Maria Martynenko, LPC - Psychotherapist

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mariya Martynenko, LPC

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning
of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” - Thomas Merton

Mariya Martynenko is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersy. She holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in psychology from Kharkov State University in Kharkov, Ukraine and also six years of post degree education and practice at Modern Psychoanalyses.

During her pre-doctoral internship and clinical practice, Mariya provided individual psychotherapy and crisis intervention to adults, adolescents, and elderly adults with a wide array of psychological concerns, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, phobias, and fears. She also facilitated group psychotherapy as well as worked with couples and families. Additionally, Mariya
facilitated geriatric groups for male and female of 70-92 years old. Finally, she provided individual psychotherapy, psychological support, and crisis intervention for emigrant’s families at Beth Israel Hospital and Jewish Family Service.

Mariya is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, elderly adults, couples, families, and groups. Her specialty training and areas of expertise include multicultural counseling, geriatric psychology, trauma, parenting, and self development.

In addition to being a mental health practitioner, Mariya is an artist and traveller.

Mariya Martynenko is a Clinical Counselor at the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry. She provides there Individual, Couples and Group psychotherapies outlined below. To sign up for one of the Support Groups and/or schedule appointment with Dr. Martynenko please call 201-488-5161.

Individual Psychotherapy

The way individual psychotherapy is conducted depends on the uniqueness of each psychotherapist-client pair. Nevertheless, psychotherapy is a very specific process. Despite the existence of numerous systems of psychotherapy, the process of psychotherapy has several distinct characteristics.

* It is a systematic treatment
* It is aimed at change and growth in a client or elimination of a client's suffering
* It involves a professional relationship

An authentic, open, and trusting relationship between a client and a therapist is crucial for psychotherapy to be successful. While often the process of psychotherapy involves a conversation between a client and a therapist, it is fundamentally different from a conversation between two friends. The main differences
are as follows:

* Individual psychotherapy is not a mutual support, typical for friends, but a professional
relationship, aimed at the change in a client's life and elimination of client's suffering
* Individual psychotherapy provides a client with a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential
atmosphere for exploring truths of his or her life

Currently Available Groups

* Shadow of War - for both men and women 18 and older who are experienced emotional trauma of being at any war or has family member who needs support in discovering and accepting "dark", "negative", "unacceptable" sides of themselves
* The Treasures of our life experience- for both men and women 65 and older who emotional

Each of the above groups runs for 90 minutes weekly. Each one comprises from 6 to 8 participants and is closed for new members as soon as it starts running.

Prior to becoming a participant in any of the above groups, each candidate will have a half-hour interview with me free of charge. This interview is essential because it helps determine which particular group is likely to be the best fit for a particular person.

Couple Psychotherapy

A committed relationship between two adults is but one of the relationships in the emotional field of any person. Whether partners are satisfied with their committed relationship or enriched by it is determined mainly by the following factors:

* Who each person is
* What each person wants
* What the patterns of the relationship between two people are
* What the feelings in which the relationship is embedded are

All the above factors could be explored in couple therapy. If couple therapy is successful, both partners will know it, because both will feel better. In particular, they will:

* Perceive their committed relationship as an entity;
* Experience each other in a different way
* Learn emotional acceptance
* Be aware of various patterns of their relationship
* Learn communication skills

In couple therapy, my client is a couple. Therefore, my fidelity is to a couple and not to a particular person. If there is an indication of a need for individual therapy for either one or both partners, I will refer him or her to a colleague for individual counseling.

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