Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

                                       - Helen Keller

Herminia Shea-Martinez, PhD

Dr. Shea Martinez is a licensed psychologist, educator, researcher and author. She has worked in the field of psychology for more than 30 years offering psychological healing for individuals, couples, children, and families. She uses a collaborative and holistic approach to psychotherapy which integrates the mind, body and spirit in a culturally sensitive manner.   She is bicultural and bilingual (English & Spanish)

In addition, she is part of the National Disaster Medical System team with the Department of Health and Human Services of USA that responds to national disasters events. 

Dr. Shea Martinez provides consultation for psychotherapists, groups or individual in a face-to-face, phone, or Doxy (Skype), needed for completion of EMDR basic training hours, EMDR certification hours and Approved Consultant hours in EMDR.

In addition, she offers psychological consultations for companies, churches, communities etc.

She offers trainings, and workshops nationally or internationally (English & Spanish). 


She has done scientific research on prevention and she has developed preventive and intervention programs.

Dr. Shea-Martinez is qualified with extensive experience and certifications:


  • She is a licensed Psychologist in California (PSY13044). For more information visit

  • She is an EMDRIA Certified in EMDR as well as Approved Consultant in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Also, she is an EMDRIA HAP & Institute Facilitator.  For more information visit   


  • She has special training in therapy for couples with techniques which are based on Gottman Institute’s research-based couple’s psychotherapy. For more information visit


  • She is trained in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy. 

  • She is a certified as a Hypnotherapist.

  •  She is bilingual (English/Spanish) and she has extensive experienced in dealing with bicultural issues or cross-cultural issues.


EMDR Consultation

Dr. Shea-Martinez offers consultations for psychotherapists groups or individuals in

a face-to-face, Doxy which is like Skype.  But Doxy is HIPPA Complaint, easy to install and there is not charge.  

 ~EMDR Basic Training Hours   

    5 hours of consultation following their first weekend  training and another 5 hours after the second weekend   to complete the basic training requirements.  

 ~EMDR Certification

    10 hours of group consultation hours and 10 hours of  individual consultation to complete your hours for EMDR  consultation hours.  Go to for additional requirements of EMDR Certification. 

~Approved Consultant in EMDR. 

   20 hours of consultation-of-consultation.  Go to for additional requirements of 

    EMDR Approved Consultant



We have ongoing monthly consultation groups on Saturday morning 10:15-12:15 am. The cost is $40.00 ($20 per hour).

Advanced enrollment is required by emailing  Dr. Shea-Martinez  at

Schedule for 2019: Saturday 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/4, 6/8, 7/13, 8/17, 9/14, 10/19, 11/9, 12/7/19

 Consultations & Debriefings 

Dr. Shea-Martinez has supported major companies by providing Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for their employees when they become victims of a traumatic event.  She provides psychological consultations for companies, churches, communities etc. 



Dr. Shea-Martinez is available to provide training, and workshops nationally or internationally (English & Spanish) for your university, organization or churches. Topics may be geared toward psychotherapist, professionals, educators, businesses, paraprofessionals, community groups, and churches.    

Psychological Services

Dr. Shea-Martinez is currently not taking any new clients at this time.


To receive psychotherapy an/or EMDR psychotherapy, please contact Open Door Center for Integrative healing in Santa Ana/Tustin area at 714-332—1200, e-mail: 

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