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Martin Beck Counseling

Martin Beck Counseling is a psychotherapy practice specializing in grief, depression, trauma, and anxiety. I use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment science, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO BDT), and mindfulness practice. I also use Humanist and Existential Therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy to help my clients overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. I am dedicated to providing high-quality care in a compassionate and supportive environment. I believe that everyone has the potential for growth and change, and I am here to help you achieve your goals.

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My Approach

At Martin Beck Counseling, I believe in taking a holistic approach to psychotherapy that considers the whole person, not just their symptoms. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. To ensure I provide the best possible care to my clients, I am committed to ongoing professional development and staying up-to-date with the latest research in psychology. By blending evidence-based practices with a compassionate approach, I aim to help clients uncover their strengths, explore their feelings, and work through their issues.

In today's society, it's easy to feel isolated and disconnected. We all go through difficult times that leave emotional scars, and even our successes can bring stress and anxiety. As a therapist, I understand the importance of living authentically and finding meaning and purpose. Whether going through a life transition or dealing with challenges, I provide tailored individual therapy to meet your unique needs.

When it comes to couples therapy, I utilize the proven techniques of the Gottman Method. I aim to empower couples, helping them strengthen their bond and deepen their understanding of one another. Relationships can be challenging, even during the best of times, and my approach is tailored to promote intimacy and personal growth. We can identify and overcome barriers that hinder effective communication and connection by implementing therapeutic interventions and engaging in couples exercises. Together, we'll cultivate greater understanding, self-awareness, empathy, and profound connectedness.

In the therapeutic experience, I believe in the client and myself collaborating. We create a path toward healing together, and I value my clients' insights, which help me better support them. I strive to provide an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere that fosters self-acceptance. I approach each individual with authenticity and genuine concern when working with clients. I believe in forming a solid therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and understanding. You'll find that I genuinely care about your well-being and remain curious about your experiences. Together, we'll work towards your well-being and personal growth with compassion and collaboration.

I wasn't always a therapist; I am also an artist.

I am a therapist licensed to provide social work services in Kentucky. I pursued my Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and completed my research internship at the College of Social Work. I also completed my clinical internship at Berea Counseling Services, where I worked alongside experienced professionals and honed my skills and knowledge.

With a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo and a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, my journey as an artist began. Honored with two New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellowships, my artwork has been showcased in many prestigious exhibitions. Through my art, I have explored the human condition, drawing inspiration from an existential and humanistic viewpoint.

As a first-generation American, I have firsthand experience of the challenges immigrants and their families face while navigating our complex society and institutions. My background reminds me of the need for empathy and understanding in my therapeutic work.

Around 25 years ago, I received a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a form of arthritis that causes stiffness and pain in joints and connective tissues. While I managed the condition for a considerable period, its effects eventually impacted my art practice and daily life. Adapting to these changes, I decided to pursue a second career in psychotherapy. This transition prompted a reevaluation of my priorities and values, ultimately guiding me toward supporting others in navigating their own adversities.

My personal experiences have taught me that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I firmly believe in tailoring the therapeutic experience to meet each client's unique needs. By doing so, I can provide them with the support and tools they require to make real and lasting changes in their lives.

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