I’m Martina, a licensed professional counselor candidate based in Denver, CO - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my clients’ well-being. My goal is to meet my clients where they are at and support them in discovering and working towards their personal goals.
My first career in massage therapy eventually led me to the realization that I wanted to have the skills and knowledge to be able to talk to people about the trauma and other issues that were manifesting as patterns of pain and tension in their bodies. My background in bodywork informs my psychotherapy practice today.
Addressing my own grief, loss, and mental health struggles also helped put me on the path of becoming a mental health professional. I approach counseling not as an expert leader but as someone who is trained to walk the path of healing and transformation alongside my clients.
I graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a Master's degree in counseling. My experience working with people struggling with addiction, complex PTSD, and personality disorders has shown me that people are incredibly resilient and can overcome life's most challenging circumstances with the proper care and support.
My approach to therapy is informed by my work with clients recovering from trauma, grief and loss, and substance abuse, as well as my background as a massage therapist, and my own experiences with therapy and healing in my struggles with mental health, neurodivergence, life transitions, and grief. Helping you create a foundation of self-acceptance from which to grow and adapt in more positive, life-affirming ways is my passion. I believe you are the expert on your life and our work together will be collaborative and tailored to your needs. My approach is client-centered and strengths-based. I draw from various therapeutic models such as ACT, DBT, somatics, depth psychotherapy, and mindfulness in order to get to the root of your issues while equipping you with practical tools for everyday life. I bring my whole authentic self to each session and that means showing up as a real person and not a "clinician," dropping the occasional f-bomb, and using humor when appropriate.