Patrick Martin MFT, EMDR Psychotherapist, Educational Advocate, offer a healing warm environment utilizing the most modern methods in psychological treatment today, such that healing takes months, not years to achieve lasting change.
EMDR work by clearing the bad memory, allowing the patient to feel freer, more alive, and empowered. Undesirable behavior patterns transform into functional behaviors and core beliefs transform into healthy thinking.
Patrick Martin MFT, Psychotherapist, Educational Advocate, also utilize Feeling-State Theory of Substance and Behavioral Disorders Protocol which is a brief therapy that quickly improves substance addiction, co-dependence, anger, paranoia and behavioral addictions.
The key is to do your best, whatever that is for you at the time. Maybe for a couple of weeks the best you can do is get out of bed, take a shower and put on clean clothes for the day. There will come a time when you’re feeling pretty strong and focused, and then you can make appointments with a new specialist, or talk to your child’s therapist about new goals.
There is no magic method so lets find what works for you and get you feeling better.
Your child is an extension of you. Please read below and ask yourself the question!!
- Have you noticed your child behaving negatively, becoming withdrawn or not being themselves after a death, a negative experience, an accident or other trauma?
- Does your adopted child seem to carry trauma from the time before your adoption?
- Is your child having nightmares?
- Has your child been bullied?
- Is your child plagued by fears or worries?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you child may be a candidate for EMDR therapy.
EMDR is a psycho therapeutic approach, which is extremely helpful in resolving trauma or bad experiences. It does not have to be a large trauma for EMDR to be useful and EMDR can also be used to help build a child’s self esteem.
Advocacy Consultation and Representation for Special Needs Children and Adults
Contact W Patrick Martin, MFT, Educational Advocate if you believe your district has violated your rights or the rights of your child. Mr. Martin has 12 years of experience working with local school districts developing treatment goals and advocating for needy families. When you hold your local school district accountable, you will begin to see significant progress in your child’s education and your IEP team will be willing to meet the needs of your child and take care in implementing your parental rights.
Grief & Loss
Loosing someone (or even something) very important to you can send you on a journey that can take you through many stages. Understanding those stages and facilitating your safe passage won’t make the process painless, but it could help you get to the other side more quickly and with less damage to other aspects of your life.
Having a strong sense of self can give you the ability handle the emotional challenges and even attacks that we all encounter as we strive to reach our desired goals. You can learn to nurture & support yourself as you venture into areas you always wanted to go but until now were too afraid.
Have you ever gotten the idea that maybe you worry more than is absolutely necessary. Sure, a meteor could hit you on the head as you’re walking through the parking lot, but chances are that’s not going to happen. How can you develop or restore an inner sense of confidence that everything is going to be OK, and focus your energy more productively?
Of course, it’s important to be careful, but how careful is careful enough. And if you decided on a deep level that relaxing more would be OK, how could you give yourself permission to do that.
As you share your fears and discover more about your inner world you might find that old worries and limiting ideas could slip away forever.
There’s nothing wrong with being alone, unless there is. Many people cherish their alone time while for others it’s a painful, dreaded experience. If being alone is a problem for you, I can help you understand what’s going on. Whether it’s dealing with grief and loss issues, confronting what you may be avoiding, re engaging with a support network, finding a mate, or something else, together we can work to make your life more comfortable.
Are you depressed? If you think you might be, there’s good news. Mild to moderate depression can be treated effectively without drugs. Let me help you figure out what type of depression you have, how severe it is, and what we can do so you can start feeling better again.
Example of Couples Therapy