Samantha Martinez, Ph.D
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations.
Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
The clinical framework used in session will be tailored directly to your needs. I have completed extensive training and led clinical practices using a wide variety of interventions so that I can help you grow in the best way for you. Some of the approaches may include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
I am deeply passionate about connecting with parents, children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults. If you are ready to start your growth journey and are interested in working together, please call us at 704-552-0116.
- Ph.D. in School Psychology, the University of South Carolina
- Master of Arts in School Psychology, the University of South Carolina
- Master of Social Work, the University of South Carolina
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Queens University of Charlotte
- Pediatric Psychology Resident at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
- Extensive clinical experience within the school, pediatric and community based settings
Areas of Expertise:
- Individual or Family Trauma/ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Grief and Bereavement
- Assessments/Learning/School Difficulties
- Identity Development, Self-Esteem, & Personal Growth
- Mood Disorders including Anxiety & Depression
- Parent/Caregiver Coaching
- Relationships & Communication Issues
- Autism/Social Skills
- Behavioral concerns
- Coping with Chronic Medical Conditions