My educational background as an MSW supports my understanding of the impact of past and current systems (i.e. family, work place, community) on daily life. Extensive training and experience in mediation has contributed to my non-judgmental approach, the ability to recognize potentially harmful communication patterns, and the understanding that people can see things differently without being "wrong". I utilize a variety of approaches including attachment theory, creative expression/play, mindfulness and CBT as needed by individual clients. I welcome clients of all ages, couples, and families. I accept Medicare, NE Medicaid, and a variety of insurance payment sources.
I have a firm belief in our inherent drive toward healing. My work history includes working with Head Start parents, dialysis patients, those locked in disagreement, and people who are incarcerated. I understand the burden that physical health, financial and legal issues places on mental health.
I utilize play therapy strategies with children, and use creative expression activities with adults since this is often more effective in healing trauma than traditional "talk therapy". While I am not a Registered Play Therapist, I routinely consult with a Registered Play Therapist to nurture and expand skills.
Call Susan E. Martinez for a free 15 minute consultation now - (308) 365-1292
- License: Nebraska / 2090
- Certificate: Nebraska / MHP 4820
- Certificate Date: 2016
Types of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Family / Marital
- Family Systems
- Motivational Interviewing
- Play Therapy
Susan E. Martinez