James McCracken, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Durham
Helping couples resolve distress and (re)build safety, trust, and positive feelings is my passion and the primary mission of my practice. With my training and experience, I provide a balanced, validating, and effective couple therapy experience, using research-validated approaches tailored to the situations and needs of my clients. In couple therapy, the right kind of help can make an immense and positive difference to seemingly stuck situations.
I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and also pull from other scientifically-validated approaches (Gottman Method, IBCT). My training in these approaches allows me to effectively help couples navigate rough spots and relational traumas (such as affairs and addictions), and revive dormant bonds.
I guide clients to clarity and resolution. I don't give up hope that relationships can improve when both partners are interested, and I help couples find closure to terminating relationships. Whether serving couples or individual partners, I provide a warm, engaged, and validating therapy that builds understanding and security
Call or Email James McCracken for a free phone consultation now - (919) 883-5637


  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: C007501 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers
  • Member Since: 2008
  • Certificate: ICEEFT/Certified EFT Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2017


  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Infidelity


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • LGBTQ+ affirming & Anti-racist provider
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017
James McCracken, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Durham

James McCracken

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW