Dr. Maria D. Martinez-Salazar, L.M.H.C.
(305) 215-7501
About Me

Description: Maria D Martinez, Counselor/Therapist  in Miami
Dr. Martinez-Salazar is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy.  She maintains a private practice in Miami, Florida. Additionally, she is a Qualified Supervisor (MHC), provider for continuing education of CEUs and CMEs, a pre-marital preparation course provider, and a parent education/family stabilization provider.


Dr. Martinez-Salazar earned her doctoral degree from Union Institute & University (TUI) in the area of Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Counseling in 2008.  At TUI, she completed research in the area of forgiveness and developed a theoretical and pedagogical forgiveness strategy for adolescent female victims of abuse.  Her master's degree in Counselor Education was earned in 1999 at Florida International University (FIU) where she conducted research as a grant recipient and specialized in Exceptional Student Education.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with Research Honors in 1997 also at FIU.  As an undergraduate student, she conducted research while completing her studies and wrote an undergraduate honors thesis with a team of doctoral students from the Psycho-Social Development Lab. 


In addition to being a private practitioner, Dr. Martinez-Salazar has many years of experience as a high school guidance counselor and as an adjunct professor in the community.  She has taught a variety of courses at Miami Dade College (Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Psychology of Personal Effectiveness, and the Individual and Society) and at Florida International University she has taught graduate courses in the area of  "Group Counseling" to students pursuing graduate degrees in mental health, school counseling, and school psychology tracks.  Dr. Martinez-Salazar was included in Cambridge's Who's Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs 2008-2009 registry as an honored member and earned the title of National Board Certified Teacher in 2009.

Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Qualified Supervisor MHC in the State of Florida

Certified in School Guidance and Counseling (Pre-K to 12) in the State of Florida

National Board Certified Teacher in School Counseling (Early Childhood through Young Adulthood)

Board Certified in Professional Counseling by the American Psychotherapy Association

Certified Relationship Specialist by the American Psychotherapy Association

Certified in Women's Studies

Florida Board Certified Provider of Continuing Education for LMHC's, LCSW's, and LMFT's. (CE Provider# 50-1108)

Certified Pre-marital Preparation Course Provider in Miami-Dade County.

Certified Provider for "Parent Education and Family Stabilization" course by the Florida Department of Children and Families.

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