John Martin PhD, Pastoral Counseling in Long Beach, California, 90804

John Martin


John Martin


Professions: Pastoral Counselor, Psychologist, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY 11498
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3020 Old Ranch Parkway
Suite 300
Long Beach, California 90804

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My Approach to Helping

As a Clinical Psychologist and Christian pastoral counselor, I work with people of Faith - in particular Christians - as well as those not religious or committed to a particular faith tradition. I am trained as a behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapist, as well as in motivational interviewing/enhancement, and EMDR, working in the areas of stress, anxiety and depression, including those with trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addictive behavior (alcohol, drug, smoking), as well as relationship issues and marital/couples conflict. In addition, I have served on the faculties of different universities and medical schools, specializing in the area of behavioral medicine and health psychology, health promotion, and disease (risk factor) modification. Finally, I help those struggling in, or seeking help and focus in the development of general personal, and spiritual, purpose and life direction.

More Info About My Practice

My normal fee is $150/45 min hr ($200/hr) (will slide to $100 for hardship cases, for prepaying 6 sessions at a time). I ask for fees at the time of service and will provide clients with a superbill to submit to their insurance for appropriate reimbursement. I am listed as a provider with some insurance companies, such as CIGNA, and possibly Anthem BC. Best way to contact me is through email rather than phone, at

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

Addictive behavior, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Health Behavior management, motivation and adherence, Couples Therapy/Marriage Rescue, Spiritual and Religious Issues and concerns, Weight Reduction, Stress related medical disorders, Conflict Resolution (groups and individuals), sexual addiction, relationship retreats (on my 45' sailboat "New Heart" out of Long Beach.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Addictions, substance and sexual addictions, pornography, every man's battle, marital distress, PTSD, Military Veterans, Christians and Christian issues, Christian Couples, Pastors, Disease Risk Factors (Behavioral, Psychological, Emotional), Motivation/Motivational Enhancement, smoking, Helping, Business Conflict, supervision, mentoring.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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