Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, RDI® Certified Consultant
Dr. A’verria Martin received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 from Alliant International University and her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Loma Linda University in 2012. During her doctoral studies, she specialized in Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) which focuses on the integration between biopsychosocial and family systems approaches.
Dr. Martin has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and specializes in working with couples from this attachment-based model—helping partners reprocess the emotional response that maintains marital distress, shaping new key interactions and bonding events, and overcoming therapeutic impasses. Additionally, Dr. Martin works to enhance relational equality by deeply considering the impact of socio-cultural issues on couple relationships using Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy. Dr. Martin also works with individuals from an attachment perspective, while developing richer narratives through a Narrative Therapy approach. In addition, she, more recently has started training in the Relationship Development Intervention a family-based, behavioral treatment designed to address autism’s core symptoms. Based on these theoretical frameworks, it is the goal of therapy to support individuals, couples, and families to openly process feelings, develop secure attachments, harmonize beliefs and ideas, and organize and share responsibilities to enrich their future development.
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