Counseling Services - Durham, NC | Information



For those of you who are thinking about counseling services, whether that might be working with a therapist or life coach, I welcome having an initial consultation to explore together what you are seeking and how I might be able to help you.


Sometimes trying to find a therapist can feel a bit overwhelming. It can be hard to know where to start and whom to see. I invite you to set up a consultation with me to explore what you are seeking and how we might work together.

Carolyn's Office

If you are new to therapy, please let me know this at the start of our session so that I can answer any questions you might have. I am happy to talk with you about how therapy works, the process, what people typically find helpful and healing, what you might expect, and other questions you might have. And, of course, if you have questions along the way, I am happy to answer those as well.

If you have gone to a therapist before, you probably have a pretty good sense of what therapy is like. But if you have questions about therapy generally or about my approach in particular, please also feel free to ask about those anywhere during our work together.


To schedule an initial consultation, please select a time from the calendar. Appointments can usually be scheduled within a week. I have appointments during the day as well as in the evenings and on weekends, so I am able to accommodate most people's schedules.

I know that starting therapy can sometimes feel vulnerable, especially if this is your first time reaching out to a therapist. For this reason, I offer a reduced rate for initial session so that you can have an opportunity to see what therapy is like and see if it might be helpful.

Most sessions are under an hour. If you'd like a longer initial session, please let me know.

Please fill out the Client Intake Sheet and bring it with you to the initial consultation. This will probably take about fifteen minutes.

After the therapy has gotten started, we will typically meet once a week or every other week, although I sometimes see people more often or less often depending on a variety of factors. We can discuss this during our initial session to see what would be most helpful for you.


During the initial consultation, we'll start off going over some paperwork. Once we've done this and you've had a chance to ask any general questions, we'll talk. I'll start to get to know you and learn more about why you're coming to therapy, and we'll get a sense of whether our working together seems like a good fit. I'll also try to get a sense of your hopes and goals for therapy.


My downtown Durham office is conveniently located near Ninth Street as well as by both the East Campus and West Campus of Duke University.

This location is a perfect mid-point for folks in the Triangle-area (including Chapel Hill, Cary, Morrisville, Carrboro, Raleigh, RTP, Roxboro, Oxford, Butner, and Hillsborough). And it is very convenient because it is right off many of the major highways.

  • Car: My office is just off of I-85, 15-501, 147, and 70.
  • Bus: Visit Durham Transit for more information.

Contact us to schedule a time.

Reduced rate for initial therapy session.


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