helping you find MORe peace and freedom. 

 Therapeutic Care for Anxiety, Trauma, Eating Disorders, and more

providing excellence in  individual psychotherapy ,  medication

 

management and  couples therapy  in Durham, North Carolina

 

 

 
 
-meet the NOURISH team- 
Rebecca- Carolina House headshot.png
 Rebecca Kuhns, MD
Psychiatrist
(she/her/hers)

Hello!

 I'm Rebecca Kuhns, a psychiatrist. I mostly practice psychotherapy, but also enjoy sharing clients with other therapists by providing adjunctive consultation and management of psychotropic medication.

 

My style is warm, empathetic, and often quite direct.  I believe strongly in authenticity and in the power of human connection. I work to learn each individual deeply so that I can help you better understand your own areas of pain or conflict, and help support you as you navigate the way forward. 

 

 I am passionate about racial equity and feminist theory , I have specialized training in working with individuals with eating disorders (I practice from a Health At Every Size lens in my eating disorder work) and I work extensively with members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 I believe that therapy is a powerful tool, and that the support of carefully selected pharmaceutical agents can often be a beneficial component of treatment as well.  

Education and training:

  • B.Sc., Yale University

  • MD, University of North Carolina 

  • MSPH, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

  • Psychiatric residency at UNC Hospitals

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Experience:

 

I've worked as a consulting psychiatrist in hospitals, have completed thousands of client hours, continuing education, and supervision as a therapist, and I've served as medical director of the outpatient arm of an eating disorders treatment center. I'm a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP.) 

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS (age 17+) FOR: 

Medication Management Services

Dr. Kuhns' psychotherapy waitlist is currently full.

new patient inquiries for Dr. Kuhns:    (919) 241-1032     kira@nourishhealingspace.com
Or schedule an intake call online now with our practice manager:
payment and insurance : in network with many  BCBS plans (not Blue Home or Blue Value), CIGNA, self-pay and out-of-network accepted (payment due at time of service)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kristen Verrill, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kira Covington-McCormick, BSW
Practice Manager
(she/her/hers)

 

As the practice manager at Nourish, I am excited to connect with new clients and assist in daily needs! My aim is to provide an upbeat, welcoming, and exciting atmosphere for every new face. To be a part of this team allows me to grow my passion and commitment to the mental health field. I have worked in mental health for about 3 years, with several years in the eating disorder field specifically. It is most exciting to see those dedicated to healing and recovery reach their goals. 

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson 

-meet the NOURISH team- 
Rebecca- Carolina House headshot.png
 Rebecca Kuhns, MD
Psychiatrist
(she/her/hers)

Hello!

 I'm Rebecca Kuhns, a psychiatrist. I mostly practice psychotherapy, but also enjoy sharing clients with other therapists by providing adjunctive consultation and management of psychotropic medication.

 

My style is warm, empathetic, and often quite direct.  I believe strongly in authenticity and in the power of human connection. I work to learn each individual deeply so that I can help you better understand your own areas of pain or conflict, and help support you as you navigate the way forward. 

 

 I am passionate about racial equity and feminist theory , I have specialized training in working with individuals with eating disorders (I practice from a Health At Every Size lens in my eating disorder work) and I work extensively with members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 I believe that therapy is a powerful tool, and that the support of carefully selected pharmaceutical agents can often be a beneficial component of treatment as well.  

Education and training:

  • B.Sc., Yale University

  • MD, University of North Carolina 

  • MSPH, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

  • Psychiatric residency at UNC Hospitals

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Experience:

 

I've worked as a consulting psychiatrist in hospitals, have completed thousands of client hours, continuing education, and supervision as a therapist, and I've served as medical director of the outpatient arm of an eating disorders treatment center. I'm a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP.) 

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS (age 17+) FOR: 

Medication Management Services

Dr. Kuhns' psychotherapy waitlist is currently full.

new patient inquiries for Dr. Kuhns:    (919) 241-1032     kira@nourishhealingspace.com
Or schedule an intake call online now with our practice manager:
payment and insurance : in network with many  BCBS plans (not Blue Home or Blue Value), CIGNA, self-pay and out-of-network accepted (payment due at time of service)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kristen Verrill, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kira Covington-McCormick, BSW
Practice Manager
(she/her/hers)

 

As the practice manager at Nourish, I am excited to connect with new clients and assist in daily needs! My aim is to provide an upbeat, welcoming, and exciting atmosphere for every new face. To be a part of this team allows me to grow my passion and commitment to the mental health field. I have worked in mental health for about 3 years, with several years in the eating disorder field specifically. It is most exciting to see those dedicated to healing and recovery reach their goals. 

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson 

-meet the NOURISH team- 
Rebecca- Carolina House headshot.png
 Rebecca Kuhns, MD
Psychiatrist
(she/her/hers)

Hello!

 I'm Rebecca Kuhns, a psychiatrist. I mostly practice psychotherapy, but also enjoy sharing clients with other therapists by providing adjunctive consultation and management of psychotropic medication.

 

My style is warm, empathetic, and often quite direct.  I believe strongly in authenticity and in the power of human connection. I work to learn each individual deeply so that I can help you better understand your own areas of pain or conflict, and help support you as you navigate the way forward. 

 

 I am passionate about racial equity and feminist theory , I have specialized training in working with individuals with eating disorders (I practice from a Health At Every Size lens in my eating disorder work) and I work extensively with members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 I believe that therapy is a powerful tool, and that the support of carefully selected pharmaceutical agents can often be a beneficial component of treatment as well.  

Education and training:

  • B.Sc., Yale University

  • MD, University of North Carolina 

  • MSPH, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

  • Psychiatric residency at UNC Hospitals

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Experience:

 

I've worked as a consulting psychiatrist in hospitals, have completed thousands of client hours, continuing education, and supervision as a therapist, and I've served as medical director of the outpatient arm of an eating disorders treatment center. I'm a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP.) 

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS (age 17+) FOR: 

Medication Management Services

Dr. Kuhns' psychotherapy waitlist is currently full.

new patient inquiries for Dr. Kuhns:    (919) 241-1032     kira@nourishhealingspace.com
Or schedule an intake call online now with our practice manager:
payment and insurance : in network with many  BCBS plans (not Blue Home or Blue Value), CIGNA, self-pay and out-of-network accepted (payment due at time of service)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kristen Verrill, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kira Covington-McCormick, BSW
Practice Manager
(she/her/hers)

 

As the practice manager at Nourish, I am excited to connect with new clients and assist in daily needs! My aim is to provide an upbeat, welcoming, and exciting atmosphere for every new face. To be a part of this team allows me to grow my passion and commitment to the mental health field. I have worked in mental health for about 3 years, with several years in the eating disorder field specifically. It is most exciting to see those dedicated to healing and recovery reach their goals. 

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson 

 Rebecca Kuhns, MD
Psychiatrist
(she/her/hers)

Hello!

 I'm Rebecca Kuhns, a psychiatrist. I mostly practice psychotherapy, but also enjoy sharing clients with other therapists by providing adjunctive consultation and management of psychotropic medication.

 

My style is warm, empathetic, and often quite direct.  I believe strongly in authenticity and in the power of human connection. I work to learn each individual deeply so that I can help you better understand your own areas of pain or conflict, and help support you as you navigate the way forward. 

 

 I am passionate about racial equity and feminist theory , I have specialized training in working with individuals with eating disorders (I practice from a Health At Every Size lens in my eating disorder work) and I work extensively with members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 I believe that therapy is a powerful tool, and that the support of carefully selected pharmaceutical agents can often be a beneficial component of treatment as well.  

Education and training:

  • B.Sc., Yale University

  • MD, University of North Carolina 

  • MSPH, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

  • Psychiatric residency at UNC Hospitals

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Experience:

 

I've worked as a consulting psychiatrist in hospitals, have completed thousands of client hours, continuing education, and supervision as a therapist, and I've served as medical director of the outpatient arm of an eating disorders treatment center. I'm a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP.) 

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS (age 17+) FOR: 

Medication Management Services

Dr. Kuhns' psychotherapy waitlist is currently full.

new patient inquiries for Dr. Kuhns:    (919) 241-1032     kira@nourishhealingspace.com
Or schedule an intake call online now with our practice manager:
payment and insurance : in network with many  BCBS plans (not Blue Home or Blue Value), CIGNA, self-pay and out-of-network accepted (payment due at time of service)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kristen Verrill, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

Couples Therapy

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans ((not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kira Covington-McCormick, BSW
Practice Manager
(she/her/hers)

 

As the practice manager at Nourish, I am excited to connect with new clients and assist in daily needs! My aim is to provide an upbeat, welcoming, and exciting atmosphere for every new face. To be a part of this team allows me to grow my passion and commitment to the mental health field. I have worked in mental health for about 3 years, with several years in the eating disorder field specifically. It is most exciting to see those dedicated to healing and recovery reach their goals. 

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson 

-meet the NOURISH team- 
Rebecca- Carolina House headshot.png
 Rebecca Kuhns, MD
Psychiatrist
(she/her/hers)

Hello!

 I'm Rebecca Kuhns, a psychiatrist. I mostly practice psychotherapy, but also enjoy sharing clients with other therapists by providing adjunctive consultation and management of psychotropic medication.

 

My style is warm, empathetic, and often quite direct.  I believe strongly in authenticity and in the power of human connection. I work to learn each individual deeply so that I can help you better understand your own areas of pain or conflict, and help support you as you navigate the way forward. 

 

 I am passionate about racial equity and feminist theory , I have specialized training in working with individuals with eating disorders (I practice from a Health At Every Size lens in my eating disorder work) and I work extensively with members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 I believe that therapy is a powerful tool, and that the support of carefully selected pharmaceutical agents can often be a beneficial component of treatment as well.  

Education and training:

  • B.Sc., Yale University

  • MD, University of North Carolina 

  • MSPH, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

  • Psychiatric residency at UNC Hospitals

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Experience:

 

I've worked as a consulting psychiatrist in hospitals, have completed thousands of client hours, continuing education, and supervision as a therapist, and I've served as medical director of the outpatient arm of an eating disorders treatment center. I'm a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP.) 

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS (age 17+) FOR: 

Medication Management Services

(Dr. Kuhns' psychotherapy waitlist is currently full.)

new patient inquiries for Dr. Kuhns  
 Use this button to schedule an intake call with our practice manager: 
 
Or for alternate times, contact Kira: (919) 241-1032     kira@nourishhealingspace.com
 
payment and insurance : in network with many  BCBS plans (not Blue Home or Blue Value), CIGNA, self-pay and out-of-network accepted (payment due at time of service)

 

 

meet Kristen:

Kristen Verrill is a queer-identified Clinical Social Worker specializing in care for  LGBTQ+ adults, children and adolescents. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings treating depression, anxiety, symptoms related to trauma, self-harm behaviors, disordered eating behaviors, dysmorphia and dysphoria, ADD and ADHD, OCD, bipolar disorder and personality disorders. She has also worked extensively with the transgender and gender non-conforming community and is informed in working with gender identity exploration as well as struggles related to body dysphoria.

 

Kristen utilizes the therapeutic relationship to help her clients explore historical relational patterns that may influence disruptive behaviors or experiences in their present everyday life. She believes that the therapy room provides a unique and safe space for individuals to identify root causes of painful or disruptive symptoms and/or develop deeper understandings of themselves and their identity.

 

Kristen appreciates the individuality of each of her clients and adapts her treatment modality to best suit their needs. Her work with clients draws from psychodynamic theory, DBT, and mindfulness based treatments. She works with her clients to develop healthy coping skills to manage difficult feelings in the moment as well as to uncover and understand the narrative behind those feelings.

 

Kristen primarily works with folx in the queer community but is also happy to work with adults and adolescents outside of her community as well. 

 Kristen Verrill, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)

 

updated March 2021:

We so appreciate your interest! However, Kristen is full and is no longer able to accept new clients at this time. 

new client inquiries for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

Note: any new client inquiries may not be responded to immediately. 

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans (not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR: 

Individual Psychotherapy

note: appointments available within the next 2 weeks!

new client inquiries for Sam:   (919) 230-8464    sam@nourishhealingspace.com

payment and insurance : most BCBS plans (not Blue Home or Blue Value), self-pay, out-of-network (payment due at time of service for out-of-network option)

 

 

meet Sam:

Samantha Flynn is a licensed clinical social work associate. Prior to joining Nourish, Sam worked as a primary therapist in a residential eating disorder treatment center. She has experience working with adolescents and adults. Sam practices through a Health at Every Size (HAES) framework and believes everyone should feel safe in their bodies. Her passion is empowering clients and challenging diet culture. She believes that the best care should be accessible to all, and this is reflected in her practice.

Sam uses an eclectic approach to treatment – integrating psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and parts work, among others in her practice to provide comprehensive, individualized care. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, disordered eating, trauma, self-harm, personality disorders, and ADD/ADHD. 

She is also an LGBTQ+-affirming therapist and believes that everyone should have a safe place to heal. She is currently under supervision to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She believes that therapy is a powerful tool and the therapeutic alliance is crucial to change.

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 Samantha Flynn, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)
 Kira Covington-McCormick, BSW
Practice Manager
(she/her/hers)

 

As the practice manager at Nourish, I am excited to connect with new clients and assist in daily needs! My aim is to provide an upbeat, welcoming, and exciting atmosphere for every new face. To be a part of this team allows me to grow my passion and commitment to the mental health field. I have worked in mental health for about 3 years, with several years in the eating disorder field specifically. It is most exciting to see those dedicated to healing and recovery reach their goals. 

 

 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson 

 

  Contact

 
Nourish- A Healing Space       admin@nourishhealingspace.com
  ph  (919) 241-1032                    fax (919) 443-1157

-a part of the Radical Healing community-

 2003 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC 27707  

Due to COVID-19, video sessions remain the primary form of treatment offered at this time. Please note that telehealth is the only option currently offered for new patient appointments.