Dana Martinez, Psy.D.

A safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where we can explore the past and create a new future.

As a psychologist, my job is to help my patients (adults, children, and families) identify problematic patterns, understand formative relationships, and develop self understanding. Therapy can help individuals learn how to express themselves and develop positive coping skills. The greatest predictor of success in therapy is the therapist-patient relationship and finding a therapist with whom you feel understood and can explore painful issues is crucial. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space where we can explore the past and create a new future. I am bilingual & bicultural in Spanish and English.

Parents, I appreciate the fear and anxiety of having children struggle. We will work closely to help your child/teenager become less anxious or depressed and more resilient and socially comfortable. If a psychological or psychoeducational evaluation is required, I help parents acquire the understanding they need to become their child’s best advocate.

Individual, Family Therapy, and Parent Guidance:

Psychotherapy or “talk therapy” is a safe, non-judgmental space for personal reflection, insight, and exploration. Family therapy and parenting work provide an opportunity to work through difficulties that lead to relational rifts with the goal of increasing communication, improving family dynamics, and creating fulfilling relationships.

Dr. Martinez offers both in-person and virtual services. Dr. Martinez uses a HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform (Sessions) for virtual visits. Since Dr. Martinez is ASPPB authorized to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology, she can see you for a virtual visit as long as you reside in a PSYPACT-participating state.

While talk therapy alone can be a powerful tool for personal growth and change, some individuals benefit from the addition of psychedelic medications. If you are engaged in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, a form of personal exploration through non-ordinary states of consciousness, or have had a psychedelic experience, psychotherapy sessions can help to prepare for and/or integrate your experiences.

Psychological Testing

Psychological testing consists of a series of tests that help determine the cause of mental health symptoms and disorders and to obtain an accurate diagnosis and determine appropriate treatment. Psychological evaluations are used in a variety of scenarios, and the tests range accordingly. They are used for adults to determine the extent of a brain injury, ADHD, or a cognitive disorder such as dementia, or for diagnostic purposes. When a child is having behavioral, social, or academic problems, psychological testing may be warranted because of a learning disorder, attention deficit, a mood disorder.

Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy

The therapeutic use of psychedelics is a rapidly advancing field, offering a novel treatment approach for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health struggles. Psychedelics can introduce openness and flexibility to the mind, helping to overcome mental blockages. At present, Ketamine is the only legally available psychedelic medicine for psychotherapeutic use.

If you are struggling with treatment-resistant depression or another seemingly unyielding emotional condition, and you feel that traditional therapies have failed you, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy may present a suitable, alternative treatment avenue for you.

Disclaimer: ketamine services are offered in collaboration with a medical professional. Note that racemic (generic) ketamine is currently not FDA approved as a treatment for any mental health condition, although there is substantial research literature to support the use of racemic ketamine in psychiatry and psychotherapy

Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration

Are you considering or already exploring psychedelic medicine and altered states of consciousness for therapeutic, spiritual or personal growth purposes? — considering safety is essential, and comprehensive preparation and integration can be a key to a meaningful journey.

You might have questions or unique experiences that you’re eager to gain more insight into or make sense of. Perhaps you’re eager to incorporate newfound insights into your everyday life. Whether you are considering embarking on a psychedelic journey, or seeking to process past experiences with altered states— I am here to provide guidance and support as you explore the expansion of your consciousness.

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I believe the essence of good therapy is empathy, tactful directness and a collaborative approach to help people make and internalize changes to improve their relationships and impart a sense of well-being.