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Mark C. Martinez, MA, LPC

Arise Coaching and Counseling
Kansas City Missouri 64152


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Mark C. Martinez, MA, LPC
Arise Coaching and Counseling
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7211 NW 83 St
Kansas City, Missouri, 64152
United States
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Message from Therapist

I am a survivor of severe depression and anxiety and a highly sensitive person, both of which provide me with an ability to practice extreme empathy as well as laugh and cry with clients in therapy.  I work with individuals who are ready to engage all parts of their stories (past, present and future) to move beyond their trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression in order to live lives of fullness and abundance.

I have also sought to gain understanding and experience in treating OCD.  I have completed training in ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention), as well as continuing to educate myself about OCD to better serve my clients.  I also have a passion for treating trauma, with training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and IFS (Internal Family Systems Theory). 

I draw on my experience raising four young children and being a husband of 10+ years to help others navigate their relationships.  Christianity is an essential part of my worldview and quality of care, and can be a part of our work together to the extent you are comfortable including it.  My work has been life-changing to clients who have healed long-standing wounds, quit pernicious addictions, preserved their marriages and found freedom from their fears.  It would be an honor to work with you and to be your confidant, teacher, and guide in finding happiness and reclaiming your life.

You can listen to my wife and I on our podcast, For Such a Time as This, here.

Practice Info

I was baptized and raised Catholic, but it was not until high school that I began to appreciate and accept the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith. Inspired by teachers who had awakened this desire to know Christ through the Catholic Church, I attended Benedictine College where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Theology.

At Benedictine College, I met my wife and was provided with a faith community where I learned to integrate my faith into all aspects of my life with the support and guidance of professors and lifelong friends.

I taught High School theology before discerning my current calling. I attended the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and worked with inner city youth in a school setting. This experience opened me to the world of child and family therapy and allowed me to gain an understanding of how individuals are impacted by their family and community systems. After completing my degree in counseling psychology, my wife and I moved to the Kansas City area in 2015 to raise our family and be closer to extended family.

For two years, I worked as a vocational counselor for the State of Missouri. In this role I worked with adolescents and adults with physical and mental disabilities, helping them find hope and meaning in their lives while searching for employment and providing on the job supports. My desire to provide therapy treatment has led me to work with children of various ages and their families in behavioral health clinics, school, and in private practice settings.

I love learning, and I enjoy playing with my children, watching baseball, playing music and exploring the outdoors with my family. My wife Katie and I have several children and enjoy volunteering with their activities and at our parish.
Accepted Forms of Payments
Cash, Check, Credit Card, HSA

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna Insurance.
Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Theology- Benedictine College
Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology-University of St. Thomas Minneapolis

Additional Training:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Treating Trauma and Shame
Internal Family Systems Theory
Play Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
What licenses do you currently hold?:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - State of Missouri
Are you in private practice?:
Are you available to provide supervision services?:
Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
If yes, please list:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
United Healthcare
Telephone/Video counseling:
Please list all languages that you speak:
I treat the following:
Individuals Married Couples Children Adolescents Families Addictions Sexual Abuse Victims Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity
I use the following methods:
EMDR Inner Healing Techniques Prayer Behavior Techniques Cognitive Techniques Career/Vocational Counseling
Please describe other treatment methods
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy - evidence-based treatment for OCD.
Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS)
Play Therapy
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More About Mark C. Martinez, MA, LPC

Desiring to share hope and healing with fellow Catholics, my wife and I created Arise Coaching and Counseling in 2021. We help facilitate healing and growth through life coaching and counseling.

Visit our website to learn more!

Arise Coaching and Counseling: https://katieamrtnz.wixsite.com/arise

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