Dr. Jessamine Martin is a post-doctoral resident at the Center for Integrated Behavioral Health beginning in August 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Roger K. McFillin, Psy.D., ABPP. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Portland, OR and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the Nebraska Mental Health Centers (NMHC) in Lincoln, NE.
Dr. Martin practices primarily from a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approach, while also incorporating elements from a variety of evidence based practices, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She has been trained to work with a wide range of psychological disorders for adolescents and adults, and has experience with individual and group therapy in community mental health, hospital, and college settings. She has a particular interest in the treatment of grief and depression, and through her doctoral dissertation “Social Dancing: What can it do for you?” she has conducted initial research on how music and dancing are connected to overall well-being. On internship, Dr. Martin received specialized experience in crisis management and the treatment of high risk behaviors in a primarily rural area.
As a therapist, Dr. Martin strives to provide a structured and supportive environment that gives you room to grow and challenge yourself with new skills and tasks. She believes in building a strong working relationship and collaboratively establishing clear and achievable goals for the course of your treatment. Through the use of humor, personalized metaphors, and openness to your feedback, Dr. Martin works to ensure that your experience in the room feels safe and encouraging. She strives to develop treatment plans and goals that are relevant and connected to your personal strengths, cultural background, and values.