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​​Katharine (Kathy) Martin, MA, NCC, LCPC

I worked at the local community mental health center for 10yrs while completing my Master's Degree in Human Development Counseling from University of Illinois - Springfield, in 2000.  I offered therapy services and completed crisis intakes for youth and adults in the Emergency Room and inpatient adult or adolescent Psychiatric Units. I worked with traumatized youth and their families at the Child Advocacy Center.  I earned my professional counseling license in 2002 and began working with a private doctor's group until they retired in Dec. 2015. In January 2016, I opened this private practice office part-time while also working full-time as a Police Officer/First Responder from 2005-2019. Then, during Co-Vid, began counseling full-time.

I am certified EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapist. EMDRIA

I have recently started to become a Consultant-in-Training for EMDR.

I am certified TF-CBT: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Health Therapist. TF-CBT 

My trauma work has been with youth, adults, families, and First Responders.

MA - Master of Arts degree

NCC - Nationally Certified Counselor, through the National Board of Certified Counselors

LCPC - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor through State of Illinois

The Invisible String (missing our loved ones who are far away)