Wallter Martin, LMFT

Wallter Martin, LMFT
FamilyCounselingSanDiego.com 4257 paso del lagos bonsall, CA 92003
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Wallter Martin, LMFT

Family Counseling San Diego is a group of psychotherapists, psychologists, clinical social workers and addiction specialist. Working together to help you through life's challenges with child play therapy, art therapy, body mind therapy, EMDR therapy, individual and couples therapy.

With each session showing measurable change which improves mood, decreases anxiety, decreases obsessive thinking, decreases triggers and cravings relating to any dysfunctional behavior and thinking pattern.

“But it is not what I am saying that is hurting you; it is that you have wounds that I touch by what I have said. You are hurting yourself. There is no way I can take this personally.” ― Miguel Ruiz

“Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.” ― Miguel Ruiz

This approach is very different then any other you have experience in the past with results driven research driving success. We do not want you to be in therapy for long as we want your life to improve so you can move on and achieve your goals.

You don't have to go it alone. When you're having a rough time in your life you sometimes need someone who can help you work through it. We all, at some point, find ourselves in emotionally difficult situations that we don't understand. We feel lost. The patience and subtle skills of an experienced therapist can help you understand things from a new perspective and help you accept and appreciate yourself in a new, more functional way.


Could EMDR help me? A growing body of evidence is showing that many psychological conditions, including depression, often start with a stressful or traumatic experience. We are finding that EMDR Therapy with a Certified EMDR therapist can help significantly with symptoms of PTSD, phobias, depression, anxiety, panic, early and complex adverse experiences in childhood, and much more. It also has a strong track record for performance enhancement in a wide variety of fields -- school, work, business, sales, sports, the arts, and that Most Popular Fear of All Time: public speaking.

Years In Practice 21
Primary Specialty

Marriage & Family Therapist

Gender Male
Education National University M.A. — counseling Psychological 1999
California State University, San Marcos B.A. — Psychology 1996
Palomar College, San Marcos A.A. — General Studies 1989
Training Clinical Fellow American Association of Marriage Family Therapist in good standings.

EMDR International Association Member in good standings.

San Diego County HHSA Director has honored me in my dedication helping the victims of the 2004 & 2005 firestorms in San Diego and Hurricane Katrina.
Affiliations CAMFT
EMDR International Association
Certification Marriage/Family Therapist CA - 51509
Office Staff Walter Pat Martin, MA, LMFT, Owner
Tony Cott, CADAC, Yoga Master, Mindfulness Counselor
Payment Options Aetna (CA), Anthem Blue Cross of California (Wellpoint) (CA), Blue Shield of CA - Magellan/HAI-CA (CA), Cigna (CA), HealthNet (CA), Humana/LifeSynch (CA), MHN/Managed Health Network (CA), Self Pay, United Behavioral Health/Optum (CA), United Healthcare Military and Veterans (CA), _Blue Shield of California (not Magellan) (CA)

Always can use SQUARE Credit Card system or Paypal for payments.
Services Clinical expertise includes working in the areas of Children, Teenagers, Addictions, Gambling, Yoga Mindfulness, EMDR and Couples Counseling. Owner W Patrick Martin LMFT has specialized training in: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR, DeTUR EMDR dysfunctional behavior protocol, 12 Step Models for Addiction treatment and Gottman’s Couples therapy. Mr.Martin also is a California Problem Gambling Treatment Services Program Provider, offering FREE services to problem gamblers and their families.



You don't have to go it alone. When you're having a rough time in your life you sometimes need someone who can help you work through it. We all, at some point, find ourselves in emotionally difficult situations that we don't understand. We feel lost. The patience and subtle skills of an experienced therapist can help you understand things from a new perspective and help you accept and appreciate yourself in a new, more functional way.


Could EMDR help me? A growing body of evidence is showing that many psychological conditions, including depression, often start with a stressful or traumatic experience. We are finding that EMDR Therapy with a Certified EMDR therapist can help significantly with symptoms of PTSD, phobias, depression, anxiety, panic, early and complex adverse experiences in childhood, and much more. It also has a strong track record for performance enhancement in a wide variety of fields -- school, work, business, sales, sports, the arts, and that Most Popular Fear of All Time: public speaking.

If you need help call us anytime at 760-498-1053. If for some reason we are in session or a meeting you can always call Call the Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240 anytime 24 hours a day.

“If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don’t understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.” ―Miguel Ruiz

Also, Mr. Martin offers Free Counseling for Gambling Addiction in Bonsall office. Mr. Martin has received specialized training through a special program by UCLA and the State of California for Gambling Addiction which hides under the radar for many people but it is very real. This is for families, wife's and the client.

Problem gamblers—those who gamble beyond the limits of recreational entertainment— If you need help right away you can talk to someone right now 24 hours 7 days a week at 1.800.GAMBLER or 1.800.426.2537.

Pat uses EMDR DeTUR positive feeling state protocol, were each session shows measurable change which improves your mood, decreases anxiety, decreases obsessive thinking, decreases triggers and cravings relating to any dysfunctional behavior. Pat is a Tier 1 Star Behavioral Health Military Provider and always provides a FREE SESSIONS for active duty military. In addition Pat can offer FREE Counseling for Gambling Addiction (Office of Problem Gambling) certified gambling specialist.

Pat's style is respectful, interactive and dynamic. He has learned that there are a lot ways to help, to heal and to promote personal growth, and that no particular approach fits every person or situation. Pat has over 17 years of experience working with children, teens and adults who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues including: depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, PTSD, substance abuse and addictions, as well as family, relationship and LGBT issues.

Pat also worked with Riverside County Sheriffs and over 12 years with Special Education Mental Health and helping children and families find services within the community and around California for at risk youth. In addition being part of TBS, wraparound and case management for children in residential placements out of state. Free time Pat is a Scuba Divemaster and loves to explore underwater caves and ships.
Additional Services EMDR
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When I first met with Patrick, I was in the middle of a stressful year both professionally and personally. I was suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, and depression on level I was no longer able to ignore. During our first session he taught me the EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help relieve my anxiety symptoms. I went home and tried it, and it actually made me feel a lot better. After a couple weeks, the tapping was replaced with daily meditation involving deep breathing. This not only made me feel calmer but also increased my ability to stay focused and organized throughout the day. Most weeks Patrick gave me reading and writing assignments based on topics that arose in our therapy sessions. The process of writing helped me express my thoughts more freely. This allowed me to access more of my feelings to share with Patrick in therapy. Patrick also employs EMDR therapy protocol often used for PTSD. This technique had lasting effects in increasing my confidence level and an overall feeling of peace and wellbeing. Throughout the process of therapy, I was able to ascertain that aspects of my personality that I was working hard to change could instead be accepted and used as strengths. I highly recommend Patrick as a therapist because if you are highly motivated to change, he will positively transform you life.
Hi all,Just got back from my first session of EMDR therapy. It is really amazing how much better I feel.I told my therapist that when my mom starts screaming that I feel like I am a 4 year old again, so she suggested this EMDR therapy.First she had me pull up a typical bad memory, you all know the scene, mom drunk, parents screaming, you try to tiptoe to the kitchen without being seen and wham you are now the target of both of them.While as I pulled this up I got all the typical feelings, nausea, tight chest, headache, etc.Next we sat at a table and she held my hands and just tapped the back of each hand with a thumb (one at a time, back and forth) as I sat there describing the scene in as much detail as I could, smells, sights, sounds, it is shocking how much you can remember from 45 years ago, well we went on until I could not come up with anymore details, then we discussed in detail how I felt right now, I listed every emotion I could think of, then she asked me what I wnated to do, I told her that I wanted to let the memory and associated emotions go.And I swear to you, the wind started blowing through the scene in my mind and the everything started blowing away like it was made of fine sand or dust or smoke, all of a sudden my headache was gone, my chest was loose, my belly relaxed, but I was crying and I was exhausted, but the memory was now gauzy instead of crisp.I don’t know how I will fell tomorrow, but today I am just blown away but the whole session.
Client Larry after one session.
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