Martha Merchant, Psy.D.
Dr. Martha Merchant is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with children, youth, and families who have experienced trauma for the past 15 years. doc Martha is an activist, working to empower others and to change the systems of oppression we find all around us. She regularly works with people often viewed as being on the downside of power, including children, people of color, poly families as well as LGBTQ folk. She is also committed to working with interns/postdocs and educators, who are also systematically undervalued.
She earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. She came to San Francisco to train and work with Dr. Joyce Dorado, Ph.D., co-founder of HEARTS (Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools), at the University of California, San Francisco. She continues with that work in various schools in and around the Bay area. As such, she provides training and consultation in order to create more trauma informed, safe and supportive school environments.