Mental Health

Mental Health

  • Adam Brewer • 919-307-2777 • • Riverstone Wellness Collaborative • 1777 Fordham Blvd., Suite 204, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 • 919-307-2777 • • WebsiteHello! I hope this message finds you well. My name is Adam Brewer and I am the administrative assistant here at Riverstone Wellness Collaborative. We are a mental health collaborative that offers therapy services to children, adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. We have recently opened a new office in the Chapel Hill/Durham area and wanted to spread this news to others in the area. Our location is at 1777 Fordham Blvd., Suite 204, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. We currently have clinicians who are accepting new clients and offer services both in-person and online. The clinicians in our collaborative are passionate about working with individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, those who are living with trauma, depression, anxiety, gender identity concerns, grief/loss, and eating disorders. More information on our practice can be found here on our website. We would be more than happy to accept any referrals that you may have and to be added to any referral list that you may keep handy. Please let me know if I can answer any questions or if you would like any further information. Thank you so much for your time!Warmly, Adam Brewer March 2022
  • Adam Tannenbaum • 919-443-5018 • • Down to Earth Counseling • Telehealth in North Carolina • Website • Counseling for teens, young adults, partners (poly-inclusive), and families. Groups offered for trans/nonbinary teens and guardians of trans/nonbinary teens. Out of network with insurance but may have some sliding scale availability.
  • Alexander Bass • 919-438-3061  • •  Relief Counseling Group  • 1135 Kildaire Farm Rd Suite 200 Cary, NC 27511  • 919-438-3206  •  • Website  • FacebookInstagram  • Relief Counseling Group offers counseling services for patients throughout the Cary, NC area. You can sit down with a therapist for a free 15-minute consultation to determine whether they're a right fit for you before you commit to anything.

    Please keep in mind that at this time, many of our counseling services are virtual. While we're based in Cary, NC, we offer HIPAA-compliant virtual counseling services, so you can get mental health care from home.

    I offer in-person and virtual session to provide support to individuals 3+ and family/caregivers. I specialize in children and adolescents with behavioral concerns and past trauma. I specialize in affirming treatment and counseling of LGBTQ+ individuals.
  • Amanda Alexander, MSW, LCSWA • 2670 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham, NC 27707 • 919-299-0277 • • I am a bisexual, bilingual therapist working in Durham. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Solution Focused Therapy techniques based on the client's needs. I accept Medicaid, BCBS, and self pay.
  • Amanda Hiemenz, MA, NCC, LPC • 1415 W NC Hwy 54 Suite 123, Durham NC 27707 • 919-808-2010 • • Website • Individual, Family, and Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults (13 & up): mood disorders, relationship issues, sexual orientation, coping skills, adjustment to life transitions, separation and divorce, & parenting.
  • Amy Cleckler • 919-943-9931 • • Amy Cleckler, MPH, LCSW, PLLC • 918 Broad St., Durham, NC 27701 •  Website • Individual psychotherapy for adults.
  • Amy Leach • 2009 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC 27707 • 919-328-0010 • • Website • I am a queer therapist who works with adults, adolescents and older children for individual therapy around depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma. I also work with couples.
  • Amy Wright, MSW, LCSWA • (919) 907-0247 • • Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness • 314 Cloister Court • (919) 514-3566 • WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn • I am a bisexual, asexual-spectrum, demiwoman therapist who works with adults and teens. I specialize in interpersonal trauma (such as from bullying or abuse), workplace issues, attachment or interpersonal issues, and grief (especially the kinds that our society most fails to understand). Free 15-20 minute consultation available upon request to help you decide if we're the right fit. In-network with BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, or self-pay.
  • Anna Lanier-Comar • 919-440-3969 • • Website • I provide Tel behavioral Health services to individuals/couples. I strive to provide and environment of acceptance and promote self growth through various modalities. I specialize in treatment for depression, anxiety, and skills development.
  • Ashley Parks, LCSWA at OCRCC • 1506 E Franklin St #302, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 • 919-968-4647 • • 16 sessions of free therapy for survivors of sexual violence through Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Call to set up a phone screening. My approach centers the client as the expert and to work collaboratively to envision alternate solutions.
  • Becky Leopard • Fidelity Community Support Group Inc, 4324 S Alston Ave Suite 203, Durham, NC 27713 • 919-806-0009 • • Website • Provide community outreach services for Individual Outpatient Therapy, Peer Support Services, Intensive In-Home Services, and Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (Group) for consumers with NC Medicaid insurance coverage.
  • Ben Yarborough • 252-414-5080 • • Ben Yarborough, Clinical Intern • 1011 Dresser Ct, Raleigh, NC 27609 • 919-514-3566 • • Website • I believe that therapy begins with empathy and trust with a judgment free environment.  I find it important to meet the client where they are now and form a unique counseling plan together.  I am committed to working with the LGBT+ community.  I am completing a year-long internship as part of my final year in graduate school.  I do not accept Insurance as an intern.  Fee's are a reduced rate on a sliding scale.
  • Beth Shulman, LPC • 1312 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-699-6508 • • My goal is to help you address what keeps you from enjoying life or creating the life you want. Specialize in relationships/families, life transitions, self-esteem, depression, anxiety. Therapist 18 years, part of Durham queer community 3 decades.
  • Bethany Dalton • 919-780-1876 • • ​Bethany Dalton, LCMHCA, CRC, NCC • 315 S. Salem Street, Suite 222, Apex, NC, 27502 • Website • I provide individual therapy in a safe and affirming environment. My counseling orientation is rooted in existentialism and the concepts of ACT. I use techniques like mindfulness, creative expression, and journaling with conversational client-led sessions that explore identity, purpose, attachment style, societal, environment, and cultural impacts, and building cognitive flexibility. My specialties include grief, chronic illness, life transitions, and gender affirming support for transitioning. BCBS and sliding scale available.
  • Brice Bradshaw • Chatham North Psychiatry, 117 Hidden Valley Dr, Chapel Hill NC 27516 • 844-345-2256 • • Website • I am a licensed therapist & a gay male. I work with children, adolescents, & adults. I especially enjoy working with LGBT clients, in individual therapy or couples counseling. (CNP also offers medication management & only hires affirming clinicians.)
  • Brittany Bate • Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting • 1710 E Franklin St  • (919) 727-9517  • • Website  • FacebookTwitterInstagram LinkedIn • I am a cis/Queer+ psychologist offering inclusive, affirming services to LGB+, transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse clients (all ages!) Most of my clients are queer+ and/or gender-diverse, and are typically seeking support with gender identity/transition, trauma, grief/loss, anxiety/depression, or relationship support. I offer telehealth services throughout NC. Schedule your free 20 min consult!
  • Caitlin Eckert • (919) 827-8370 • • To the Stars Therapy • Website • I am a LCSW with a completely virtual practice. This means we will meet online, and you get to participate in therapy from wherever feels most comfortable for you! I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma and violence. This includes adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, survivors of sexual assault, and survivors of domestic violence. I also work with people who have lost a loved one to sudden tragic death, such as homicide or accidents, and those working through unresolved grief. Much of my therapeutic work also includes working with marginalized communities. This includes supporting sex workers, providing therapy to people who use substances, working with people living with HIV and other chronic health conditions, and providing quality and affirming care to the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Cameron Hollister, MSW, LCSWA (919) 727-9517 •  WebsiteFacebookCooke Counseling Group Cameron Hollister, MSW, LCSWA Pronouns: They/Them Maybe you have no idea what you want out of life. Or maybe you do, but stress, worry, and anxiety prevent you from getting there. On top of all the obstacles society puts in your way, there are all the personal worries taking up your precious brain space. It can be difficult to move forward when your thoughts and choices feel more like a hindrance than anything else. Therapy can help you to move your life in the directions you dream about, and I would be honored to guide you on that journey. I specialize in methods such as ACT that help you define your core values and set/achieve your goals. I specialize in stress, anxiety, and related issues. I love working with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community and have expertise in the topics of orientation and gender identity. I strive for racial equity and cultural competence in my practice.
  • Cassie Hamrick, MAAT, ATR, LCMHC • 919-907-1039 • • Cassie Hamrick Art Therapy • 2003 Chapel Hill Rd • Website • I am a community-driven art therapist, artist, activist, and educator currently living and working on Lumbee and Tuscarora land. I operate a private practice art therapy studio - Cassie Hamrick Art Therapy - as a member of Radical Healing in Durham, NC.
  • Chase Rayfield MS, CRC, LPC, LCAS • 1777 Fordham Blvd Ste 202-2, Chapel Hill NC 27514 • 919-240-4103 • • Website • Trained intensively for LGBTQI clients. I provide counseling for addiction, mood disturbance, anxiety, gender/sexuality issues, and improving relationships with others. Adults 18+
  • Chelsea Gibson, LMFT • Cary • 919-717-4848chelsea@horizonsmft.comWebsite • Our practice offers outpatient mental health counseling for children, teens, couples, families, and adults in a private practice setting. We accept most major insurances.
  • Christine Adams • 919-627-7504 • • Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness  • 314 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 • Website • My clinical areas of focus are relationship issues, family conflict, life transitions, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, general stressors and LGBTQIA+ issues with adults 18+ and older adults from all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds.
  • Chrystal Williams • Upward Change Health Services LLC, 2003 NC-54 C, Durham, NC 27713 • 919-682-5300 • Website • A behavioral health agency providing office-based, home-based, school-based, and telepsychiatry mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse services to children, adults and families.
  • Clare Stadlen • CAS Counseling Psychotherapy Associates, 3622 Lyckan Pkwy #3002, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-602-6766 • • Website • We are a group psychotherapy practice specializing in eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance issues, sexuality, and life transitions. We love to work collaboratively with other healthcare providers. Wholeheartedly LGBTQ affirming!
  • Corey Myrick • 919-410-8872 • • Corey Myrick, Willow Counseling and Psychotherapy • Website  • I am an LGBTQ+ identifying and inclusive outpatient therapist serving the Raleigh, Durham, and Holly Springs areas. I believe building rapport and trust is vital to the therapeutic process and I enjoy getting to know my clients and their complexities and various identities. I am passionate about working with individuals who need assistance in processing their own identities, overcoming self-doubt and negative self-image; working to be comfortable in who they are and advocating for a life where they are fully-realized and appreciated.
  • Craig Clement, LPCA, NCC • 2009 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham NC 27707 • 919-537-9151 • • Website • Counseling services that take a collaborative approach with clients in a safe, non-judgmental, and warm space. Specialties - relationships, couples, family, gender identity. addictions, depression, anxiety. LGBTQ affirming, poly & ENM aware.
  • Dani Leah Strauss • 719 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705 • 919-280-6394 • • Website • Whole Being Therapy are a queer owned and operated trauma-informed therapy practice and yoga space. We are committed to using a feminist, intersectional, anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework and we offer sliding scale options for queer and trans folks.
  • Dane R. Whicker, Ph.D. • 2213 Elba St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-684-1131 • • Provide cognitive-behavioral therapy for LGBTQ+ indiv & their families @ Duke Medical Ctr. Specialize in helping trans individuals & families through medical transition process. Add'l areas incl Dialectical Behavior Therapy(DBT), eating disorders & trauma
  • David Young Oh • 2009 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC 27705 • 919-960-1396 • • Website • Counseling & Consultation Services. Builds counseling relationships that are nurturing, non-judgmental and warm. Specializes in the treatment of worry and anxiety, low self-esteem, career concerns, racial trauma, gender concerns & LGBTQ issues.
  • Diane Meglin, LCSW • 400 Crutchfield St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-949-9700 • • Individual and Couples counseling for gender non-confirming and LGB, folks and people they care about. Affirmative transition counseling. BCBS accepted/filed for you.
  • Elle Townsend • 919-533-9683 • • Somatic Psychotherapy  • 3708 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 205, Durham, NC 27707 • Website • I am a queer therapist offering support around trauma, grief, substance use, life transitions, and relationship issues. In practice I focus especially on somatic experience, harm reduction, and the therapeutic relationship. I accept BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, and sliding scale.
  • Esther SwimWright Robie, LCSW • 115 N. Duke St, Durham NC 27701 • 919-695-7276 • Website • Provide individual and group psychotherapy primarily for adults, Particular passion for working with those going through life transitions and dealing with gender identity and sexual orientation issues. (Take BCBS, Cigna, Medicare)
  • Freddy Perkins, MMT, MT-BC • (919) 438-0128 • • Attune Music & Wellness • Raleigh, NC • Website • Facebook • Instagram • Attune Music & Wellness is a queer owned & operated music therapy practice. I'm a Black queer social justice oriented music therapist for queer and trans folx. I exclusively provide trauma-informed for QTBIPOC teens and adults addressing issues regarding identity, coping skills, trauma, relationships, and self-esteem. No insurance accepted. Sliding scale available. I have 4.5 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents in various settings including the LGBTQ* community
  • Hannah Daulton • (919) 943-2207 • • Pivot Counseling, PLLC • 20 W Colony Place, Suite 182 • WebsiteFacebookInstagram • Hannah Daulton is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Pivot Counseling, PLLC. Hannah offers individual therapy from a systemic, interpersonal, feminist perspective for clients struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Identity, Relationships, and Eating Disorders. Hannah offers a safe and affirming environment to allow clients to build awareness and increase coping skills in order to navigate the world from a place of knowledge, power, and resiliency.
  • Hayden Dawes, LCSW, LCAS-A • Durham NC • 919-822-2210 • • Website • As a queer POC, I specialize in working with folks facing anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, and with people who are navigating racial, sexual orientation and gender issues. My aim is to provide a safe, authentic space for exploration.
  • Heather Langan Heather Langan Psychotherapy, 916 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 919-423-4224 Website • I have over 25 years experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD and sexual issues. Trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, treatment of sexual addictions, sexuality, sexual and gender diversity. I am a lifelong ally and affirmative champion of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Holly Culton • 1829 E. Franklin St. Suite 1100-B, Chapel Hill NC 27514 • 919-360-8099 • • I am an out queer psychologist with an LGBTQ affirming approach and work with youth (all ages), adults and families. Areas of support include coming out, relationship issues, esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, and gender identity.
  • Jack McKinney, Ph.D. • TPC: Integrative Psychotherapy and Pastoral Counseling, 312 W Millbrook Road Suite 109, Raleigh NC 27609 • 919-845-9977 • • Website  • I work with LGBT individuals and couples. As a pastoral counselor, I see many LBGTQ clients who are struggling with the religious and family dynamics of living out of the closet. I have substantial experience with transgender clients
  • Dr. Janet Savia • Sage Psychology Group, 5001 S Miami Blvd Ste 325, Durham NC • 919-472-0637 • • Website • I typically work with older (40+years old) gay and lesbian individuals, although I work with adults of all ages. My areas of specialty include trauma, medical illness/injury, grief/loss, and relationship dynamics.
  • Jen Snider, MSW, LCSW • Grow Well PLLC, 125 Kingston Dr Suite 107, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 • 919-491-5242 • • Website Facebook • Psychotherapy, Mindful Life & Wellness Coaching, Online Support, Classes. I work with mostly adults and small groups to address anxiety, depression, shame, and challenges in making health & lifestyle changes.
  • Jenna Stack • 336-223-6700 • • Moonbow Mental Health, PLLC • WebsiteFacebookLinkedIn • Jenna Stack is a queer, non-binary Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA #A14431), as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (LCASA #24745). Jenna founded Moonbow Mental Health, PLLC in 2021. Their vision was to offer a therapy practice focused on serving the LGBTQ+ community. At Moonbow we celebrate queer identities and strive to make you feel welcome. Jenna is SafeZone trained. Jenna uses paperwork that is inclusive of all queer identities. Jenna is able to provide HRT letters and is able to explore and provide care around how your LGBTQ+ identity impacts your physical and mental health.
  • Jeremy Moore, LCSW, LCAS • 2007 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-276-4255 • • Website • I am an openly queer therapist with experience working with anxiety, trauma, depression, and addiction. I am affirming of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and relationships, e.g. open, poly. I am trained in CBT, DBT, and EMDR.
  • John Brion, PhD, NP-C • 2213 Elba Street, Durham NC 27705 • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing psychiatric evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, including the prescription and management of pharmacological therapy. As a member of the LGBT community, I am honored to work with all people.
  • Kate Double, MSW, LCSW • 6511 Creedmoor  Road, Raleigh, NC • 919-240-2376 • • Website • Counseling and sex therapy -- Wellness for individuals; trauma recovery; and support for couples and sexuality for ALL.
  • Kate Gotelli, LCSW SEP • Mindful Awakening PLLC, 307 N Columbia St, Chapel Hill NC 27516 • 919-960-1088 • • Website • Mindfulness-based, attachment-focused and somatic psychotherapy focused on trauma resolution, shame resilience and wholehearted living. Clinical consultation and supervision services available.
  • Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones • KKJ Forensic and Psychological Services, 5317 Highgate Drive Suite 213, Durham NC 27713 • 919-493-1975 • • Website Facebook LinkedIn • Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Psy.D. has 15 years of clinical experience. She provides individual and couples counseling for relationships and work/life balance, divorce counseling, and evaluations for family law and criminal proceedings.
  • Kenneth Ray • 919-228-9162 • • Kenneth "KC" Ray, LCMHC, LPC, MAC • 4070 Barrett Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27609 • 919-809-5536 • • Website • Cisgender, openly gay counselor specializing in trauma treatment, depression/anxiety, EMDR, teens (age 16+), drug/alcohol, sex & porn addiction, coming out, reconciling faith & religion, trans & gender non-conforming clients, & same-sex, bisexual, & polyamorous relationship counseling.
  • Kenny Levine, LCSW • 1502 Highway 54 West Ste. 505, Durham NC 27707 • 919-475-3068 • • Website • I'm a gay male therapist, practicing in Durham since 2003. I work with diverse clients on a wide range of adult mental health issues, including LGBT parenting, trans issues, compulsive sexual behavior, internet addiction, & drug/alcohol issues.
  • Kimberly Vered Shashoua, LCSW • online counseling across NC, in-person in Asheville NC • 828-398-4242 • • Website • Provides support to pre-teens, teens, and their families as they navigate gender issues. Available to write HRT/SRS letters.
  • Kristen Waters  • 314-882-1876 • • Cypress Somatic • Instagram  • Kristen Waters is available to explore a body-centered approach to stress and trauma. My work strives towards accountable communities and a world without prisons. With this in mind, I intend to look my practice through anti-racist, anti-fascist, de-colonial, disability justice and feminist lenses. Somatic embodiment can look like grounding and settling practices, boundary work, supportive touch, the renegotiation of trauma, and the exploration of imagination and movement.
  • Kristin Dewan  • (919) 238-1029 • • Inner Growth Counseling • 976 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA • WebsiteLinkedIn • I am a clinically licensed counselor who is  passionate about helping people—those who are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, identity exploration, and addiction. I am trauma-informed and apply a person-centered approach in my counseling practice.
  • Kristin B. Webb, PsyD (Kristi) • 104 S. Estes Drive Suite 206, Chapel Hill NC 27514 • 919-225-1569 • • Website Facebook LinkedIn • My passion is for individual therapy with adults. People come to work with me on depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. Sometimes they have thoughts of suicide or have been hurting themselves. I have expertise in each of these areas.
  • Lauren K. Dawood • Bull City Safe Space Counseling, 3500 Westgate Dr Suite 504, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-887-9502 • • Website Twitter • Treatment Areas: self-esteem issues self-injury, suicidality anxiety, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, attachment issues, LGBTQ+, self-care issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Expressive Art
  • Lindsey Copeland • 811 Ninth St Suite 205, Durham, NC, 27705 • 919-358-9624 • • Website • I provide LGBTQ-affirming therapy and assessment to children, teens, and adults.
  • Logan Greenleaf, MSW LCSWA • Mindful Collaborations, 5003 Southpark Dr Suite 220, Durham, NC • 404-451-7938 • • Website • Therapy specializing in trauma, relationship violence, and LGBT populations, especially transgender. Takes Blue Cross Blue Shield or sliding scale.
  • Lorie Ritschel • 919-237-3321 • • Triangle Area Psychology Clinic • 5726 Fayetteville Rd Suite 101, Durham, NC 27713 • WebsiteLinkedIn • We specialize in evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, borderline personality disorder, and OCD for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. All of our therapists are LGBTQ affirming, and we have specialized training and receive ongoing consultation in mental health care for transgender and non-binary individuals.
  • Luka Carbone • 1152 Executive Circle Suite 100K, Cary, NC 27511 • 919-371-6922 • • Website • I am an openly lesbian mental health and substance abuse counselor. I work with clients of all orientations and gender identities including adolescents, adults, and couples. I believe that having a space to explore ones true identity is essential.
  • Maggie MacLeod, MSW, LCSWA • Dandelion Integrative Therapy, 1812 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-907-1307 • • Website • My practice is based on anti-oppressive principles & embodied awareness. I work with people of all sexualities and genders to address depression, anxiety, life transitions, chronic pain, family conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem, and trauma.
  • Mack Kirsch  • 919-231-0832  • • Renaissance Wellness Services  • Website  • I provide free mental health services as an intern. I specialize in working with queer and trans kids, adolescents, and adults, and people with complex relationships with body and identity. I also work with folks who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and relationship uncertainty. My practice is a blended approach of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Person-Centered based therapy.
  • Mandy Tewell • 704-616-6930 • • Tewell Counseling • 3622 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 5007 Durham NC • Website • I am a trauma therapist, specializing in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to treat Borderline Personality Disorder and emotional dysregulation. I also specialize in treating somatic symptoms (including Conversion Disorder, aka Functional Neurological Disorder), sexual and interpersonal abuse, dissociation, mood disorders, and suicidality. I can teach you how to manage big emotions - how to be in control of your emotions, rather than having your emotions control you.  I have a passion for supporting the LGBTQ community; I am anti-racist and am kink and poly friendly.  My goal is to help you achieve your goals through a supportive therapeutic relationship and unconditional positive regard.
  • Maria Rodriguez-Fischer, LCSW • New Pathways Counseling and Coaching, PLLC, 3721-A University Dr, Durham NC 27707 • 919-401-8261 • • Website • Mental Health Services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families. Areas addressed in therapy: depression, anxiety, relational problems, trauma, abuse, domestic violence, and many more issues.
  • Marissa Stanziani • 919-408-7853 • • KKJ Forensic & Psychological Services • 5317 Highgate Drive Suite 213 Durham NC 27713 • (919) 493-1975 • • WebsiteFacebook • As a therapist, I am deeply committed to creating a safe space in which my patients feel empowered. I utilize a holistic, integrative approach in which I can meet the client where they are in their change process. I am firmly invested in cultivating a strong and trusting relationship with my patients so we can communicate openly and work together to identify values and goals in treatment. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for meaningful and lasting therapeutic change.

    I specialize in working with individuals and couples struggling with stress management, emotion regulation, and strained self-confidence. I am also skilled in guiding individuals through the grief process including separation and divorce. If you have suffered the loss of a relationship, I can work with you to make meaningful change.

    Generally, I work with individuals across the lifespan confronted with all kinds of demanding and challenging life stressors and transitions. However, I specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals on the unique stressors and transitions they may face. I also work closely with adults, children, and adolescents confronted with a fluctuating family unit. I have specialized training in working with individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness and their caregivers.

    Together in therapy, we will focus on the cognitive and behavioral foundations of your experience, discuss your values and goals, and identify how you are already coping. Then we will use this information to identify areas for cognitive and behavioral change as well as areas in which you would like to work towards acceptance and peace of mind. This will facilitate emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational healing.
  • Marissa Stanziani • 9194087853 • • The Armstrong Center for Hope • 1502 W NC Hwy 54 Suite 403 Durham, NC 27707 & Raleigh--North Quarter Office Park  8450 Falls of Neuse Rd Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27615 • (919) 418-1718 • WebsiteFacebook • Marissa Stanziani, Ph.D., earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fordham University and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama. Her clinical work integrates cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic-interpersonal approaches alongside strength-based techniques. This has spanned treatment addressing adjustment disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders regarding topics of identity, gender, and sexuality, as well as grief and complicated bereavement. Additionally, Dr. Stanziani has significant experience working with individuals with serious mental illness and substance use disorders, particularly within the forensic psychology realm. She is trained in conducting a range of forensic evaluations, psychodiagnostic evaluations, and psychoeducational evaluations.
  • Meg Hamilton, LPC • Birch Counseling, 3325 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Suite 205, Durham NC 27707 • 919-813-0218 • • Website • Counseling for children, adolescents, and families; Art Therapy; Trauma Specialist; Working with transgender and gender non-conforming youth and families; Queer-Identified. (Accepts BCBS Insurance and offers a reduced fee based on financial need.)
  • Meghan Barry • 3708 Lyckan Pkwy #103, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-514-3566 • • Website Facebook • Meg is a trauma therapist whose approach is integrative, and honors each client's unique emotional system. She is passionate about working with adults with symptoms of PTSD and/or childhood trauma(physical, emotional, mental, sexual, spiritual)
  • Michelle Topal, MSW, LCSW • 5417 S Miami Blvd, Durham NC 27703 • 919-807-1454 • • Website • I have been an out member of the LGBT community for over 30 years & devoted my career to serving my community. I'm here for teens, adults, parents, families & couples. I offer more than just an affirming approach. So call now to see how I can help.
  • Mignon Hooper • Namaste Psychotherapy & Consulting, 1005 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-584-4005 • • Website LinkedIn • Namaste Psychotherapy & Consulting (NPC). Bilingual, bicultural therapist of color, LGBTQI affirmative/inclusive. NPC specializes in clinically innovative, culturally competent, linguistically appropriate services to individuals, couples, and families.
  • Mitzi Quint, LCSW • 3622 Lyckan Pkwy #3008D, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-391-0435 • • Website • I have 20 years experience as a grief counselor and specialize in helping clients struggling with loss -- coping with death, caregiving, or health decline; adjusting to changes in home and family, identity, employment or relationships.
  • Molly Parks, Psy.D. • 817 Broad St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-937-8335 • • Website • An LGBTQ friendly therapist on Broad St in Durham, who works with a lot with trans and non-gender conforming individuals including young children and teens.
  • Nancy Holliman • 5316 Highgate Dr #221, Durham, NC 27713 • 919-616-9578 • • Website LinkedIn • I work with individuals with eating disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, depression, trauma, and PTSD.
  • Nancy Kent, CRC, CCTP, LPCS • Durham NC 27713 • 919-475-7661 • • Website • SoulMutts Therapy offers counseling for early childhood thru adults--animal assisted therapy, trauma, disabilities, parenting, LGBT--offers in home or community based and provides LPC supervision
  • Patty Adams, MSW, LCSWA, E-RYT • Durham NC • • Website Facebook • Somatic therapy and wellness. Holistic mental health support including somatics, wellness, trauma recovery, support around substance use issues, healing justice / politicized healing, burnout prevention, couples. Queer-identified provider, accepts most insurances.
  • Paul C. Briggs, LCSW, LMT, SEP • North Carolina, Florida, Massachusetts • 305-310-4591 • Website • Areas of expertise include mood disorders, anxiety, depression, anger, chronic mental illness, substance abuse, PTSD, trauma, pain, loss and grief, and gender dysphoria. I provide telemental health services for people residing in North Carolina.
  • J Bass • 919-283-3959 • • Trinitas Services • 1777 Fordham Boulevard, Suite 204 • 919-283-3959 • • WebsiteFacebook  • Instagram • I apply a Person-Centered approach to counseling which means rather than viewing people with mental health needs as inherently flawed, with problematic behaviors and thoughts that require treatment, I recognize that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change.

    The following are some of the areas my services include: LGBTQ + Issues, including Gender Identity, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, and Substance Abuse.
  • Phillip Bass • 919-283-3137 • •  Trinitas Services • 1777 Fordham Boulevard  • 9192833137  •  • Website • I offer services to individuals, families, and other social networks. The following are some of the areas my services include: Couples and Family Issues, Grief and Loss, Adjustment to Illness, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual Concerns.
  • Raye Dooley • 719 Broad St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-726-6014 • • Website • Whole Being is a queer owned and operated therapy practice and yoga studio. I'm a queer and trans mental health mental health provider. I work with LGBTQ clients and their families and loved ones on a range of issues. Sliding scale available.
  • Ricki Geiger, LCSW, CRC • 1829 E Franklin St Bldg 600, Chapel Hill NC
    27514 • 919-929-8559 • •
    Website • Over 37 years experience with LGBTQI community. Specializes in trauma healing, depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem and assertiveness issues.
  • Sara Skinner, LCSW, • Center for Child and Family Health, 1121 W Chapel Hill St. Suite 100, Durham NC 27701 • 919-385-0780 • • Website Facebook • Provides evidence-based trauma treatment to children and adolescents ages 8 and up. Particular interest in working with historically marginalized communities. Offers services in English and Spanish. Accepts Medicaid, BCBS.Sara Skinner • 919-636-9580 • • Website • My areas of expertise include: youth (11 y/o+) and adult survivors of trauma, reproductive health and autonomy, adoption, grief, secondary traumatic stress and burnout among healers and caregivers. Antiracist and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy is an ongoing practice, and it’s one that I work to engage with daily. I am exclusively offering telehealth appointments in 2021. Out of network.
  • Sarah Beth Bailes • 865-776-6046 • • Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness • 3708 Lyckan Parkway, Suite 205 Durham, NC 27707 • (919) 432-5264 • Website • I am passionate about working with teens and young adults to find freedom from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and substance use. I utilize approaches from an eclectic array of evidence-based treatment models including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly, committed to anti-racist work & operate from a Health at Every Size approach.
  • Sarah M. Wilson, Ph.D. • 508 Fulton St., Durham, NC 27705 • 919-286-0411 ext. 177914 • • Licensed clinical psychologist. LGBTQ-affirming mental health care and gender transition support for veterans through the Durham VA Health Care System. Individual or group. In-person or video telehealth.
  • Sasha Saxena, Ph.D. • Lepage Associates Psychological Services, 5842 Fayetteville Road #106, Durham, NC 27713 • 919-572-0000 • • Website • Queer-identified therapist of color. Strong passion for social justice & working with clients from underserved groups. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy for adults & teens. Sex positive, kink friendly, and TGNC affirming.
  • Shameca Ricks • Well-Life Counseling & Spiritual Center, 301 South Church St Ste 254, Rocky Mount NC and 878 Squire Ct, Cary NC 27511 • 252-557-3901 • • Website • At Well-Life Counseling & Spiritual Center we provide mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. Sometimes life gets hard and we are here to extend a helping hand to assist you through some of life's most difficult challenges.
  • Shelby Johnson, Ph.D. • 810 Iredell Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-964-1268 • • Website • I provide individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents (15 and up). I work with LGBTQ individuals in an affirmative and supportive environment, and have 8 years of experience doing so.
  • Sheffa Ariens • 919-335-3693 • • Website LinkedIn • Relationship Counseling for Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy. I provide individual, couple, and group counseling for non-traditional relationships, including polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, kink, mixed orientation, and other creative structures.
  • Sofia Moore •  (800) 258-9936  • • Online Therapy Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community •  1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 400  Seattle, WA 98105  • Website • Our guide covers some of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals, how therapy can help, tips for finding the right provider, and additional helpful resources.
  • Stella L Green • 1319 Lemar St, Durham NC 27705 • 919-286-1509 • • New Seasons Treatment Center. Treatment for opioid addiction
  • Tammy Holcomb, PLLC • 5001 S Miami Blvd Ste 325 Durham, NC 27703 • 919-909-7959 • • Website • I provide individual, group, and family therapy. My specialties include eating disorders, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and identity issues. I am no longer holding the weekly support group
  • Tiffany  Baker  • 919-578-2613 • • Joyful Serenity Counseling & Consulting, PLLC • 6325 Falls of Neuse Road Suite 35-394 • • WebsiteInstagram • Although I have experience in psychiatric hospitals, governmental agencies (Child Welfare), community-based mental health, substance use/mental health private practices, as well as traditional outpatient settings; my ideal client is someone who identifies with any of the following: LGBTQIA+, teens, & emerging/mid-aged adult women experiencing anxiety, grief, and trauma. I love working with these clients because I've been there. I work best with people who are tired of being unhappy, who are ready to change. I CAN NOT CHANGE YOU, ONLY YOU CAN DO THAT. I am happy to assist you with your journey.

    I am not your sit & nod therapist. I will utilize laughter, while also holding you accountable. I am laid back, transparent, and direct. I am not afraid to talk to you about anything that comes to mind. I practice from an empowerment lens and assist my clients in identifying their voice in a world full of chaos. I have experience in a variety of settings.

    I strongly believe in social justice and grassroots movements. I also encourage allyship & self-reflection in my work. I work well with people advocating both in & outside of my practice. I encourage self-care and having a balance. I WILL CHALLENGE YOU to explore your voice in other ways.
  • Tim Martin, MDiv, MSW, LCSWA, CSAT-C • 1816 Front St Suite 250, Durham, NC 27705 • 919-533-7907 • • Website • I offer compassionate and skilled therapy for LGBTQ clients and their families, specializing in sex & porn addiction, anxiety & depression, and family-of-origin issues. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation.
  • Tommy Hibbs  • Mental Health  • Website  • Telehealth mental health services for individuals in the state of North Carolina.
  • Trenton Owens, LPCA • 3326 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707 • 919-401-8090 • • Website • LGBTQ+ counselor with availability for new clients.
  • Tyler Beach, MSW, LCSW • 1320 Broad Street, Durham NC 27705 • 919-428-8901 • • Website • Psychotherapy for Adults.
  • Vanessa Soleil, M.Ed., NCC, LPCA • 1330 St Marys St #340, Raleigh, NC 27605 • 919-229-9834 • • Website Facebook • Vanessa is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who works with adults & adolescents seeking holistic healing and wellness. Vanessa has a background in working with members of the LGBQ+, trans, and poly communities from a social justice lens.
  • Verena Socolar, PhD, PMHNP • 150 Providence Rd Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 • 919-296-8750 • • Website • Providing medication management and short-term therapy. I especially want to welcome members of the LGBTQ community, and I make a continuing effort to learn about their specific needs and treatment issues.