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|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
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
I am passionate about working with adolescents, children, and adults who have a history of trauma. I specialize specifically with childhood sexual abuse; however, have extensive experience working with a range of trauma including domestic violence, physical abuse, emotional abuse, death, illness, chronic illness, accidents and injuries.
I accept several insurances, and am willing to work with you to find a fee that you are comfortable paying. In addition, I work with lawyers and legal representation if your treatment for trauma is due to another's negligence. I can supply diagnostic summaries, suggestions for treatment, and can provide a time sensitive treatment with specified number of sessions.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Sexual abuse and assault
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
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Creative Arts Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Spanish Speaking, Survivors of Trauma and Abuse, Christian/Catholic Couples
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