I'm an older female counselor. I have a motherly way about me, according to my clients. I have had a very diversified career in science, the military, and in higher education. I'm a veteran, the widowed spouse of a veteran, the mother of a disabled veteran, and the daughter of a WWII veteran who suffered with PTSD. I am a mother, both by birth and adoption, to five children. I have fostered 26 children over 33 yrs. I am a Christian and I am a licensed pastor and provide pastoral services. I have experienced violence and loss and have a deep empathy for those who have experienced these things. I have done a lot of grief work myself and with my clients. I have remarried and have dealt with blended family issues. My life experience has increased both my empathy and my understanding, and has allowed for my spiritual growth. I will challenge your spirituality at some point in our process. If you are not wanting to look at your spiritual beliefs, another therapist would be a better match for you. Humans are often helpless, but never hopeless. I have found that a combination of varied therapeutic methods works for me and my clients. I use a good deal of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with Grief Resolution Therapy, but I do not limit myself to certain methods and I expand to meet my client's needs. The majority of my clients feel they have received help, or have acheived some growth in therapy. My therapeutic goal is not to force a change on my client, but to enable my client to feel at peace with the choices they make each moment they live on this earth. In addition I hope to help my clients embrace the joy of living. Van Martz, LPC
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #1770 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
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very easy to talk with, and she has insight, while being uplifting
I have been very pleased with my experience with Vanessa as my therapist. In just two sessions she has helped me a great deal.
Vanessa is Awesome! She is helping me through a really rough time right now. Job insecurity, a break up, a reconnection with my kids. Take your pick. But she has definitely helped me through it and I’m continuing to make progress
Ms Martz was able to provide me with her expert opinion and advise within moments of speaking with her. What my expectation was, from past experiences with about 5 former therapists were that (most often) they sat and listened, rarely saying a word or providing specific feedback. I had sessions in which I thought, this person could be anyone off the street with no credentials as far as I could tell. But that is not the case with Ms Martz. I am excited to benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience she brings.
Brings knowledge to the table!
Vanessa immediately identied what my problem was, which was a major relief to me. I was struggling to understand what I have been going through and she pinpointed what it was and helped me understand it better. She also recommended resources to learn more about it. The session was extremely helpful and I felt 100 % better afterwards. I was able to sleep that night. Thank you Vanessa!
I have really enjoyed receiving guidance from Van. She is a caring and intelligent individual.
I love Van! She’s very kind but also willing to challenge me in ways I didn’t expect. I truly can tell a big difference in my life since I started working with her
Vanessa shines with years of experience and knowledge. She is easy to connect with, and she is very attentive.
Vanessa is great!!
At first, I was worried to try Betterhelp. Worried it would be a waste of money, that I wouldn't get the support I needed, that I wouldn't be able to open up to someone via video chat. But Vanessa had all those doubts thrown out the window in the first session. I feel so lucky that betterhelp matched us because finding a therapist is not easy!
Vanessa is precious. Within this short time of messaging back & forth I can tell she has expertise & a kind heart about things. So looking forward to having a solid session with her & making steps forward into bettering myself.