Christopher Martinez

Christopher Martinez

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC


The human experience can be challenging at times. One can encounter situations leading to feeling powerless, in pain, or stuck. At times, this can look like an individual ruminating in the past or experiencing levels of depression. Or possibly, one can also be worried about the future or experiencing anxiety levels. I value the autonomy that people have and their ability to problem solve. Yet, I also acknowledge that a constructive and intentional space could provide efficiency for individuals maneuvering through various situations. As a counselor, I intend to help you within this space and support you on your healing journey.

I utilize a variety of relevant interventions to each person's unique flow. CBT, strength-based, solution-focused, Family systems, Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, and Mindfulness are some of my approaches. I work with clients who may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, addictive behaviors, trauma, etc.

I am open to being creative to find ways that cater to your experience within the treatment. I view the alliance between counselor and client as a collaboration in which we find ways to understand better and maneuver through difficult situations. I aim to raise awareness of the interconnected factors within your experience and help highlight relevant aspects to empower you through better understanding. My goal is to help you gain clarity in situations where you may feel lost, hopeless, or stuck.

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from National Louis University.

I am a proud Dog Dad. I love music, cooking, and getting lost in a good movie, TV show, or book. I am passionate about philosophy, finding different ways to be present, the mind/body/spirit connection, and providing support to decrease the stigma in mental health.

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