Kristen Anne Verrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
I am Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for LGBTQ+ adults, couples, and adolescents. I have experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADD, ADHD, and personality disorders. I have also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration and struggles related to body dysphoria.
(984) 400-5597
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Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
I am Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for LGBTQ+ adults, couples, and adolescents. I have experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, OCD, bipolar disorder, ADD, ADHD, and personality disorders. I have also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration and struggles related to body dysphoria.
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Amber L. Borcyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSWA Verified
Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
Accepting New Clients- In therapy, we’ll foster opportunities for you to untangle your authentic voice from the tall tales of other's expectations—including societal. I work with people of all races who identify as one or more of the following identities: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Pansexual, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Transgender, Agender, or Non-binary. Additionally, I help people who are Aromantic or are in diverse partnerships such as ethical non-monogamy or alternative relationships informed by BDSM. I also support folx with sexual health difficulties, desire discrepancies, and relationship distress.
(336) 443-6348
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
Accepting New Clients- In therapy, we’ll foster opportunities for you to untangle your authentic voice from the tall tales of other's expectations—including societal. I work with people of all races who identify as one or more of the following identities: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Pansexual, Queer, Asexual, Intersex, Transgender, Agender, or Non-binary. Additionally, I help people who are Aromantic or are in diverse partnerships such as ethical non-monogamy or alternative relationships informed by BDSM. I also support folx with sexual health difficulties, desire discrepancies, and relationship distress.
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Logan Greenleaf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Durham, NC 27713
Offers online therapy
I'm a LCSWA and an out trans person specializing in trauma and LGBT-issues, particularly transgender.
My style is heavily collaborative with my clients, and I work hard to ensure clients feel comfortable and heard regardless of identity or background. I make continual efforts to stay educated, and my passion lies with underserved populations in need of safe places to seek counseling. Sessions are goal-oriented, strengths-based, and my role more like a Virgil to a client's Dante; I intend to serve as a gentle and informed companion on a client's personal journey.
(404) 962-7312
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Durham, NC 27713
Offers online therapy
I'm a LCSWA and an out trans person specializing in trauma and LGBT-issues, particularly transgender.
My style is heavily collaborative with my clients, and I work hard to ensure clients feel comfortable and heard regardless of identity or background. I make continual efforts to stay educated, and my passion lies with underserved populations in need of safe places to seek counseling. Sessions are goal-oriented, strengths-based, and my role more like a Virgil to a client's Dante; I intend to serve as a gentle and informed companion on a client's personal journey.
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J. Louise Newton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP Verified
Durham, NC 27703
Offers online therapy
I am a member of WPATH and provide LGBTQI affirming therapy and evaluations for transgender individuals seeking a range of medical interventions.
January 2017: I am not currently taking new patients at this time. I am a warm and charismatic provider and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are managing other transitions, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe space to navigate your change efforts in a gentle and affirming way. I employ the relational-cultural model.
(877) 747-2197
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Durham, NC 27703
Offers online therapy
I am a member of WPATH and provide LGBTQI affirming therapy and evaluations for transgender individuals seeking a range of medical interventions.
January 2017: I am not currently taking new patients at this time. I am a warm and charismatic provider and am excited to become a resource and support for you. If you have become overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, are worried that you have developed an addiction, or are managing other transitions, you may be at the precipice of profound growth. Together we can create a safe space to navigate your change efforts in a gentle and affirming way. I employ the relational-cultural model.
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Tate Psychological Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, CSOTP Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Offers online therapy
Gender and sexuality define who we are, the way we love, and how we connect with others. Diverse and, therefore, controversial, our gender and our sexuality are too often handled without acknowledgment of the power they hold. I work with marginalized identifies, including but not limited transgender, non-binary, intersexed, gay, lesbian, bisexual and non-monogamy. The focus of therapy on the client's self defined needs, along with specialized services of Hormone Replacement Therapy support and documentation.
(984) 203-6492
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Offers online therapy
Gender and sexuality define who we are, the way we love, and how we connect with others. Diverse and, therefore, controversial, our gender and our sexuality are too often handled without acknowledgment of the power they hold. I work with marginalized identifies, including but not limited transgender, non-binary, intersexed, gay, lesbian, bisexual and non-monogamy. The focus of therapy on the client's self defined needs, along with specialized services of Hormone Replacement Therapy support and documentation.
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Louis A Giordano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, BCPCC Verified
Durham, NC 27704
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
*Please email me for info.* Dr. Giordano's sister Maryann died in 1986 after a 3.5-year struggle with cancer. After Dr. Giordano's last cancer treatment, he began his undergraduate in psychology. Dr. Giordano is the grateful father of two adults. These and many other experiences help Dr. Giordano understand first hand the impact of living with and losing a terminally ill sibling, the effects of losing a child on parents, being diagnosed and treated for cancer, and the challenges related to marriage, divorce, remarriage, raising children, blended families, caring for aging parents, and LGBTQ issues including transgender transition.
(919) 794-8377
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Durham, NC 27704
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
*Please email me for info.* Dr. Giordano's sister Maryann died in 1986 after a 3.5-year struggle with cancer. After Dr. Giordano's last cancer treatment, he began his undergraduate in psychology. Dr. Giordano is the grateful father of two adults. These and many other experiences help Dr. Giordano understand first hand the impact of living with and losing a terminally ill sibling, the effects of losing a child on parents, being diagnosed and treated for cancer, and the challenges related to marriage, divorce, remarriage, raising children, blended families, caring for aging parents, and LGBTQ issues including transgender transition.
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Jennie Dickson-Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SEP, E-RYT
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27705
Not accepting new clients
Seeking support can be a difficult yet rewarding step toward change and growth. I strive to understand your suffering in the context of your whole life and identity, using a warm and non-judgmental approach. I work with people to decrease distress, improve mood, process grief and traumatic experiences, explore identity, improve confidence, address eating and body image concerns, make life decisions, navigate transitions, enhance relationships, and develop a deeper awareness of emotions and connection to the body. I welcome clients from all sexual orientations and gender identities, including transgender people, as well as all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
(919) 372-3954
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27705
Not accepting new clients
Seeking support can be a difficult yet rewarding step toward change and growth. I strive to understand your suffering in the context of your whole life and identity, using a warm and non-judgmental approach. I work with people to decrease distress, improve mood, process grief and traumatic experiences, explore identity, improve confidence, address eating and body image concerns, make life decisions, navigate transitions, enhance relationships, and develop a deeper awareness of emotions and connection to the body. I welcome clients from all sexual orientations and gender identities, including transgender people, as well as all racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
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Terri Gallant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with parents who are learning to alter ineffective parenting styles and parents who are moving toward accepting and nurturing their gay, lesbian or transgender child.
I have worked as a social worker for over 20 years and feel most rewarded in assisting those struggling to identify how life holds each of us back, locating the courage to confront barriers to living our best life and managing life transitions. I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma (and in particular adults who have experienced childhood trauma), anxiety disorders, depression, substance use/abuse and self harm behaviors. I work with mid-life individuals who are learning to navigate stressors particular to the "third act" of life while sustaining a balanced and meaningful life.
(612) 260-9492
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with parents who are learning to alter ineffective parenting styles and parents who are moving toward accepting and nurturing their gay, lesbian or transgender child.
I have worked as a social worker for over 20 years and feel most rewarded in assisting those struggling to identify how life holds each of us back, locating the courage to confront barriers to living our best life and managing life transitions. I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma (and in particular adults who have experienced childhood trauma), anxiety disorders, depression, substance use/abuse and self harm behaviors. I work with mid-life individuals who are learning to navigate stressors particular to the "third act" of life while sustaining a balanced and meaningful life.
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Adam Tannenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
I offer individual, partners/couples (including polyamorous partners), and family counseling, in addition to letter of support services for gender transition, via telehealth for anyone age 13+. My primary focus areas are exploring & supporting identity development (racial identities, LGBTQ+ identities, etc), developing healthy relationships, improving communication, processing trauma, understanding family dynamics, & resolving conflicts. I am open to working with anyone who thinks they would be a good fit, but in general, I tend to be process-oriented, often focusing on how different dynamics impact clients’ experiences.
(984) 465-7421
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
I offer individual, partners/couples (including polyamorous partners), and family counseling, in addition to letter of support services for gender transition, via telehealth for anyone age 13+. My primary focus areas are exploring & supporting identity development (racial identities, LGBTQ+ identities, etc), developing healthy relationships, improving communication, processing trauma, understanding family dynamics, & resolving conflicts. I am open to working with anyone who thinks they would be a good fit, but in general, I tend to be process-oriented, often focusing on how different dynamics impact clients’ experiences.
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Elle (Lauren) Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Not accepting new clients
*I am not currently accepting new clients* I see my job as hosting a space for you to show up exactly as you are. This can be difficult, especially when it seems life is happening too fast to process or you feel stuck. I don't assume coming to therapy means there is something wrong with you--there is just something powerful about having a regular time set aside to check in with yourself. As a therapist, I can provide structure and support for that practice, whether you are processing trauma, moving through a crisis, want to make big changes, or just want space to be.
(919) 298-8585
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Durham, NC 27707
Not accepting new clients
*I am not currently accepting new clients* I see my job as hosting a space for you to show up exactly as you are. This can be difficult, especially when it seems life is happening too fast to process or you feel stuck. I don't assume coming to therapy means there is something wrong with you--there is just something powerful about having a regular time set aside to check in with yourself. As a therapist, I can provide structure and support for that practice, whether you are processing trauma, moving through a crisis, want to make big changes, or just want space to be.
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Louis Sawyer
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Durham, NC 27705
Doing psychotherapy is a lot like playing jazz: The challenge for me as therapist is to stay in tune with the patient's own creative, self-healing process and to provide a safe container ("rhythm section"). The patient's life narratives are the "melodies" to be composed, developed, & improvised. My ideal patient is motivated to show up and do the work involved in creating/healing and to allow the therapeutic relationship to support the work. My private practice (The Androgyny Center) serves adult patients of all genders. I also do consultations with families and professionals regarding developmental issues re gender and sexual orientation.
(984) 369-9160
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Durham, NC 27705
Doing psychotherapy is a lot like playing jazz: The challenge for me as therapist is to stay in tune with the patient's own creative, self-healing process and to provide a safe container ("rhythm section"). The patient's life narratives are the "melodies" to be composed, developed, & improvised. My ideal patient is motivated to show up and do the work involved in creating/healing and to allow the therapeutic relationship to support the work. My private practice (The Androgyny Center) serves adult patients of all genders. I also do consultations with families and professionals regarding developmental issues re gender and sexual orientation.
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Raye Dooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I work with non-binary, trans, intersex, and LGBQ people ages 21+ around issues of identity discovery. I’m also committed to providing culturally resonant services to LGBTQI people experiencing activism burn-out; addiction; anxiety; career uncertainty; family planning challenges; chronic illness; depression; life transition; and the impacts of systemic oppression. Additionally. I collaborate with LGBTQI people's communities to help them best support their LGBTQI loved one.
(984) 205-8050
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Durham, NC 27705
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I work with non-binary, trans, intersex, and LGBQ people ages 21+ around issues of identity discovery. I’m also committed to providing culturally resonant services to LGBTQI people experiencing activism burn-out; addiction; anxiety; career uncertainty; family planning challenges; chronic illness; depression; life transition; and the impacts of systemic oppression. Additionally. I collaborate with LGBTQI people's communities to help them best support their LGBTQI loved one.
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Namaste Psychotherapy & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Durham, NC 27701
Offers online therapy
Sí. Hablamos Español para servirles! I am Bilingual/ Bi-cultural Therapist with over 20 years of counseling experience both in the United States and abroad. A graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I supervise aspiring clinicians using a combination of trauma-informed modalities, designed to address the multidimensional needs of a very diverse client population. I am excited about working with clients who are ready to do the work required, to incorporate the incremental steps, that create the life that you deserve to live, and enjoy. We can do this together!
(919) 584-4005
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Durham, NC 27701
Offers online therapy
Sí. Hablamos Español para servirles! I am Bilingual/ Bi-cultural Therapist with over 20 years of counseling experience both in the United States and abroad. A graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I supervise aspiring clinicians using a combination of trauma-informed modalities, designed to address the multidimensional needs of a very diverse client population. I am excited about working with clients who are ready to do the work required, to incorporate the incremental steps, that create the life that you deserve to live, and enjoy. We can do this together!
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Katelyn Chapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
Taking the first step towards therapy is hard, and taking that first step when your concerns are sex-related can feel even harder. Most of us are taught from a young age that sex is a shameful topic that is not to be discussed openly— that any concerns, difficulties, or dissatisfaction you may experience related to sex, sexuality, or gender are to be ashamed of. I’m here to tell you that that is not true! Issues and concerns with sex and sexuality are very common, and it is healthy to talk to a therapist about them.
(919) 296-0919
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Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
Taking the first step towards therapy is hard, and taking that first step when your concerns are sex-related can feel even harder. Most of us are taught from a young age that sex is a shameful topic that is not to be discussed openly— that any concerns, difficulties, or dissatisfaction you may experience related to sex, sexuality, or gender are to be ashamed of. I’m here to tell you that that is not true! Issues and concerns with sex and sexuality are very common, and it is healthy to talk to a therapist about them.
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Carolina Sexual Wellness Center
Psychologist, PsyD, CST Verified
Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
At the Carolina Sexual Wellness Center, we strive to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients can resolve issues related to sex, sexuality and gender. Examples of areas we specialize in include but are not limited to sexual dysfunction, compulsive or impulsive sexual behavior (also known as "sex addiction"), couples and relationship issues surrounding sexuality, sexual identity development, gender orientation concerns, and sexual behaviors or fantasies that may be considered problematic. Although many people with sexual problems feel alone, it is important to know you are not.
(919) 751-4363
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Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
At the Carolina Sexual Wellness Center, we strive to provide a supportive and safe environment where clients can resolve issues related to sex, sexuality and gender. Examples of areas we specialize in include but are not limited to sexual dysfunction, compulsive or impulsive sexual behavior (also known as "sex addiction"), couples and relationship issues surrounding sexuality, sexual identity development, gender orientation concerns, and sexual behaviors or fantasies that may be considered problematic. Although many people with sexual problems feel alone, it is important to know you are not.
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Michelle Topal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Durham, NC 27713
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with life in a pandemic & in these stressful political times or just feeling down about yourself? Are you along the sexual or gender continuum (LGBTQ+) & looking for someone who gets it? Are you & your partner/spouse struggling in your relationship? I want to help. I've been committed to helping kids, parents, couples & the LGBTQ+ community feel heard, cared for & understood for over 25 years. So, if you or a teen who identifies as LGBT, are coming out or questioning their sexuality/identity/gender, I am here to help. I also help parents & couples improve their relationships, including ex’s co-parent.
(919) 885-1200
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Durham, NC 27713
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling with life in a pandemic & in these stressful political times or just feeling down about yourself? Are you along the sexual or gender continuum (LGBTQ+) & looking for someone who gets it? Are you & your partner/spouse struggling in your relationship? I want to help. I've been committed to helping kids, parents, couples & the LGBTQ+ community feel heard, cared for & understood for over 25 years. So, if you or a teen who identifies as LGBT, are coming out or questioning their sexuality/identity/gender, I am here to help. I also help parents & couples improve their relationships, including ex’s co-parent.
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Holly Rae Culton
Psychologist, MA, LPA Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Offers online therapy
I'M SORRY...AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS RIGHT NOW. We all 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 work with adults age 21 and older.
(919) 666-3793
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27701
Offers online therapy
I'M SORRY...AM NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS RIGHT NOW. We all 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 work with adults age 21 and older.
Care Essentials, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, MSW, LPN Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
Karen’s passion as a Social Worker is to uplift, inform, empower, and to assist "All" client's with creating avenues for success, with a great desire to focus on lower socioeconomic and at-risk populations.
(336) 360-8152
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27707
Offers online therapy
Karen’s passion as a Social Worker is to uplift, inform, empower, and to assist "All" client's with creating avenues for success, with a great desire to focus on lower socioeconomic and at-risk populations.
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Sam Pranger Silvaine
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27708
Offers online therapy
*WAITLIST ONLY* Teletherapy only. Individuals: I work with many folks experiencing the recoil of trauma, including familial and systemic trauma, and how it impacts mood, meaning, and relationship issues. My job is to help you explore the unknown and rejected parts of you, learning how to change your relationship to those parts so that you can live a more connected and meaningful life. I work with adults with a wide variety of backgrounds and presenting concerns and specialize in working with queer and trans folks. My approach is highly relational, with emphasis on nourishing self and other awareness.
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27708
Offers online therapy
*WAITLIST ONLY* Teletherapy only. Individuals: I work with many folks experiencing the recoil of trauma, including familial and systemic trauma, and how it impacts mood, meaning, and relationship issues. My job is to help you explore the unknown and rejected parts of you, learning how to change your relationship to those parts so that you can live a more connected and meaningful life. I work with adults with a wide variety of backgrounds and presenting concerns and specialize in working with queer and trans folks. My approach is highly relational, with emphasis on nourishing self and other awareness.
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Jasmin Ahluwalia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Durham, NC 27704
Offers online therapy
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.
(919) 694-6054
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Office is near:
Durham, NC 27704
Offers online therapy
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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Transgender Therapists
We should make clear that not all the therapists listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialize in helping with aspects of being transgender in Durham and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Durham or for a Durham transgender therapist these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Durham may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Durham, transgender friendly therapists in Durham, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly counselors.

Counseling for transgender issues in Durham can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.