Anger Management,Anxiety,Grief (Loss),Stress Management,PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), LGBTQ Identity,OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder),Friend Issues,Divorce Recovery,group therapy,Bipolar Disorder,Identity Issues,Professional (Career Issues),Perinatal Mental Health (Pregnancy, Postpartum, Parenting),Depression,Romantic Partner Issues,Adjustment Disorder,Self-esteem,Adolescent Issues,Domestic Violence offenders,Domestic Violence Victims
Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors,Cognitive Processing (CPT),Interpersonal,Mindfulness-Based (MBCT),Positive Psychology,Coaching,Dialectical (DBT),Emotionally Focused,Family/Marital,Humanistic,Motivational Interviewing,Narrative,Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Family Systems,Person-Centered,Trauma Focused,Solution Focused Brief (SFBT),Strength-Based
LaWanda Martin has been employed in Humans Services for over 20 years. She has worked in Family Advocacy Programs for the Army and Navy while earning a Master of Science from Texas A &M University in 2012, in Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, She possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Public Administration from Upper Iowa University. She became fully Licensed in 2015 In the State of Florida, next in Virginia and Texas. Since becoming licensed she has worked in many facets of mental health such as: Inpatient for Seriously Mental Illnesses/Substance Abuse, Community Behavioral Health- serving the local populations with personal growth, problem solving, behavioral issues and coordination of care, Active-Duty Military / Veterans with dealing with transitioning, trauma, relationship issues and social issues, and Law enforcement, assisting with crisis management, Trauma and coping with stress. She has worked with children from age 2 through the senor population. Through her education and experience she began using her knowledge to guide pre licensed students in getting their Professional License. LaWanda works with people who struggle with their feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Together, they will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections.” Her theoretical orientation is Person Centered Approach and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focus Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, reading and exploring new places.
Lawanda practices with empathy and compassion. She presents a relaxed, safe and personable atmosphere where everyone can be themselves, so that sharing can feel natural. She acknowledge your efforts in taking these steps to care for yourself and is honored to assist.
Degree> Bachelor of Science Public Administrations and Sociology
Upper Iowa University
5000 Westown Pkwy Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Dates: 10/2002 - 06/2004
Degree> Masters in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy
Texas A &M University Central (MSPSY)
1001 Leadership Pl, Killeen, TX 76549
Dates: 05/2010 -12/2012