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Lucy Listens provides up to 4 hours of short-term, solutions-focused support for parents and their children provided by a licensed mental health counselor at no cost.

2020 has been a year full of uncertainty, isolation, abrupt disruptions, grief and loss in the face of the worst pandemic in recent history. No one could have predicted how the world would change – especially for our children. Lucy Daniels Center provides up to 4 hours of short-term, solutions-focused support for parents and their children provided by a licensed mental health counselor at no cost to help children and families survive and thrive through the COVID-19 crisis and find resilience, courage and meaning in the most trying of times.
Many children who have had no emotional or behavioral issues prior to this crisis are currently experiencing:
  • Anxiety or behavioral issues tied to recent adjustments
  • Withdrawal and lack of communication with parents and family
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of attention and focus
  • Nightmares, night terrors and sleep loss
  • Mood swings
  • Fear of getting Covid-19 or losing a parent/loved one
  • Stress from adjusting to virtual learning
  • Social and emotional challenges due to separation from friends and classmates
  • Grief due to separation from grandparents or other family members
Lucy Listens is here to help


Lucy Listens also provides services to educators and other pediatric professionals as they assist children and parents in adapting to the new normal as it relates to school and remote learning, including up to one hour consultation with an education specialist free of charge.

Who Qualifies for Lucy Listens?

Families of children ages birth to 12 years old in Greater Triangle area of North Carolina.

How much does it cost?

Lucy Listens provides up to 4 hours of short-term, solutions-focused telehealth support for parents and their children provided by a licensed mental health counselor at no cost to you.

How do I apply?

Complete the Request for Consultation by clicking the button below and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours to set up your sessions.

Lucy Daniels clinicians help children by:

  • Normalizing and validating fears, anger, grief and other related symptoms
  • Developing insight and coping strategies to help them manage their emotions and moods
  • Encouraging them to verbalize and express their emotions to parents and other safe adults
  • Supporting them in identifying tools and strategies for healthy sleep routines
  • Building and nurturing safe connections with loved ones and friends
  • Offering resources, such as stories, games and other tools to help children understand and cope with the changing world around them
  • Assisting them in re-engaging in normal activities

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If you would like to help us continue to provide Lucy Listens at no cost to our clients, please click here to make a donation.


Questions? Please Contact Josie Sawyer, Executive and Clinical Director – Lucy Daniels Center

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