Martie McNamara Masters Level Graduate Intern supervised by Kelly Knight LPC
Martie is committed to serving people of all ages and from all walks of life. She strives to create a safe atmosphere for her clients and works alongside her clients as they start to gain a sense of awareness of the issues that may cause problems in their lives. Building on this sense of awareness, Martie works with her clients so they can start to move towards acceptance of themselves and others and make positive changes in their lives that may be beneficial to them, their relationships and overall quality of life.
Martie utilizes the following theoretical counseling methods:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based approach that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive and disturbing thought patterns that can have a negative influence on behavior and emotions.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a therapy that aims to reduce the influences of difficult thoughts and emotions on our lives by accepting them, learning to notice them from a distance, thinking in the present moment, and taking concrete steps towards what is important in our lives that we value.
- Adlerian Therapy, which helps clients learn to identify, explore, challenge and become aware of mistaken and faulty assumptions within the person’s life. Increased self awareness is often the foundation to improve our relationships in personal settings, work settings and the social environment.
Martie’s hobbies include playing catch with her dog, working out, and adding to her family tree by doing genealogy work. She is active at her synagogue and does volunteer work at local shelters. She speaks Spanish fluently and welcomes patients who speak the language. Martie is able to provide reduce fee services and has evening and weekend availability.