Deborah Martin

LMFT

About Me

Hello, it seems you may be looking for a therapist to help you move toward hope. I am a psychotherapist specializing in talk therapy. I have been in private practice, independently licensed in Tennessee since August of 2008 as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with individuals, children, couples, and families to help them with behavioral, cognitive, or emotional problems using diagnosis, evaluation and therapy that fits their need.
My Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Trevecca Nazarene University and a BS in Cognitive Studies from Vanderbilt University and now many years of experience, have prepared me to be well versed in many modalities of therapy that may be helpful in understanding how to help. I have treated anxiety, depression, family conflict,, low-self esteem, mood instability, challenging irrational beliefs, phobias, smoking cessation, PTSD, DID, other trauma, extreme situational effects, coping with life changes, caretaker burnout, abandonment, attachment issues, parenting issues, forgiveness, guilt, shame and betrayal, for a start. As a therapist I aim to be a listening ear that comes with tools in my kit that may prove helpful in viewing your story for clarity and even lead to changing the narrative toward hope and resiliency. From my viewpoint, therapy should be a helpful collaboration between client and therapist. We would be working together to build a safe and open environment where judgement is a stranger.

Clinical Approaches:
Solution Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Theory, Emotional Freedom Technique, Emotion Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Theotherapy, Psychodrama, the work of Salvadore Minuchin, Henri Tajfeld, Virginia Satir, Murray Bowen, John Gottman, Mustafa Sherif, Alan Godwin, Mario Rivera, David Schwartz, Richard Schwartz, the Arbinger Institute, Sue Johnson, Carl Rogers, Fritz Perls, Zerka and Jacob Moreno, Erik Eriksen, Michael White to name a few. Each of these methods play a part in my work with clients.

Years of Experience: since August 2008

I appreciate your time reading these qualifications and I hope I will get to serve you as a talking partner!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LMFT #00662


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Deborah Martin. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.Y. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I enjoy talking with Deborah. She makes me feel heard and helps me with my issues.

Written by M.A. on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Deborah, provides the support and motivation I need, she focuses on providing me with chritian based practices that fit my willingness to get better, I am gappy with her so far.

Written by C.H. on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

Very professional and listens to you, with only two sessions in she has giving me tools to practice on my everyday life and has helped tremendously. It has helped and improved my mental health and also my relationships with my partner, friends and family. Thank you Deborah!

Written by K.I. on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Within the first 10 minutes of our first session she had narrowed down to the problem and set about fixing it. I thought it was something entirely different. It only took 2-3 weeks to heal the split and refresh my outlook, clarify my priorities and move on with my life. It was just short of miraculous with such an old wound. God bless you richly as you deserve Ms Deborah.

Written by J.A. on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Thank you for all you have done and we look forward to working with you more to become our best selves...

Written by A.L. on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Great insight every session we have - very satisfied.

Written by B.R. on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Deborah has been such a breath of fresh air on my journey! She listened to my concerns and questions and gave me insight and clarity in both clinical and real world terms. She also gave me room to open up about things I have tried or felt frustrated on in the past. Along with research items that I could review if I wanted to dive deeper. I felt more like I was having a real conversation with her rather than “getting a diagnosis”. I would highly recommend her as I look forward to our sessions more and more!

Written by M.A. on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Deborah Martin is witty, affable, knowledgeable, and a pleasure with which to interact. She makes the therapist-client experience a welcome one each week.

Written by G.E. on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and adhd

Very cordial. Works at getting me to identify the issues I have to addtree

Written by D.E. on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Deb is amazing! Our conversations are soo fun and productive.

Written by M.A. on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Deborah has helped tremendously with the issues I had been facing, she makes sure we get to talk about everything on my mind during our sessions and from there helps me work through everything. She seems like she genuinely cares about me which is a great trait to have for a therapist.

Written by B.R. on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

After two sessions, I think she’s great. She’s very responsive. During the therapy sessions she’s listening, caring, understanding and I feel heard. She offers valuable insight into some of my bigger concerns. Would definitely recommend.

Written by F.A. on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I had my first session with Deborah today and it was so great! This was my first ever therapy session and she made me feel so comfortable! We touched on everything I needed to talk about. She made me feel heard.

Written by A.N. on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Deborah’s session are very interesting and useful. I feel progress after every session. We talk and discuss a lot of things during the session, and it’s not like chaotic useless talks, it’s guided useful discussion of things I didn’t know that I NEED to go through.

Thank you!

Written by H.I. on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Deborah has been very helpful and in only a few sessions I have worked through several very important issues with her support and insight.

Written by J.A. on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Very nice, have been so helpful in many ways! She has taught me many techniques as well. Very grateful for her.

Written by J.A. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She was very open and kind. She was able to find relative ways to engage in the subject that was bothering me as well. Highly respectful and very understanding.

Written by L.I. on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I am so blessed by God for He graciously gave me a therapist who believes His word and used it as the basis to counsel me. If you're looking for a hard core Christian who truly loves the Lord, I highly recommend Deborah Martin to be your therapist.

Continue to be a Blessing, Deborah.

Written by A.N. on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is so open and honest. she is good at explaining and very personable. I look forward to my sessions with her.

Work with me!