Ana Maria L. Martinez, MFT
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am originally from New Mexico and have lived in various parts of the country, including New York, California, Hawaii, and Colorado. I attended CU Boulder for my undergraduate work and California Institute of Integral Studies for graduate studies in integral counseling psychology. Throughout my role as a clinical therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with many children, adolescents, families, and couples. As a therapist, I find great joy in helping people gain or regain a sense of purpose and passion in life. I especially appreciate working with victims of trauma and substance use issues that stem from traumatic incidents. I am moved every day by the strength I see in patients who take courageous steps towards change. I am skilled in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and addressing the intersectionality of our identities.
About my practice
The chemical dependency treatment services at Kaiser Permanente provide high-quality, affordable care to members seeking treatment for substance use. We also provide services to family members who may be affected by a loved one’s substance use. We have a defined range of care which uses the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria to inform and direct appropriate care. Group therapy is a principal component of chemical dependency care. Patient treatment goals are designed to meet individual needs while considering the individual’s readiness and motivation to change.
How I thrive
I consider self-care a moment to moment discovery of self. Thriving for me includes biking along the beautiful bike paths, exercise, hiking in the mountains, taking a dip in the hot springs, sharing time with friends and family, and a healthy dose of “doing nothing” with a quality novel or TV show. I love trying new recipes and growing vegetables in my garden.