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We are a team of licensed professional counselors specializing in a wide range of issues such as: Marriage (including Infidelity), Child Therapy, Trauma, Men’s Issues Including Sexual Addiction, Abuse, Relationships, Anxiety/Depression.

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DEBRA MARTIN   MA, LPCA
Matthews & North Charlotte Office
704-441-3307
debra@surehopecounseling.com

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Hello, my name is Debra Martin. I specialize in Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a play therapist, I work with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. These issues can be related to life stressors, such as  family adjustments,  trauma,  ADD/ADHD symptoms, and developmental life stages.  I have worked extensively with children and adolescents in individual therapy as well as working with parents and teachers to find solutions to behavioral concerns at school and in the home.  I am also certified to work with families and children going through the adoption process.

Additionally, I have significant experience counseling women of all ages.

I utilize a Person-Centered approach to counseling while integrating modalities based on clients needs. Navigating life can be emotionally exhausting.. It is an honor for you and/or your child to consider me joining you in this journey of life and emotional healing

Graduate from Liberty University with an M.A,. in Licensed Professional Counseling

Graduate UNC-Charlotte in Psychology and a minor in Social Work

Prepare/Enrich Certification

Gottman Level I Certification

Receiving supervision towards certification as Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

Certified in TAC – Training in Adoption Competency – Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)