Who is Walter Patrick Martin Marriage Family Therapist
Walter Patrick Martin, MA, LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR Cert. discovered that CES and a unique style of EMDR therapy is actually a method that every therapist dreams about, i.e., it is as efficient as it is time effective. Usually I have been able to see significant positive results in only one session. Give it a try and see the difference. Feel peaceful once again. The proven medical treatment of Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) re-balances your brain’s chemistry. Many people report feeling relief from the very first time they use the CES Ultra. Your brain chemistry re-balances while anxiety plummets. And unlike drugs, CES is so safe, you can use it as much as you want. Now you have the power achieve peace of mind and move forward with your life.
Walter Pat Martin, MA, LMFT, EAS-C, CISM Cert, EMDR Cert
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing 50 hours Certification Training
- Employee Assistance Specialists – Clinical Certificated for EAP referrals
- Gambling Addiction Certified Counselor 16 hours advanced course- UCLA Gambling
- DETUR EMDR 16 hour advanced course. Specialized Training for patients with addiction, panic and anxiety disorders. Assessed Dr. Popky creator training in Salt Lake,UT and Carlsbad, CA.
- Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing 32 hour certification course (CISM) Basic and Advanced Training. It is an adaptive, short-term psychological helping-process that focuses solely on an immediate and identifiable problem. It can include pre-incident preparedness to acute crisis management to post-crisis follow-up. FEMA trained to assist in crisis onsite management.
- Neuro-Feedback AKA Neuro-Programmer Software with active EEG to retain the brain through sound waves often providing patient CD to bring treatment home.
- Contracted with DOD as a Military Family Life Counselor at local High School
- Distributor for CESUltra and Alpha-Stim AKA Cranial Electric Stimulation (Over 40 years of solid research) FDA approved treatment for Anxiety, Sleep Disorders, Depression using patented square wave frequency at 100 MHZ. This is utilized in all manufactures.
- Assigned to County Crisis Team during last two California Firestorms in 2004, 2007 and 2005 Katrina Disaster in partnership with Red Cross.
- Wrote first book in 2015 “Heart and Soul toward Intimacy: A couples workbook” as I noticed that there was nothing simple for couples to follow while struggling with communicating with each other.
- Teach Superior Court Approved Parenting Class and Anger Management Class. Designed 9 unique modules that are 90 minutes long to address core curriculum required and also allows anyone to start any time to the groups.
- Child Custody 730 evaluation is an in-depth investigation and assessment of the family in accordance with state requirements (see California Rules of Court §5.220, §5.225, and §5.230 for specifics). The written assessment, along with recommendations, is submitted to the Court, specifically in consideration of the health, safety, welfare, and best interests of the children in the family.
- Fellow of American Association of Marriage Family Therapist in 2015.
- PADI 1988 – Diver Master#42192 (Professional Rating)
- PADI 1988 – (Recreational Diver Level) Rescue Diver Specialist, Boat Diver Specialty, Wreck Specialty , Equipment Specialist, Night Diver, Deep Diver Specialty, Kelp Diver Specialty, Nitrox O2 Specialty, Marine Biologist Specialty, Master Scuba Diver Rating (Recreational Diver Level)
Pat’s style is respectful, interactive and dynamic. He has learned that there are a lot ways to help, to heal and to promote personal growth, and that no particular approach fits every person or situation. Pat has over 17 years of experience working with children, teens and adults who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues including: depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, PTSD, substance addictions, as well as family, relationship and LGBT issues.
Pat also worked with Riverside County Sheriffs and over 12 years with Special Education Mental Health and helping children and families find services within the community and around California for at risk youth. In addition being part of TBS, wraparound and case management for children in residential placements out of state. Free time Pat is a Scuba Divemaster and loves to explore underwater caves and ships. He also is the webmaster http://www.emdrsandiego.org/, http://www.emdrcarlsbad.com/ and blogger. If you can not come to the office Pat also uses Breakthrough.com (like Skype but more secure) http://patmartin.breakthrough.com many insurance companies allow payment through this service or he offers a reduced hourly rate. Our goal is to give you hope and relief of your systems quickly. Wellness.comMy Profile.
Walter Patrick Martin area of focus includes help with self-esteem issues, couples/marriage/family issues, co-parenting, reunification, anger management, complex trauma, Asperger’s, Autism, severe psychosis to manic depression, stress-management, anxiety, depression, and adjusting to life transitions. Walter Patrick Martin also published a workbook for couples called “Heart and Soul into Intimacy.” While working for the County of San Diego for over 12 years Mr. Martin also assist the Red Cross during the Firestorms of 2005, 2006 and Katrina through the County Crisis Team.
Quote: The choices in my life brought me to where I am now a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Addiction Specialist, husband, father, workshop trainer, author and Divemaster. My passion to work with veterans lead me to towards extensive EMDR trauma training and EMDR addiction training known as DeTUR protocol. The inventor of DeTUR EMDR protocol, Dr. AJ Popky invited me to assist him with training other clinicians and provided me consultation hours toward certification as a Certified EMDRIA Therapist. Over the last 16 years life had brought many disasters and I volunteered as a crisis counselor during last two California Firestorms in 2004, 2007 and 2005 Katrina Disaster in partnership with County Crisis Team and Red Cross. Currently, I volunteer with Vista’s Community Emergency Response Team since 2011. While working with couples at Psycare in 2015 I was inspired to write my first book “Heart and Soul toward Intimacy: A couples workbook” as I noticed that there was nothing simple for couples to follow while struggling with communicating with each other.
What I do is my passion, it is not a job, as I see many people suffering from anxiety, addiction, depression and interpersonal struggles, my passion leads me to try new techniques such as Neuro-Feedback and CES treatment to assist in a holistic approach to health. I am honored to be a guide toward finding balance and assisting as a guide in healing with my patient or patients.”
Pat’s style is respectful, interactive and dynamic. He has learned that there are a lot ways to help, to heal and to promote personal growth, and that no particular approach fits every person or situation. Pat has over 17 years of experience working with children, teens and adults who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues including: depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, PTSD, substance addictions, as well as family, relationship and LGBT issues. Pat also worked with Riverside County Sheriffs and over 12 years with Special Education Mental Health and helping children and families find services within the community and around California for at risk youth. If you can not come to the office Pat also uses Breakthrough.com (like Skype but more secure) http://patmartin.breakthrough.com many insurance companies allow payment through this service or he offers a reduced hourly rate. Our goal is to give you hope and relief of your systems quickly.
Mr. Martin also has joined The Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) which is the world’s largest, oldest, and most respected membership organization for employee assistance professionals. With members in over 40 countries around the globe, EAPA is the world’s most relied upon source of information and support for and about the employee assistance profession. Mr. Martin is has completed specialized training as a Employee Assistance Specialists – Clinical Certification. This allows you to have confidence in Mr. Martin’s ability through your employers EAP program to offer a solutions focused approach. Mr. Martin is now listed in EAPA international directory for EAS at http://www.eapassn.org/Directories/EAS-Directory just type in last name and 92131 for zip code at office.
Mr. Martin is also proud to be assigned during the 2015/2016 school year for the students and families at Serra High School as the Military Family Life Counselor through MHN Government Services.
Also, Mr. Martin offers Free Counseling for Gambling Addiction in San Diego office. Mr. Martin has received specialized training through a special program by UCLA and the State of California for Gambling Addiction which hides under the radar for many people but it is very real. This is for families, wife’s and the client.
Problem gamblers—those who gamble beyond the limits of recreational entertainment— If you need help right away you can talk to someone right now 24 hours 7 days a week at 1.800.GAMBLER or 1.800.426.2537.
Problem Gambling is participation in any form of gambling to the extent that it creates a negative consequence to the gambler, the gambler’s family, place of employment, or community. This includes patterns of gambling and subsequent related behaviors that compromise, disrupt, or damage personal, family, educational, financial, or vocational interests. The problem gambler does not meet the diagnostic criteria for pathological gambling disorder. Free Gambling Online Assessment Tool – Click Now.
With each session we our goal is to help show measurable change in your life which improves mood, decreases anxiety, decreases obsessive thinking, decreases triggers and cravings relating to any dysfunctional behavior and thinking pattern. This approach is very different then any other you have experience in the past with results driven research finding success in months not years.
EMDR = Results = Healing + Less Baggage
You don’t have to go it alone. When you’re having a rough time in your life you sometimes need someone who can help you work through it. We all, at some point, find ourselves in emotionally difficult situations that we don’t understand. We feel lost. The patience and subtle skills of an experienced therapist can help you understand things from a new perspective and help you accept and appreciate yourself in a new, more functional way.
Could EMDR help me? A growing body of evidence is showing that many psychological conditions, including depression, often start with a stressful or traumatic experience. We are finding that EMDR Therapy with a Certified EMDR therapist can help significantly with symptoms of PTSD, phobias, depression, anxiety, panic, early and complex adverse experiences in childhood, and much more. It also has a strong track record for performance enhancement in a wide variety of fields — school, work, business, sales, sports, the arts, and that Most Popular Fear of All Time: public speaking.
Could Neurofeedback help me? Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.
Neurofeedback and EMDR bilateral stimulation addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
Using EEG (electroencephalogram) Emotiv Epoc 14 ch device with mind retaining games can improve performance and decrease symptoms of learning disabilities. With ADHD Mr. Martin found this method makes significant progress and high functioning autism neurofeedback has been researching impressive gains in ability to socialize better and over all quality of life improvements in multiple research studies over the last 10 years. This treatment is only $100 for initial assessment session and $50 per session but you must agree to at least 20 sessions for long lasting change to occur as per all the research studies indicate. After the 2 time a week sessions for the 20 times then you can go into maintenance of twice a month.
If you need help call us anytime at 760-498-1053. If for some reason we are in session or a meeting you can always call Call the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240 anytime 24 hours a day.