Dr. Martha Durham (Durham Psychology)
Licensed Psychologist (SC#981)
Dr. Martha Durham is the founder and owner of North Main Counseling in Greenville, SC. She is a licensed psychologist, and past President of the SC Psychological Association (2008, 2009, 2010). Dr. Durham is also a board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Greenville (2015-present) and member of the South Carolina Board of Examiner’s in Psychology (2016 – present). She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Auburn University. Her clinical residency and fellowship were in the area of medical/health behavior psychology. She earned her master’s degree in experimental psychology from Wake Forest University. Her thesis and dissertation research area is death, dying and bereavement.
Dr. Durham sees clients from ages six through adulthood, individuals and couples. She has 18 years of experience and has special expertise in the areas of:
- ADHD (adult and child)
- ASD (coaching for children and adults with a mild to moderate diagnosis)
- Assessment (psycho-educational, personality, psychological
- Anxiety Spectrum Disorders
- Consultation for agencies, businesses, media and individuals (fitness for duty, first responder / military / individual PTSD, team building, group work for mental health professionals, supervision for licensure for LPC’s and PhD’s)
- Chronic Pain
- Eating Disorders
- Exposure Therapy
- Kazdin Parent Management Training
- Medical and Health Behavior
- Phobias (fear of flying, childhood fears, claustrophobia)
- Personal Coaching
- Personality Disorders
- Wellness / Health Behaviors
- Holistic approaches to treatment (lightbox therapy, exercise, yoga, meditation, relaxation evidence based medical/psychological hypnosis )
“I believe there are several important factors that impact therapy. Among the most important factors in successful therapy is a strong therapeutic relationship. This relationship is built on genuine regard for the unique situation of each individual. Mutual respect and trust are also vital in an effective therapeutic partnership. When therapy works, it is because clients expect that it can help and they are motivated to do the work to reach their goal. Working toward personal goals can be exhilarating and freeing, but the process is also sometimes difficult and painful. I think of the therapeutic process in the same way I would consider training for a marathon. It can feel daunting and difficult, but it can also be exhilarating and satisfying. Of course, the ultimate goal is to cross the finish line (reaching your goal) in your unique way. I have the utmost respect for clients who do this work.”
Dr. Durham is not on insurance panels. Sessions are fee for service, however, as a courtesy to our clients, Dr. Durham bills insurance so that payments are applied to deductibles and payments from insurance companies are sent directly to clients from their insurance company if deductibles are met. Session fee is $160.
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Recent Speaking Engagements:
- WSPA7 CBS Affiliate Kids Corner monthly segment (2013 – present) and Scene on 7, Main Event (2013 – 2016)
- WACH57 (FOX), WYFF4 (NBC) – interviews on special topics (ongoing)
- Greenville Business Journal, Greenville News Online (expert opinion for articles)
- Furman University – Presentation to Engaged Living Class 2018
- Mood in MS – MS Society of North and South Carolina
- Optimal Living with MS – MS Society
- Parkinson’s – MS Symposium Greenville Hospital System
- NCT – African American Conference; Mind, Body & Spirit, National MS Society Greater Carolina’s
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