Wellness Counselor

About Martha

Spring ~ Collage by Martha O’Brien

As a wellness coach, Martha guides and supports women with attentive listening. She creates a safe space for women to discover how to make desired changes in their beliefs and behaviors. Her gentle inquiry and perceptive insights guide her clients to optimal well-being.

Martha’s career has spanned: a public school teacher; Hewlett-Packard; and facilitator of personal and leadership development courses. Listening to stories of everyday people as a StoryCorps’ facilitator, Martha experienced the transformational power of deep listening.

She received a MA in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; a spiritual psychology that seeks the balanced development of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and creative aspects of a person’s life. She holds certificates in wellness counseling and spiritual formation.

Martha lives an urban lifestyle in Nashville, Tennessee and is the mother of a daughter and son. She serves on the steering committee of Contemplative Outreach Middle Tennessee.

Recommendation from Margaret Christensen, M.D., Dallas, Texas:

Martha’s deep compassion, creativity and wisdom help women facing life transitions to connect with their authentic voice, guiding them to take steps for their highest well-being. Her gift is helping women navigate times of uncertainty and difficult circumstances. Her unique strengths combine appreciative inquiry, transpersonal psychology, creative expression, dream interpretation, contemplative prayer and organizational development with intuitive knowing. Martha guides women to access their own insight and the “still small voice within” to facilitate amazing transformations. I have been blessed to collaborate with Martha on a number of occasions over the past 18 years on personal and professional projects with outstanding results. My clients love her.