About Soribel Martinez, LCSW
My Desire Is To Help Women Create A Legacy Of Healing And Empowerment
I believe my calling in life is to help women and their families work through dysfunction so they can enjoy meaningful relationships and find their purpose in life. I want to help women achieve change and transformation and pass this legacy onto future generations. When a woman is confident in herself and connected with her greater purpose in life, the benefits spread to the people she loves. Being a better mom, wife, or caretaker doesn’t just make you a healthier individual—it brings healing, restoration, and empowerment to those around you.
In addition to my educational and professional qualifications, I believe I have the life experience to provide guidance and support for women who struggle with a range of personal challenges. Ten years ago, I underwent brain surgery after suffering multiple aneurysms. So I know what it’s like to live in insurmountable pain, but I also know the relief that awaits on the other side. Additionally, I’ve experienced many miscarriages and losses in life. I once doubted that I’d ever have children, yet today, I am a mother who can attest to the infinite blessings of perseverance and hope. Finally, I have had to work through my own share of family dysfunction in life. I’ve learned to navigate broken relationships, and I’ve experienced healing as well.
My Philosophy And Role In The Healing Process
Ultimately, I want to be someone you can see yourself in. I believe that women looking for support do not merely want someone with a master’s degree and years of rigorous training (though I have both). I believe they want someone who can empathize with their struggles and identify with their pain. I want to be someone you can lean on, confide in, and look up to. If there are things in your life that you’re afraid to tell anyone else, I want therapy to be a place you can share them without any fear of judgment. My sessions provide a warm, compassionate space for you to express your joys, communicate your sorrows, and feel appreciated for who you are.
I provide a wide range of services to help women become the best version of themselves. If you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, I can teach you calming strategies and practical coping skills for regulating emotions and conquering your stressors. I’ll help you identify the negative core beliefs and thought patterns that are reinforcing sadness or stress in your life.
Additionally, if you’re experiencing conflict in the family or trouble with a spouse, I offer family therapy and couples counseling. I’ll help you solve communication issues in your home by getting to the root of each person’s feelings. We’ll look at how those feelings lead to conflict and explore practical ways to build stronger connections between you and your loved ones. I believe that a woman is at her strongest when the relationships in her life are peaceful, supportive, and life-giving. A huge focus of my practice is strengthening bonds—whether it’s with family members, spouses, or yourself.
Throughout my life, people have told me I’m a fighter—I never give up, and if I want something, I make it happen. As a therapist, I want to fight for you, to carry what you can’t carry yourself. What’s more, my approach is unique because of its communal focus. I want to empower you through your own experience of healing to impact those around you. By strengthening your own mental health, you’re helping a family, a community, and a whole generation to come.
My Background, Values, And Experience In Counseling
I value my relationship with my Creator, the One who gives my life meaning and purpose. My relationship with my son is also deeply important to me—motherhood isn’t easy, but it’s a blessing I wouldn’t trade for the world. In my spare time, I love to travel, dance, and spend time with family. I’m also a life-long learner—you can often find me with my head in a book, as reading has always been a passion of mine.
I have a master’s degree in social work and psychology. I also have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a form of treatment that seeks to transform how you feel by reversing negative thought patterns and beliefs in your life. Additionally, I have years of experience working with autism and clinical depression in clients.
Today, I am the founder of The Empowered Woman of Today, an online support group that seeks to help women get in touch with their life’s purpose. As part of this group, you will meet women from all over the globe who can share their stories and relate to your struggles.
I am a licensed clinical therapist in the State of Connecticut and the CEO of SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services. My purpose is to provide quality clinical services to women and their families. I strive to help women create a legacy of change and transformation for generations to come. I want to help them understand that emotional well-being is essential to overall health.
I earned my master’s degree in social work and psychology from the University of Southern California in 2011. Today, I am a certified social worker for the Department of Education in Connecticut. Throughout my career, I have provided psychotherapy and counseling in outpatient programs, in-home therapy, and schools. I am an associate professor at Post University where I teach Psychology. At my current practice, I offer child therapy, teen therapy, counseling for women, depression counseling, anxiety treatment, couples’ therapy, family counseling, and online therapy.
I believe that every woman has a GREAT purpose!
Soribel Martinez, LCSW
CEO of SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services