Bio

Elssa Martinez, Social worker, psychotherapist

Elssa Martinez is a licensed Montreal psychotherapist with a private practice at Ho-Ma Thérapie. She specializes in working with women around a variety of issues, including: trauma, loss, anger management, and depression. She is a member of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec (OPTSQ) and the Acadamy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (ANN). Elssa Martinez completed her Masters Thesis at Université de Montréal in the school of Social Work.
Prior to commencing graduate studies and her private practice, Elssa Martinez worked for the Portage Rehabilitation Center, Quebec's largest addictions treatment network. She participated in launching their new therapeutic community in the West Island of Montreal in Beaconsfield offering specialized services to adolescents with addictions and behavior problems and their families. At Portage, she was responsible for a variety of counselling modalities including individual, family, and group intervention as well as for the development and implementation of diverse programs in this newly launched facility.
Following her work at Portage, Elssa Martinez established her private pratice and coordinated services for Francophone women at the Montreal Anger Management Center. Her responsibiliites included assessment, intake, referral and facilitation of a weekly group to help women manage anger and aggression. Over the years, she has collaborated with a range of health and social service organizations and professionals (Youth Protection Services, CLSCs and hospitals, courts, women's shelters, and other auxiliary services) and has acquired a strong working knowledge of the resources available and how to navigate them.
At the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la violence familiale et la violence faite aux femmes (CRI-VIFF) www.criviff.qc.ca and the Alliance des cinq centres de recherche sur la violence, Elssa Martinez worked on several research projects and co-published divers scientific articles on social work with young women from diverse communities across Canada and with women from around the world.
Au Centre de psychothérapie de Montréal, elle a d'buté sa pratique privée en tant que psychothérapeute. De plus, elle a coordonné les services pour les femmes francophones au Centre de gestion de la colère de Montréal, ou elle a animé un groupe hebdomadaire. À travers ses années d'expérience clinique, elle a collaboré avec divers organismes et professionnels de la santé (Batshaw, Centre Jeunesse de Montréal, plusieurs CLSC et Hôpitaux de la grande région) et a acquis une bonne connaissance des ressources disponibles en matière de santé et de santé mentale.
En 2008, Elssa Martinez a participé à l'ouverture d'une nouvelle clinique de psychothérapie à Montréal. La Clinique Nicolet avait pour but d'offrir des services de psychothérapie professionnels, confidentiels et accessibles aux individus, couples et familles qui traversent un épisode difficile dans leur vie et qui ont besoin d'un appui temporaire.
En 2012, Elssa Martinez a participé activement à l'ouverture d'HOMAThérapie qu'elle co-dirige et elle exerce dorénavant sa pratique privée. Le Centre a comme mission de rassembler sous un mème toit les services de différents professionnels de la santé afin de procurer des soins de santé globale et holistique. À ce jour, HOMAThérapie regroupe les services d'une vingtaine de professionnels de la santé, notamment des psychothérapeutes, des sexologues, des massothérapeutes, des acuponcteurs, des ostéopathes, des naturopathes et des homéopathes, en plus d'offrir des cours de yoga, de méditation et de Pilates.
If you are interested in how psychotherapy can impove your life, Elssa Martinez is available to answer your questions.

Elssa Martinez

Contact

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