Helena (Mimi) Martin

Helena (Mimi) Martin

Professions: Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 18885
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Office 1
1660 L Street NW
Suite 503
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 - United States
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I have an integrative and collaborative style and approach my work with non-judgment and empathy. I am comfortable being more or less directive and solutions-focused depending on the depth and nature of the difficulties you wish to address. I attend to client's strengths and approach therapy in a holistic but results-driven manner in my aim to help clients seek relief from distress, gain a greater sense of self-awareness, and make positive changes in their emotional, relational, and intrapersonal life.

Email or Call Helena (Mimi) Martin at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18885

More Info About My Practice

I am not paneled with any insurance company but I will provide you with a monthly statement that can be used to submit insurance claims for out-of-network benefits. I accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card.

I offer a free in-person or over the phone consultation in which we will work together to determine the type of treatment that will best fit your needs and current situation. This will be an opportunity for you to ask me questions and get a sense of my clinical style.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

While I have experience working with individuals who present with a wide range of difficulties, I find that I am particularly helpful to people who struggle with regulating their emotions. I am also adept at helping individuals with self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family of origin issues, and/or those who struggle to maintain a sense of meaning and equanimity in their life.

My Role as a Therapist

I believe my role as a therapist is to be fully-versed and experienced in facilitating the process of change and healing. I aim to strike a balance of support and challenge that helps move my clients forward in a process which feels neither under- nor over-whelming. I believe one important aspect of my role as a therapist is to make entirely clear my intention and desire to support you in this process while respecting and empowering your sense of autonomy. I use a variety of skills to facilitate this process while not losing sight of our therapeutic relationship or of you as a whole person.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

It is often easy to view the process of asking for "help" as a sign of weakness. In fact, I firmly believe and have personally witnessed and experienced that the opposite conclusion is much closer to the truth. The process of first recognizing and then addressing your distress involve more difficult and courageous tasks than any other option you have in front of you. Whether we like it or not, we all experience hardships and we all have struggles. Giving a voice to those struggles, bringing them out of our mind and into the realm of therapy, is often a brave and wise decision to make.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Psychotherapy is a joint endeavor and the therapeutic relationship serves as the foundation on which any change occurs. This conclusion is supported both by my experiences as a person,client, and therapist and by years of robust results from therapeutic research. For these reasons, I work, very intentionally, to build and maintain a trusting relationship with all of my clients.

I also understand that the process of creating and maintaining our relationship may not always be linear and uninterrupted. Just as most relationships have ups and downs so too might ours. I will remain curious and inviting of any discussion regarding our alliance and have confidence that these discussions often lead to fruitful insights and greater mutual understanding.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology

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