SPECIALTIES

Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

10 years +

where

Austin TX 78704 - United States

Credentials

LCSW

Additional Expertise

Marriage/Couples Counselor, Psychotherapist

I Practice in

My state/province only

I AM FLUENT IN

English

I Believe

We can only heal relational wounds through relationship.

About Margaret Martin

Restorative Therapy for Individuals and Couples

My psychotherapy practice focuses on individuals in transition who seek balance, wholeness and healing. I provide therapy to individual adults and couples in any place on their journey towards hope and healing, whether just beginning the healing process or further on their path. My areas of specialty include divorce recovery and managing other life transitions, healing from trauma, and the depression or anxiety that often accompanies each of these life challenges. I have experience with a variety of therapeutic techniques designed to help clients achieve their individual goals. These include traditional talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), radical acceptance, and mindfulness practice. I'm in the second year of a three year training program in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), a well-researched approach based on psychoanalytic theory. Since 2012 I've trained with Stan Tatkin in his model, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). I enjoy working with both straight and gay clients, as well as trans and gender-nonconforming folks.

I have a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My 20 years of experience in clinical social work includes providing therapy in an inpatient treatment facility, an intensive outpatient program, a medical practice, and in private practice. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, couple and family therapy. I feel deeply honored to participate in this process with my clients, and I am here to help you find the path that brings you balance and healing.

On a personal level, I'm a bit of a neuroscience geek and love learning about the latest research regarding how our brains function and how that applies to the healing process. I'm also passionate about knitting and other fiber arts and take almost any opportunity to get my creative juices flowing.