My name is Dr. Marin and I am a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), particularly within the context of the family system. I earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2007 and I also hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Previous experiences include the oversight of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team at the El Paso VA wherein she provided evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy to veterans diagnosed with PTSD as well as psycho-education and family treatments. My other experiences include working in Community Mental Health, specifically with children, adolescents, and families confronting serious mental health issues.
I tend to utilize a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective when working with clients, but sometimes intersperse other aspects of other theories, including Interpersonal Processing, Brief-Solution Focused and Structural Family therapy. I have close to 20 years of counseling experience and have worked with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan. I have worked with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and trauma. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to enhance your quality of life!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LMFT CMF0162541
NM Psychologist PSY1123
Dr. Marin is truly an excellent, amazing and compassionate therapist. I’ve worked with her now for almost two years and there is a clear difference between my life before therapy with her and after. She is careful, considerate, and I feel very safe speaking with her about my life, thoughts and feelings. The work that she’s done with me is invaluable, I would recommend her in a heartbeat!
Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Merranda for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I love Dr. Marin!! She respects me, understands me and gives great advise! I am so lucky to have found her! She is definitely one of the best!
Written on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Merranda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Marin has such a kind soul, I really loved working with her, she actively listens to what you are saying and gives you different insights. She is very honest and gives you the comfort to speak openly.
Written on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Merranda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
She’s very helpful!
Written on Oct 23, 2019 after therapy with Merranda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Marin was a joy to have as a counselor. She helped identify root problems and offered simple solutions. She also recommended contemporary practical methods of overcoming issues. Highly recommended and many thanks.
Written on Sep 13, 2019 after therapy with Merranda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Martin has been responsive and helpful in asking questions and listening to what I express concern about. She helped me to pinpoint some of the areas that were most important and this has helped me to get through the days when I have felt most that I couldn't speak to others around me. I would definitely recommend Dr. Martin to others.
Written on Sep 03, 2019 after therapy with Merranda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management