Francine Martinez, Ph.D.

Francine Martinez, Ph.D.Francine Martinez, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California, offering professional therapy services in both English and Spanish throughout the San Diego County region. With over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults Dr. Martinez holds a unique perspective on significant life experiences and transitions. In her work Dr. Martinez is both solution-focused and insight-oriented. Her goals are to help clients develop tools to once again feel successful in managing their lives, regain a sense of balance, and more effectively handle present challenges.

Areas of Specialization
Dr. Martinez brings a special appreciation and understanding of adoptive and blended families. She is recognized for her compassion and skill in providing guidance toward the healthy development of new family systems. With a background in education and cross-cultural studies, Dr. Martinez has a unique perspective on child development, parenting roles and learning. Dr. Martinez believes that it is important for primary caregivers to successfully balance work, family, and personal time. This is achieved by appropriately setting boundaries and developing the confidence within to make good choices for oneself — without guilt.

Dr. Martinez provides services in the Rancho Bernardo office in San Diego, California.

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Education & Training

  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A. Counselor Education, California State University, San Bernardino
  • B.A. Communications/Teacher Education, University of California, San Diego
  • Professional Affiliations & Duties
  • Adjunct Professor, Alliant International University
  • Certificates: Harvard University, Educational Management Institute for Organizational Development, Organizational Leadership
  • Languages: English/Spanish

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Dr. Martinez is available for a variety of different speaking engagements including trainings and conducting educational workshops. For more information, click here.