Marti is a graduate intern, completing her Master’s degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at George Fox University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education from PSU and worked for nearly two decades as an educator. Marti immigrated with her parents from Cuba when she was 12, and is fully bilingual in both English and Spanish.
It was within the education system, making connections with students and their families, where her passion for being a helper began. “Because of my experience, I can relate to clients’ stories of struggle and resilience. I believe that we each have within us a great deal of innate knowledge and wisdom.”
Marti believes in a humanistic approach to therapy based on empathy and unconditional positive regard. She also uses Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to overcome problems by developing new, more functional ways of thinking. She works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families to collectively attain desired objectives.