Martine Saul is a licensed professional counselor with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Point Park University and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) from Chatham University. She earned her certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. Her graduate field placements all took place within hospice and palliative care facilities, and she therefore, has experience and interest working with hospice patients as well as doing bereavement, grief and loss counseling with those patients and their loved ones.
Martine is also interested in working with older adults with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, as she worked closely with older adults at an adult day program where she planned and executed daily activities for the participants. These activities were geared towards engaging all participants, especially those within the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Along with Martine’s work at Orenda Counseling Center, she co-facilitates a bereavement support group for Allegheny Health Network Hospice and Palliative Care at Western Pennsylvania Hospital, as well. She is also interested and participates in social advocacy work for the community.
Martine currently works with the aging, medically-complex, and grieving populations. Martine used to work as a service coordinator and through this position Martine has been gathering local and community resources to provide to all of her clients both through Service Coordination, as well as counseling.
Martine is trained to help children, adolescents, and adults in areas of health and well being, as well as to prepare and aid people for life’s many transitional periods.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Gender Dysphoria, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
PA LPC PC011126
She knows the right questions to ask to not only guide my self-reflection but also to help me find my own way to answers or solutions and even offers worksheets that further help my progress outside of sessions. She listens and she is thoughtful in her responses and doesn't disregard any of my thoughts or feelings.
Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Martine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She has been so patient with me and helped me learn to be kinder to myself.
Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Martine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes