Marty is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her Master’s degree in Marital
and Family Therapy from Western Seminary in June of 2001 and her Bachelor’s degree from Bethany
College. Her areas of focus in counseling include people in ministry, codependency, addiction,
grief and loss, pre-marital and couples, depression and anxiety, trauma resolution and severe mental
illness. Marty contracts for the Addiction Recovery Center, treating individuals and couples effected
by sexual addiction. Her husband Shane is a pastor and together they have founded “Missionaries
to Ministers,” a ministry aimed at helping those in ministry around issues of sexual integrity,
boundaries, and personal growth. They have three children. Marty had brain surgery in May of ‘08
to remove a benign tumor, from which she is recovering well. She has some residual facial paralysis
that continues to heal and finds that her clients often relate to the inner paralysis that can
result from difficult life journeys. She offers hope to those who are struggling with paralysis
on both levels. She is trained in EMDR, ACT and Prepare/Enrich, and is a member of CAMFT and AACC.
Marty came on board at Western Seminary San Jose in the Summer semester of 2011. She currently
teaches Psychotherapeutic Systems (CNS 504S) and Psychopathology (CNS 505S).