Leila Martinez, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

624 W 9th St. Suite 103 San Pedro, California 90731


As your therapist I look forward to each session and to being part of the discovery of  your personal strengths, finding new ways to cope with change and to change when that is what is needed or desired. Together we find hope and optimism, working to turn courage into comfort. It is an honor to be a part of change and growth, and we are all capable of making our lives better, more fulfilling, of surviving and then thriving. Through my life I have experiences that I can bring to our time together. I have worked as an educator, and as a long time musician, I can bring music into the therapy setting.

I am an experienced and trained provider in practice for your needs with addiction, substance abuse, depression, sadness, anxiety, tension, relationship problems, management of strong emotions, and social shyness.

I provide special treatment using EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, for single trauma events, lifetime layering of trauma, or what I call small traumas that happen to all of us through our lifetime, get stuck in us and sometimes keep us stuck. I work with individuals, couples, families,and groups, and with every age: children, adolescents, and adults.

It will be an honor and a pleasure to work with you.


Years in Practice: 7
School: National University
Year Graduated: 2008
License No. and State: LMFT77407


• Addiction/Substance Abuse
• Adoption
• Alcohol Abuse
• Anger Management
• Anxiety
• Bipolar Disorder
• Coping Skills
• Depression
• Divorce
• Drug Abuse
• Dual Diagnosis
• Family Conflict
• Grief
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Parenting
• Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem
• Trauma and PTSD
• Victims of Crimes

Cient Focus

Religious Orientation


• Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
• Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

• Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
• Mindfulness
• Motivational Interviewing
• Narrative
• Psychodynamic

Accepted Insurance Plans