Therapist Profile

Name:
Martha H. Thorson
Professional Title:
Location:
4181 Irvington Ave. Fremont, CA 94538-4830
Phone:
(408) 420-7895
Location:
Christian Counseling Center 748 Mercy Street Mountain View, CA 94041-2027
Phone:
(408) 420-7895
Email:
License Number
LMFT77527
Practicing Since:
2010
Additional Licenses:
LMFT 77527

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Personal Statement: If you are seeking improved communication, lowered or managed stress, emotional and relational health or stronger parenting skills, I would like to work with you toward your goals. In a safe, supportive context, we can explore your concerns and build on your strengths to help you sleep in peace and find greater joy in each day. My clinical experience includes providing therapy for over 8 years with child, teen and adult clients, initially as a pastoral counselor and then becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with parents and children, particularly through in vivo coaching with PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy-ages 2-6) and Watch, Wait and Wonder (ages 9 months-2 years) to increase attachment and cooperation. Supporting recovery from life’s traumas, both large (PTSD) and small ordinary griefs, is a source of joy in my work that has been enhanced through training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). An additional area of my specialty is the integration of spirituality with the realities of life if you want to process questions in that area. I have offices in Fremont and Mountain View. In Fremont: 3100 Mowry Ave. (at the intersection with Paseo Padre Parkway) in Fremont (near Washington Hospital). In Mountain View: 748 Mercy Street, at the corner of Hope and Mercy. For an initial free phone consultation, please call to discuss my therapeutic approaches, how we might work together to reach your goals and to clarify whether I am the right therapist for you. Call or text me at 408-420-7895 between 7am and 9pm. I'll return your call that day. In an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Mountain View: Mondays 9-7, Thursdays 3-9 Fremont: Wednesdays 8AM-7PM
Services
EMDR: Eye Movement Desentisization & Reprocessing; PCIT: Parent Child Interaction Therapy; Watch, Wait & Wonder;Anger Management; Individual, Couple, Family Therapy.
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A. Psychology: Marriage & Family Therapy, Chapman M.Div. Duke D.Min. Columbia Theological Seminary

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
ADHD-Attn Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Aspergers Syndrome
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
EMDR
Employment Issues
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Learning Disabilities
Parenting
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Religious/Spiritual Orientation
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Adlerian
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Certifications
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; PCIT: Parent Child Interaction Therapy; Anger Management; STOP Domestic Violence; Trauma Resiliency Model; Gottman Couples Therapy; Prepare/Enrich; Adults & Children Together Against Violence, Trainer; Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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