Best self-introduction in a movie: Truly, Madly, Deeply with Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman in scene where Nina and Mark do self-introductions hopping on one foot.

Martha B. Marshall, Licensed Professional Counselor

Get To Know Martha

Martha B. Marshall, M.A., LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Master’s of Art in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. For several years, I've been working at 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. I have experience with dual diagnosis clients.  

Currently I am a program counselor for intensive outpatient programs (IOP) serving addiction and mental health clients. IOP's are group counseling to address chemical dependency, anxiety, depression, and other mental health distress in a concentrated period of time. 

Additionally 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 believe the outdoors contribute greatly to our well-being, so I offer outdoor meditation and mindful self-compassion workshops. Sometimes I hold these at Wild Basin Preserve in Austin, Texas, a beautiful hiking area near where I live.

My husband and I have been married 30 years and have three adult children. I have three brothers and two sisters.  

Before Austin, Texas, I lived in Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco. I have traveled throughout the world and especially enjoy seeing the way people interact. While I travel I gather experiences, such as various types of meditation and stress busters which I share with clients in my practice.   

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 we may incorporate outdoor sessions, movement, sound, meditation, breathing exercises or expressive arts. I collaborate with other therapists who do cutting edge treatment, and if applicable, I share those resources with clients.
Foundation For My Approach
I base my approach on 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.