Empathetic Straight-Shooter, Recovery Accomplice, Goal Supporter, Thought Shifter, Mood Lifter, Life Collaborator
Areas of Expertise:
Individuals, Couples, Anxiety, Anger Management, Trauma, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues, Life transitions, Depression,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Strength Based
Marriage and Family Therapist
State of California
Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Emphasis: Marriage and Family
Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration:
California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
About me: Travel Enthusiast, Father of a teenager, Husband to an incredible wife, Seeker of knowledge and always open to learning new things.
I always strive to connect with my clients – connection breeds trust – trust breeds comfort – and when you’re comfortable within your environment, you have a good foundation from which to start venturing down the path of your individualized therapy.
The reason why I choose the work I do, is because psychology is incredibly dynamic – no two people are the same. Many of us can experience similar moments in life, but the way in which those experiences affect us in the moment, as well as long-term, is as individualized as each person I work with. That is the way I approach therapy – it is uniquely structured for each person that I work with. There will always be a fundamental structure guiding the process, but I’m a big believer that we collectively walk down your uniquely individualized path.
I’m also very aware that therapy can be incredibly challenging – in many ways. Scheduling a time to sit down and discuss difficult moments you’ve had in your life can be daunting. With this in mind, I approach therapy in a very mutually based fashion – simply put, it’s a team effort. As we figuratively dive-in to your individual challenges, the path ahead gently reveals itself, and we slowly but surely walk down that path together, step by step, at a pace you’re comfortable with, always keeping in mind our goals, and where we ultimately want to end up.
Bill Martin is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialization in trauma in the state of California. He received his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and his undergrad in Business with an emphasis in Organizational Science from California State University Northridge. He is trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and is an Expert level Certified Life Coach. Bill is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT). Additionally, Bill has experience working in a crisis setting with at risk adults and youth transitioning through homelessness; domestic violence, and addiction; mental health disorders; as well as conducting group therapy sessions, couples counseling, and sex therapy.
Bill is currently accepting new clients, so feel free to contact us to set up an initial appointment or ask any questions you may have. He is very flexible when it comes to scheduling, and has more available appointment times available than what is listed on his calendar. He can be reached directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org