Ada Martinez, MSSW, LCSW
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, St. Edward's University
Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #17846)
Ada graduated from St. Edward’s University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and received a Master of Science in Social Work degree from UT Austin in 1995. Ada has 26 years of professional experience in Medical Social Work doing case management, short-term counseling and complex resource linkage. When she received her LCSW license in 2009, she developed a deeper appreciation and skill for psychotherapy. She has spent years working in community mental health clinics providing counseling to people who didn't have insurance or the means to afford seeking help.
Ada always had a heart for serving others. During her career, she has become proficient in working with many issues including: grief, loss, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, family problems and dealing with difficult medical diagnoses. She is familiar and comfortable with executing many theoretical approaches but the ones she employs the most are psycho-education, solution- focused, psychodynamic, crisis intervention, person-centered and Cognitive Processing Therapy for survivors of trauma. She also has a lot of experience helping people apply for Social Security Disability.
Ada is originally from Mexico and is fluent in Spanish and English, and she is comfortable conducting session in English and Spanish. As an immigrant, Ada has extensive experience working with Spanish speaking clients and immigrant clients from diverse parts of the world. Ada is comfortable bringing faith into sessions.
Ada works out of the Austin office and offers her clients evening appointment options.