“My interest and energy for this work is rooted in the belief that intimate partnership is one of the most important investments we make in life. How we navigate this complicated and ever-changing terrain has a powerful influence on our children, family and community. I aspire to help couples bring the intention, intelligence and courage of their best selves forward with our research-backed models as a foundational guide for the process.”
Martha is a preternaturally good observer. She exudes a low-key calm that belies a poised, but intensely powerful and well-trained mind. With over 30 years of education and training under her belt, she has refined her practice to engage people on a deeper level to find their strengths. Her clients feel known and understood, and can relax in her easy-going humor.
Ask me about: how to learn to love running outdoors even in the dead of winter. How I met Nancy Wilson, Patty Lebelle and Tina Turner. What can happen on a silent meditation retreat.
Ever since I was young: I was tuned into what was not being said by the people around me and wondered how to find out; I dreamed of being a private investigator and loved (still do) detective stories and movies. I enjoy the art of sleuthing!
Favorite Quote: “My actions are my only true belongings.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
Favorite kind of couple: Couples who have the ability to risk sustaining commitment and tolerating the uncertainty of what will unfold when they find and tell their truth.
MSW in Clinical Social Work – Smith College
MA in Counseling Psychology – Suffolk University
Gottman Method Therapy – Level I and II
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Completed Externship and Core Skills
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – founded by Jon Kabat Zinn
Pragmatic Experiential Couples Therapy – trained by Brent Atkinson
Family Therapy - trained by Murray Bowen, Jay Haley, Cloe Madanes
Neurofeedback Therapy Level I – trained by Ed Hamlin
Teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction – Smith College, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Mindful Schools Project in Oakland, CA
Additional Training in: Discernment Counseling