Molly Martinez, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing psychological assessment and treatment of OCD, anxiety disorders, and other psychological disorders in Richardson, TX and the greater Dallas area. She is available for regular outpatient treatment as well as individualized, intensive outpatient treatment in the home, workplace, school, and community settings, as clinically appropriate.
Dr. Martinez earned her PhD from Ohio State University, where she studied under Mary Fristad, PhD, ABPP, in the Childhood Mood Disorders Lab. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (the Northwestern University-affiliated children's hospital), where she was a member of the Mood & Anxiety Program's treatment team. Prior to moving to the Dallas area, Dr. Martinez practiced as a licensed psychologist at Providers for Healthy Living in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Martinez completed her provisional licensure year at Dallas CBT, in Dallas, TX from 2016-2017. She launched her private practice, Specialists in OCD & Anxiety Recovery (SOAR) in 2018.
Dr. Martinez has treated OCD & anxiety disorders in children & adolescents since she began seeing patients in 2006. She has been passionate about educating other clinicians about Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), a research-based treatment for OCD, since her first presentation on the subject to outpatient clinical staff at Nationwide Children's Hospital Close-to-Home East location in 2007. Dr. Martinez has sought out specialized training in ERP and OCD, including completion of a 2-day Master Clinician Seminar at University of Pennsylvania's Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) and the International OCD Foundation's Behavior Training Therapy Institute. She is an active member of IOCDF and the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA), the principal professional organizations for researchers, clinicians, and consumers of OCD treatment. Dr. Martinez has enjoyed helping with adults with a wide variety of psychological disorders in individual therapy since she began independent practice.
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Andrea Medina is currently attending the University of Texas at Dallas and working towards her B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. In the future, she hopes to obtain a Master's degree in Psychology.
Andrea began her internship with Dr. Martinez in January of 2020 and has continued on as her administrative assistant.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working on creative projects.