Martha has worked as a school counselor since 1994, primarily at the middle school level, along with some high school experience. Prior to that she was an elementary school teacher for five years. Martha has recently retired from public education after serving 33 years. Martha is a licensed professional counselor. She is also the mother of four children.
As a therapist with a school counseling background, Martha’s approach to counseling is client centered and reality based. Focusing on setting achievable goals and initiating common sense strategies serve her clients well. Helping clients make behavioral change and/or becoming more balanced in attitude and emotion is the basis of Martha’s counseling style.
Martha specializes in working with school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults. Areas of expertise include:
- Academic struggles
- Anger Management
- Behavior concerns
- Family conflict
- Family relationships
- Focus/Attention issues (ADHD)
- Organizational skills
- Peer conflict
- Peer relationships
- School & general anxiety
- Social integration
- School refusal/disengagement
- Self-esteem concerns
- Stress (school related stress/time management)
Martha hopes she can help her clients better manage personal, peer, school and life situations. She wants to help clients make sense out of how they approach and respond to conflict, stress, relationships, and life in general, especially as they navigate their growing years.