Martha Portman, MA, LPCC-S, BC-TMH, CLC, CAHPE
Multiculturally aware, bilingual, independently licensed mental health therapist who understands that compassion and relationship building are at the core of the healing process. I am a trauma-informed, dialectical, and person-centered clinician who believes in both practical and deeply, emotionally based healing processes
I have 9 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked with clients in various community mental health and teletherapy settings with problems ranging from situational life stress to severe mental illness. Some special interests include: anxiety, C-PTSD/trauma related disorders, attachment issues, childhood trauma, and helping individuals with parenting issues. I believe that positive mental health begins in infancy and am passionate about helping parents find connection to their children to help overall family health and bonding. In addition to therapy services, I am also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and Certified Attached at the Heart Parent Educator (CAHPE) offer breastfeeding and parenting support to families.
I take a person-centered approach, where I work on building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client in order to help them reach their greatest potential and work towards reaching their goals. I believe that connection and relationship are the two foundations to personal growth. The strength of the relationship is based on my ability to maintain a non-judgmental, trusting and validating environment for the client while encouraging growth. My techniques include an integrative approach, combining multiple techniques, with an emphasis on Mindfulness-based techniques and DBT skills. Together, we will work together to find the root cause of the issues you are presenting with.
I am honored to walk with you on your healing journey
Special Interest Areas:
-CPTSD and trauma
-Pregnancy loss and infertility issues
-Narcissistic abuse recovery
-Adult children of emotionally immature/personality disorder parents
**Licensed in KY, OH, OR, WA, MA**