Marti has 14 years of experience working with couples, families and individuals. She is a graduate of ELTE University in Hungary, and holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Marti has been in private practice for the last ten years, originally with Crossroads Counseling Center and now as a co-owner of Watershed Counseling.
Marti has extensive training in several areas of counseling, including Internal Family Systems Therapy and Sex Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Sex Therapist (by the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists) and board-eligible to become an LPC Supervisor.
Marti is passionate about marriage and family therapy. She has had great success helping couples overcome obstacles and restore their relationships, even after extramarital affairs. Utilizing advanced training in the Gottman method developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Marti helps couples manage conflict, support each other’s hopes and aspirations, and create lasting trust. She is a public speaker, has conducted multiple seminars and workshops, and is an avid academic, conducting her own clinical research in marital intimacy issues.
Both when working with individuals and couples, Marti often uses her unique training in Internal Family Systems Therapy . The IFS therapy model offers a clear, non-pathologizing and empowering method of understanding human problems that has been shown to help reduce a variety of presenting problems such as anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms or compulsive behaviors.
Her experience and education have prepared her to work with a number of issues, including:
Marti is married and an attachment parent who enjoys chasing her three children around and preparing local farm food for them. She loves scientific research. Her work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Sexual Medicine and the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.
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- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Board Certified Sex Therapist
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow
- Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor Association
- International Society for Women's Sexual Health
- American Board of Christian Sex Therapists