CREDENTIALS

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Social Work, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

MARTHA FONTANA, LCSW

Executive Director of Ethos Wellness Bellaire

Martha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston.

She was intensively trained in DBT by Behavioral Tech, and has completed advanced training in biofeedback from the Biofeedback Institute in San Francisco. She has completed the Chemical Abuse Counselors Course in chemical dependency at the University of Houston.

Other post-graduate clinical experience includes internships at the University of Texas Mental Science Institute in the Child, Adolescent, & Family Therapy Clinic, and Orchard Creek Hospital in addiction medicine, the codependency unit, psychiatric intensive care, and the child/adolescent/family programs.

Martha has extensive clinical and managerial experience working in outpatient and hospital- based programs with children, adolescents, adults, and family members. She has specialized in complex psychiatric syndromes and high stress family systems. She has a supportive, relaxed, and creative skills-based approach in working with clients and is dedicated to helping individuals and family members cope more effectively at home, school, and in the workplace. Her approach also emphasizes helping individuals achieve a more relaxed, rewarding life and assisting families in strengthening family relationships.

As the Director of The PRISM Center, Martha has worked for over 30 years to develop ethical, creative, effective treatment teams who deliver an exceptionally high quality of service.

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