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Martin Counseling & Consultation, LLC
c/o Victoria Martin, PCC-S, LSW
1405 South County Road 25A – Suite 102
Troy, OH 45373

Serving The Greater Dayton Ohio Region
Phone: (937) 717-3089
Hours: 8 am – 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, with evening hours available by appointment.
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Services At Martin Counseling & Consultation, LLC

Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Social Worker, and EMDR Certified

Start your journey to feeling better today – a contemporary, effective process to mental and physical well-being

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Victoria Martin, PCC-S, LSW

“Life Is Not About Waiting For The Storm To Pass; It’s About Learning To Dance In The Rain.”

Vivian Greene

My Services Treat A Wide Range Of Issues

In my years of practice, I have provided individual therapy to youth and adults, group therapy, couples, and family therapy. I am contracted with a few companies to provide EAP services (Employee Assistance Program) designed to assist an individual struggling with personal stressors that may be negatively impacting their work performance. With a specialization in trauma work and certification in EMDR Therapy, I have worked with many individuals struggling with various areas of trauma, including First Responders, Veterans, Abuse survivors, Natural Disaster survivors, and many more. Finally, I provide consultation services through training and other consultative services for schools and other businesses to assist them with supporting their student and employees’ mental health needs.

 

“It’s important to realize that no type of therapy will make the trauma disappear, but EMDR therapy can most definitely allow you to take your power back from the control the trauma response has on you! Learn how to take your power back… you owe it to yourself!”

Victoria Martin, PCC-S, LSW, EMDR Certified Therapist
Victoria Martin’s Psychology Today Profile

My Multifaceted Approach To Therapy And Counseling

I incorporate a multifaceted approach to therapy which refers to integrating various therapeutic techniques, strategies, and perspectives to provide a more comprehensive and individualized treatment plan for a client. This approach acknowledges that individuals are complex and may benefit from different methods in order to address their unique needs, concerns, and goals. A multifaceted approach considers the multiple aspects of a client’s life, and adapting to their unique needs and contexts. By drawing on multiple sources, a multifaceted approach can create a more holistic and effective therapeutic experience. This approach allows me to provide a more comprehensive and individualized treatment plan, ultimately leading to more effective outcomes.

There are numerous types of counseling in which I have been educated and trained, and they often overlap or have elements in common. Below is a short description of the various types of counseling in which I have trained.

Individual Counseling: One-on-one sessions with a counselor to address personal issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, or relationship problems.

Couples Counseling: Helps romantic partners address and resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationship.

Family Counseling: Involves working with multiple family members to address issues affecting the family system, such as conflict, communication problems, or behavioral issues.

Group Counseling: Involves working with a group of individuals who share a common issue or concern, such as grief, addiction, or social anxiety.

Child and Adolescent Counseling: Focuses on the specific mental health needs of children and teenagers, addressing behavioral problems, emotional difficulties, school-related concerns, and more.

Addiction Counseling:  Assists individuals struggling with addictions such as drug or alcohol struggles, relationship addiction, food addiction, and other areas that feel out of control for the individual.

Grief and Bereavement Counseling: Supports individuals coping with loss, grief, or bereavement.

Trauma and Crisis Counseling: Helps individuals who have experienced a traumatic event or are facing a crisis, such as natural disasters, violence, or abuse.

This list above is not exhaustive, and many more specialized forms of counseling and therapy exist to address specific issues or populations. Finding a counselor who specializes in the area most relevant to your needs is essential for the most effective treatment. Hopefully, you’ll find one of my services fit your unique needs.

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I have created a comfortable waiting area and a private space for therapy sessions where you can feel safe, welcomed, and relaxed, which can help you open up and engage in the therapy process. I have considered several elements in the design of the space, including decor, layout, lighting, sound, temperature, and privacy.

Remember, therapists and clients are unique, so what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important that I am flexible and open to feedback from my clients about how the space could be more comfortable for them. Feel free to make any suggestions regarding my office via my contact form or speak to me personally at any time. I would love to hear from you.

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Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ’S

What is the difference between counseling and therapy?

Counseling typically focuses on specific issues or concerns, such as managing stress, coping with grief, or improving communication skills. Therapy, on the other hand, tends to address deeper-rooted psychological issues and patterns of behavior. However, the terms are often used interchangeably, and both approaches can be beneficial for individuals seeking support.

How do I find the right therapist or counselor for me?

Consider factors such as the therapist’s education, credentials, areas of expertise, and approach to treatment. Seek recommendations from friends, family, or healthcare professionals, and research potential therapists online. It’s important to have a good rapport with your therapist, so it may take a few sessions or multiple providers to find the best fit.

How long does therapy or counseling typically last?

The duration of therapy varies depending on the individual’s needs, goals, and progress. Short-term therapy may last only a few weeks, while long-term therapy can continue for months or even years. The frequency of sessions is typically once a week but can be adjusted based on individual needs and progress.

How much does therapy or counseling cost?

Fees vary widely depending on factors such as location, the therapist’s credentials, and the type of therapy. Some therapists offer sliding scale fees or accept insurance, which can help offset costs. Discussing fees and payment options with potential therapists before starting treatment is essential.

Is therapy or counseling confidential?

Yes, confidentiality is a cornerstone of therapy and counseling. Therapists are legally and ethically bound to protect their client’s privacy. However, there are certain exceptions, such as when there is a risk of harm to the client or others or when required by law (e.g., reporting child abuse).

What is the role of medications in therapy and counseling?

Medications can sometimes be a helpful adjunct to therapy, particularly for individuals with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. A psychiatrist, who is a medical doctor, can prescribe medications, while psychologists, counselors, and other non-medical professionals cannot. The decision to use medication should be made collaboratively between the client and their treatment team.

How can I make the most of therapy or counseling?

To maximize the benefits of therapy, it’s essential to be open and honest with your therapist, set realistic goals, and actively engage in the process. Communicate your needs, be willing to discuss difficult topics, and practice new skills and strategies in your daily life. Remember that progress may be gradual, and setbacks are a natural part of the growth process.

How can I make the most of therapy or counseling?

To maximize the benefits of therapy, it’s essential to be open and honest with your therapist, set realistic goals, and actively engage in the process. Communicate your needs, be willing to discuss difficult topics, and practice new skills and strategies in your daily life. Remember that progress may be gradual, and setbacks are a natural part of the growth process.