Dr. Gwen began her career as a special education teacher (behavior disorders) and went on to become a school counselor, and served as an interim assistant principal. She has also worked in community mental health. In addition, Dr. Gwen has worked at the collegiate level as a University Counselor and an Adjunct Professor.
Her training has prepared her to work with clients pre-school through adults. She uses cognitive-behavioral approaches with her clients to identify and resolve unhealthy patterns of behaviors. Clients describe Dr. Gwen as caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, engaging, and solution-focused.
Licensed Professional Counselor,
National Certified Counselor,
Dr. Gwendolyn Martin, who goes by the name Dr. Gwen, absolutely loves and is very passionate about helping others. She has dedicated the past 25+ years to working with children and adults during times of stress and struggle.
Dr. Gwen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia. She is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Professional Counselors Supervisor, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) with teaching certification in Behavior Disorders. She earned a Master’s of Education Degree in Counseling (school) and an Education Specialist Degree in Counselor Education (mental health) from Georgia Southern University (GSU). Dr. Gwen went on to earn a Doctor of Education in Education Administration, also from GSU.
As a therapist, Dr. Gwen’s mission is to help children and families at a crossroads in their journey to healthy living. She treats each person as a unique individual, worthy of unconditional positive regard and acceptance, regardless of his or her personal circumstances and struggles.
Her goal is to help children and adults analyze behaviors (past and present) and suggest for their consideration possible alternatives to behaviors and thought processes. Dr. Gwen guides clients to draw their own conclusions and choose the direction they want to take in resolving issues. She believes together, the client and the therapist can then set goals in order to achieve the desired outcome. She knows that counseling is a pathway for growth and healing. It also provides a setting that encourages the client in establishing new, healthy patterns of behavior.