You Can Find Freedom From Stress, Struggle, & Pain


Virtual Online Therapy Appointments Available to Help with Issues Such as:



  • Anxiety, Worry, & Panic

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Anger Issues

  • Low Confidence & Self Esteem

  • Recovery from Divorce or Other Losses

  • Depression

  • Guilt & Regret

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Phobias

  • PTSD



Individual Therapy

Individual online therapy sessions are currently being offered using Zoom. You can set up a free 20-minute phone or Zoom chat to help you decide whether to schedule an individual session.

Relationship Therapy

Relationship Therapy can be for a couple who wants to improve communication or for an individual who wants to change behaviors that interfere with their sustaining a relationship.

Professional Coaching

If you want more work satisfaction and success, career coaching can help you achieve that and more. Coaching can help you with decisions, communication, confidence, and skill-building. 

Hello! I’m Dan Grandstaff, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Professional Coaching

I am a LCSW and have been providing psychotherapy, couples counseling, and professional coaching services for more than 25 years. I love helping individuals and couples get free of emotions, beliefs, and behaviors that have caused them pain and kept them from living fully. If you’d like to have less stress, struggle, or emotional pain in your life, I encourage you to schedule a free 20-minute chat to talk about whether I could help you clear what’s in the way of your living the life you want.

Getting Started is Easy


Free 20 Min Chat

The simplest way to get started is to schedule a free 20-minute chat by phone or Zoom. There’s no cost or obligation to continue.

Book Appointment

If you decide to continue beyond the chat, you can book an appointment which includes making payment for the first session. Note that all appointments are virtual and online at this time. A limited number of sliding scale appointments are available.

1st Session!

First sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes to make sure we have enough time. All appointments are conducted using Zoom so you will need a camcorder and microphone on your computer, laptop, or tablet. You’ll receive complete instructions in advance. 

My Approach

My intention for every session is to meet you where you are, to determine together what will be most beneficial to you, and to help you clear the blockages that have been keeping you stuck. I have come to understand that most of our problems come from the way our minds process information, not because of anything wrong with us. So I use approaches that change how the unconscious mind processes information resulting in quick and lasting change. The process, even when transforming the effects of trauma, is painless. Negative thoughts and emotions are released. A new natural clarity and ease take the place of the former sense of struggle.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a name for the kind of therapy use?

I use a variety of methods to meet the particular needs of each client, but the brief therapy method I use most often is Rapid Resolution Therapy®.

Could I schedule an in-person session instead of virtual online session?

At this time, all sessions are virtual and online using Zoom. I appreciate your possible reluctance about an online approach, but my experience and many clinical studies have found a virtual approach to be equally effective to in-person. Because of Zoom’s use of video, I will see and hear you clearly in real time, and you will see and hear me. These sessions have the additional advantage of not requiring travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where I am located.

How much do the sessions cost?

The initial session is scheduled for up to 120 minutes and is $225. If we need to schedule additional sessions, they are usually 60-minute sessions and are $150.

Do you accept insurance?

I stopped accepting insurance several years ago because insurance companies required too much detailed information about clients that I felt was invasive for my clients. They often required detailed descriptions of the clients’ mental status and response to therapy. This information sometimes resulted in problems for clients when they applied for jobs, credit, life insurance, etc. At the same time, insurance companies severely limited coverage and payments.

Do you offer a sliding scale for fees?

I offer a limited number of sliding scale appointments for those who are facing financial hardships. Please let me know when we chat initially that you want to request a sliding fee. Keep in mind that many clients resolve their issues in one to three sessions so the overall cost is much different from traditional ongoing therapy.

What if I have questions not mentioned here?

Feel free to use the Contact Form on this site or schedule a free 20-minute chat if you are considering seeking therapy. There is no obligation if you decide after the chat that it’s not a good fit for you.

Contact Me

Ask a question or request an initial chat
or appointment here and I will follow up with you.
Use the Contact Form or Call 919-632-3661.

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