Dr. Martinez enjoys helping others develop a sense of self-efficacy and hope, ultimately helping them achieve healthy personal goals. He has over 10 years of professional experience in psychology and neuroscience with significant experience providing psychological treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Martinez utilizes a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and existential therapy, and narrative therapy. Additionally, Dr. Martinez uses his experience in functional neuroanatomy and cognitive sciences to inform his treatment plans.
Dr. Martinez also has extensive training in incorporating the spiritual elements of a person’s being. He is particularly adept at working with people of diverse religious, ethnic, cultural, and national backgrounds, taking particular care to incorporate each person’s values into his treatment approaches. Dr. Martinez is also capable of providing bicultural/bilingual services in Spanish.
Dr. Martinez attended UCLA where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2004. He later received Masters degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy (2006) and Psychology (2010) from Fuller School of Psychology, where he also earned his Doctorate degree in 2013. Dr. Martinez completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at Tarzana Treatment Centers, where he also earned an award for his work from the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC). He completed his doctoral research on memory and cognitive functioning while working as an advanced extern at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.
Dr. Martinez is a board licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California PSY27762. He is currently a counseling faculty member at California State University, Long Beach.