davis center for psychotherapy

martha gilmore davis center for phsychotherapy Martha Gilmore, Ph.D.

Davis and Sacramento


Sacramento Office

About Me

I grew up in Southern California, playing volleyball on the beach and backpacking in the Sierra Nevada.

I started volunteer work with troubled children while still in high school and went off for a Bachelor

I went off to the University of Arizona in Tucson for MA and PhD degrees in clinical psychology with a minor in environmental psychology.

I obtained licensure in 1988 and started a private practice, joining in the formation of the Davis Center for Psychotherapy with my close friends in 1991. Since then I

Eventually, I developed international contacts within the group therapy community and started to travel internationally to lead and attend workshops. I

On a different front, I noticed that I was quite skilled and comfortable working with people who had very negative experiences in childhood ranging from frank abuse to more subtle wounds and losses. This has led to my seeking extensive training in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and years of clinical experience in this area. Recently I have trained in EMDR and developed an interest in the effects of early attachment experiences on the psyche.

While I seem to be one of the few therapists I know who went straight through her schooling without pursuing other life interests first, the vicissitudes of life have also impacted me and my work. My life experiences leave me comfortable and experienced in working with issues of loss, marriage and divorce, step-families, parenting, chronic illness, and inter-cultural relationships.

I welcome your call or email