a bit about me:

Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. Prior to that she attended the University of St. Francis where she completed a double major in Psychology and Therapeutic Recreation. Dr. Martinez has experience working with adolescents and adults in individual, family, and group treatment.


Her therapeutic style can be described as integrative, assessing the needs and style that will best serve the individual client. She typically has a mix between Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and various holistic approaches, including positive psychology. She believes in exploring the connection between the body and the mind to treat all the individuals’ needs. Her belief is that an individual must explore many areas of their functioning to ensure optimum health physically and emotionally. She is positively focused to help the client move forward in a productive way with their life, and past their current obstacles. 


Areas of expertise: medical and health psychology, trauma and trauma focused CBT, depression, eating disorders, LGBT issues, anxiety, forensics, pain management, substance abuse, addictive issues, couples work, sexual issues, special needs populations, and chronic medical issues. Evaluation and assessment of the above mentioned individuals.