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Clinical Psychologist


Maria Martinez is a clinical psychologist with expertise working with individuals, children and families. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill clinical psychology program, one of the best in the country, and completed internship at the Charleston Consortium at the Medical University of South Carolina, both accredited programs by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCAS). This translates to exceptional clinical care grounded in research and science. Dr. Martinez completed fellowships in Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and Maternal and Child Health, co-authored publications, presented at national conferences, and served as co-investigator and consultant on numerous research studies. She is experienced working in schools and the community. Prior to doctoral training, she worked at the National Institute of Mental Health involved in mood disorder research.

Her therapeutic approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Tailoring evidence-based or evidence-informed practices for your specific needs are a speciality of her practice. Advanced training and experience conducting psychological assessment and therapy for individuals with a range of abilities and bilingual/multilingual backgrounds are also unique specialties. Private school admission testing completed quickly. 


With significant experience providing therapy to children and adults, she tailors interventions to fit a clients' unique needs. Creating an environment that is supportive, fosters success and builds on current strengths are cornerstones of her practice. Dr. Martinez has experience providing assessment and effective interventions (very early on or after previous attempts have been unhelpful). Moreover, she enjoys working with families of diverse household compositions, world views and backgrounds. This leads to quality services delivered in a warm, welcoming environment.


Academic Achievement

Adjustment to Change
Behavior problems at home or school
Strengthening Coping Skills
Depressive Symptoms
Development & Early Developmental Assessment
Developmental Delays & Disabilities
Family Therapy
Identity Development

Interpersonal Growth & Development
Parenting Skills & Support
Private School Admissions Testing/Cognitive Testing
Psychological Assessment
Mood Disorders
Navigating Between Cultures

Strengthening Relationships

Work-related stress



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