Susan Martin, LMFT

Susan Martin, LMFT

Becoming Real
160 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 290
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(650) 465-6323
Contact by phone or email

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: B.S. Nutrition Science M.A. Exercise Physiology M.A. Counseling Psychology

Board Certified: Yes- LMFT #29640

Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 10-15

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: With degrees in nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology – my training began in psychoanalytic work and then I progressed to a more ecclectic practice that includes art therapy, journaling, mindfulness, group therapy, psychoeducation, and depth psychology more informed by wisdom traditions


Multidimensional: depth psychology, psychoeducation component that includes information on IRS, politics and economics of food industry, the role of nutrition and exercise as it affects IRS and obesity and food addiction, clearly wanting individuals to have a process in which they deepen their capacity to make contact with their inner world, trauma, their emotions, beliefs, and dare to dream that they can live without their disordered relationship with food which has been a double-edged sword.

Yes, I do believe it is possible to recover from an eating disorder. Recovery is the process of having discovered how it is I developed a disordered relationship with food, how it served me, and the slow process of growing enough internal strength to begin to face my emotional reality, inside and out without resorting to numbing or avoidance or addiction. To learn compassion and the capacity to feel as opposed to judgment.


POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Families, Females, GLBT, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHESArt Therapy, Individual Therapy, Medical Evaluations, Nutritional Counseling, Psychoanalysis, Psychopharmacology, Support Groups, Group psychotherapy Intensive Retreats, Creative Writing Assignments, Psychoeducation Reading

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Willing and experienced in working as part of a team

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, If patient covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO patient needs to apply for reimbursement