About Jean Templeton

Jean Templeton, Ph.D.

is a licensed practicing psychologist who specializes in treating survivors of childhood trauma and sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Dr. Templeton has also worked as an educator and curriculum designer, training other helping agencies to develop training programs and materials on a variety of topics related to child development, parenting, and learning. She completed an internship at the Masters and Johnson Sexual Trauma Hospital in 1995 and has taught and written nationally on the subject of sexual trauma. Among materials she has developed for clinical use on this topic are the illustrated book and videotape INCEST: THREE REAL STORIES and the Web site incestthreerealstories.com, all endorsed by the late William Masters.


Dr. Templeton employs an eclectic theoretical approach in her practice that includes psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and hypnotherapy techniques. She is also a DBT (Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy) therapist and is trained in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She works with a wide developmental age range, from adolescent to geriatric, and is experienced in the treatment of affective disorders, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder); stress-based issues related to adjustment to loss; bereavement, caregiver stress, and pain management; and women’s issues, including separation/divorce, eating disorders, and sexual abuse.

Dr. Templeton received an M.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Trauma Professionaly and the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists. She is certified in dialectical behavioral therapy. Dr. Templeton lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and practices in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Pittsboro, North Carolina. Her office is in downtown Carrboro. She serves clients in the greater triangle area, including Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, as well as Roxboro, Pittsboro, Sanford, and the Sandhills of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

Dr. Templeton has had a private practice in psychology in the Chapel Hill, Carrboro for 29 years. She has been the part-time psychologist for the Carol Woods Retirement Center in Chapel Hill for the past 26 years. And is on the Advisory Board at the Rape Crisis Center in Chapel Hill and received their Mary Ann Chap Award for Community Service in 2006.