Martha Diehl, MSW, LCSW
My Training & Experience

In 1980 I received my undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. I received my Masters in Social Work from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1988. My specialty was Clinical Social Work with a mental health focus. My training in graduate school was primarily in Psychodynamic and Family Systems models of treatment. Since then I have also had training in clinical hypnosis and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

My experience for the past 30+ years has been in a variety of clinical settings, including psychiatric inpatient, partial hospital, mental health center, outpatient clinic, and private practice. I have led therapy groups for sexual abuse survivors and ACOAs at Holly Hill Hospital in Raleigh, NC. In addition, I have lead support groups in Domestic Violence at the Durham Crisis Response Center and the Family Violence Prevention Center, and groups for women (grief and loss, Addiction to Perfection) at the Orange County Women’s Center (now the Compass Center for Women).

I have been in private practice since 1998. In addition to my work with individuals, couples and families, I have co-led weekly DBT skills classes from October 2003 until April 2015. While I am currently not leading a skills class, I do provide the individual component of DBT, including skills coaching. I also attend a monthly DBT consultation team. I completed my DBT intensive training from May to December of 2011.