Piper King, LCSWA, LCASA

Outpatient Psychotherapist in Durham

Piper (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate (LCASA) with Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness in Durham. Piper received her Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she specialized in substance use and integrated behavioral healthcare. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Washington and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas.

Piper believes that therapy can be a place where individuals discover the questions that need asking and the solutions & answers that feel empowering and promote client wellbeing & growth. Piper’s therapy practice is informed by three core beliefs: clients are the experts of their lives and experiences, therapy is a collaborative effort wherein clinicians serve as facilitators, and therapy looks different for everyone. Therapy is most beneficial when there is trust and collaboration, which can take time. Piper invites and seeks to empower clients to take an active role in finding the therapy tools, therapy style, and therapist that works best for them.

Piper is currently interested in working with clients ages 16+ on the following topics: substance use, relationships, interpersonal communication, boundaries, life transitions, sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, depression, and general exploration/discovery of identity. She has experience working with individuals experiencing personality disorders, substance use disorders, suicidal ideation and homicidal ideation. She incorporates components of various models to inform her work with clients including (but not limited to) Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Piper works with folks from all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds and is LGBTQIA+ affirming.

Outside of work, Piper can be found reading (or scrolling on TikTok) in her favorite armchair, gardening, playing fetch with her dog, and exploring North Carolina.

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email | piper@threeoaksbehavioralhealth.com