Insight Psychological Specialists - Jillian Martin

Jillian Martin, Specialist, M.A., R. Psych, PMH-C, Perinatal Care Advisor (She/Her)

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. I practice in Clinical/Counselling Psychology and am Co-Owner of YMM Collaborative Practice. My main area of practice and specialty is perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, maternal and parental mental health concerns, reproductive mental health and sex therapy.

Note: Jillian is currently not seeing clients at Insight Psychological.

More About Jillian Martin

I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, and I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (4658), I am Certified in Maternal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International (PMH-C), and I hold a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Supervision in Psychology Areas of Practice: Maternal, Perinatal: pregnancy and postpartum, and Parental Mental Health, Reproductive Mental Health, sex therapy (sexual issues, sexuality, sexual (dys)function), Consultation and Supervision. Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, etc.

My goal is to provide a space that is safe, sex positive and enhances the sexual health of clients of all bodies, genders, relationships and sexual orientations.

I have a passion for collaboration and developing a community of health fostering psychological health individually, organizationally and community wide.

When did you know you wanted to become a psychologist?

From a young age I knew I wanted to help people. As I grew that shifted some between helping humans and helping animals. I realized as I grew older I was often the person friends would come to, or even strangers. It felt to me that I was able to help in ways by just listening and being a part of their experience. When I started university I was taking kinesiology, thinking I would like to work with the human body. One of my electives was a bio-psych course and I was immediately hooked. I wanted to understand human behaviour. Why we do what we do, or don’t. I wanted to learn more about humans and our brains and to figure out ways to help that involved the individual I was helping. I changed my undergrad and have not looked back.

What do you do to keep your outlook optimistic?

I always try to look for the good amongst the challenge. I think far too often we get stuck in the hard and the heavy. Not to say the hard and they heavy isn’t there, but rather, amongst it, we can find some good, somewhere.


Bachelor of Arts

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Registered Psychologist

Perinatal Mental Health Certified


College of Alberta Psychologists

Psychologists Association of Alberta

American Association of Sexuality Educators and Counsellors and Therapists


Maternal Mental Health Certificate: Postpartum Support International: 2020

Certificate in Advanced Supervision in Psychology: University of Calgary: 2018

Psychiatric Disorders in Women: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations Across the Female Reproductive Lifespan: 2019

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Training: January 2020

Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy: October 26-27: November 26-27, 2020

University of Guelph Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program May, 2021

Sex as A Safe Adventure: Connecting sexually and emotionally through EFT: October 2021

Sex and Trauma: Helping Clients Move Beyond Trauma and Reclaim their Sexuality: January 2022

ASRM Mental Health Professional Certificate Course Basic Fertility: April 2022

When Sex Hurts: Understanding and addressing sexual and pelvic pain: May 2022

PAI Training: “Nuts and Bolts of Gestational Carriers and Donor Screening”: September 2022

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Training Plus IFS Parts Protocol Training: November 2022

Treatment of genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder: August 2023

Group Treatment for Hypersexuality and Problematic Porn Use/ Masturbation: December, 2023


  • English

My areas of focus:

Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender)
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
Anxiety & Depression
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Dealing with Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy
Grief & Loss Care
  • Loss of a Child
  • Loss of a Preterm Child
Other Areas
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Relationship Dependence
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Family Issues
  • Parenting Issues & Support
Trauma Care
  • Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Alternative Sex Behaviours
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Adults
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Blended Family Adjustment
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Changes in Health
  • Child & Youth Anxiety
  • Child & Youth Depression
  • Child & Youth Self Esteem Issues
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Children's Mental Health
  • Communication and Negotiation
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Death or Loss of a Pet
  • Difficult People
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Female Sexual Issues
  • Fetishes and Philias
  • First Responders Trauma or PTSD
  • Food or Eating Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Graduation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Impulsivity in Children
  • Insomnia
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ2S+ Issues
  • Learning Disorders
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues
  • Losing Someone to Suicide
  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Male Sexual Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Out of Control Shopping
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pornography Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Problem Gambling
  • Religious or Spiritual Trauma
  • Retirement
  • Return to Work - Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Compulsion/Out of Control Sexual Behaviours
  • Sexual Arousal Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder)
  • Weight & Eating Disorders
  • Weight Management
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workplace Trauma

My treatment approaches:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Grief Work
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Anxiety Assessment
  • Depression Assessment
  • Postpartum Depression (PPD) Assessment