Martha Chapa-Padilla


About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have worked with adults, children, teens, couples, and families in a variety of mental health settings for the past 13 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and grief. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical/sexual trauma and/or emotional abuse.

My counseling style combines cognitive-behavioral, strength-based and solution-focused approaches which I feel helps clients reach their full potential and be able to use the strengths they already posses to find solutions to life's challenges. Overall, I would describe myself as a very compassionate, understanding, and down to earth person who truly enjoys getting to know my clients and working with them to achieve their goals and live a life worth living!

I look forward to getting to know you and working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LMFT #48827 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Written by K.E. on Apr 14, 2018 after counseling with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

She’s attentive and real. She’s a clear communicator. Empathetic. Kind. Professional. I hope she enjoys her job. She’s great at it.

Written by C.H. on Apr 01, 2018 after counseling with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Martha has been extremely helpful for my life. She listens and gives me tools that I can use whenever my problems come up. Questioning my thoughts instead of blindly believing everything I think/assume is something that I can use for the rest of my life. She has taught me how to deal with my control issues as well. I can't recommend Martha enough.