MSc, Clinical Mental Health Counselling
Martina graduated from Niagara University in Lewiston, New York with a MSc. in Clinical Mental Health Counselling. She completed her clinical training at Niagara Eating Disorder Outpatient Program and is a member of the Ontario Association
of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.
Martina emphasizes a theoretical integrative perspective to counselling, which means she will focus on the importance of tailoring treatment goals and interventions to the unique needs and challenges of the client. Martina has received training in dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), motivational interviewing (MI), and trauma informed care.
Martina recognizes the importance of a collaborative therapeutic alliance, promotes a non-judgmental therapeutic environment, and believes that empathy, encouragement, and empowerment are crucial components of the counselling process. Martina understands the importance of a sociocultural perspective to eating disorders and disordered eating, in which client’s individual, familial, cultural, and environmental concerns and experiences are explored.
Beginning the journey towards recovery from an eating disorder can feel overwhelming and challenging. Seeking counselling can help to alleviate these anxieties and support you in building up your own internal strength for gaining wellness and mind-body balance.