Martha Chapa-Padilla

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA)


About Me

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: Children and Adults

Martha Chapa-Padilla, LMFT is a board certified marriage and family counselor, fluent in both English and Spanish offering counseling to children and adult residents of California. She has considerable experience providing effective mental health services within educational and health systems and is currently certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Some of her clinical interests include: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, child and adolescent issues and relationship issues. During each session, Martha believes in both treating each patient with respect and dignity and helping them reach more functional, productive, and happier lives.

Martha’s exposure to the topic of mental and behavioral health began with her mother, whom struggled with mental health issues for most of her life. After taking an introductory Psychology course she found that this topic she had loved was able to give her a better understanding of her mother’s experiences. This connection gave her the inspiration to educate and support others, which she has done both as a therapist for youth and adults and as a university faculty member.

Along with her professional interests, Martha is also a very big fan of the Investigative Discovery Channel; however, she always makes time to watch her favorite team: the San Francisco Giants.


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" -Maya Angelou

Please note, that if you should need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we require no less than 24 hours notice.


No Show Policy: To ensure that we provide the best care to you, we reserve specific appointment times for our services. This time is only reserved for your appointment. Therefore, we maintain a cancellation policy that includes payment for missed appointments. Should you not give 24 hours notice, or fail to attend an appointment without notice, your credit card will be automatically charged the full rate for the visit. It is $125 for initial sessions and $50 for follow-up sessions. Please be aware that continued missed appointments will lead to discharge. Please call 1 800 442 8938 to cancel or reschedule any appointments.



09/2017 – Present, Orange Psychiatric Medical Group

Private Practice

07/2-14 – 09/2017, Perris Union High School District

Educationally Related Mental Health Services Therapist

Experience With: Crisis Intervention

06/2008 – Present, University of Phoenix

Associate Faculty

01/2008 – 07/2014 , Riverside Country Department of Mental Health

Clinical Therapist II

Experience With: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse and Addiction

09/2007 – 07/2014, Mt. San Jacinto College, Menifee Campus

Associate Faculty


2019, CalSouthern University

Doctor of Psychology

2004, Argosy University

Master of Counseling

2001, University of California, Los Angeles

Doctor of Psychology


  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Relationships