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Grizette Martinez, LCSW

Grizette Martinez, LCSW


Licensed in CA #83630
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Cigna/Evernorth
Speaks spanish
My professional experience in community mental health has equipped me with the skills needed to support your therapy process.

My Therapy Style

As a therapist, I believe in healing as a community and maintain an anti-oppressive and social justice framework in my work. I have experience working with Black, Indigenous, Women of Color (BIPOC), and other historically marginalized communities to address depression, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. We all deserve to be heard, and valued and live a fulfilling life. Yet, somewhere in history, in society, in our families, and within ourselves a different narrative may have been created — a narrative that’s prevented us from recognizing our worth. As a result, you may have developed a pattern of not speaking your truth, overextending your boundaries, constantly questioning yourself, or any other behaviors that were once ways of surviving but no longer serve you. My goal is to identify such patterns with a sense of curiosity as we work towards shifting those behaviors. My personal upbringing, education at UC Berkeley and USC, along my professional experience in community mental health have equipped me with the skills needed to support your therapy process.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

Get to Know Me

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy running, reading, resting, exploring coffee shops, and spending time with friends and family. I also recently picked up sewing (I owe it to my inner child to be able to make my own clothes one day).

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Having a slow start in the morning since shifting to remote/telehealth services. I love giving myself time to wake up, walk my dogs, have a mindful breakfast, and get ready for the day instead of rushing through a new day.

What book have you read more than once?

All About Love by bell hooks. It first opened my eyes to how much we normalize abuse and continue to offer so much hope about ways to lead with love every time I read it. This Bridge Called My Back which is an anthology of writings by women of color. This book helped me understand intersectionality and my experiences with both privilege and oppression.

Do you have any pets?

I am a pet parent to Luna (a grumpy maltipoo), Lola (a loving wired-hair dog mix), and Cosmo (an unbothered tuxedo cat). I can't think of a favorite pet story but absolutely love their cuddles and personalities.