Barbara T. Martin, Ph.D., L.P.

Approach to Treatment

I have a cognitive-behavior style to my therapy, thus my focus is in changing negative thinking patterns and negative behavioral patterns.  I will give you concrete suggestions to try in between therapy sessions and I am able to teach specific stress management and relaxation skills.  I believe that people benefit more from counseling if they actively participate in setting goals and implementing specific changes in between sessions.  I also utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy with individuals who have experienced trauma.  I will coordinate with any professionals you or your adolescent are working with including your adolescent’s school support system, your primary care physician, pediatrician, or psychiatrist.