Martha Teater, LMFT

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (NC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (CO)
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (NC)
  • National Certified Counselor

Area of Focus:

  • Working with individuals, couples, and families to improve their relationships
  • Supporting people and families dealing with problematic substance use, including alcohol, opioids, and other substances
  • Using evidence-based approaches to improve quality of life in those with chronic pain
  • Helping people build tools to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue from developing


  • Master’s in counseling, Ohio State University
  • Bachelor’s in social work, Miami University (Ohio)

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Professional Background

Martha Teater has been a licensed therapist since 1985. She has practiced in Ohio, North Carolina, and Colorado. Martha began her private practice in 1990 and has worked with people who have various areas of concern. She specializes in mood disorders, phobias, relationships, substance use, chronic pain, disaster mental health, family issues, burnout, and compassion fatigue.

Martha is a Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, demonstrating credentials and expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy. She loves working with people to help them move toward health and wellness in all areas of life.

Professional Organizations & Associations:

  • Clinical Fellow, American Academy of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Diplomate, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Published In:

  • American Academy of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Family Therapy Magazine
  • Psychotherapy Networker
  • The New Social Worker
  • Good Therapy

Books Authored or Contributed:

  • Teater, M., Ludgate, J. (2014). Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook, PESI Publishing
  • Teater, M., Teater, D. (2016). Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt to Hope, PESI Publishing
  • Teater, M., Teater, D., “Treating Patients with Substance Abuse Issues in Integrated Care” Integrated Care: Creating a Thriving Practice” Christian, E. and Curtis, R. (Eds.), Routledge, 2012.

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