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 6 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Coping with life changes
Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Family of Origin Issues , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
LMFT #94036 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
LMFT #203010 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Martha is amazing! I would strongly recommend her to anyone!
Martha is fantastic! I really appreciate her help and support during difficult times. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a counselor! Highly recommend!
Martha has a calm, kind, and funny demeanor. Some days we just spend laughing during our sessions and it's so nice to have someone to be lighthearted with. But every session I take something away that is so meaningful and impactful. I have been given many tools during my sessions with Martha that I use in my day to day life that makes my coping skills, interpersonal relationships, and self-love improve. She asks great questions that lead to conversations I never planned on having. She was exactly what I was hoping for when I started counseling.
Martha is absolutely amazing! I came on to BetterHelp hoping I would receive someone who understood me and just listened to me and Martha was the counselor for me. She responded very quickly to my messages and during our sessions she listened to me and gave me the best professional advice. I can honestly say Martha has helped me with so much and I’m glad that she was paired up with me as my counselor.
I recently started doing therapy for the first time in my entire life. At first I was really nervous, especially speaking on the phone with a complete stranger and try talking about my life and feelings. Once I spoke with Martha, I felt really at ease and it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. She has been so supportive and is easy to talk to. She has helped me already so much, after the first two initial sessions! I've had a problem for a majority of my life, and Martha has been showing me ways I can handle my problem in a healthier way. I don't know what I would do without her! Martha has really helped me start on my journey back towards a happy and healthy life.
Martha is very warm, understanding and kind. It has been easy to connect with her. Martha is a great listener and encourages me to embrace who I am and who I am becoming. She celebrates and encourages me to celebrate little wins. Martha listening to me without judgement has helped me feel more confident and less worried about what other people think.
Martha is absolutely wonderful. She is extremely empathetic, kind and calm in nature. She offers great advice and suggestions in whatever in life you are navigating. She is very knowledgeable, experienced and I feel fully supported by her. I am so grateful to have been paired with Martha and I am so happy to be receiving her care!
My counselor Martha is very kind and easy to talk to! She is patient, listens and she even has some similar hobbies as I and gave me some really cool articles to read. In between sessions she has checked up on me to see how my week has been going and we chat about scheduling to make sure we are on the same page about our meetings. I really appreciate her efforts to connect with me here on BetterHelp :)
Martha is the best. She is an amazing listener, and she gives me a lot of helpful tools to help me perform first aid on my emotional self. She's a 10 out of 10.
Martha is great! She is very a down to earth type of person. I really like that she follows up in between sessions. After starting with her I have felt a lot better and like I have the support that I needed. Highly recommended.
Martha has really helped me through a truly difficult time in my life. I find our calls productive, and she always has good advice on how to cope with stressors and regain control. I highly recommend Martha for anyone who is struggling with relationship/marital issues.
Martha is awesome
Martha is empathetic, professional, and talking with her he been extremely helpful. My problems seem smaller and I feel like I can handle whatever is happening when I chat with her because she is knowledgeable and offers great advice.
I've been using BetterHelp for a few weeks now, and I can honestly say that Martha has already helped me so so much. She made it very clear that this is not a place of judgment, making her very easy and comfortable to talk to. She is very kind, patient, and overall just wonderful to talk to about anything from things that may be troubling you or just your hobbies and interests. I am very fortunate to have been able to work with her, as anybody would be!
Martha is good with suggestions.
Martha is great and has been a tremendous support system for me. She has also helped me overcome many issues and I am so happy that I reached out to Betterhelp when I did, and I am better for it today.
I was in a pretty dark place when I reached out and signed up for BetterHelp.
Martha was there to help me through EVERYTHING, and I can say I feel so much better today. I love how I never felt judged; she made me feel worthy and accepted me--which is something I've always struggled with.
She provided me with extremely helpful worksheets that I utilize daily.
She is incredible and I hope to cross paths with her again one day.
Martha is awesome she’s a great listener and has helped provide great tools to reduce my anxiety. Thank you Martha
I've tried many therapists in the past and nothing stuck. My time spent speaking to Martha has been incredible! I love that I can speak to her from the comfort of my own home and feel such a great connection with her that I forget that we haven't ever met in person. She understands my needs, helps me realize and achieve my goals, does her "homework" on things to tailor her care for me, and always makes me feel like I'm in a safe, cared for space. I have made progress in my life I didn't think possible and it has been the most positive experience! I am so thankful for both Martha and BetterHelp!
Martha Padilla has been so exceptional. I can't describe how happy I was to end up with such a great compassionate counselor. I would go back to her in a heart beat. I appreciate it alot.
I had previously been to an in-person counselor and after a handful of sessions, still felt like I had gotten nowhere and didn’t feel any better. I tried BetterHelp and was matched with Martha, and I can say she was the most helpful, understanding, available counselor I’ve ever talked to. I never felt judged, I felt like she understood me and was there to help. It almost felt like talking to a friend, an honest one that told me the truth and didn’t sugarcoat things. She not only listened and responded, but provided me with tools and worksheets to help with my situations and we would discuss them. I feel so much better and more resolved since talking with Martha. I love that I can message or make a phone call and she’s there to talk. I wish there were more like her out there! I am truly grateful for my experience with her.
Martha is really good, she is well prepared and helps you a lot
Martha always makes me feel heard. She has a vast knowledge of mental issues and has helped me learn so much about myself. It's nice to have a professional to speak with everyday about anything.
I was extremely lucky to get Martha. I'm the type of person that likes resolution, and formulas on how to get over problems and dealing with past issues. Martha readily understands my needs and helps me with unresolved matters. I'm very happy with her, and I highly recommend her. I was in a difficult state of mind when I decided to get help and I had never used the services of an online therapist. I found BetterHelp and well ...found Martha. Very pleased with her help and understanding.
Martha is a great fit. She is understanding, knowledgeable, caring, and prompt with responses. I would highly recommend Martha as a counselor.
She has been very helpful. She gives sound advice and is a great listener.
She's very kind and when we talk, I feel like I'm face to face with her.
Martha is good. She is kind in her responses. I love that she seems to understand exactly what I'm talking about and never goes off in another direction. She never leads the conversation. She allows you to talk and follows along at your pace. It's been a good first experience of online therapy.
I really have benefited from working with Martha. She has helped me regain composure after the suicide of my sister. I highly recommend her. She is professional, spot on with her answers and suggestions, and overall has been a great counselor for me.
A great service!
I benefited greatly from my written and video sessions with Martha. She was attentive to my body language and picked up on what you might believe would be missed in video counseling (if you hadn't had experience with video chatting and good therapy before!). I am appreciative of her candor and the process. I highly recommend Martha!