Martha B. Marshall, LPC-Intern

"We think of counseling as a growth and educational process. By learning about the tools and techniques we teach you can promote your own well being."

Get To Know Martha

I am Martha B. Marshall, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.  
I received my Master’s of Art in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. Since 2012 I have worked at the Northwest Counseling & Wellness Center (NCWC) in Austin, TX which is a holistic treatment center integrating eastern and western philosophies of healing to address the mind, body and spirit in treatment, including dual diagnosis clients.  
I am a program counselor for intensive outpatient programs (IOP) - one serving addiction and the other mental health. These are group counseling experiences that address issues of chemical dependency as well as anxiety, depression, and other mental health distress. 
I see individuals and couples for therapy and run the NCWC weekly meditation group. I am certified in the NADA protocol for auricular acupuncture which is used for relaxation and detoxification help.
I have provided outdoor meditation and mindful self-compassion workshops at Wild Basin Preserve in Austin, Texas, a beautiful hiking area near where I live. I am married to my husband of 30 years and have three adult children. I have three brothers and two sisters.  
I have lived in Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and now Austin, Texas. I have traveled extensively throughout the world and especially enjoy seeing the way people - and other animals - interact.  

My Approach to Therapy

Holistic Approach

I incorporate mindfulness and knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology in collaborative work with clients. My holistic approach includes exploration of personal narrative, identification of unique strengths and abilities, and development of inner resources to move toward client goals. 

What you can Expect

You can expect to experience an eclectic mix of activities in our work together, so in addition to talk therapy you may experience outdoor sessions, movement, sound, meditation, breathing exercises or expressive arts.

Foundation for my Approach

I base my approach off of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and the work of Daniel Siegel, Somatic Experiencing (SE) and the work of Peter Levine, as well as the practices of mindfulness and compassion, especially as researched by University of Texas professor Kristin Neff, Ph.D. I encourage and support all forms of spirituality and consider mind, body and spirit in all treatment planning for clients.