My undergraduate Degree is in Physical Education/English from the University of Texas/Arlington. I taught High School English and coached women's Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Cross Country before completing my Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Texas/Denton. I find that my teaching and coaching experience has greatly enhanced my skills as a counselor/therapist. I connect easily with people and gain their trust rather quickly and am able to teach them and motivate them to become their very best.
I have experience working with Military personnel and their family members as a Department of Defense Counselor and as a Military Family Life Counselor.
I have experience working with substance abuse having provided counseling for persons ordered to treatment by the courts.
I have been providing counseling services for over twenty seven years both in private practice and as a full time employee, first with Dallas County Probation, then Department of Defense, then MHN as a consultant with the Military community.
I have a very eclectic approach to therapy. I have to see what the client resonates with then offer that for them. I believe every person deserves to be safe and happy and i give my very best to help them achieve this.
Because I have done a lot of trauma work i do a lot of work around the inner child. When you are raised in a dysfunctional homeor have experienced abuse and/or trauma the inner child, the keeper of the feelings often shows up to add a wrinkle to your present life. It is necessary to connect with the inner child and do some healing work in order to be happy in your present life. Sometimes it is hard but the end result is a completely happy person, comfortable in their own skin and in control of their emotions.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing
TX LPC 10438
She is a great help to me
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Martha Dianne (Marty) for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes
Great guidance and encouragement ❤️
Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Martha Dianne (Marty) for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Very positive, appropriate, and helpful!
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Martha Dianne (Marty) for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues
Grateful I found her!!
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Martha Dianne (Marty) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management
I really like Marty. She is positive and supportive; very helpful!
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Martha Dianne (Marty) for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
She is awesome! Highly recommend her!
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Martha Dianne (Marty) for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes