Monterey County Chapter
Martin Skerritt, LCSW
Hi! I am Martin Skerritt, a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience. After many years with CHOMP’s Behavioral Heath Services, I am excited to announce I have taken the deep plunge into opening my private practice! I am accepting new clients, available for in-office as well as online sessions. My office is centrally located in Monterey.
After growing up here on the Peninsula, I lived, worked, and studied in San Francisco; earning a BA in psychology & an MSW at San Francisco State. My earliest training included counseling Holocaust survivors in a care facility, at SF Suicide Prevention, and then managing a community center in the Tenderloin. These opportunities helped cement a core in how I approach my work: to encourage the sacred story, help to identify strategies to build resiliency, and identify choices that may yield an easier outcomes, face the challenges with needed support. It is an honor to guide in that journey.
Like many of us, I am trained to work with those struggling with mood or anxiety disorders, relationship issues, and past traumas. I have vast experience in helping around the myriad of concerns that lead clients into therapy. I have special interests in aging, grief & loss, trauma recovery, compassion fatigue and caregiver stress. I facilitate a family support group for those struggling with Alzheimer’s and related disorders.
In my practice, I welcome adults through the age spectrum, always using strength-based interventions, and offer great care and dignity. Trained in CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and grief techniques, among others, I am honored to do this sacred work. I so look forward to making your acquaintance. Thanks!