Patty Adams

I am a cis queer white woman, a politicized healer, and a commited anti-racist, collective liberation worker. I have worked for more than twenty years in social justice and liberation movements, so I am deeply familiar with the challenges of engaging in sustainable politicized work rooted in anti-oppression values. I work with a range of folks including immigrants, Spanish speakers, people with trauma, people with addiction, people of all gender identies/expressions and sexual orientations. I have extensive training in embodied approaches, and incorporate holistic and alternative wisdom streams along with tools of traditional talk therapy. Currently I offer a self-pay rate of $55.

J. Louise Newton, LCSW, SEP:

I am a warm and charismatic provider and am excited to become a resource and support for you. As a relational therapist I value connection and empathy. Instead of the traditional expert-patient model, which is based on separation and hierarchy, the relational approach emphasizes collaboration and trust.I also strongly subscribe to an anti-oppression framework in my clinical work and personal relationships. I am a member of the queer community and long-time ally to members of the transgender community. I provide LGBTQQIA affirming therapy and evaluations and referral for transgender individuals seeking medical health care. I am a member in good standing of the World Professional Association for Transgender Heath.

Sarah Cameron: (DBT) 919-225-2780 (sliding scale)

Carolyn Stevenson: (919) 699-4933

Elizabeth Norman, M.Ed: Center for SexualHealth

Natasha J. Crawford: (919) 807-1156

Dr. Kamala Uzzell: Solay Counseling

Jasmine Irvin, 

As a licensed clinical psychologist, I provide both individual and couple therapy in a compassionate, safe atmosphere. My approach is collaborative, emphasizes mindfulness, and incorporates evidence-based strategies to help you resolve problems, deepen relationships, and enjoy a life worth living. I am trained in, and currently utilize components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Somatic Experience Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindful Self-Compassion, among others. I have particular expertise in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, & in addressing life transitions, relationship issues, and problems with low self-esteem. As a certified yoga instructor, I provide private yoga and mindfulness instruction. I am also a writer, work with many writers and artists, and enjoy incorporating creative journaling and collage into the therapeutic process. I believe that therapy has the potential to help each person recognize their own wisdom and capacity to manage their lives and achieve their goals. I tailor treatment to individuals’ needs, and consider a person or couple in the context of their lives, rather than focusing on symptoms alone.

I respect each person’s unique culture. I have experience in and enjoy providing a safe space for individuals and couples of all gender expressions and identifications, all sexual orientations, all relationship practices (monogamy, polyamory, open, etc.), all races, and religions. I understand the dual importance of not having to educate your therapist about your cultural identifications when you seek support, and of having your therapist see you as an individual and not make assumptions about your experience. I am consistently committed to and engaged in my own anti-oppression work, and operate from this place in my practice.

I am out of network with insurance, though I will file out of network claims on your behalf. I reserve a small number of sliding scale spots for those who cannot afford full fee.


Therapists w/ Radical Healing

“an intentional, radically inclusive, LGBTQ, multiracial and multicultural home for healing and wellness”

Amy Cleckler, LCSW:

I strive to be honest, empathetic, highly-skilled, LGBTQ+ affirming. I have a varied educational background in psychotherapy, public health, yoga, women’s health, social justice and healthy sexuality and therefore can offer a holistic perspective on challenges you are facing. I have specific training in trauma treatment, and over a decade of experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence/abuse, sexual harassment and stalking. I work with adults 18 and over. I openly welcome clients of color, immigrants, queer and trans* clients, and clients of all genders. Sliding scale available: $80-120/session

David Young Oh, LPC:

David Young Oh, is a queer, POC and trans-identified licensed clinical mental health counselor with offices in both central Durham and central Raleigh. David provides trauma-informed, trans-informed care by integrating both mind and body through both Eastern and Western traditions of healing and wellness, including meditation, neuroscience and psychotherapy. Using a model of wellness, anti-oppression and resilience, he enjoys building relationships that are nurturing, non-judgmental and warm. He specializes in working with a variety of ordinary and extraordinary mental and emotional concerns, including chronic depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, racial and other inherited, intergenerational trauma, LGBTQueer concerns. David accepts both private insurance, BCBS, and sliding scale, based on what the client can afford. 

Terra Hodge:   919-389-0801

I am a licensed therapist (LCSW) and licensed clinical addiction specialist (LCAS). I welcome and affirm clients who are trans, gender non-conforming, cis, queer, straight, or anywhere in between.

I help adults and adolescents address anxiety, depression, history of trauma, shame, low self-esteem, loss/grief (including losing someone in a traumatic way), and co-dependency. I also treat substance use disorders, eating disorders, spending addiction, gambling, and other behavioral addictions.

I am in network with BCBS and Cigna (and soon United/Optum) and I also offer a sliding scale based on what the client can afford.

Terri Gallant, LCSW:

Tavi Hancock, LCSW:

Eli Ogburn, LCSW:

Megan Powlas, LCSW:



Carrboro / Chapel Hill: 

Michelle Johnshon :(919) 260-2145

Lou Sawyer: The Androgyny Center; (919) 489.8753


Suzanne Luper: Triangle Pastoral Counseling, 919-845-9977


Pat Callair: (336) 691-1620; Email: Website:

Triangle Area:

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)  Therapists in Durham / Chapel Hill:

As for more “mainstream” / “emergency” resources (which have been really hard for us to access in the past, but are worth keeping around just to have in your back pocket)…



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s