Aimee Martinez, PsyD
Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.
I am curious for us to discover and develop understanding of dynamics guiding your emotional life. At times we will explore your past and early emotional experiences to increase awareness of how thoughts, feelings, and issues may be influencing your current life. I have immersed myself in learning about how things out of awareness (the unconscious) influence how we think, feel and behave. Sometimes in therapy, things can feel more difficult before they feel better. This is normal. I'm here to support you and to let you know that through our consistent work together, you can get through it.
Although our work may draw from multiple therapeutic modalities including; Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness, I believe it is my Contemporary Psychoanalytic lens and understanding that fosters the richest growth and healing in our work together.
I am currently a Clinical Associate in training at The New Center for Psychoanalysis to become a certified Psychoanalyst. I am grateful for my Master’s and Doctorate education I received at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Westwood and my clinical training in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders from Phillips Graduate Institute and CLARE Foundation. During my pre and post-doctoral experience, I completed two years of training at the Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA) where I received a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. In addition to my private practice I am currently the Director of Clinical Relations for WILA and allows me to integrate my passion for social media, online/community connectedness and clinical practice.