our caring therapists

 

(and who we love to serve)

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)
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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. 

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

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. 

 

updated March 2022:

FULL FOR NEW CLIENTS

contact information for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

Note: new client inquiries may not be responded to.

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)

adults/teens

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EMDR
therapist

 Samantha Flynn, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)

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. 

 

Sam is able to offer EMDR, as a evidence-based,highly effective option for trauma treatment.

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.

 

WAITLIST FOR NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR:  

Individual Psychotherapy

waitlist inquiries :  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)

children/teens

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 Jessica Burch, LCSW
Lead Therapist, Child and Family Services
(she/her/hers)

meet Jessica:

Jessica Burch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in clinical mental health settings. Jessica provides comprehensive assessments and evidenced-based treatment to families who have been impacted by adverse traumatic experiences, are struggling with their young child’s behavior, or are looking for support with an adopted a child. Ms. Burch has received extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and has received additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Framework (ARC).

 

WAITLIST FOR NEW CHILD AND ADOLESCENT CLIENTS (approx. ages 4-16) for: 

Individual and Family-Centered Therapy (PCIT, TF-CBT, adoption-focused therapy)

Inquiries:  jessica@nourishhealingspace.com  (919) 925-3949

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

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

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. 

 

updated March 2022:

FULL FOR NEW CLIENTS

contact information for Kristen:   (919) 797-9215    kristen@nourishhealingspace.com

Note: new client inquiries may not be responded to.

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)

adults/teens

Flynn%20Headshot_edited.jpg

EMDR
therapist

 Samantha Flynn, LCSW
Psychotherapist
(she/her/hers)

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. 

 

Sam is able to offer EMDR, as a evidence-based,highly effective option for trauma treatment.

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.

 

WAITLIST FOR NEW CLIENTS (age 13+) FOR:  

Individual Psychotherapy

waitlist inquiries :  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)

children/teens

J Burch headshot.jpg
 Jessica Burch, LCSW
Lead Therapist, Child and Family Services
(she/her/hers)

meet Jessica:

Jessica Burch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in clinical mental health settings. Jessica provides comprehensive assessments and evidenced-based treatment to families who have been impacted by adverse traumatic experiences, are struggling with their young child’s behavior, or are looking for support with an adopted a child. Ms. Burch has received extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and has received additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency Framework (ARC).

Jessica believes every family wants the best for their children but may need additional tools to the navigate the challenges presented by intergenerational and/or developmental trauma, adverse childhood experiences, racial identity development, and neurodiversity.  Jessica utilizes a family-centered approach to restore healthy parent-child attachments and strengthens parenting strategies to ensure children’s underlying needs are met, while focusing on minimizing maladaptive behaviors. In older children, Jessica explores the role of trauma and identity development on the child’s sense of competency in the world, and works to build a foundation to help every child feel safe, capable, and loveable.

Jessica also provides clinical supervision to master’s level clinicians, has experience in public speaking, and is trained to facilitate family groups focused on Adoption, parenting a child in care (the Resource Parenting Curriculum), and Healing Identity through Anti-Racist Communities.

 

WAITLIST FOR NEW CHILD AND ADOLESCENT CLIENTS (approx. ages 4-16) for: 

Individual and Family-Centered Therapy (PCIT, TF-CBT, adoption-focused therapy)

Inquiries:  jessica@nourishhealingspace.com  (919) 925-3949

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

 Katie Totten, LCSW-A
Psychotherapist

(she/her/hers)

meet Katie:

Katie Totten is a licensed clinical social work associate. She has experience working at residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care treating eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. She is a Health At Every Size (HAES) aligned provider and is passionate about challenging diet culture and weight stigma impacting client’s ability to achieve recovery.

She is also a LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and believes that everyone is deserving of treatment that provides acceptance, support, and encouragement and is free from judgement.

 

Katie uses an eclectic approach to therapy, combining different modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), to provide individualized treatment to her clients. She also believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship in order to ensure safety in the healing process.

Inquiries: - APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE WITHIN 1 WEEK-

email: katie@nourishhealingspace.com

 call:     (919) 521-4870

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