Amy Farquahar Elliott, PhD, LPC, RDT, Licensed Professional Counselor in Durham
Are recurrent thoughts, beliefs and feelings about past or present events preventing you from being at ease with yourself and from connecting with others? I can support you in uncovering what is blocking you and in discovering what works for you to be more present, feel more joyful and connected My clients share that through our work together they feel less anxious and depressed. Call me to set up a free time to meet at my office near South Square Mall in Durham or in Franklin Square in Chapel Hill. 919-724-1002.
I can assist you in deepening your awareness of your needs, thoughts and feeling so you can be more authentic and confident in your interactions and communications. I can help you improve your sleep. I treat trauma related to bullying, abusive and stressful relationships and non-consensual sexual experiences.
My approach is integrative and specific to you and the issues that you want to explore and resolve. At the heart of therapy is the unique relationship built on trust and respect that is centered around you. My role is to listen deeply and to be responsive.
Call or Email Amy Farquahar Elliott for a free consultation now - (919) 626-3664


  • License No. and State: 6730 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: North American Drama Therapy Association / Registered Drama Therapist 107
  • Year graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: Creative Arts Therapist New York University, Dept. of Education

Amy Farquahar Elliott's Groups

Acting is Awesome!

FUN, CREATIVE, INTERACTIVE, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING. Inclusion, peer age groups: ages 6-10, ages 11- 14 and adults ages 18 and up.Increase social connections and skills. thru IMPROV THEATER. STORYTELLING. CO-CREATED BY THE "ACTORS" FACILITATED BY REGISTERED DRAMA THERAPIST. Typically developing and people on the Autism Spectrum, ADHD, anxiety, depression, social isolation, cognitive, learning and communication delays and disabilities. Detailed information:

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Mindfulness Communication

Learn to integrate mindfulness in your everyday life (when we need it most!), to support you in staying calm, centered and assertive during conversations. Relax in this natural environment. PART ONE: FOUNDATION through interactive, creative learning activities learn the basics. PART TWO: PRACTICE opportunities to co-create enactments to practice skillful application of mindfulness in relationships and interactions with others. All enactments focus around non-personal communication situations. The focus is on relevant, commonly shared social situations. No one will be asked to reveal personal situations. Detailed information:

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Mindful Communication

Come join Amy Elliott in a series of Mindful Communication workshops. You will gain ways to feel calm, centered and present inside yourself and with others as you cultivate skillfulness in social and work interactions. Amy will engage the group in a variety of mindfulness practices. You will have the opportunity to practice in a safe, creative and relaxed group atmosphere. Detailed information:

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  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen Social Media bully sexual messaging
  • Teen Violence

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Drama Therapy & Storytelling Sociodrama
  • EMDR
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma-Focused CBT narrative for children


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2017
Amy Farquahar Elliott, PhD, LPC, RDT, Licensed Professional Counselor in Durham

Amy Farquahar Elliott

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RDT