Contact Details
Name: Martina Messenzehl
Specialist Areas: Abuse, ACC, Adjustment to chronic illness, Adjustment to physical disability, Alcohol & drug issues, Anger management, Anxiety, Assertiveness training, Attachment, Brain injury, Conflict resolution, Criminal behaviour, Cross-cultural, Depression, Domestic violence, Emotion regulation, Gay/lesbian issues, Grief and bereavement, Life transition & adjustment issues, Maori, Migrant adjustment disorders, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Peri & post natal depression, Phobias, Post traumatic stress disorder, Self-esteem & self development, Sexual abuse, Shyness & social skills deficits, Terminal illness, Trauma, Victim of crime, Work stress
Treatment Areas: Brief intervention, Cognitive analytical therapy (CAT), Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Equine assisted psychotherapy, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-based therapies
Client Types: Adult, Couple, Organisation, Refugees and migrants
Address: 214 Devon Street West
Practice Name: Groundwork Psychology Ltd
Location: New Plymouth
Phone: 021 0678603 E-mail:
Bio: Martina is a Clinical Psychologist, originally from Germany, where she completed her training at the University of Regensburg and worked with the Critical Incident Team and the Psychological Service for the Bavarian Police Force. Martina also worked with the Audi Accident Research Unit.

In 2006, Martina immigrated to New Zealand where she worked for the Taranaki District Health Board in a variety of roles, such as providing assessment and treatment for a number of psychological difficulties as well as neuropsychological assessments. She also provided services within the Maternal Mental Health Team where she supported women and couples to adjust to changes after becoming parents. She was involved in developing the role as a psychologist within the Maori Mental Health Service and providing culturally responsive therapy.

Martina has a number of professional interests including trauma therapy (EMDR), team development and stress reduction in the workplace using the Equine Assisted Growth and Development Model.

Martina is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board. She is a member of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, and a member of the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association.

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