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Divorce Care Group for students (7-12)

David Martin

Martin Counseling is now offering a Divorce Care Group for students 7 to 12 years old this summer. 

Our goal is to help kids work through their struggles and offer a caring environment where they can express themselves. This weekly small group will help students process parents’ divorce, change behaviors that are not helpful by gaining skills in things such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, and emotional regulation. Students will learn to manage and respond to emotions without using destructive behaviors.

This small group will begin Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 6 pm

Cost: Only $50 for 6 sessions! It's a great deal!

Space is limited. If interested in the skills group, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/VvCoOmH57En0sYYj2 

Call today.  713-489-5473 or email info@houstonlpc.com

FRIDAY - July 7, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

MARTIN COUNSELING IS HOSTING THE NEXT KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING EVENT.

FRIDAY, July 7 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Building a life worth living: The importance of values in recovery from an eating disorder

SPEAKER: Rebecca Wagner, PhD

 MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

  • NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  
  • CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

FRIDAY - MAY 5, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

MARTIN COUNSELING IS HOSTING THE NEXT KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING EVENT.

FRIDAY, May 5 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Mental Health as a vital part of healthcare:  the impact of illness on the family

SPEAKER: Kris Kerlin, LPC-S. Founder & Counselor- The Center for Stress Management

 

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com

FRIDAY - March 3, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

Martin Counseling is hosting the next Katy Mental Health Networking event.

FRIDAY, March 3 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Why Do Couples Avoid Sex & How Can Therapists Help Mend the Gap?

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SPEAKERS: Eliza Boquin, MA, LMFTA and Jane J. Bintz, MA, LMFT, LPC

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

NEW GROUP: "COPING STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL"

David Martin

 

Martin Counseling is now offering a Skills Group for students 14-18 years old.

This weekly small group is helping students  change behaviors that are not helpful by gaining skills in things such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, and emotional regulation. Students learn to manage and respond to emotions without using destructive behaviors.

This small group will begin Tuesday February 7th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Cost only $20 per session

6 sessions

($40 down payment required to secure a spot)

Space is limited. If interested in the skills group, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/X29wCYoBRAsjRMMm2

Call today.  713-489-5473

Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Primer on SAD Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

David Martin

This is a guest post by Laura Baker.  Find out more here.

Many people live with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), particularly those who live in the northernmost parts of the world. Even if you are a southern-dweller, it is fully possible to experience SAD during the winter or rainy months.

However, some people are unaware that the feelings of depression they experience during certain times of the year may actually be a mental health disorder.  Subsequently, they don’t take steps to manage their symptoms, instead believing that these temporary down times are something everyone experiences.  If you think you may have SAD, here are a few things you should know.

The Symptoms of SAD

The first step in determining whether or not you have Seasonal Affective Disorder is knowing the symptoms. A few of the most common symptoms include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, self-imposed isolation, and weight gain.

SAD is more commonly found in women than men and is much more common in parts of the world that receive less sunlight. Of course, summer SAD does exist but is less common. Summer symptoms include weight loss, decreased appetite, and insomnia.

How to Diagnose SAD

If you are experiencing depression at any time of the year, you should always speak with a mental health care professional. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to ignore the symptoms of a mental illness and leave the condition untreated.

If your depression symptoms seem to come and go at certain times of the year, be sure to tell your doctor or counselor. From there, your health care professional will be able to work with you to lay out a treatment plan that works best for you.

Treatment for SAD

There are many ways you can manage SAD. As most people suffer from winter SAD (or rainy season SAD), the first course of action should be upping vitamin D levels. Vitamin D supplements are easily found in your average pharmacy section of grocery stores. If your vitamin D levels are particularly low, you may need to go to your doctor for a prescription dosage.

Artificial sunlight can be another good way to increase your vitamin D levels. Simply set the lamp up when you are busy drinking coffee, working at a desk, or some other sedentary activity. The light will allow your body to produce vitamin D naturally.

A few other alternatives for SAD management include meditation, yoga, exercise, avoiding addictive substances, and a change in diet. Exercise is one of the top ways to mitigate the effects of depression, and your diet has a major impact on your mental health. Altering your diet can sometimes be all you need to handle the symptoms. Meditative practices have also been shown effective in managing many forms of mental illness.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a disorder suffered by many throughout the year. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to help manage the effects and sometimes eradicate it altogether. Vitamin D supplements and sun lamps are a good place to start while exercising, changing your diet, and meditation can also be excellent supplements.

Any mental health disorder should always be diagnosed by a professional. While there’s no harm in trying a few alternative treatments to attempt to alleviate a mild case of the winter blues, you should always seek the help of a mental health professional if your symptoms persist or are so severe that they interfere with your ability to carry out your daily activities.

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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT IN HOUSTON, TX

David Martin

Newly decorated office on 3400 Bissonnet St. (West University/ Inner Loop) is available for part time rent. Office is part of a therapist suite. Monthly rent is $175 for one day of the week (8am-5pm). Saturday mornings are also available. Rent includes use of wifi, fax, copier, and access to shared waiting area. Please call or e-mail me (Rune Moelbak) to check current availability or schedule a tour (phone: 832-542-6244 / e-mail: rulamo@hotmail.com)

FRIDAY - January 6, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

Martin Counseling is hosting the next Katy Mental Health Networking event.

FRIDAY, January 6, 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Ethics - Resolving Ethical Issues in Mental Health Settings

 

SPEAKER: David Bueno Martin, MA, LPC-S

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

CEU IS NOW NOON TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

 

KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING - DATES - 2017

David Martin

In 2017, we are meeting the first Friday of the month, every other month:

JANUARY 6, 2017

MARCH 3, 2017

MAY 5, 2017 (CINCO DE MAYO)

JULY 7, 2017

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Please save these dates in your schedule.  We would love to see you at our meetings in 2017!!

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 4, 2016 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

Martin Counseling is hosting the next Katy Mental Health Networking event.

FRIDAY, November 4, 2016. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Psychotropic Medications and the Therapist.

SPEAKER: Sydney Lucas, MA, LPC-S, MBA

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

CEU IS NOW NOON TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

FRIDAY,  November 4, 2016. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM. THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

NEEDED: LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO FACILITATE SHORT TERM SUPPORT GROUPS

David Martin

Mental Health America of Fort Bend County is looking for licensed mental health professional willing to facilitate short term support groups for residents affected by the Brazos River flooding.  These groups will take place onSeptember 29, October 6, October 13 and October 20, 2016 from 7:00-8:30pm.  We will be offering groups in English and Spanish at the following locations:

Jackson Elementary School                   Mamie George Community Center

Rosenberg, Texas                                   Richmond, Texas

We would really appreciate it if you could sign up for one of the evenings! This is a project of the Mental Health and Spiritual Care Working Group of Fort Bend Recovers.  To find out more information, click here.

EXCITING NEWS: CEU WORKSHOP FEATURING ELIZABETH MCINGVALE-CEGELSKI, PHD

Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski, PhD is coming to Fort Bend this week to speak about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at our CEU Workshop on September 16, 2016.  Click here for more information.  To register for the event, email ddelariva@mhafbc.org.

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FRIDAY - September 9, 2016 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

Martin Counseling is hosting the next Katy Mental Health Networking event.

FRIDAY, September 9, 2016. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

 

SPEAKER: Allison Marek, LCSW, CDWF - Program Director. Center for Discovery

TOPIC: Eating Disorders

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

CEU IS NOW NOON TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

FRIDAY, September 9, 2016. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM.THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

DBT Skills Group

David Martin

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Martin Counseling is now offering

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

14-18 year-olds

Weekly small group preparing students to change behaviors that are not helpful by gaining skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. Students learn to manage and respond to emotions without using destructive behaviors.

Tuesdays from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Cost only $50 per session

15 sessions

(Skills group must be payed monthly prior to 1st group)

Space is limited. Call today

 713-489-5473

Or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com

We are out-of-network for Insurance. However, invoices provided upon request for self-filling.

*** Students must complete phone or in person screening before joining the skills group. They must be in weekly individual counseling with DBT leader or therapist of choice.