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Julia Martinez, M.S., RMHI

Julia Martinez, M.S., is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, currently working towards her licensure as an LMHC. She received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida International University (FIU). While pursuing her degree at FIU, Ms. Martinez completed her practicum and internship at Pediatric Psychology Associates, where she helped facilitate the Social Understanding and Relationship Fundamentals (SURF) groups, provided consultations at the headache clinic in collaboration with NeuroNetwork Partners, and offered cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for individuals with chronic headache pain as well as anxiety-based disorders.

Ms. Martinez is also a Clinical Assessment Therapist at the Kristi House, a non-profit where she is receiving training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and conducting intake biopsychosocial assessments of children and adolescents with histories of complex trauma. Her populations of interest include individuals with autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, trauma, social-emotional challenges, and providing sexual education to children, teens, and adults. She co-facilitates SURF Group programs in South Miami. Additionally, Ms. Martinez also provides individual therapy to clients with internalizing disorders, social skills deficits, and emotional regulation challenges.