Martha

Segovia Calles

MSW RSW
she/her/they
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Martha is here to support you with stress and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ identities, and cross-cultural issues.

Martha supports people affected by racial trauma and cross-cultural issues, LGBTQIA+ individuals and their identities, and mothers experiencing depression and anxiety in their parenting roles. She firmly believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to mental health: she makes sure that you and your narrative are at the centre of therapy.

Martha can help you develop sustainable self-care practices and build resilience. She uses guided discovery and gentle probing to help you grow personally, empower yourself, and reach your goals. Martha creates a safe space where you can work together to develop skills for daily living and set goals for your mental wellness. 

Martha sees you as a whole person, not just your mental health concerns. She uses mindfulness, radical acceptance, and narrative approaches with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy for mood disorders. She normalizes hard conversations around mental health and shares her clinical knowledge in an understandable way to help you reach your goals. Martha believes that physical and mental well-being are equally important. She uses a holistic approach in her practice to help you become the best version of yourself.

Martha enjoys getting to know people and the unique aspects of their 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.

Right for you if:

You are seeking support with anxious thoughts and worries in life.
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 discussing 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

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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