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 worked at Northwest Counseling & Wellness Center (NCWCaustin.com) 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 in private practice, and own Wild Basin Wellness. I am developing more and varied treatment modalities to help clients notice their ability to observe and challenge themselves. I try to engage different sensory information as well as connecting conscious and subconscious beliefs and skills. I am certified in the NADA protocol for auricular acupuncture which is used for relaxation and detoxification help, especially for addiction recovery. I continue to train and collaborate with inspired mentors and therapists to bring best practices to my clients.
I believe the outdoors contribute greatly to our well-being, so I often make outdoor activity available to clients. Hiking in a forest, paddle boarding, and other activities allow our inner-wisdom to be tapped. 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 over 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 discovering personal stories in different cultures, and immersing myself in spiritual practices, such as the meditations and yoga of India and contemplative hiking to majestic dzongs of Bhutan.
My Approach to Therapy
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.