Roberto Carlos Martinez

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LPC (DC, PA, VA), LCPC (MD), NCC, CCTP

Pronouns used: He/Him/His

My approach draws primarily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), focusing on solving current problems and modifying unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns. I do this through a multicultural and social justice approach and lens. What that means is I take into consideration the person’s varying identities and how the systems they live in impacts them. I focus on the client in a holistic approach. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for past disturbing memories and related events. I am a big fan of the benefits of group counseling. Joining a group provides a unique way to get support from others who are going through similar challenges.

As a clinician I have worked with at-risk youth, adults recovering from substance use disorders, and survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or human trafficking. My professional experience also includes working with marginalized communities including seniors, immigrant communities, LGBTGEQIAP+, and racially diverse folx.

Roberto is a Licensed Professional Counselor who contributed to a textbook, How Qualitative Data Analysis Happens: Moving Beyond "Themes Emerged" (2018). He is a Past President of the Northern Virginia Counselors Association (NVCA). He is also a former Secretary of the Virginia Association of Addictions Counselors (VAAC). He has served on a variety of committees and taskforces that include the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), and the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA). 

Roberto was awarded the 2022 Anneliese Singh Queer and Trans People of Color Award by the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), an award presented to a SAIGE member who champions for Queer and Trans People of Color. He is also the recipient of the 2023 Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) Compadrazgo/Comadrazgo Award. This award honors a member of the Latinx Network of AMCD who is active in the mentorship of Latinx counseling students or professionals, demonstrates a commitment to multiculturalism and social justice, and has demonstrated leadership (or leadership potential) within the Latinx Network.


In-network insurance & Self-pay

Roberto is in-network with Aetna, Cigna & Evernorth, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH.  When using Out-of-Network, we only provide a once a month super bill to give to your insurance, for any reimbursement. 


Self-pay Rates

Out-of-pocket session costs for clients who don’t have insurance or aren’t covered by their insurance for mental health services.

First Session (intake) - $220

Follow-up Session - $160


Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor 
Virginia 
0701011003     
Licensed Professional Counselor 
Washington, D.C. 
PRC200001376     
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 
Maryland 
LC12704   
Professional Counselor 
Pennsylvania 
PC016378
Professional Counselor Telehealth Provider
South CarolinaTLC752PC   
National Certified Counselor
U.S. 
1402537 

Individual Recognition

2023 
Compadrazgo/Comadrazgo Award recognized by the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) 
2022 
Anneliese Singh Queer and Trans People of Color Award recognized by the Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA)     

Collective Recognition

2022 
Chapter of the Year - Northern Virginia Counselors Association (NVCA) recognized by the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA) 
2021 
Small Chapter of the Year - Northern Virginia Counselors Association (NVCA) recognized by the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA)