Welcome. I am offering virtual counseling with HIPAA compliant platforms to ensure your comfort and safety during this time. Please do not let COVID19 get in the way of taking care of yourself as you need.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 23 years of experience. I am in private practice and work with older adolescents, individuals and couples wanting to improve their relationships, mental health and well-being. I also work with those suffering from mental illness and needing relief from their symptoms.
My approach is highly personalized and tailored to each of my clients' individual needs in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. Together we will work to reach your goals. I am directive and use a variety of modalities to assist including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to uncover and change negative thinking patterns and beliefs and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to clarify your cycles and patterns, and to increase awareness of your felt-sense and the impact on self and other.
If you seek pre-marital or couples counseling, we will work using the EFT in order to develop skills to restore and build trust, communicate effectvely, understand and resolve differences and enhance intimacy within the partnership.
I also have a passion for assisting those dealing with infertility and family building difficulties due to my own experience years ago. I bring both a professional and personal approach to individuals and couples struggling with the difficulties infertility brings. I help with the many medical choices, financial stress, donor gamete concerns, adoption fears, disclosure dilemas and more. I assess and treat the very real physical symptoms that often co-occur such as depression, anxiety, lack of libido and marital or relational discord.
Take a look around my site. Let me know how I can help. Give yourself a hand for reaching out to take care of yourself or a loved one. It's the first step toward positive change.
Watch as Phyllis Fortunato Martin, M.Ed., LPC & Fertility Counselor participates in a nationally televised debate on IVF and Donor Eggs in the United Kingdom