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Kelly J. Martin, MA LCPC NCC

 

My Approach

The healing process thrives when the client¹s strengths, aspirations, beliefs, and unique qualities are understood and valued. I provide a non-judgmental and empowering environment, while embracing vulnerability, authenticity, forgiveness, flexibility, and creativity. Through empathy, goal collaboration, and shared humor, I strive to build a strong rapport with my clients. Effective and meaningful counseling requires a solid therapeutic alliance. My counseling methods are tailored to the client¹s goals and preferences, utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities.

My Experience

I attained my Master¹s Degree in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Through my clinical training, volunteer involvement, and career, I have worked with a diverse clientele in hospitals, community colleges, social service agencies, and assisted living facilities. I am a proud member and volunteer of Postpartum Support International (PSI); I have certification in Maternal Mental Health through PSI and The 2020 Mom Project¹s program for professionals.

My Specialties:

  • Women’s Health
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
  • Infertility and Miscarriage
  • Mental Health Provider Support
  • Parenting
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions/Adjustment Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Dementia (Vascular Dementia, Alzheimer¹s Disease)
  • Grief and Loss
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    Treatment Modalities

  • Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • CBT-I (for Insomnia)
  • Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-focused Therapy