Kristin M Martinez, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brea
I wonder if you're experiencing what I once did. As trauma survivors and victims, a crappy day at work can turn into a night of sobbing while eating a carton of ice cream. Comments, snooty looks throw us back into our childhoods where we feel weak, alone, and yearning for the loving arms of someone...anyone. We seek out love wherever we can get it, and people smell our vulnerability. They smell it like a shark smells blood in the water. We go from being traumatized as children to being taken advantage of as adults.
I get you. Somehow we get a 6th sense after surviving trauma. In a brief contact, we connect with other survivors and subconsciously know we are in a safe place. Relief and comfort because you know I've been there too.
You're not alone. I'd like to tell you life will be amazing, but the sting of trauma is persistent. I've spent my professional career dedicated to helping survivors and victims of trauma lead more fulfilling lives using strategies I know work. Call or text me.
Call or Email Kristin M Martinez for a free phone consultation now - (562) 314-3106


  • School: Mount St. Mary's University
  • License No. and State: 90136 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): up to $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Mount St. Mary's Univeristy / Enlaces Certification
  • Membership: American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress / Member
  • Member Since: 2016


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017
Kristin M Martinez, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Brea

Kristin M Martinez

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT