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William Martinez, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Depression
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About me

I bring 20 years of experience of working with adults, youth and their families when in crises and experiencing pain. I have worked with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety. I work alongside you to better understand your situation or your feelings, so that we can develop a care plan which will help alleviate any anguish or suffering. My passion lies in helping families and couples with their communication, utilizing practical and realistic interventions that will strengthen their bond and help them achieve their goals. I also work with couples who are experiencing miscommunication issues and are striving to better understand their partners. My expertise's lie in working with families that are struggling and who have children who are excessively fearful, angry or sad. I work alongside them to help them overcome difficult transitions in life (death, unexpected changes, family crises). I have a sensitivity to youth who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or with special needs. I use evidenced based practices such as Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy as a framework for progress. However, I find that my life experiences of working with kids/teenagers as a Big Brother, Boys Scouts and youth support groups have allowed me to better understand youth.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat



License information

CA LCSW 66399


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for William Martinez. 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.

I am always welcomed with a smile during the opening of our sessions. William is very attentive when listening. He makes me feel comfortable sharing topics on my mind that may be bothering me and I always feel ready to take on the week after our weekly sessions.

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with William for 1 month

William is a great therapist! He is a very active listener and genuinely understands the complex/dynamic relationships that his client experiences

Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener , very responsive. Easy to talk to and get along with. Professional and real.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching,

William has a warm disposition. While you see him taking notes he is still actively listening; as a person who writes everything down I appreciate that he can be fully attentive and engaging while taking notes. William offers a spotlight on moments I wouldn’t highlight ; it helps me to understand and view things from another perspective. He has a natural quality of empathy while still being logical and keeping focus on delving deeper into subject matter which is reassuring and confident. He is perceptive, smart and makes me feel like he shares my goal to feel and be better. I would highly recommend him.

Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders