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In today's world, it can be difficult to schedule appointments and manage to see a therapist regularly. Now, with improvements in technology, you never have to leave your home for a session. While our office is based in San Antonio, I offer my services as an online counselor all over Texas. Your mental health is important to me and now with online therapy, it is more convenient than ever.
I am passionate about 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.
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.
Kesha Martin, MA completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2005, upon completion she became an educator for NISD in San Antonio. She went on to obtain her Master of Arts in Counseling and became a Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, in 2012. Understanding the need to provide quality care to people in rural areas or with limited ability to travel, Kesha began providing online therapy in 2016. She completed training to become a Distance Credentialed Counselor in 2017 and became a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) in 2018.
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 (Renewing Light), 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 had to relocate but she continues to work diligently to bring her vision of Venus Springs to life. She and Sofia continue to maintain a close connection and work together, despite their distance. Thanks to technological advances, she will still be very active at Venus Springs and she now provides online therapy to Texas residents as a Board Certified-TeleMental Health provider, and frequently makes trips to San Antonio.
Online therapy will works similarly to office sessions, except you do it from the comfort of your own space. There is no travel time or traffic to worry about. As an online counselor, Kesha understands how this option can be helpful to address your mental health needs. It offers more flexibility for the modern life style.
If you schedule with directly with Kesha, you will receive a link for your appointment. On the day and time of your appointment, you simply log in. The program operates very much like most video chat applications, except, this program is HIPPA compliant and secure.
You can schedule directly with Kesha by visiting the client portal.
As a board certified telemental health professional, Kesha understands the importance of having options for your mental health. She offers you two ways to connect with her for online therapy.
To connect for an online therapy session you will need one of the following devices:
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