Education & Background
"My vision is to go beyond support & move towards a shift in consciousness. I want to help people who are struggling see & accept the beauty & power of their truest self. To renew their light and bring into awareness, they are more than their struggles"
-Kesha Martin, MA, LPC, NCC,BC-TMH
Kesha Martin, M.A.
I have an eclectic yet practical psycho-dynamic approach to therapy. I combine person centered and cognitive behavior therapy strategies with mindfulness training and psycho-educational intervention. The specific way in which we work will be determined by your unique challenges. I believe it all begins with radical acceptance. A safe place can provide you with the freedom to address your current struggles and long standing patterns of unhealthy thinking and behavior that steal your peace.
In short, I believe that all people have the potential to shine and be lifted out of some of the darkest places, from grief, to depression, to post-traumatic stress; there is a hope and a way. We can become swallowed by fear and crippled by the past and feel powerless in the present. Many difficult situations and experiences can manifest in our lives in the form of depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, low self-esteem and toxic relationships. I believe when perceptions are challenged, and you examine all factors which contribute to your behaviors and thoughts is when change can happen and happiness begins.
My passion is helping individuals discover new and creative ways to overcome and better cope with their unique challenges. I want to help you examine your inner thoughts and feelings by providing you with insight and understanding into your experiences. I believe by creating a safe, warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment this and much more is possible.
License # 70433
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, BC-TMH
Kesha Martin, MA completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2005, upon completion she became an educator for NISD here in San Antonio. She went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Counseling and became a Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, in 2012. Early in her career, she received in-depth, specialized counseling & advocacy training at Hays Caldwell County Women’s center. Here, she learned to work effectively with groups & individuals with a history of abuse. Most importantly, she discovered her niche & love of empowering others to find peace & freedom from unhealthy relationships.
Shortly after starting her solo practice, she decided to expand her services by teaming up with a long time friend and colleague Sofia Torres MA, LPC, NCC to create a workshop for women. Soon thereafter Maria Marcon joined the team. Together they quickly realized that their dreams were in sync, and Venus Springs was born.
In July, 2017 Kesha's had to relocate but Kesha continues to work diligently to bring her vision of Venus Springs to life. Her and her partner maintain a close connection and continue to plan and work together, despite her distance. Thanks to technological advances, she will still be very active at Venus Springs and she now provides distance counseling to Texas residents as a Board Certified-TeleMental Health provider and frequently makes trips to San Antonio.