Hannah Lingafelt (she/her/hers)


Sensitive? Quirky? Feel overwhelmed by the world? Pull up a chair and let's talk.

Therapist in Durham, NC


About My Clients

Do you feel things deeply? Do you feel overwhelmed by your sensitivity? Being a sensitive person in an intense world can be a difficult thing, and not feeling understood by less sensitive folks can make you feel like you're too much. Therapy can help you feel understood while also providing you tools to sit with those overwhelming feelings and still be able to do the things that are important to you. I look forward to witnessing and supporting you during this process.

My Background and Approach

In therapy, I focus on helping you build your inner resilience through acceptance while recognizing your own inner resources. I do this through acceptance and commitment therapy, internal family systems-informed therapy, expressive arts therapy, and person-centered therapy. It is my goal as a therapist that you feel supported and heard as you move through the inner spaces that are uncomfortable, different, and scary. It is my job to walk with you and guide you on this process. Like Frodo in “Lord of the Rings,” you must carry the ring to Mordor; however, as your Sam, I will walk with you and support you on your journey. In addition to talk therapy, I also provide music therapy and am an advanced trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM). Music can give a voice to feelings that are ineffable and difficult or impossible to name; it can also provide a means to experience and move through the feelings in a more visceral and less cognitive way.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

To be human is to experience great joy and great pain. Often, however, we try to avoid the pain in order to feel safe. We do this through numbing out our thoughts and feelings that don’t feel okay, by avoiding situations that scare us, by engaging in behaviors to distract ourselves. This doesn’t make the pain go away; if anything, it tends to make the feelings around it bigger as we try to avoid it. I see mental and physical health not as the absence of sickness or pain but as the way through which people are able to continue living meaningfully despite experiencing change, pain, and difficulty. Through the therapeutic relationship, growth happens and life can become more rich and meaningful. It is my privilege to support that. Additionally, as a highly sensitive quirky human, I try to foster acceptance of authenticity in my clients. Life becomes so much easier and better when we drop the pretenses and the anxieties and just be weird humans together.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 160/session


828-423-0104 Email Hannah
5007 Southpark Dr.
Suite 200-B
Durham, NC 27713

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