Bridget Martinez is a Licensed Clinical Professional and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.
I help people struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship challenges, military adjustments personality disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, community behavioral health centers, Emergency Rooms, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.
My approach in therapy is creating a safe non-judgmental space for my clients to be heard and gain prospective on life challenges . My goal is to help my clients overcome the heralds of life with a variety of techniques and resources such as: meditation, guided meditation, mindfulness base relapse prevention techniques, 12 step education, Smart Recovery Groups, and Stress management skills.
Suffering is a feeling that we can all relate to but we don’t have to suffer alone.
"To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering." (Friedrich Nietzsche)
I accept Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and self-pay patients. Weekend and Evening Appointments.
We have 5 self-domains— social, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—and each one of these domains require concentrations and nurturing on a regular basis. When one of these domains is neglected, the others suffer as well.
There are three basic components to self-compassion: mindfulness, kindness, and common humanity. To know that we are in pain or are suffering, we have to be aware of it. That is why mindfulness is a key ingredient to self-compassion.
April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and it isn’t hard to have an elevated concern and care for this awareness while so many substance abusers and individuals in recovery and treatment are living in shelter in place.