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Our Team

Some information about us

Martha Franek-Montanez M.A. LPC-S, PMH-C, EMDR Certified

Providing Telehealth Counseling To:

Texas Residents & Connecticut Residents 

M.A: Maters of Arts   LPC-S Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor PHM-C: Perinatal Mental Health Certified Counselor   
EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Certified


Martha is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Owner of Support Space Therapy and Wellness. Martha believes in a holistic and personalized approach to therapy that is tailored to best fit each individual. Using her empathy and clinical knowledge, she wants to help each person by exploring their past, finding the strength to live in the present and teaching skills to approach life's challenges. She has worked with a diverse population for the past 12 years in a variety of settings including private practices, hospitals, community centers and schools (Pre-K through College). Please know that no matter what you are facing, she will never judge and is dedicated to providing a safe space to processes.

Martha has a strong connection and passion for working with women who are facing infertility, are currently expecting, are adapting to a new life with their child or have experienced a loss at any stage. Bringing a child into this world can be joyful but it can also be very difficult time. Martha enjoys helping individuals navigate any aspects of current or future parenthood including trying to conceive, pregnancy, postnatal, losses or facing challenging decisions.

Martha has been fortunate to work in higher education for several years in a mental health role and really enjoys working with college students.  Students face various obstacles and changes such as transitioning from high school to college, adapting to a college environment, exploring future careers and decision making in various situations. Martha provides a space to aid students in finding their path.

Martha earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston and Masters of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. Martha is also certified in EMDR (Trauma Therapy). EMDR can be utilized to address trauma, depression, anxiety, pre/postnatal issues and more. Martha has received training in Reproductive Trauma, Perinatal Mood Disorders, advanced EMDR practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Texas License Number: 75599
Connecticut License Number: 46.004947

 Infertility, pregnancy challenges, birth trauma, postpartum, perinatal mood disorders, family transitions, college student challenges/transitions, stress management, and self-esteem.

Marthas specialties include:

Mallori Thompson, M.S., LPC-Associate
Supervised by Martha Franek-Montanez LPC-S

M.A: Maters of Arts   LPC-Associate Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Providing Telehealth Counseling To:

Texas Residents


Who is an associate?

An individual who has completed their master's degree at an accredited college in counseling and has been working in the field. As an associate they are approved by the state and work under the supervision of a fully licensed clinician. 

Mallori Thompson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas, supervised by Martha Franek-Montanez, LPC-S. She completed her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and holds a Bachelors in victim studies from Sam Houston State University.

Mallori has had the privilege of counseling at a women's shelter as well as multiple private practices. Approaching counseling through a Cognitive Behavioral and Trauma Focused Therapy, Mallori prides herself on providing a safe space for women to share their stories and develop coping skills. Mallori believes at times women feel unheard, unseen, unprotected, or lonely. It’s hard to heal when you don’t feel supported or are afraid to seek help. Mallori is looking forward to providing support in a non-judgmental safe space for women to flourish. Mallori is also a BIPOC Champion (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) as well as a LGBTQIA+ Ally.

Mallori is working to become a certified Perinatal Mental Health Clinician.
She believes her own experiences as a mother and prenatal challenges enable her to connect to the perinatal population in a special way. Whether you are dealing with hyperemesis, mom guilt or any other women’s challenges, Mallori wants to support you!

Texas License Number: 93881


Womens health challenges, perinatal mental health, motherhood stressors, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, intimate partner violence and domestic violence

Mallori's interests include:

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