• Kristy Martell, M.S. Ed., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
    Clinical Supervisor

     

Education
M.S. Degree: May, 2013; Master of Science in Education – Mental Health and Addiction Counseling
Youngstown State University

B.S. Degree: May, 2010; Bachelor of Human Development and Family Studies
Penn State Shenango

Licensure
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor w/ Supervisory Designation, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor w/ Clinical Supervisor Endorsement

Professional History
Kristy Martell is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who works primarily with adults and a variety of diagnoses in her clinical practice. She began working at PsyCare in February of 2022 and brings with her a wealth of experience from a variety of settings including; medication assisted treatment, co-occurring outpatient mental health and addiction treatment/assessment, suicide/risk assessment, group facilitation, family counseling, residential treatment, college campuses and court. Kristy has also been a clinical supervisor since 2016.

Specialties:

  • Mental health and substance use disorder counseling – co-occurring disorders, chemical dependency, medication assisted treatment (MAT) and behavioral addiction
  • Chronic pain and chronic medical diagnoses
  • Clinical supervision

Professional Objectives
“In my role as a clinical counselor, I work to provide integrated, culturally competent therapy. My goal as a counselor is to effectively treat mental health and/or substance use disorders through promoting development of adaptive thought patterns, coping strategies, mindfulness, and self-awareness. Collectively, my approach helps the patient to maintain a present focus while enhancing individual mental, emotional, and personal growth.”

Theoretical Orientation
“I utilize the following theoretical interventions within my practice: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an intervention derived from cognitive and behavioral therapies, to help the patient identify the connection between thoughts, feelings and actions, in order to assist in coping with life stressors; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which is geared toward emotional regulation through mindfulness and skill development; Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is a therapy technique utilized to assist the patient in developing internal motivation for positive behavior change. I utilize a Psychodynamic theoretical approach, identifying maladaptive patterns of coping/behavior from the past which impact one’s current perspective, relationships and self-awareness. Through addressing one’s response to life experience, further self-exploration, internal healing, and transformation may then take place.

Certificates/Special Training:

  • SUD Program Director
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor

PsyCare Office(s) served:

  • Liberty