Kristin Martinez, MS, LMFT

Kristin Martinez, MS, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
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
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Accessibility
  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Billing and Insurance

Fees: $125 per 50 minute session.
$180 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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You found me! We're here together for this brief moment in time and space. If there's anything I can tell you right now it's that you matter, you have value, and there are people who want to experience what you have to offer. My purpose is to help you see that value in yourself. Maybe you've had a life where people haven't seen your value, or where you haven't seen your own value. That's ok. You can start now. You can start with a phone call to me, or to someone you fit with; but, I urge you to reach out today.

Maybe you stumbled here looking for help with your relationships. You want to have better communication, get through difficult times, reconnect with your spouse. Maybe you've had a bad experience in couples therapy, or you believe it doesn't really help. I can tell you that my approach to couples therapy is simple, and based on research. I am confident that if both of you are committed to therapy, I can help you reach your full potential. #couplegoals

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

More Info About My Practice

I provide therapy in both English and Spanish. I come from an Existential perspective using techniques from narrative and cognitive approaches to therapy. I believe in the power of storytelling, and believe that shifting the perspective of your life narrative is the secret to success. My fee is 120 per 50 minute hour and 180 per 80-minute session. I understand that cost of therapy with a qualified therapist can be a difficult number to contemplate (the same cost as a monthly car payment), but I also believe that the value of therapy is immeasurable (as a client of a therapist myself).

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

Trauma

Marriage counseling

Pre-Marital counseling

Couples counseling

Sexual abuse and assault

Forgiveness (Individual)

Forgiveness (Marital)

Communication

Family issues

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Studies suggest that more than 90% of people report improvement after being in therapy. Why not try it? Therapy can help you express feelings with out judgement, hear your own thoughts spoken, and to help build and find meaning with a guide on your side.

Therapy can help you decrease nightmares, increase productivity, and feel better overall.

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

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Spanish Speaking, Survivors of Trauma and Abuse, Couples. Depression, and Anxiety

Client Concerns I Treat

  • 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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