Luz Martinez is a licensed mental health counselor in Miami. She works with adults of all ages. Many of Luz’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, trauma, self acceptance, and self esteem. Luz is particularly passionate about serving working professionals and recent graduates who are experiencing a discrepancy between how they want to live their lives and the reality. She also has advanced training in the area of PTSD, trauma and addictions.
Luz is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Client Centered, Mindfulness, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), in which we identify the habitual thoughts and stories that play in the background of our self beliefs and behaviors. This allows us to make the changes in our lives to live and feel more authentic. In session, Luz focuses on self compassion, love and kindness mindfulness, inner child work, journaling, breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, grounding exercises, along with identifying distorted or problematic thoughts and beliefs. This approach supports clients to be more present and mindful of their experience and make the necessary changes.
Luz's style is warm, non-judgmental, and supportive. When clients first start therapy, Luz will work to build trust and provide a supportive environment where they can feel comfortable and seen. Clients goals and feedback on sessions are welcomed and encouraged to ensure it's supportive and helpful environment and session.
Luz received her MS of Psychology from Florida International University. Prior to her private practice she has worked in local community mental health centers and substance abuse facilities. Outside of private practice, she enjoys reading and spending time with her dog, Valentina. Luz offers both in-person and tele-counseling sessions. The office is centrally located off of US1.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 16 years
Luz Martinez Counseling LLC , Owner/Therapist , 2017 - Present
HealthFirst NY , Utilization Manager , 2016 - 2021
Beacon Health Options , Utilization Manager , 2014 - 2016
Magellan Health , Utilization Manager , 2011 - 2014
Miami Behavioral Health Center , Therapist , 2010 - 2011
Florida International University , MS Psychology , 2008
Florida: MH 10360