Dr. Rita Martin

LPC

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5115 (Expires: 2024-06-30)

LPC #83930 (Expires: 2023-08-31)

LPC #C6691 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Rita Martin. 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.

Written by A.. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Martin has helped me grow and become stronger as a person in just a few short months. I highly recommend betterhelp to anyone who has struggles in their life.

Written by P.E. on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Martin is a great therapist. She is very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable sharing things that I usually wouldn't say to anyone. She's very knowledgeable and sent a variety of resources to help me. Dr. Martin is always on times for our sessions and responded promptly to my messages and gave feedback on tasks I completed. I also love that she didnt make me feel pressured to getting them done.

Written by C.H. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Caring!

Written by D.A. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I've only had a couple of sessions with Dr. Martin so far, but I already feel very safe with her. She really listens and gives me time to express myself. Dr Martin takes me as I am and builds me up in spirit with her kind words. I feel respected and understood, and the feelings I express are validated by her.

She also offers helpful tools and strategies that I can practice in order to heal and become who I want to be.

Written by C.A. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and anger management

Dr Martin is a Wonderful Therapist! I really appreciate her helping me to get back on track.

Written by W.H. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Amazing teacher and listener!

Written by J.O. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Martin. You are an amazing counselor/therapist. You have helped me so much and encouraged me to be okay with who I am as a person. You have also talked with me about anything that has been troubling, and I appreciate you taking all of what is going on in my life and redirecting it to self-reflection and discovery. I appreciate all of what you’ve done and I would love to come back to you anytime because of how helpful you are!

Written by D.I. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Martin has been a blessing and huge support for me. She isn’t just a counselor but feels like family. I have grown so much within myself and with my family. I’m grateful for her and what she has done.

Written by S.A. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

I've been so grateful to work with Dr. Martin for 3 months; it's been life changing. She is full of creative ideas, such as pointing me to qi gong for relaxation, good books to read, and doing a hypnosis and healing session that felt like a breath of fresh air. She is an excellent listener and so kind. She really took the time to get to know me. Meeting with her has been a true highlight of my weeks. My anxiety and other symptoms have improved. I would recommend her highly to all!

Written by L.O. on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 months

Dr. Martin has an exceptional skill of honing in on issues. She comes up with easy realistic goals for me to work my way through the issues. I think she is an exceptional doctor and I will continue to see her.

Written by C.L. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have just started and I already feel like I’ve made more progress on self reflection and acceptance. It’s still hard but I know I can talk to someone now

Written by C.H. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I have tried betterhelp before and not found a compatible counsellor due to my complex persona. Dr Martin is perceptive, warm and firm when needed. I fully recommend her.

Written by D.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr Martin is one of the most inspiring human beings alive. She has helped me turn my life around and become a better version of myself. I would recommend Dr. Martin to all of my friends as she is kind, understanding and assertive. I am aspiring to possess these qualities and therapy has helped me focus my energy on being a better husband and a better human being.

Written by R.O. on Mar 20, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Dr. Martin is an amazing counsellor, not only because of her knowledge and skills as a therapist, but also because she offers an abundance of helpful tools and exercises and - above all - has a very human and warm approach that builds trust very quickly.

I highly recommend her.

Written by O.V. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and adhd

Great insight.

Written by B.R. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 5 months on issues concerning compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Martin makes time for me, and stays in touch through the multiple options of video calling, chat, or phone. She is very personable and nonjudgemental. She makes me very comfortable in expressing my thoughts and feelings to her, and encourages me to use the tools she provides and available on the BetterHelp site. I always feel better after talking to her.

Written by C.H. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Martin is extremely helpful. She listens to me and breaks down my thoughts to get to the root of where it comes from. She responds fast and provides additional information to help guide me. I enjoyed talking to her. She made it easy to open up and allow me to be myself and see my true self more. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by S.H. on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I just started therapy but so far working with Dr. Martin has been the best experience I've had. I look forward to continuing with her.

Written by N.E. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I'm very grateful that BetterHelp matched me with Dr Martin! She is very easy to talk to and always gives great advices. She helped me A LOT with my anxiety and other problems that I had! I can't thank her enough. :)

Written by V.I. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and anger management

Dr. Martin has helped me to identify areas in my life that are causing me extreme anxiety. She’s very compassionate and truly cares. She is up front and honest about the work that you will need to put in and doesn’t sugar coat things. I appreciate that in more ways than I can express at this given time.

Written by J.O. on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dt. Martin has been an invaluable help to me. Her insights have been very beneficial. She has helped me grow as a person and understand myself and what I have been through better. I can’t thank her enough.

Written by B.E. on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Martin has been very helpful in being a solutions oriented therapist. In previous experiences in therapy, I've always felt a rush to finish in a certain amount of time, and I've never felt such an organic meeting in my 'in-life' sessions with professionals before. I'm very happy so far in my experience with Dr. Martin!

Written by L.A. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel grateful to have been able to talk with Dr. Martin! She was there when I needed someone while I was going through a very sad time. She gives her honest advice and talks with kindness and compassion. I hope to work more with her in the coming weeks to help me understand myself more and become a stronger and better version of myself.

Written by E.R. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I have really enjoyed Dr. Martin and her expertise in inner child work and PTSD. Dr. Martin is very easy to talk to and offers tools and resources at the right time. She has been supportive, has challenged me and allowed me to grow deeper in understanding myself without feeling alone or overwhelmed by my emotions. I recommend Dr. Martin.

Written by E.R. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and

Dr. Martin has been such a blessing to me the past 3 weeks! I’m so grateful I was matched with her and she is helping me tremendously!

Written by J.E. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Rita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Martin was very kind and understanding. She made sure to follow up on me even when I did not respond. She was very supportive, understanding and helpful.

Work with me!