Marty Christensen, MA, MCAP, CSAT Candidate
Marty brings to Sabino Recovery a unique blend of gentleness, passion for recovery, life experience, recovery experience, education, and work-related experience. Marty earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the prestigious Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Marty’s approach to treatment includes science-based interventions and applications to address addictions and underlying trauma, as well as spirituality and mindfulness, and the importance of the recovery community. Through years of experience, recognizing the clinical need for those who struggle, Marty is nearing completion of the strenuous process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT Candidate), through the global IITAP organization, which believes and treats addiction as a symptom of trauma.
Marty’s work experience and past licensure includes The Veterans Administration (VA) SATP program in Portland, OR, Hazelden Betty Ford main campus in Center City, MN, Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ, and The Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, FL, as well as work in a correctional facility, and community based outpatient settings. Marty sees his role as primary therapist as an honor to be of service to those who struggle, having experienced the loving gift of recovery from those who modeled the role of recovery and set the bar high for client care.