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Young children learn and process best through play which is the basis behind play therapy. Kelly Martin, LPC uses structure play therapy interventions in a safe therapeutic environment which allows children to express, process, and modify feelings and behaviors on an developmentally appropriate level. Play Therapy interventions are used by Kelly in the treatment of young children age 3 to 6.
For more information about Play Therapy visit The University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy.
Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence based treatment approach used to help children, adolescents and their caregivers process and work through trauma related issues. Treatment is designed to be split between conjoint sessions with the client and caregiver and sessions with the client focusing on the specific emotional and behavioral difficulties faced by victims of trauma. Working together with the therapist, clients and caregivers learn to process thoughts and feelings related to the trauma; identify manage and resolve distressing thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and improve safety, promote positive communication and parenting skills.
Kelly Martin, LPC is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy. For more information on Kelly's training see About Us.
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a scientifically tested and proven effective type of therapy used in the treatment in many different disorders. This type of therapy focuses on collaborating with and teaching the client a number of different problem solving skills that the client masters and then applies in other areas of their life. Types of skills focus on behaviors, challenging current beliefs, identifying and modifying distorted thinking and learning to relate to others in different ways. Cognitive Behavior therapy is generally focused on current issues and is short term.
For more information on Cognitive Therapy visit the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Kelly Martin, LPC is a Diplomat for the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. To find out more about Kelly's training, see About Us.
Open group meets 1 hour session every other Tuesdays. This group is designed to provide peer support and education to help young adults who are finishing up high school and entering the next stage in their lives. Topics include entering college, how to apply for a job, life skills, study habits, healthy relationships, stress management and more! Groups are often able to billed and covered by insurance. For information on what insurance are accepted, see Insurance and Fees under the HOME tab. Group is also available for private pay per session. For more information, use the CONTACT US tab to contact Kelly Martin with questions.
Teenage Girls (13 to 17 years old)
Open group meets 1 hour session every other Tuesdays. This group is designed to provide peer support and education to help teen girls with the unique struggles they face in today's world. Topics include self harm, depression and anxiety, health relationships, coping skills, anger and stress management, communication skills, relationship building with parents and more! Groups are often able to billed and covered by insurance. For information on what insurance are accepted, see Insurance and Fees under the HOME tab. Group is also avaible for private pay per session. For more information, use the CONTACT US tab to contact Kelly Martin with questions.
The Academy of Music Therapy defines music therapy as " the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program." Although there are a great number of populations who benefit from the use of music therapy,Kelly uses music in conjunction with psychotherapy techniques to build rapport, for use in expression, and for coping. Music therapy is also used in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech/communication disorders, learning disabilities, and in the treatment of mental health disorders. Each session is individualized for the client including the use of individualized, measurable goals and objectives.
For more information on Music Therapy visit the American Music Therapy Association.
Kelly Martin, LPC is a board certified music therapist with more than 10 years of experience. For more information on Kelly's training, see About Us.
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