Kristin Martinez, MS, LMFT #90136

Kristin Martinez, MS, LMFT #90136

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 90136
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 28413
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Office 1
13006 Philadelphia Ave.
STE 210
Whittier, California 90601 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $125 per 50 minute session.
$185 per 80 minute session.
$40 per group session

I offer a free phone consultation to explain the therapy process and answer any questions that you may have.

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Relationships can be some of the most important facets of our lives. People we depend on, look to, and take care of. At times, these relationships become strained perhaps due to our own difficulties, or to the difficulties in the lives of our loved ones. I consider one of the most debilitating relationship factors for people is trauma. Trauma comes in so many shapes and sizes, with varying symptoms from nightmares, to not wanting to get up in the morning. Trauma can affect relationships, marriages, job performance, school performance and all around well-being.

Some may ask, "Well, what is trauma?" and I can't answer for any one person what their trauma may have been, but I can mention a small list of experiences: sexual abuse/assault, infidelity, divorce, separation, war, terrorism, car accidents, death of a loved one, childhood abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), domestic violence, emotional abuse, bullying, low socio-economic status, parental drug use, placement in foster care, etc.

Whatever your trauma is, I want you to know that it is ok- and you are normal. Reactions to trauma can often be strong and others may not understand them; however, any reaction to trauma is a normal reaction to an abnormal event. No one should have to be molested, cheated on, etc- and that's why I am here. I am here to help guide you through and to restore your relationships.

Email or Call Kristin Martinez, MS, LMFT #90136 at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 28413

More Info About My Practice

My fee is $125.00 per session. I also believe in shorter term therapy from 3-4 months with 6 months being on the longer end of treatment.

I do not accept insurance, but I can provide a super bill for PPO's that allow out of network benefits.

I also have a group for chronic pain that will be held on Saturdays at 11am-12:30pm (if no group is running, I create a list and once there are 2-3 people on the list, I start a new group). The fee is $40.

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

Trauma

Forgiveness (Individual

Forgiveness (Marital)

Communication

Chronic Pain support

Family issues

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Don't be. Therapy is beneficial to anyone... whether needing help to get through a rough patch, or just for self-improvement... it is an investment in yourself.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I am guided by three schools of thought that go hand in hand with one another.

My first guiding influence is the existential mind-set: there is a reason and a choice in every situation, and creating identity and understanding our self and our identity is of utmost importance to make any decisions.

The second guiding influence is the cognitive-behavioral mind-set: thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected to each other. Understanding the background and reasons for our thought processes and feelings, while looking to the future in how improve and repair them (and can help us create our own identity)

The last would be forgiveness: holding onto pain and anger towards others (and often towards ourselves) prevents us from fully experiencing the world, our relationships, and prevents us from having an accurate self concept. Holding onto pain and anger often creates a situation where we become our pain and anger. Forgiveness is a process to release the pain, anger, and resentment of past traumas that weigh us down and prevent us from succeeding now and in the future.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Other
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Spanish Speaking, Survivors of Trauma and Abuse, Christian/Catholic Couples

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Forgiveness
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy

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