I am a Psychotherapist and Clinical Counsellor with more than three decades of experience. I have specialized training in couples therapy, attachment theory, DBT, and the neuroscience of trauma and anxiety. I have spent almost three decades as a counsellor helping individuals confront their obstacles, cultivate growth, and create a better sense of self, better bonds, and healthier relationships.
Each of us has unique challenges that we face. Life is hard and often painful. We all need support to find our way through this confusing and challenging existence. Most of us think we are broken and aren’t certain how to help ourselves through challenges. It truly helps to let our walls down and share what we are going through in safe, caring, and genuine relationships. This is what I am offering.
In recent years, neuroscience has taught us a lot about how to make the most of the mind-body connection. As a result, tools such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Internal Family System are an important part of my practice and have become powerful ways to help my clients reach their goals.
I am open and passionate about supporting many client concerns and goals but have the most experience with challenges related to trauma, CPTSD, Couples and Family Counselling, identity, self-acceptance, self-esteem, depression, General Anxiety Disorder, substance use and addiction, grief and loss, LGBTQ.
I truly believe you deserve to feel joy and to accept all parts of who you are. If you need someone, I can be that person. You have important work to do in therapy, a good fit is essential.
Martha is certified in:
- Certified EMDR-CT by EMDRIA and APA.
- Master in Art Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University Toronto (n/d)
- Certified as RCC by the BCACC Association of Clinical Counsellors
- Training with Marsha Linehan in DBT (Seattle).
- Training with John & Julia Gottman in Family and Couple Therapy (Seattle) PESI Continuing Education, Seattle, USA.
- Training Somatic Experiencing. Dr. Van der Kolk, Peter Levine, and Stephen Porges Nicabm