Heather  Martarella
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Heather Martarella


Psychologist, PsyD
California Accepting Online

I am currently accepting new clients

Updated May 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic illness
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Heather Martarella is an expert on helping clients reclaim their lives and find relief from chronic pain and insomnia/sleep issues. She also provides treatment for those who are coping with chronic illness, most recently including Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome. Dr. Martarella became passionate about specializing in treatment chronic pain after experiencing her own physical injury in 2012, which left her with chronic pain for years which significantly changed her lifestyle. Years after her injury, she was able to begin recovering and now manages the occasional pain flare up well and enjoys a good quality of life and is committed to helping others find relief, too. These clients’ physical situations often manifest into anxiety, depression, insomnia, relationship conflicts, fatigue and irritability or overwhelm. Life as you knew it may have stopped, but there is hope, and Dr. Martarella can help you find it again.

Dr. Martarella uses many evidence-based therapy modalities and will develop the best combination for each client based in their personal needs and goals. For those suffering from sleep difficulties, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), to help clients improve their sleep. For those with trauma history, whether from childhood, medical or other traumas, she may provide EMDR or Trauma-Informed CBT, to help clients heal from trauma. Dr. Martarella encourages clients to pay attention to their body's responses and incorporates biofeedback treatment when appropriate. Dr. Martarella also emphasizes self-compassion for clients who are often hard on themselves.

Dr. Martarella earned a Master's then a Doctoral degree (PsyD in 2005); she has been providing psychological treatment since 2000. She recognizes the unique toll that physical pain or chronic illness causes and helps clients reclaim their life after these setbacks. She offers compassionate, empathetic care to help you feel safe and ready to improve your life.

Message to clients

To schedule a FREE 10 minute phone consultation with Dr. Heather Martarella, you may contact her through this site.

If you prefer a FREE 15 minute video consultation, you may schedule an appointment online via her website at PainAndSleepSolutions.


Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, social and emotional aspects of pain and learning ways to find relief

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; discomfort in social or medical settings related to chronic pain or illness

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)


Heather Martarella is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Initial appointments are $275-350 depending on length requested 50, 75 or 90 minutes.

Follow up treatment sessions are $200-300 depending on requested length of 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 6pm
  • Tue 8am - 10am
  • Wed 4pm - 7pm
  • Thu 2:30pm - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years


California: PSY21758