Rob  Martin
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Rob Martin

He/Him/His

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
La Mesa Accepting In-person

Please reach out for available meeting times.

Updated January 2, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Rob aims to help people make the changes they want to see, by identifying the things they are already good at or interested in and using them to make progress. He will help you look at how those strengths can be used to get more control in life and find emotional balance.

In clinical language, Rob's practice could be described as utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through an Attachment lens with a Rogerian approach. He uses practical mindfulness to help bring awareness to ourselves, the world around us, and how we interact with that world. Rob works to create a relaxed and accepting environment where you can explore those uncomfortable and vulnerable areas that can throw us off balance. Humor and education play an integral role in making this happen.

An important aspect of Rob's clinical approach comes from his health and balance. Rob strongly believes that one should practice what they preach, with humility, and never ask someone to do something they wouldn’t be willing to do. Rob lived in a residential Buddhist meditation house for 6 years and continues to use the concepts and yoga/meditation practices to maintain his wellness. These days that includes healthy doses of family, nature, and guitar time. Each person must find their balance and routines that work for them and their lifestyles. Rob will work to help you find that for yourself.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $180
  • Family sessions: $225 (75min)
  • Initial Consult: $0 (20min)
  • In-Person sessions: $200 (60min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 12p-8:30pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 11am-8:30pm
  • Thu 12p-8:30pm
  • Fri 12p-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

La Mesa practice
4730 Palm Avenue, Suite 214, La Mesa, California, 91941., 214, La Mesa, California 91941
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Private Practice, Individual, Family, and group therapy. Telehealth and in Community, 2020 - Present
Centene, Magellan, Leidos, Military Family Life Counselor for military service members and their family, 2019 - 2021
Family Therapy Center, Individual, Family, and Group therapy. In-office, In community, and telehealth, 2017 - 2020
Brightquest Treatment Center, Therapist at long-term residential treatment center for complex mental illness, 2016 - 2017
Starlight Community Services, School based and Community based Individual, Family, and Group Therapy, 2012 - 2016

John F. Kennedy University, MA Counseling Psychology, 2014
San Jose State University, BA Psychology/Business, 2010


Licensure

California: 109329


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I’ve always struggled with feeling like a therapist was authentic. I’m hyper-vigilant, and suffer from CPTSD, so frankly, every one seems like a liar or frightening to me. I’ve seen countless therapists and I’ve only felt secure with only two, one of them being Rob. Just talking to him over the phone to see if he could help, I knew I just had to see him. He truly extends himself and shows he cares. He’s educated and relatable, and has a very warm and safe disposition. He provides useful resources and has a genuine enthusiasm about spurring change. You don’t just talk at Rob, you talk with him. I couldn’t recommend him enough."
- Zencare client • May 2023
"We are talking tomorrow. He reached out very promptly and was very thoughtful in email."
- Zencare client • January 2023

Publications

  • Rob
    Therapy with Rob Martin

    We interviewed Rob Martin and asked about their work with clients and guiding philosophies on therapy.