Dania Martinez, MS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dania MartinezAs a certified cognitive behavioral therapist, I support children, couples, and families to develop goals and discover ways to live healthy and happy lives. When circumstances seem impossible, my aim is to instill hope and provide guidance through those challenges.


I love working with couples and children. However, I most enjoy empowering women to look inward to find a sense of confidence and purpose. As women, we often give up all that we are for our families, friends, and career, and neglect to care for ourselves. This can have a negative impact on our daily lives. Watching women grow, while discovering their true selves and their life potential, is very rewarding.


Experience & Specialties

I have worked with children and families for over ten years. The bulk of that time I spent in wraparound services, which are intensive community-based programs. With these services I supported family reunification, adoption and emancipation for children in child welfare, and adoption in the juvenile justice system. In my time in the field, I aided the Sacramento County district attorney’s office within their domestic violence unit to help victims of domestic violence navigate the justice system and find treatment.


As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I designed three mental health programs, managed a clinical program, and trained new mental health professionals. Some of my specialties include:

  • children and families
  • treating victims of abuse and neglect
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • domestic violence
  • mood disorders
  • addiction
  • attachment-based therapy
  • and I’m adoption competent


I’m originally from Los Angeles, lived in Sacramento, and recently moved to the Chico area. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. My 18-year-old son has autism and a mild learning disorder, and I have learned a great deal from him. He is my inspiration. I also enjoy painting and getting in touch with my creative side.


Dania is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, CA #LMFT103041.


To contact Dania, call our office at (530) 410-0505 or email info@chicocreekcounseling.com.