About Me, Tina Martindale:
I am a graduate of Liberty University and Northwest Nazarene University. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with an emphasis in addiction and mental health. I am trauma certified in the state of Idaho and am trained in the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for trauma and other challenging personal issues. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT). I have been working in the field of spiritual and emotional well-being with men, women, couples, families, first responders and children for over 20 years. I am currently working on developing my private practice at Safe Haven Counseling Center where we take an integrated holistic approach to emotional, physical and spiritual health. As you make your way through life, I am here to provide a compassionate, warm, non-judgmental space for you to better understand yourself and the journey that God has set before you. You may be experiencing difficulty in a relationship, or suffering from depression or anxiety. You may have question about your identity, or are trying to make sense of past trauma or abuse. What ever your situation, I am committee to walking alongside you as you work through difficult life situation and help you move towards healing that can create space to re imagine life, ourselves, and a new vision for the future. I specialize in Abuse/Neglect, Addictions, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Attachment Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss/Mourning, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder ,Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Spirituality, Stress Management, eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorders.
My Goal as a Christian Counselor
My primary goal is to offer a safe place for people to share their story. I want to help people feel comfortable to be fully honest with themselves about where they have come from and where they want to go. I seek to engage and challenge my clients, inviting them to take an active role in their redemptive story, all for the purpose of becoming more of who they were created to be.
What I Offer in Christian Counseling
I believe that God intended peace, love, and community for his people. However, sin is very much a part of all of our lives and has made finding peace, love, and community difficult. In navigating through hurtful relationships, unjust circumstances, and even personal shortcomings, I offer an empathetic, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach. I’m highly relational and am committed to holding hope for people when they may not be able to see it for themselves.
My Approach to Christian Counseling
My approach as a Christian counselor is to help my clients understand their own story and how it impacts others as well as how it impacts themselves. I will help you identify patterns in your life and work with you to change and adapt those patterns in order to become a more balanced, healthy individual. God has created each person in His image and no two stories are alike, therefore your story has profound meaning, for you, for others, and in God’s redemptive plan.
I have three beautiful daughters who are the light of my life, two son in laws who bless our family with their passion, and three amazing grandchildren who simply amaze me with their pure hearts, laughter, and enchanting personalities. My own healthy stress relief includes horseback riding, reading, archery, running, and my two dogs a Golden Retriever and King Charles Cavalier.