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 towards extensive EMDR trauma training and EMDR addiction training known as the DeTUR protocol by Dr. AJ Popky. 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 CERT 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.”
Clinical Director, Walter Pat Martin, MC, LMFT has clinical expertise includes working in the areas of Children, Teenagers, Addictions, Military, Biofeedback, Direct Neurofeedback, Gambling, and Couples Counseling through the specialized training in: Mindfulness Mind-Body Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, DeTUR EMDR protocol, 12 Step Models and Gottman’s Couples therapy. (Pat loves to play, uses art, puppets, storytelling with children from 4 to 99.) In addition, the mind retraining games on the computer and EEG interface kids really enjoy. Pat is also certified by the Office of Problem Gambling as a Provider (UCLA Certified Provider), offering FREE services to problem gamblers and their families Through State Of California’s Gambling Program and UCLA Gambling Addiction Program. Neurofeedback and EMDR bilateral stimulation address problems of brain dysregulation. These happen to be numerous. There are multiple verified Seals from AllTherapist.com and Goodtherapy.org.
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Pat’s style is respectful, interactive and dynamic. He has learned that there are a lot of 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 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.
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