Walter Pat Martin LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR, Counseling in San Diego, California, 92131

Walter Pat Martin

LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR

Walter Pat Martin

LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Ceredian
  • Cigna
  • HealthNet
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Military OneSource
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • Victim Compensation Program / Victims of Crime
Fees: $40-50 per person in groups. Individual, Couples or Family is on average $100-180 depending on time. I am on most Employee Assistant Programs through your HR at your employer so you can get free sessions initially under "Preventative Care". Then utilize your insurance. I want you to get better quickly and find ways you can afford the treatment you need.
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Offices

10650 Scripps Ranch Blvd., STE 200
San Diego, California 92131

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My Approach to Helping

My approach is to kind but solutions focused to allow for Emotional Freedom from past events utilizing CBT, EFT, EMDR and EMDR DeTUR Protocol together we developing positive coping images and word associations to provide you with ways to reduce and comfort distressing thoughts, emotions and sensations quickly. What I do is my passion at Family Counseling San Diego, I work with children, teenagers, individuals, couples and families in difficult situations and challenges in life. Many people suffering from anxiety, addiction, depression and interpersonal relationships, my passion has led me to be certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) working toward becoming an instructor in EMDRIA, this treatment reducing vivid, unwanted, repeated thoughts, panic, urges and anxiety allowing your mind to reprocess the data. I am honored to be your guide in removing the suffering you are experiencing now. My experence working with couples, children and individuals going through depression, trauma or anxiety my unique style helps to find a path towards healing and helping you find new coping skills to improve your overall quality of life and improve your relationships with your family and loved ones.

More Info About My Practice

With couples I focus on communication which is the key to developing intimacy in our relationship. Couples don't, won't and can't always agree. Disagreements happen, problems will arise. We feel love when we know that our feelings are heard, remembered, and honored. Our group great therapists if you prefer a female.

Our quest for happiness often depends on finding and sustaining love. True love implies commitment. First of all, do you and your partner call yourself a couple? If not, is it appropriate to be doing this work? Each relationship teaches us and deepens our perception of love. Love has many degrees. Committed couples grow together, they desire to make their partner happier, too. This is why I wrote "Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy Couples Guide" to help improve communication, improve trust and passion back into the relationship.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Each person has a unique story and I imagine the healing process for each person is unique as well. I will develop a treatment plan that is as unique as you are.The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) reads a patient brainwaves with EEG sensors on the head. Then a computer program simplifies the information and echoes it back through the sensors as an imperceptible electromagnetic signal. The brain uses this essential information to automatically identify and discard negative emotional patterns. It is as if the brain sees itself in a mirror and naturally reorganizes neural pathways to optimize thought patterns and moods. LENS Neurofeedback sessions are medication-free and take only a few minutes in a comfortable office setting.

I am now certified to administer LENS Neurofeedback which is FDA certified by Oshslabs which have conducted over twenty thousand safe and effective treatments. Adult, adolescent, and child neurofeedback treatment is endorsed by AACAP guidelines for behavioral health. Since 1986, our patients have experienced relief from difficulties with concentration, habitual negative thoughts, foggy thinking, negative moods, memory, procrastination, irritability, migraines, and sleep.

The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) reads a patient?s brainwaves with EEG sensors on the head. Then a computer program simplifies the information and echoes it back through the sensors as an imperceptible electromagnetic signal. The brain uses this essential information to automatically identify and discard negative emotional patterns. It is as if the brain sees itself in a mirror and naturally reorganizes neural pathways to optimize thought patterns and moods. LENS Neurofeedback sessions are medication-free and take only a few minutes in a comfortable office setting.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    We keep explanation simple and request you to complete online LENS Questionnaire prior to treatment to expedite your time in the office. People whom are familiar with EEG Neurofeedback as entrainment (playing games and moving things on screen with mind). LENS is dys-entrainment, faster, broad ranging, non-intrusive as its non-pharmaceutical, customized by your own brain. This is what we help to do. At FamilyCounselingSanDiego, we integrate this new technology to expedite treatment success. We also utilize positive psychology, solution focused, dialectical, mindfulness counseling, brain nutrition, and multiple types of cutting edge treatment approaches which will be discussed with you during your intake session at which time we create your treatment plan to find a route to symptom relief as quickly as possible. LENS is at the forefront of new brain technologies. It is unique in terms of how it works, the wide range of its benefits, and the speed and effectiveness with which it works. LENS is particularly effective for anxiety, depression, ADD and traumatic brain injury. We get you back to being yourself again fast.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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