Marti is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who earned her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walsh University, a MA in Family Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a BA in Communications from Biola University. She has experience counseling individuals, couples, and groups in a variety of settings.
Marti is trained to help those dealing with stress, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, sexual identity (LGBTQ+), addiction, anger management, spiritual questions, women's issues, life adjustments, and wherever there is a desire for growth. Marti believes that counseling is a unique relationship that helps those wanting a new perspective to learn new ways to cope or to gain new ground in their life in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere to build hope, resilience, and change. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic strategies and interventions including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, strengths-based, and person-centered. Marti works with each client collaboratively to create a realistic treatment plan designed to maximize progress.
Prior to counseling, Marti worked in corporate, church, and non-profit settings. Having grown up in a pastor/missionary family and spending many years outside of the U.S., she has a unique understanding of multicultural and immigrant experiences. It is important to Marti to operate from a culturally sensitive perspective for all.
Marti is married to Michael. Together they enjoy traveling, cooking, museums, and time with friends and family.