About our Clinical Director and whom he has treated in the community
Walter Pat Martin, MA, LMFT, EAS-C, EMDR Certified CLINICAL director. Mr. Martin is a member of the EMDR International Association and a member of the International Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He has many years of experience working with a diverse population including adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Mr. Martin received his Masters of Counseling Psychology at National University and has added 100’s of hours of continuing education to his curriculum over the last 18 years. His areas of specialty include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotic Disorders and the Autistic Spectrum. Mr. Martin also has experience with the LGBT community; Court Approved co-parenting, parenting, and anger management.
Mr. Martin specializes in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender services such as TRANSSEXUALS transitioning from male to female or female to male, assisting patients in gender dysphoria and hormone replacement therapy awaiting for surgery.
He performs Forensic Assessments, Custody Assessments, and Special Education Assessments. He is a Certified California Gambling Specialist, Certified Employee Assistant Specialist, CERTIFIED EMDR and trauma specialist: Mr. Martin has also taught EMDR Detur Protocol with Dr. AJ Popky under guidelines by the EMDR International Association. Mr. Martin worked with Riverside Counties Forensic Mental Health Department providing assessments with inmates. Awards & Recognition: 2012 Awarded certificate for exemplary performance in support of agency’s mission of San Diego County Mental Health. 2005 awarded certificate for work above and beyond during Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts, 2004 awarded certificate for professionalism and dedication assisting Red Cross during County Firestorms. He retired from government work in 2014.
In 2015 Mr. Martin completed and authored “Heart and Soul Toward Intimacy: Couples Guide” and updated it in 2017 creating a revised version “Heart and Soul into Intimacy: Couples Guide” This couples workbook improving your communication which is the key to developing intimacy in our relationships. Problems will arise. We feel love when we know that our feelings are heard, remembered, and honored. Remember we all are human and deserve a second chance. Our quest for happiness often depends on finding and sustaining love. True love implies commitment. First of all, do you and your partner call yourself a couple? If not, is it appropriate to be doing this work? Each relationship teaches us and deepens our perception of love. Love has many degrees. Committed couples grow together, they desire to make their partner happier, too.