The Institute for Relational Intimacy provides psychotherapy not only with Martha Kauppi, but also with carefully selected, fully licensed associate therapists. All therapists associated with the Institute have comfort and training working with sex issues, have unlimited access to consultation with Martha, and are extremely competent.
I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than five years of experience treating clients here in Madison. I’m flexible, open-minded, sex-positive, and LGBT-friendly.
Among other things, I help clients with:
- Anxiety and depression
- PTSD and other forms of trauma
- Marriage and relationship conflicts
- Major life transitions (divorce, career shifts, becoming a parent, and other big changes)
- EMDR therapy (more information here)
(If you are looking for help with another kind of problem, please ask me about it. I do treat other issues as well, or may be able to recommend another provider.)
I am trained as a systems therapist, which means I look at your individual issues in relationship to the bigger picture — your family history, your work and home life, cultural and societal norms. My aim is to get to know you as the full, dynamic person you are, and not just a set of symptoms, so that we can figure out the most effective course of action to enable you to lead a more healthy and vital life.
Looking to get in right away? I keep my practice small, so that I can offer more flexible scheduling and give more of my attention to my clients.
I’m a native of the Madison area and have been practicing in the vibrant Atwood neighborhood for most of my career. When I’m not helping clients, I’m usually spending time with my husband, twin daughters, stepson, and our assortment of animals.