About Staff


LaWanda Martin    

As the owner and founder of Engedi Therapy Services (ETS), Lawanda Martin, has worked in Human Services for over 20 years in various aspects on counseling. Graduating from Texas A&M University Central with a Masters in Science, Counseling Psychology with a minor in Marriage & Family Therapy and Substance Abuse Treatment.  Currently licensed in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor(LMHC), Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and a National certification - Alcohol & Other Drugs Counselor (ADC).  I hold a Virginia license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) certification for substance abuse for the Department of Transportation.

   I enjoy working with patients from adolescence to geriatrics and has done extensive work focusing on treating depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorders, acute stress, organic mental illness and substance use disorders, Lawanda has a long history with providing counseling, assessments, pre and post deployment trainings/briefings and social services to military members and their families.

   I also spent time working with community behavioral health agencies, providing counseling and assessments to clients with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) on an outpatient and inpatient basis and has supervised case managers, license eligible in counseling, and others including licensed individuals.

    I love my work and greatly value the opportunities each day brings to help my clients achieve the best health and quality of life possible.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Pain Management 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Spirituality

  • Women's Issues

  • Gay/Lesbian-Related Issues

  • Couples and Marriage Concerns

  • Other Issues