Walter Martin, LMFT

Name:Walter Martin
Gender:Male
Specialty:Marriage & Family Therapist—Children, Teens, Couples
Location:10650 Scripps Ranch Blvd STE 200
San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858-217-5770
www.familycounselingsandiego.com
 
Introduction:
Walter Pat Martin, MA, LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR Certified, Vice President of Company. Mr. Martin is a member of the EMDR International Association and a member of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He has many years of experience working with a diverse population including children, adolescents, adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is currently working in outpatient settings in San Diego providing Behavioral Health Assessments, Treatment Plans, individual, teenage, couples counseling. Mr. Martin received his Masters of Counseling Psychology at National University and has added 100’s of hours of continuing education to his curriculum over the last 18 years. He also is in a Ph.D. program working toward his Ph.D as he always enjoys learning more about the brain and how we can heal without the need for medications or lengthy psychotherapy sessions. His areas of specialty include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic, Fedish Behaviors, Acute Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders, and the Autistic Spectrum. Mr. Martin also has experience with the LGBT community; Court Approved co-parenting, parenting, and anger management classes/group/individuals; Veterans, Victims of Crime; Employer required counseling. Treatment Orientation includes: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, – Clinical, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy(SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  He performs Forensic Assessments, Custody Assessments, and Special Education Assessments. He is a Certified California Gambling Specialist, Certified Employee Assistant Specialist. Other Accomplishments: Mr. Martin has also taught EMDR Detur Protocol with Dr. AJ Popky under guidelines by the International Association. Mr. Martin worked with Riverside Counties Forensic Mental Health Department providing assessments with inmates. Awards & Recognition: 2012 Awarded certificate for exemplary performance in support of agency’s mission of San Diego County Mental Health. 2005 awarded certificate for work above and beyond during Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts, 2004 awarded certificate for professionalism and dedication assisting Red Cross during County Firestorms.

In 2015 Mr. Martin completed and authored “Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy: Couples Guide” and updated it in 2017 creating a revised version “Heart and Soul into Intimacy: Couples Guide” This couples workbook improving your communication which is the key to developing intimacy in our relationships. Problems will arise. We feel love when we know that our feelings are heard, remembered, and honored. Remember we all are human and deserve a second chance. Our quest for happiness often depends on finding and sustaining love. True love implies commitment. First of all, do you and your partner call yourself a couple? If not, is it appropriate to be doing this work? Each relationship teaches us and deepens our perception of love. Love has many degrees. Committed couples grow together, they desire to make their partner happier, too.

With couples I focus on communication which is the key to developing intimacy in our relationship. Couples don't, won't and can't always agree. Disagreements happen, problems will arise. We feel love when we know that our feelings are heard, remembered, and honored. Our group great therapists if you prefer a female.

When Mr. Martin Works with couples he looks how our quest for happiness often depends on finding and sustaining love. True love implies commitment. First of all, do you and your partner call yourself a couple? If not, is it appropriate to be doing this work? Each relationship teaches us and deepens our perception of love. Love has many degrees. Committed couples grow together, they desire to make their partner happier, too. This is why he wrote "Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy Couples Guide" to help improve communication, improve trust and passion back into the broken or loveless relationship.

We have the most affordable fees for Direct Neurofeedback (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) in town and almost free for active duty personnel. We keep this treatment more affordable as the benefits are so wonderful to see in our patients. I wish I could provide this for free. LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) is the newest form of neurofeedback that is offered to the public and at our clinic. This non-invasive MICRO-PULSE reorganizes neural patterns. This quick treatment option has been used for 20-plus years. It has been shown to diminish problems associated with dysregulation of the central nervous system such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, mood dysregulation, brain injury, attentional issues, ADD, ADHD, OCD and learning and memory problems. If you are an active duty military family we have a special reduced rate. We work to make it affordable for you and your family access services.


LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) is a newer form of neurofeedback that we offer at our clinic. This non-invasive and quick treatment option has been used for 20-plus years. It has been shown to diminish problems associated with dysregulation of the central nervous system such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, mood dysregulation, brain injury, attentional issues, and learning and memory problems.

How does LENS work?
The LENS disrupts and releases maladaptive brain wave patterns created by the central nervous system in response to stress, distress or injury. During a LENS treatment, the brain is able to listen to itself by receiving a reflection of it’s own activity from the sensors attached to the scalp. LENS neurofeedback disrupts brain waves momentarily and allows the brain to reset and reorganize itself. The result is healthier function. A more detailed description of the LENS is available at www.ochslabs.com
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LENS sessions are brief and the feedback so subtle that most people don’t perceive the changes provided by the feedback immediately. Symptom reduction is often noticed in the hours and days following a session. Typically, at our clinic, we combine psychotherapy, LENS, and other biofeedback techniques, so a session may last from 15-90 minutes.
The side effects we have seen following LENS are minimal. A few clients have reported mild to moderate headaches and some sleepiness. While the LENS results in successful treatment for many, there is no guarantee that it will help everyone.
Recent, acute or less complicated symptoms may resolve in less than 20 sessions through affordable fees Neurofeedback.
If you are more sensitive or have a history of complicated or chronic problems, you may need more than 20 sessions. It has been our experience that people with complex developmental trauma may need a few years of LENS treatment in combination with other modalities in order to fully benefit.

Zero Interest on most peoples plan.
Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) by Oshslabs.com. No need to teach the brain for an extended session but allow LENS to reset the brain to tune your brain to the most optional waveforms optimize brain function overall. - Remember we are on most of the insurance panels which we a bill for psycho-social assessment, family therapy, and individual session. This will help keep the cost down as Mr. Martin will incorporate psychotherapy (CBT/ACT and mindfulness techniques while conducting LENS sessions.
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Education:
SchoolDegreeMajorGraduation
National University, San Diego, CAMasters in CounselingPsychology of Counseling5/1999
License:
NameIssued ByDuration
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist #51509Board of Behavioral Sciences03/2020
Publication:
"Heart and Soul into Intimacy Couples Guide" on Amazon.com
Membership:
TitleOrganizationDuration
Fellow of American Association of Marriage Family TherapistsAmerican Association of Marriage Family Therapist08/2013
Association:
Title/RelationshipOrganizationDuration
EMDRIA Clinical MemberEMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards11/2019 expires
Clinical Member Certified Employee Assistance Specialist ClinicalEmployee Assistance Program International Association05/2016 to now
Fee:
Services  (Affordable San Diego Psychotherapy between $75-$130) we will work with you to assist in affordability.
Counseling Therapy (We have contracts with most insurance companies and you pay what is contracted plus any added service like EMDR or LENS) We work to make it affordable and easy to access services and feel better quickly without pharmaceutical interventions providing long-lasting results reorganizes dysfunctional neural patterns.

Educational Advocate Consultant

$75 to $180 per session for each professional working on your case. Unlicensed Professional have reduced fees.

Interactive Educational Advocate Consultant to prepare for and attending IEP meetings or manifestation determination hearings for expulsion can have devastating results to your child's self-esteem. We offer this service to prevent possible violation of Educational Law Code and assisting to get your child the right services to provide FAPE to your child and you have to pay extensive legal bills to get your needs met with the school district after the damage has already occurred.

LENS Neurofeedback
$140.00

Follow Up Treatment Sessions
Intake LENS Neurofeedback Complete Mapping Qeeg $400.00

Mapping brain creating treatment planning and psycho-social questionnaire.
10 Session LENS treatment + Mapping Assessment Treatment Planning
$1,800.00

10 sessions paid in advance by cash/check* — $140 each session plus $400 for mapping. Total of $1800 for package deal… (We also have partnered with a finance company offering 24 months 0% interest payment plans)

Assessment
Continuous Performance Tests utilizing EEG — $200
EEG MAPPING — $400 Best way to diagnosis the problem areas.
Written Report regarding EEG Test results for outside agency.. — $270
Biofeedback ALIVE SOFTWARE
$40 - $80

EXAMPLE OF LENS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
10 sessions paid in advance by cash/check* — $140 each session plus $400 for mapping.  Total of $1800 for a package deal...
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