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Rebecca Kuhns, MD, MSPH

Dr. Rebecca Kuhns, a psychiatrist, is the founder and managing owner of Nourish. She is grateful to work with the best clinical team she could imagine!

She enjoys the ongoing honor of nurturing a successful practice that provides life-changing care to individuals in the Triangle area and beyond. 


Interested in seeking care directly from Dr. Kuhns? 

I'm seeking therapy

 Many people today only associate psychiatrists with medication- however, Dr Kuhns actually specializes in psychotherapy! She believes strongly in the healing power of human connection. 

She brings an intersectional, womanist lens to her therapeutic practice. She practices from a  Health at Every Size perspective, and is an active member of the  International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP.) She is committed to providing safe and respectful care to members of the LGBTQ+ community. She is also committed to providing a safe space for clients with various spiritual practices to discuss their spiritual journeys in the setting of the therapy room. 

She has completed substantial training in Somatic ExperiencingTM , and often incorporates elements of somatic work into the treatment space. 

Please note that her psychotherapy waitlist is generally long, and our team contacts individuals on it as openings arise. Feel free to call our main number to inquire regarding the waitlist. 

I'm seeking expert guidance for my medications

Dr. Kuhns is available to provide medication management for only a small caseload of individuals. She is able to accept new patients for medication management only by official written referral from primary care providers, therapists, and dietitians.  

Throughout much of any given calendar year, her schedule is closed for new assessments. All written referrals are not able to be accepted, but we will respond with a reason for denial if we are not able to provide care at this time. 

Please note that new assessments with Dr. Kuhns for medication management, when available, are only offered to:

  • patients with eating disorders 

  • patients needing care in pregnancy or postpartum 

  • BIPOC patients who desire a psychiatrist with a shared lived experience as a racial minority

Please note that Dr. Kuhns is unfortunately no longer able to offer new assessments for individuals seeking care for ADHD as the primary presenting concern. 

Appropriate referrals  may be sent via fax to 919-443-1157.

Supervision + Speaking:

Dr. Kuhns is available to provide psychotherapy supervision to early-career psychiatrists and others. 

She is also available as a speaker or presenter for relevant engagements.

Please contact us with information about your event, and to request a list of speaking topics.

Education | 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

Founder's Message:

My dream? Mental health care in its highest form. 

Our vision is a practice where the fundamental dignity and beauty of all human bodies is affirmed and embraced fully, and we're honored to be a space where you or your family member can feel safe, known and heard. This kind of mission-driven healthcare isn't always the norm in our world, so in early 2020 Nourish was birthed out of a passion for excellent, trauma informed care as well as a clear understanding that sometimes in life, we must create what we wish for. 

The word 'nourish' means 'to provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition'. All too often, various barriers stand in the way of many people receiving the nourishment they need, whether on a physical level or on an emotional one. Our team helps our clients challenge these internal barriers, empowering those we serve to become better equipped to thrive and seek full health. 

As we continue to grow to serve more individuals and families, we commit to always staying centered in the values that guided our inception. We appreciate each individual who allows us the opportunity to participate in their healing journey. 

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