Martha Pedersen, Counselor, LMHC

I specialize in working with clients who suffer from anxiety and depression, work-life balance issues, relationship issues, and issues around self-confidence and “presence” at home and at work. Particular groups I enjoy working with and have experience with include college and graduate students, those suffering from the loss of a significant relationship, those working in the design field, and the LGBTQ community.

I love helping my clients improve their lives through insight-oriented conversation and behavioral change. I believe in helping clients become “experts” on themselves and their values, assisting them in developing coping skills and perspective so that they can lead lives that feel more relaxed, productive, and enjoyable.

One type of therapy I use with most of my clients is EMDR, which is a way of helping clients re-process the difficult things that have happened to them in the past so that they can see them in a new light and move forward with a healthier perspective on themselves and their strengths.

Since a good therapist/client connection is of primary importance, I prefer to have a twenty minute phone consultation with potential clients to be sure we are a good fit. My style is eclectic, conversational, and supportive, and I am willing and able to offer “homework” where appropriate.