Martha Watkins earned her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 25 years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, and adults alike. She is well versed in trauma-specific programs, home-based programs, and school counseling. She employs a variety of treatment methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, behavior management, and play therapy, believing that each patient’s individual needs should dictate how to approach their treatment. Martha knows that positive change is possible when we embrace our strengths and fully commit ourselves to the process of getting better. She treats ages five and up at our Raleigh clinic, where she specializes in grief/loss, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and therapeutic play.
Why did you choose mental health as a career path?
“I’ve gone through some particularly painful times in my life, starting from a young age. As a result of those experiences, I learned that I wanted to use my knowledge and understanding to help ease the struggle for other children and adults.”
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Autism Spectrum
- Bipolar Disorder
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Developmental Disability
- Military Personnel
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Play Therapy
- Social Anxiety
- Terminal Illness/Surgery Concerns
- Women's Health