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Kesha Martin, Executive Director Of Venus Springs-Online Therapy Provider

Kesha Martin, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider

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My Philosophy


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.  

Education & Background

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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.                      

Schedule with Kesha

Online Counseling

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How do online sessions work?

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. 

Client Portal
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Options for Telehealth

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. 

  • You can schedule directly with her, through the client portal
  • Her online therapy services are also available on MDLIVE



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What do I need for the session?

To connect for an online therapy session you will need one of the following devices:


  • Desktop computer with a webcam, speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR
  • Laptop computer with built-in webcam and speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR
  • Tablet device with built-in webcam and speakers, OR
  • Smartphone with at least iOS 10 or Android 6.0
    (Note: To use a smartphone, you must first download Telehealth by SimplePractice - available for iOS or Android in the app store.)
  • You will also need an internet connection that is at least 10mbps. For optimal results, a reliable, high-speed internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 10 mbps will minimize connection issues and provide the best quality.


This information is provided on Simple Practice Website. For additional Telehealth FAQ's click below.

Telehealth-FAQ's

Professional Certifications & Associations

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