Martin H Olivares

Martin H Olivares, LMFT, PhD, PsyD

Senior Adjunct Faculty Member


Dr. Olivares is a psychoanalyst and a bilingual psychotherapist. Dr. Olivares professional career comprises teaching, private practice, and clinical supervision. Originally from Chile, he brings a unique cultural perspective to his clinical work, supervision, and instruction. Clinically, Dr. Olivares views emotional issues and maladaptive behaviors as a response to early experiences. To develop insight into the patient's current problems, and into the walls built to protect one from painful emotions, he uses psychological techniques designed to identify conflicts and develop insight into the patients''. This approach allows for an understanding of symptoms, which helps to build the capacity to make structural changes and promote psychological growth.