"WHEN WE CANNOT FIND A WAY OF TELLING OUR STORY, OUR STORY TELLS US. WE DREAM THESE STORIES, WE DEVELOP SYMPTOMS, OR WE FIND OURSELVES ACTING IN WAYS WE DON’T UNDERSTAND.”
-STEVEN GROSZ, PHD- PSYCHOANALYST
Finding the Right Therapist
With so many therapists in Los Angeles, it can be a daunting process to find one that is right for you. Developing a safe and comfortable relationship where you feel free to express yourself, I believe, is where the most change and growth occurs. I invite you to contact me to:
- Schedule an 10-15 minute complimentary phone consultation.
- During this time we can begin to unpack challenges, questions and concerns impacting your current life.
- From there I will share more about my practice and answer any questions you may have about the therapeutic process.
- This initial contact provides us the opportunity to determine if I may be helpful to you.
If we determine that another therapist may better suit you, I will provide you with referrals for you to contact. I have developed a large referral network of clinicians in Los Angeles, and pride myself on helping people find connection. And if we decide to move forward, the next step will be scheduling an initial session at either my West Los Angeles or Century City Location. Sessions are 1-2x per week and last 45-50 minutes. In addition, I also provide Psychoanalysis. Please inquire if you are looking for or are curious about more frequent weekly meetings (3x or 4x) per week.
"YOU DO NOT HAVE RELATIONSHIP ISSUES. YOU HAVE UNRESOLVED CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES THAT ARE MANIFESTING AS RELATIONSHIP ISSUES."
-DR. AIMEE MARTINEZ
Dating - Relationships - Family
Do you find dating in LA difficult or want to understand why you continue to experience break-up after break-up? Are you are preparing to start a family or navigating life in early parenthood? Do you continuing having conflicts with family members and are curious to know why and how things can change? These are just a few issues our therapeutic work can address.
Work Related Stress
Perhaps you moved to Los Angeles for work or school and experience difficulty adjusting to life and managing relationships in a new city. Maybe the dream job you landed doesn’t feel like such a dream anymore and you’re questioning what to do with your life. Together we can work to decrease your stress and help improve your productivity and quality of life.
Teens 14 -19
Does your teen experience school stress related to academic performance and pressure regarding college preparation? Do they continue to be frustrated in relationships with friends and family members? Are they curious about their gender identity or sexuality? I believe developing a safe and respectful relationship with teens can offer them an outlet to develop their emotional language, decrease anxiety, develop a healthy sense of identity and self-expression.