Naomi Cooper Martin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in counseling practice for over many years. Naomi graduated from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio and received her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary in San Diego, CA. Naomi is experienced in working with children, teens, individuals, couples, and families. Naomi has spent her career working with Domestic Violence victims, military service members, severely emotionally disturbed teens, and the severely mentally ill.
· Domestic violence victims and offenders
· PTSD and trauma
· Couples dealing with infidelity
· Military families
· Child abuse offender group program
According the EMDR website: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes. More about EMDR here.
Naomi is trained in neurofeedback, which according to the www.eeginfo.com website, it is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances.
Naomi accepts several insurances, including Tricare, Blue Shield, Cigna, and Military Onesource.
To schedule an appointment or find out more about counseling, please call 760-717-9405 or email her at email@example.com