Mary Katherine Martin, LCSW
About Mary Katherine
Specializing in substance use and recovery, eating disorders, life transitions, anxiety, relationship issues, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It is a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity”. Pema Chodron
MK graduated from University of Georgia in 2012 with a Masters in Social Work. Since graduation, she has acquired an array of experience working in higher education providing therapy to young adults, inpatient psychiatric facilities conducting case management, group therapy and family sessions and as a therapist in a residential treatment facility for women suffering from substance use.
Through these experiences, MK has become passionate about incorporating yoga and meditation to assist her clients with mood management and struggles that are bringing them into therapy. As a yogi herself, she has seen the immense benefit of learning presence through difficult times and coming back into your body after trauma.
She completed her 200-hour yoga certification in 2018 with the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies, and has completed additional training in Y-12 under the fabulous Nikki Meyers, trauma sensitive yoga under David Emerson at the Trauma Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts and completed a course in MBSR (Mindful Based Stress Reduction).
In working in the field of social work and psychotherapy for over a decade, MK incorporates humor, gratitude, and patience into the therapeutic relationship. She focuses on helping you find your voice, strength and resilience by providing a safe and nurturing environment.
In her free time, she enjoys travel, reading, playing outside, spending time family and friends, and practicing yoga.