Area of interests include:
  • communication and relationship issues in families
  • adolescent and adult anxiety
  • life transitions and adjustment challenges;
  • (e.g., New job, death of a loved one, moving)
  • self-esteem and persona growth
  • managing school/work stress

Lupita Martinez, MA, LMFT

Lupita is a bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist in California who specializes in working with families of teens/ young adults experiencing school-related stressors, as well as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and trauma-related issues. She helps in assisting these clients as well as their families in creating strategies and developing new skills to assist with alleviating the symptoms connected to these issues. She lived in the bay area for four years where she graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Spanish Language and Literature in 2011. She later received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2014. While in her master’s program, she worked on a thesis that focused on depression in college-aged females that are also juggling/balancing other roles in their lives such as being mothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends, employees, etc. She has also worked with infants, children, teens, adults, couples, older adults, and families in community mental health; so if you are wondering if she’s worked with people other than teens and parents, you’re also in the right place. In her years of practice, she’s had experience and is comfortable with providing therapy in Spanish so those who feel most comfortable in expressing themselves in Spanish are welcomed. She enjoys working with tweens, teenagers, young adults, and women struggling to find a voice, wanting to discover themselves and their passions, struggling with anxiety or depression, experience low self-esteem, finding it difficult to maintain relationships, feel like their juggling too much, and/or are exploring various avenues in their careers. Currently, she is also continuing her research in order to hone in on part of my specialization in college-aged depression in Latina females; she is working on publishing her thesis in scholarly journals to add to the research done in this field. Her work is important because it is an effort to understand this common issue and help create interventions and preventative care for college-aged Latinas and youth in school in general.

She is trained in evidenced based practices such as Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing and Adapting Practices, Problem Solving Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also been a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) since 2011 and is an active member of the Long Beach South Bay CAMFT chapter as well as the Cal Berkeley Alumni Association chapter in the South Bay. (MFC #100188)

  • lupitamartinezmft@gmail.com
  • (310) 400-2754
  • www.lupitamartineztherapy.com