I am a clinical social worker licensed in Alaska and Wyoming with over 10 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and grief. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and Solution Focused Therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC22460
ID LCSW 43591
AK LCSW 181062
Raphael's style is less "lying on a sofa talking about my childhood" and more "having a cup of coffee in a cafe with a friend." This is my first time to try therapy. Raphael's casual style matched what I needed and was far less intimidating. Raphael was willing to work with my ever-changing schedule and his sessions offered a safe space to help me wrap my mind around major changes happening in my life. The conversations we had were a good mix of light banter, doses of objectivity to help me improve my own self talk, and tough questions that I mulled over in between sessions. It's been time well-spent.
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Raphael for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Mr Martins gave a welcoming response on our first video chat and has already helped a lot with my understanding of what I need to work on
Written on Dec 15, 2022 after therapy with Raphael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes