I see counseling as a process in which you the client, and I, the counselor, having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals.
I focus on clients self-awareness, self-acceptance, and empower them to change self-sabotaging behaviors.
I earned a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Services, Counseling from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in May 2011 and a Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in December 2017. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor (#5115) with the Louisiana LPC Board of Examiners at 11410 Lake Sherwood Ave. North Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, (225) 295-8444. On May 12, 2020, I became licensed as a Professional Counselor (#83930) by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in Austin, Texas. On March 25, 2022, I became licensed as a Professional Counselor (#C6691) by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT) in Salem, Oregon.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 83930
OR LPC C6691
LA LPC 5115
The ti me I've spent with Dr. Martin has helped me gather tools to help maneuver through life with more ease and less anxiety. She's a very compassionate therapist, wholly professional, yet she brings her background and upbringing to make me realize that many of us have had difficult childhoods. The goal is to use those experiences to help others and to be able to feel better.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She really helped me and drastically changed the way I thought about myself. Highly recommend. She helped me pull myself out of a hole I thought it would be impossible to get out of. 10/10
Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
This is my first experience with online therapy and I have little experience with therapy at all. My goal was to mend gaps within my family, I am learning how my perspectives and how I feel about myself contribute to those gaps. Dr. Martin is professional, yet comfortable and empathetic. I can contact her easily and she responds quickly. I highly recommend her.
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue
We had one session and felt really good about working with her.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Dr. Martin is great. I would recommend Dr. Martin to everyone. She has been very helpful in my journey. I appreciate Dr. Martin and owe her a lot for my development.
Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Martin was a very positive and goal-oriented therapist.
Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd