Martin Beck

Accepting Clients

Finding Joy and Authenticity: Embrace What Truly Matters! Rediscover the meaning and purpose of living in alignment with your values.

Counselor in Lexington, KY
Supervised by Keith Haas KY LCSW license # 3627

About My Clients

Are you tired of a life disconnected from your authentic self and deepest desires? Do you find yourself burdened by overpowering emotions? Do inexplicable physical discomforts trouble you? My clients often identify as perfectionists, grappling with anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Yet, they possess a remarkable creative spark. Whether overachievers or prone to procrastination, their common trait is empathy, yet capacity to feel deeply sometimes leads to shame.

My Background and Approach

My background in Clinical Social Work, enhanced by creative arts, equips me with a unique therapeutic approach. I specialize in helping people manage chronic pain or illness, recover from immature parenting effects, and overcome relational or religious trauma. My approach combines compassion and humor, fostering a comfortable space for emotional exploration, growth, and self-discovery through creative therapeutic approaches, offering a path to healing that enhances personal understanding and growth. Therapy is a collaborative effort. My role is to guide and support you, ensuring meaningful therapy in a safe, non-judgmental space vital for trauma survivors. A key therapy goal is self-acceptance. I meet each client with authenticity, care, and an open mind, promoting self-compassion. Choosing the right therapist is essential. My creative, adaptable approach, expertise in trauma, and personalized, collaborative style attract clients seeking an authentic, empathetic therapy experience.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe modeling authenticity is critical to successful therapy. As Satre famously said, "existence precedes essence," and being a therapist who is an active change agent seems natural to me. Existentialist themes have been a consistent part of my life and work since high school. The existentialist approach helps when tragedy, trauma, and the negative regard of an uncaring world are present. Therapy is an active process, so being present is crucial. One must activate all one's senses and engage in this challenging process fraught with potential disappointments and unanticipated breakthroughs. I have ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an inflammatory arthritis characterized by stiffness and pain in joints and connective tissues. Adapting to these physical limitations directed my passion toward psychotherapy, leading me down a path of helping others navigate their own challenges. Much like Alfred Adler's focus on social interest as an "antidote to social isolation and self-absorption."

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Rate: $120/session


859.809.2712 Email Martin
201 Price Road
Suite 106
Lexington, KY 40511
4601 Shelby Lane
Lexington, KY 40515

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