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Mack Kirsch, LCMHCA

What happens when you’re feeling overwhelmed as a queer person in a world that’s stacked against you? You talk to a queer therapist. Equipped with lived experience and loads of passion, I’m ready to join you on your journey. My drive comes from working with the queer community in navigating their identity, building confidence and self-esteem, and thriving in a world that is filled with oppression. I love to work with folx aged 13+, but I've also worked with younger kiddos as well. Additionally, I work with couples to enhance their understanding, communication, and connection through an attachment-focused approach. My work is deeply rooted in prioritizing and centering the needs of the LGBTQ+ community, whether you are coming out as a "late bloomer", exploring your gender identity, or processing religious trauma. I will meet you exactly where you're at.

I approach therapy with the belief that your care should be tailored to your needs and experiences. In my practice, I engage with folx in work around living in accordance with their values. Together, we explore the emotional bonds we form with others and how these relationships—whether with parents, friends, or partners—shape our lives. For queer individuals, our work often involves skill-building, self-reflection, and personal discovery.


LET'S CONNECT: 919-213-0832



I am committed to creating a safe and welcoming space where you can feel truly heard, seen, and respected. I specialize in helping folx heal attachment wounds, process childhood, and religious trauma, embrace their identities in all their forms, and navigate challenging life transitions. I am trained in writing gender-affirming care letters for gender non-conforming folx.

Above all, I believe the most healing aspect of therapy is the therapist-client relationship. I believe in meeting people where they’re at and creating a safe, authentic, and equitable relationship through collaboration and empathy. As a queer non-binary person, I know the importance of feeling safe and seen. If you’re feeling lost in your journey, seeking a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your identity, or looking to feel more empowered in your daily life, reach out. You don’t have to face these challenges alone.

More about Mack:

  • Favorite TV Show:
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its the perfect blend of allegory, corny one-liners, 90s grunge, and lesbian witches

  • Go-to Spot in Durham:
    Geer Street; It has a barcade (bar and arcade), my favorite music venue/restaurant, and a fantastic coffee shop

  • Pet's Names:
    T'Challa (he/him) rightfully named after the king of Wakanda, aka the Black Panther and Cyrus (he/they) named after icon Miley Cyrus because he was rescued hours before her concert

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