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About Me

I am a licensed mental health counselor and a certified group psychotherapist.  I provide sex therapy, individual, and group psychotherapy. Our first appointment is a chance for us to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy at this time.  It’s an opportunity to see if it would make sense for us to work together as well as see if my skills are appropriate to meet your clinical needs.

I offer both short and long term treatment. An average length for short-term treatment is 1 to 6 sessions. Longer treatment may extend from 6 months to 1 year, or more depending on the degree of change you seek. You and I will regularly assess your progress and will modify treatment accordingly.

My clinical practice includes a focus on sex therapy, "sex addiction" (out-of-control sexual behavior) and treating sexually abused men. I also treat a range of other clinical issues including:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • trauma (bad experiences that won’t seem to go away with time)

  • relationship concerns

  • partners and family members of sexually abused men

  • grief and loss

  • life transitions

  • spirituality concerns

  • job dissatisfaction

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. in Psychology, Antioch University, Seattle, WA. - 2001

  • B.A. in Business Administration, University of WA., Seattle, WA. - 1991

Professional Experience

  • Psychotherapist in private practice, Bellevue WA. Provides outpatient individual psychotherapy, sex therapy, and group therapy. Clients treated include adult men, women. This includes heterosexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals. 2000-present.

  • Psychotherapist/Case Manager, Northwest Counseling Institute, Renton, WA. 2001-2005. Provided psychotherapy for individuals, families, adolescents, children and groups.

  • Psychology Intern, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA. Psychology internship. Provided supervised psychotherapy to individuals, and groups in an outpatient setting. Trained in cognitive behavioral, short-term and solution focused therapies. 1999-2000.

  • Phone Crisis Counselor, King County Crisis Clinic, Seattle, WA. Provided phone crisis counseling to high risk/suicidal individuals and others in crisis. 1996-1997.

Professional Presentations

  • Quarterly Professional Meeting. "Understanding Group Therapy for Men with Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior and Erotic Conflicts." Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network, Seattle, WA. January 17, 2014.

  • Panel participation discussion. Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work Quarterly Dinner Meeting, “Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse." University of Washington School of Social Work, Seattle, WA, January 15, 2008.

  • Screening of “Stories of Silence: Recovering from Boyhood Sexual Abuse.” Panel participation discussion of male sexual abuse. Shepherd’s Counseling Services, Seattle, WA, October 16th, 2007.

  • Screening of movie “Locked.” Panel participation discussion of adult survivors of sexual abuse. Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, WA, June 18th, 2007.

  • MaleSurvivor: 10th International Conference, presenter, “Lessons learned: What to know when deciding to attend a MaleSurvivor retreat,” Minneapolis, MN. September 2003.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Group Psychotherapy Association - clinical member. 2007-present.

  • Malesurvivor: National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization - clinical member. 1997-present.

  • Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network - clinical member. 2006-present.

  • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health - clinical member. 2000-present.

  • Washington Mental Health Counselors’ Association - clinical member. 2000-present.

 

 Marc Gilmartin, MA
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Sex Therapist
Certified Group Psychotherapist
 1800 116th Avenue NE, Suite 104
 Bellevue, WA 98004
 (425) 453-6344
 
marc@marcgilmartin.com