My Approach to Helping
Charles’ passion is psychological healing and growth. He believes everyone has the innate potential to live full, satisfying and self-actualizing lives with hope, joy, and meaning. He wishes to facilitate change and growth in an open, safe, non-judgmental atmosphere wherein compassion and authenticity will provide the necessary impetus for growth and a sense of wholeness.
Area of Focus
Charles operates primarily from an integrative approach, encompassing multiple therapeutic approaches and drawing on various techniques and interventions, as needed. He, however, gains his principal inspiration from Solution Focused and Humanistic orientations such as Person-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy.
“I believe everyone has the innate potential to grow, to heal and to thrive as individuals, couples, families—despite circumstances. This means being able to live creatively in the moment, self-actualize and realize one’s own authenticity. As humans, we are often forgetful of how resilient, buoyant, and inwardly strong we are. However, we are often limited by internalized beliefs about what the inherent issues are and who we are, what we need and what we want. When these become clear, we allow ourselves to be who we are, with freedom and with acceptance.”
-Charles Martinez, MA, LMFT