Martha

Segovia Calles

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Registered Social Worker
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English
Spanish

Martha is here to support you with low mood, anxiety, diverse identities, and cross-cultural issues.

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Martha supports adults affected by racial trauma and cross-cultural issues, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and mothers who experience depression and anxiety. She firmly believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health: she makes sure that your individuality and narrative are at the centre of your therapeutic journey.

Martha can help develop sustainable self-care practices and build resilience in the face of hardship. She uses a guided discovery approach and gentle probing to help you grow personally, empower yourself, and reach your goals. Martha creates a safe space where you can share your unique experiences. Together, you’ll develop skills for daily living and set practical goals.

Martha sees you as a whole person, beyond your worries or concerns. She uses strength-based, mindfulness, radical acceptance, and narrative approaches, with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy for mood disorders. She normalizes challenging conversations around mental health and shares her clinical knowledge in an approachable way. She uses a holistic approach to help you find the path towards a better version of yourself. 

Martha enjoys getting to know people and the diverse aspects of their intricate lives. Whichever roles you are in, whatever identities you hold, and wherever you are in life, Martha wants to know you just as you are. She invites you to work with her to build balance and wellness, and define what fulfillment means to you.

Martha can provide sessions in English and Spanish.

Right for you if:

You are seeking support with anxious thoughts and worries.
You are seeking support to break a cycle of low mood and depression.
You are seeking an affirming space for gender identity and sexuality.
You are seeking support to discuss cross-cultural concerns and racial trauma.

More about

Martha

Master of Social Work, Ryerson University (2019)

Bachelor of Social Work, York University (2016)

Social Service Worker Diploma, Seneca College (2013)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Ontario Association of Social Workers

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Q&A

What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
You are not your worry, your low mood, or your mental health concern, yes, it may be a part of you at a moment in time but you exist uniquely as much more.
What is a challenge or change that you’ve experienced recently?
Self-confidence as a young professional, disallowing rejection from keeping me down and out from reaching my goals.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
I can do hard things and have done them before.

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