Martha “Marty” Simpson, LMFT, CSAT, CDWF serves the staff of Center for Healthy Sex as the Director of Partner Treatment, with extensive experience in the field of sex addiction treatment. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and a Certified Daring Way® Facilitator in private practice. Trained in the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT-2), the Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS), Principals of Group Psychotherapy training with The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), EMDR, and Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Processing, a somatic & attachment based trauma training, Marty has a specialty working with partners of Sex Addicts and Couples in Recovery.
Also a distinguished speaker and educator, Marty has presented at international conferences including the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) Symposium in 2016, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) in 2012, 2013, and 2014, Keystone Treatment Center, Alumni Weekend 2014, Los Angeles Women’s Association for Addiction Therapists (LA-WAAT 2014), Lesbian and Gay Psychological Association (LAGPA) 2015, Alliant University (2015), Cal Lutheran University (2015) among others. In 2014 she was honored to sit on a panel discussion with Barbara Steffens, PhD, Stefanie Carnes, PhD and Dan Drake, MFT discussing the Clinical Treatment of Partners of Sex Addicts (SASH 2014). She has also appeared in various media interviews for Television, radio, webcasts and magazines.
Marty comes to this work with a strong interest and background in attachment-based psychotherapies, neuroscience, and mind-body integration which informs her strong opinion that we heal trauma within safe, secure-functioning relationships. Her work is focused on empowering her clients’ relationship to their sense of self, efficacy, sexuality, body image, and purpose as well as nurturing their intimacy development and relationships with others. LMFT #53490