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About Me

I am both a Mental Health counselor and a Chemical Dependenccy Counselor licensed in Ohio with 35 years of experience. I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist. I specialized in helping people with intense anxiety issues who have sometimes chosen unhelpful coping skills.. I have worked with all kinds of people from all types of backgrounds, families and situations. I believe in starting where the person wants to start and listening to what they need. I have worked in jails, hospitals, treatment centers, shelters
and in colleges.
I was asked why I am still working as a counselor and I replied " I am amazed by us humans. I learn every day about courage and resiliency when I listen to the stories of the
people who are trusting me to join them on their journey. " I believe counseling does work when we work as a team. If this sounds like a good fit to you, let's get started.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Cancer , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E.0003020-SUPV (Expires: 2023-07-16)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Martha Laska. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.E. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Martha is absolutely amazing! The fact shes okay with text, phone, or video makes therapy so much easier for me to partake in. She gives great advice, is incredibly validating, and she easily kept up with my sporadic thoughts - without making me feel anything about my jumbled thoughts. Highly highly recommend!

Written by A.B. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, bipolar disorder, and lgbt

Martha has been a life saver and extremely caring. She checked in on my daughter regularly when she was struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder and severe depression while away at college. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Written by A.K. on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Martha was very responsive to my needs, especially after the 1st video session.

Written by A.D. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s been a really great help the last couple of weeks :) strongly recommend!!

Written by J.U. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She has helped me alot.

Written by P.A. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

She has been very wonderful to talk to so far.

Written by M.E. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Martha understands my concerns and has been very helpful in helping me see why I react as I do and how I can work to improve my reactions to conversations and events. She "gets" me better than any other therapist I have worked with.

Written by M.A. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Marty, her schedule is very full and I wish I could meet with her more than about every 20 days.

Written by S.T. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and lgbt

Martha is incredibly patient and a wonderful listener. I am looking forward to our future sessions.

Written by U.M. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Shew is very attentive, gets the gist of my problem very quickly and goes beyond her call of duty to help.
I look forward to our continued relationship.

Written by M.A. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and compassion fatigue

Martha is very responsive

Written by B.R. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I enjoy my sessions with Marty. I like how she lets me decide what to talk about during our sessions. She listens and isn't judgmental. I highly recommend Marty.

Written by C.O. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Martha has been extremely helpful in discussing my problems and concerns. She makes you feel heard and vaules listening to what you have to say above all else. I am very thankful for the time spent with her and would highly recommend!

Written by C.H. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Martha is capable and professional. She has offered me extremely actionable strategies to confront life’s challenges, and she is especially skilled at creating a safe and comfortable environment

Written by J.U. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Martha will tell you what you need to hear vs what you want to hear. When hearing it you may feel like she is going against your wishes, but you will realize she is truly supporting what is best for you. No matter how uncomfortable and painful the decisions that will have to be made are. I recommend Martha to anyone. Thank you for your support Martha.

Written by R.Y. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 4 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Marty is incredibly easy to talk to, and she's open in a way that makes me feel like she understands, and in some instances, can even relate. I love our conversations and don't feel like I'm just listening to myself speak! I recommend her highly.

Written by C.A. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Marty is very well grounded and does a good job of identifying areas to work on do therapy has a purpose. She listens well and is receptive to what you feel is helpful for you personally. She adds a genuine personal touch with her own experiences which humanizes the experience and makes therapy approachable especially for new comers. I would highly recommend her!

Written by A.L. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

I’ve been matched with Martha for a couple weeks now and am blown away by how caring, and informative Martha is. I’ve never done counseling before and am absolutely lucky I’ve matched with Martha ❤️