Durham Therapists

Sara Yates

Sara Yates is a clinical social worker who specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. Sara has a strong interest in bringing the creative process into therapy and is dedicated to helping patients develop sources of meaning and connection in their lives. It is her intention to create a safe and welcoming space for clients to do the courageous work of healing. She believes that the therapist’s role is to be a compassionate presence who can help clients to explore their experiences with a sense of curiosity and non-judgment. She has worked with many clients who identify as LGBTQIA+ and believes that issues of social justice are often relevant to the work of therapy. Sara has worked in both residential and outpatient settings, offering both group and individual therapy to clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, and grief. 

Contact info: 423-281-4014  [email protected]  



Allison

Allison Wadleigh LCMHCA

In her work with youth, adults, and families, Allison strives to help clients take steps toward embracing a more authentic way of living and developing healthier relationships with themselves and others. Her approach is integrative, relational, and client-centered with a basis in attachment-theory. Depending on her client’s needs and developmental age, she utilizes evidence-based treatments to help clients manage mood-related issues, post-traumatic stress, self-harming behaviors, loss, abuse and/or neglect, as well as challenges of living with developmental or neurological disorders such as autism spectrum disorder or ADHD.  Allison also supports individuals of all ages reconciling faith, family of origin concerns, or struggling with sexuality and/or gender identities. She offers clients affirmation and support as they move through the pains and joys of owning or uncovering aspects of themselves. And Allison believes it is essential to acknowledge and address her client’s experiences of classist, homophobic, racist, sexist, or ableist social & political barriers that contribute to their daily challenges.

 In client treatment she utilizes her training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which combines techniques of mindfulness, emotion regulation, and social skill-building for individuals experiencing mood-disorders, relationship distress, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm. Allison holds certification in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), which she offers to parents needing a better way to communicate with youth. She also integrates  trainings in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) to help children/teens and their parents to heal together. Additionally, she has an extensive background in creative/expressive arts and play therapy, which she utilizes with her younger clients when appropriate.

 Overall, Allison aims to be a catalyst for her clients’ deepened understanding of their powerful internal resources, which she believes can generate concrete personal solutions, enhance social connections, and bring about long-lasting positive change. 

 For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, contact Allison at  [email protected] or call (773)865-8045.



Logan

Logan Greenleaf is a Clinical Social Worker and an out trans person specializing in trauma and LGBT-issues, particularly transgender. He also focuses on bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, OCD, anxiety, grief, interpersonal and sexual violence, abuse and relationship issues. His primary modalities are Solution-Focused, Strengths Based, CBT, Motivational Interviewing and DBT.

His style is heavily collaborative with his clients. He works hard to ensure clients feel comfortable and heard, regardless of their identity and background. He makes continual efforts to stay educated, and his passion lies with underserved populations in need of a safe place to seek counseling. His sessions are goal-oriented, strenghts-based, and he sees his role more like a Virgil to a client's Dante. His intention is to serve a gentle and informed companion on a client's personal journey.

For transgender clients, his personal background offers a uniquely informed space. Logan also works well for loved ones of trans and LGB+ people. He is currently accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and accepts a limited number of sliding scale fee clients.

Contact info: 404-451-7938 [email protected]



IW

 Imani White (she/her)- is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) specializing in depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adolescence behavioral disorders and trauma. Imani’s therapeutic approach is based on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). These approaches help provide a supportive and collaborative environment by empowering individuals to address barriers that affect daily living. With a background in crisis intervention for adults and adolescences, Imani services clients by providing a safe place for clients to authentically express and be themselves. Imani believes that each individual deserves to have a space to be heard, supported and most importantly validated. Imani encourages clients to be the master of their own narrative by teaching coping skills, recognizing the effects of behaviors and putting in perspective the relationship between who the client is and who they want to be.  Originally hailing from Los Angeles, California, Imani enjoys in her free time playing with her puppy Nola, hiking, trying new foods, and learning how to roller skate. 

 Email: [email protected], phone number: 919-627-8599



Summer

Summer Pittman, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Summer (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, relational issues, trauma, and substance use disorders. Summer’s therapeutic approach is rooted in a variety of treatment modalities including Psychodynamic theory, Jungian theory, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Summer works with her clients to explore the unconscious and increase psychological flexibility through focusing on emotions, interpersonal relationships, exploring past experiences, and identifying recurring patterns. Summer assists her clients with emotional regulation, cultivating personal insight, developing agency, and increasing self-esteem.

Summer treats all clients with unconditional positive regard, believing in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a change agent. She aims to create an empathic and non-judgmental space for clients to be honest and vulnerable. Guided by the person-centered service model, Summer believes that the client is the expert of their own life and works collaboratively with individuals to achieve their goals.

Other clinical interests of Summer’s include researching personality, psychotic, and dissociative disorders, as well as working with the homeless population. In her free time, you can find Summer sewing, completing puzzles, or soaking up the sun!

Email: [email protected], phone number: 252-518-5385



Logan I


Logan Ikenberry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) specializing in depression, anxiety, relational issues and trauma. Logan’s utilizes a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, while using a person centered and trauma informed approach. 

Logan has a background in crisis intervention for adolescents and families, and aims to provide both a compassionate and non-judgmental space for client’s seeking a safe therapeutic environment. She works to continually learn and educate herself in order to accommodate the diverse needs of clients and their life challenges. Logan is committed to serving clients of all backgrounds, while engaging in a culturally sensitive therapeutic practice. She utilizes techniques specific to the individual to achieve goals and build client’s strengths, while exploring along side clients with a sense of curiosity. Logan believes in meeting clients where they are, and creating a collaborative environment for her clients to pursue an increasingly enriching life. 

Email:  [email protected], phone number:  919-704-0641



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