Rutledge, Caroline – MA, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC

Caroline is a licensed clinical mental health counselor dedicated to helping others move beyond challenges and pain of past experiences in order to live a productive, authentic, and hope-filled life. Through individual and group counseling, she strives to create a safe and affirming environment through a trauma-informed lens for clients to explore their authentic selves. Caroline practices from an anti-racist, anti-diet culture, LGBTQIA+ affirming, inclusive, HAES perspective.

With warmth, collaboration, and compassion, she pulls from her personal experiences of trauma and eating disorder recovery and seeks to provide each client with their own individual treatment, utilizing evidenced-based interventions. Caroline specializes in assisting clients with eating disorders, depression/anxiety, substance abuse, addiction, relationship issues, trauma, grief/loss, problem-solving skills, social skills training, among many others.

Caroline’s clinical training is in CBT, DBT, ACT, solutions-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and Maudsley family therapy. She is trained in EMDR therapy & is  in the process of becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS).

She graduated from North Carolina Central University’s Counselor Education Program and has dual Master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling & School Counseling. She earned her BA from UNC-Chapel Hill. Go Heels!

When not in sessions, Caroline can be found cheering for the UNC Tar Heels, snuggling with one or more of her 5 pets (2 dogs, 3 cats), deciding which place she’d like to travel to next with her partner, or curling up with a good book, most likely by Brene Brown or a thriller/mystery.

Modalities: CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR, HAES, Individual & group counseling; family and couples counseling; family-based treatment; solutions-focused, schema therapy, person-centered
Location: Durham, NC & Virtual
Insurance Accepted: Private pay/Out-of-network; can provide superbills or file insurance for reimbursement
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