About Me: I’m Victoria Martin, Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, and an EMDR Certified Therapist. I’m so pleased you are here.
Always Caring, Compassionate and Understanding At Every Step Of My Process
Welcome To Martin Counseling & Consultation – Judgement Free
Being a Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor means that I had to complete education in a Masters’s level counseling program and conduct therapy under the supervision of a more experienced and independently licensed provider for at least two years before advancing my license to gain the ability to practice therapy independently.
After practicing for an additional year, taking several Supervision related courses, and observing other Supervisors, I chose to obtain my own Supervising credential so that I could give back to other trainee mental health professionals as they begin their professional journey and are in need of their own consultation and supervision.
This desire to help other professionals grow their skills translates into my work assisting all individuals in whatever life areas they feel need strengthening. I am able to do this by providing supportive counseling services to individuals struggling with any number of issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and bereavement, issues within family systems such as communication, addiction struggles, boundary setting needs, and many more.
More About My Qualifications: I Am EMDR Certified
I am also certified in EMDR Therapy, a specific type of trauma-based therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a psychotherapy approach developed by psychologist Dr. Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s. EMDR is designed to help individuals process and alleviate the emotional distress associated with traumatic memories. The therapy is particularly effective for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but has also been used to treat other mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and phobias.
EMDR therapy is based on the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, which posits that our brains have the natural ability to process and integrate traumatic experiences. However, in some cases, this processing can be disrupted, leading to the development of psychological symptoms. EMDR aims to help the brain resume its natural healing process by facilitating the processing of traumatic memories.
Finding a counselor who specializes in the area most relevant to your needs is essential for the most effective treatment. Let me be your guide.
I Am A Judgement Free Counselor And Therapist
My approach fosters trust and rapport between myself and my client, which is crucial for the therapeutic process to be effective. By adopting a non-judgmental attitude, I can better understand my client’s perspective and provide guidance and support tailored to my client’s unique needs and circumstances.
As a judgment-free counselor and therapist, I will:
- Listen actively and empathetically to my client’s concerns.
- Validate my client’s feelings and experiences without judgment.
- Avoid imposing my personal beliefs or opinions on my client.
- Maintain a curious and open-minded attitude toward my client’s thoughts and experiences.
- Encourage my client to explore their feelings and ideas without fear of judgment.
My approach applies to various types of therapy, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and others.
Victoria Martin, PCC-S, LSW
It’s important to find a therapist that’s a good fit. I believe I’m that person so let’s have a chat!
I offer a brief phone call to discuss your concerns and whether I feel like my services/style of treatment would work well for you.