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Martha Padilla, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues 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

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



License information

CA LMFT 94036

TX LMFT 203010

NJ LMFT 37FI00205900


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.

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 is amazing!! I looked for a long time for a therapist I could relate to and Martha is great. I feel like she really understands what I’m saying and is able to offer clear insights and advice :)

Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Martha for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, 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 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

This is my first experience with online therapy and Martha has made it the best. She is so companionate, listens and provides feedback and solutions as she has known you your whole life. I joined therapy in hopes of healing someone else and ended up finding myself with Martha’s help. I have no idea how I would of gotten through the last couples without her!!

Written on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Martha for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes