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info@birchcounselingdurham.com

3325 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.

Suite 205

Durham, NC 27707

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Tel: 919-813-0218

Fax: 877-823-9464

About

More About Meg

Meg is a queer-identified therapist practicing in Durham, NC. She graduated from Naropa University in May 2012, where she earned a degree in Transpersonal Counseling, with a focus in Art Therapy. She has worked with children, adolescents and young adults since 2009. She focused her graduate work on trauma, and has continued to develop the lens through which she views trauma and trauma related symptoms. In 2016, she completed the Trauma Certificate Program through The Trauma Center at JRI in Boston, MA. She is trained as an art therapist, and is also trained in Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), a sensory motor treatment for children with developmental trauma. She is also trained in EMDR, a highly effective trauma therapy. She participates in regular consultation and collaboration with the Gender Collaborative of the Triangle, a multi-disciplinary group of professionals who provide gender-affirming care. She is also a member of WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health).

 

Meg lives in Durham with her partner and their three dogs. She is an artist, and enjoys digital design, painting, and photography. Meg loves to sing, and plays in a local bluegrass band. She also loves to cook, read, write, and grow vegetables in the summer.

Certifications
  • Licensed Professioanl Counselor (LPC)

  • Registered Art Therapist (ATR)- Pending

  • Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies from The Trauma Center at JRI, Boston, MA

Professional Memberships
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

 
More About Sarah
 

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in individual counseling with adults and has experience leading skills groups for both teens and adults. She employs a strong interpersonal approach to counseling, in which each client is met with warmth, honesty, and acceptance. She utilizes a number of modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance-based therapies, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to help her clients work toward resolution of issues and congruence within themselves. Sarah's work focuses on her client's health and wellness through emotion and mood regulation, improving relationships, radical acceptance, body-mind awareness, coping skills for daily stress, and resolution of traumatic experiences. Sarah is affirming of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexualities and serves as a safe practitioner for LGBTQIA+ clients. She serve clients in both English and Spanish, and is welcoming of clients from all racial and cultural backgrounds. She works with clients who experience a range of diagnoses and concerns, including the following:

 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  • Victims and Survivors of Trauma or Abuse

  • Complex Trauma

  • Chronic Pain

  • Grief and Loss

  • Anger Management

 

Sarah lives with her partner in Durham and enjoys playing guitar, being outdoors, spending time with her three dogs, and CrossFit.