Tameka L McFarland

Tameka L McFarland


Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Accepting Online
Cary Accepting In-person

Effective July 1, 2024: Ms. McFarland will no longer offer appointments starting after 6pm. The last appointment start time will be 5pm.

Updated February 21, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • Couples counseling
  • Codependency
  • Self-esteem
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Depression

Professional statement

Tameka McFarland is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified proficient life coach in North Carolina. She will treat individuals, couples who are dating, planning to get married, currently married, or are considering divorce. She will treat emotional concerns that are affecting intimacy between a client and their partner. She provides support to families who have concerns about parenting. She will see any client ages 16 and up of all ethnicities and sexual orientations.

Her ideal client would be a couple or family, however, when seeing individuals, she may encourage that the client bring another support person that they trust to their sessions. She also provides life coaching services. Telehealth services are also offered.

She specializes in treating couples and families. She also provides Cranial Electrotherapy to treat anxiety, insomnia, mood disorders, and chronic pain. Her preferred theoretical modalities are Solution-Focused Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Message to clients

It is important to find a therapist who you most resonate with and feel supported, not judged, but challenged in a non-threatening way to cleanse away the dysfunction in your life. Asking for help is the first step to a better life. As a relationship oriented therapist, I believe that discovering maladaptive relational patterns at the root and changing those patterns are at the heart of showing up better with the people whom we are bonded.

My passion is to educate clients about the signs and dangers of Narcissistic Abuse. I am a survivor of Narcissistic Abuse and have a personal experience with attending therapy. I believe in the therapeutic process and currently live the benefits of attending therapy. I'd love the opportunity to serve each individual, couple, and family that I can.


Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medcost
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $100
  • Initial session: $150 (53min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (53min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (53min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Life coaching is not covered by insurance and is $100 per session.


Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9am-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat CLOSED
  • Sun CLOSED

Cary practice
1135 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite 200, Cary, North Carolina 27511
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9am-6:30pm
  • Fri CLOSED
  • Sat CLOSED
  • Sun CLOSED

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Self, Owner/Psychotherapist and Life Coach, 2019 - Present

Capella University, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, 2017
UNC Greensboro, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Minor in Human Development and Family Studies, 2004
Rocky Mount High School, Diploma, 2000


North Carolina: 2185



Client testimonials

"Pleased to meet you and the initial conversation was enjoyable."
- Zencare client • July 2023
"She was very professional and so easy to talk to. My husband was really surprised how much I opened up to her in our initial conversation. I am looking forward to our next session."
- Zencare client • June 2023
"I really enjoyed my recent call with Tameka McFarland. She was very polite, easy too talk to and showed real concern in helping my husband and I with our goals for our relationship. I look forward to speaking with her again soon."
- Zencare client • May 2023
"I received a call from Ms. McFarland. She was prompt, and professional."
- Zencare client • May 2023
"She gave me some hope and clear direction."
- Zencare client • February 2022
"She gave me some good pointers"
- Zencare client • January 2022
"Patient, attentive and insightful"
- Zencare client • December 2021
"Tameka was very friendly and understanding. She also was very transparent about payments and the structure of consultations."
- Zencare client • August 2021