27707
Stress
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 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.
Stress
(919) 408-7042
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Durham, NC 27713
Stress
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.
Stress
(919) 419-0524 x3
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Durham, NC 27713
Stress
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.
Stress
(984) 204-6287
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Stress
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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