Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

About Dario Martinez Psychotherapy

As a therapist, I have the privilege and honor of supporting people through deeply transformative moments in their lives. My training and experience is grounded in “Somatics;”  a holistic approach to psychology that promotes transformation by combining the latest in neuroscience with action-oriented practices and mindfulness.

I was drawn to Somatics because it provides highly-effective strategies for accessing forms of intelligence that are commonly overlooked in traditional “talk therapy.” My version of Somatics is particularly focused on working with non-verbal, body-based intelligence.

I’ve found that helping my clients access these different levels of intelligence provides them with powerful opportunities to develop a much deeper understanding of their experience and the “issues” that bring them into therapy.

Many clients specifically choose to work with me because they’ve reached a “plateau” after years of “talk therapy” and they’re looking for a different way of working. Somatics can provide access to an entirely new world of possibilities. 

I received a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In addition to graduate school, I’ve also been trained in three modalities that specifically address trauma:

  1. Brainspotting
  2. IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  3. EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)
  4. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

I’ve also received extensive training in trauma-informed care to work with substance misuse and addiction at organizations such as:

  • Kaiser’s Chemical Dependency Recovery Program
  • Tenderloin Health
  • Queer LifeSpace
  • The Stop Aids Project

The invaluable training I received at these organizations provided me with the necessary skill set to support literally hundreds of people struggling with addiction.