Dionysios Kakouras, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Dionysios Kakouras 2024

Dionysios, in his own words:

“I became interested in becoming a therapist in my young adult years, as I searched for meaning in life. With a background in biochemistry, and primary interest in medicine, I knew that my ultimate goal was to help others. It was during my own personal experience with therapy (as a client) that I came to really value relationships with people and the therapeutic power of unconditional positive regard. I came to believe that in the space of psychotherapy, transformative change occurs simply by genuinely existing with another person.

“As a first generation Greek-American, cultural traditions and family bonds are very dear to me. Yet I’ve also seen that within tight-knit cultures, stigma towards mental health issues and treatment can fester like an uncared-for wound. In effect, pursuing this profession was an act of stepping out of my comfort zone. Through making this ‘leap,’ I now have a chance to connect with those who may be ambivalent about seeking help.

“I consider therapy to be a privilege… an opportunity for personal growth… a chance to slow down, seek respite, and examine parts of you that enable suffering. On a personal level, I sustain my own well-being through presence with my wife and children, quiet walks, mindfully washing the dishes or folding clothes, taking naps, playing the piano, and on rare occasion taking a hike through nature. I appreciate life and the need for balance, and hope that through my own efforts at self-care I can support clients in caring more fully for themselves, as well.”

Masters in Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007

B.S. Biochemistry, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1998
Social Work Licenses: NC - C006572, SC - 13663

Substance Abuse Specialist License#: 1395

Years in Clinical Practice: 16

Client Age Range: 15-65
Specialties: Anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, thought disorders, adjustment/life transitions

$125 per regular 50-minute session; $150 for intake appointments.

Dionysios is in-network with the following plans: Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum & ComPsych.

Direct Contact: 704.572-1028 (phone) or [email protected] (email) For fastest response email request for appointment with age of client, primary reason for appointment, and insurance info.





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