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Martha Padilla, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi there! I'm glad you're here. I know that life can get tough leaving us feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed. Counseling can certainly help, so I am glad you're considering this option.

I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I'm also bilingual, and offer services in both English and Spanish. My approach to therapy has been described by previous clients as "insightful and practical". My counseling style is client-centered - this means that you are the focus of therapy, and I consider you to be the ultimate expert on yourself. That being said, our work together will involve drawing out your strengths, building upon them, and helping you move forward in a warm and supportive environment.

I have been working with families, individuals, children and teens in a mental health capacity for 8 years now. I have worked with a diverse range of populations and with various mental health issues. More specifically, it has been my privilege to help people heal from and work through issues such as chronic depression, grief, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, multigenerational issues including sibling and parenting issues, boundary setting in relationships, and history of trauma or abuse.

If you decide to work with me, I'm hopeful that together we can find a way to help you move forward, and feel in control of your life once again.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 94036

NJ LMFT 37FI00205900

TX LMFT 203010


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Martha Padilla. 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.

I have been seeing Martha for almost two years and she is fantastic! She is responsive and goes the extra mile to do research for me and find new methods to help me. She has helped me identify my mental health issues and work on them and I could not recommend her enough!

Written on Sep 03, 2023 after therapy with Martha for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She has heart and compassion.

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life

Martha is everything you want in a therapist- kind, compassionate and empathetic. She has helped me change myself for the better and I’ll be forever thankful for our sessions together. She’s truly one of a kind!

Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 3 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Martha has been so helpful. She helps me think about why I react towards things a certain way and not feel guilty or shameful (even when I'm cringy)- but acknowledge them and rethink how I'd like to respond to situations. I'm so thankful for Martha

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Martha is a wonderful support in my life!

Written on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 1 year and 10 months

Martha is so fantastic! I am very lucky to have come across her. She is very supportive and encouraging!

Written on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with Martha for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues