Martha Uhl, MFTI
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMF 91723) registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Supervised by Stephen Mardell, MFT Lic# LMFT 33517.
As a therapist, my goal is to provide a home for each person to be authentically who they are, without judgment. I provide support during the hard times, ask tough questions when necessary, and work with you to find practical solutions to your challenges. I am equally adept at comforting you in your tearful moments and providing some much needed laughter. I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship with each client, so that you can feel comfortable discussing even your most protected thoughts and feelings.
My passion in therapy is working with pre-teens/teenagers and their families. These years can be tough for everyone involved - both parent and child. As a therapist, my aim is to be someone who understands and supports them through their struggles, helps them make informed decisions, and looks for ways to help them see their own potential. For parents, I know the teenage years can be trying and many parents feel alone, helpless, and can be very hard on themselves. During those times it’s tough to remember and appreciate that your child is doing his or her developmental “job”. My goal is to help improve communication between parent and child, so that your relationship can flourish.
My work with couples employs Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), a modality that helps clients improve their communication, interrupt unhelpful patterns, and forge deeper and more meaningful connections with each other. I am passionate about helping couples reconnect and find joy in their partners again.
I graduated with honors from the California State University, Northridge with a master’s degree in Counseling and a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since then, I have worked with individuals, couples, families and kids, helping them through a wide variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, life transitions and upheavals, grief, family and partner discontent. I have training in many therapeutic approaches including family systems, narrative therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Additionally, my training has been heavily focused on diversity and inclusion, traits that I value highly.