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Training and Consulting

Kids and teens are experiencing impairing anxiety in record numbers. The organizations that serve them feel overwhelmed, stuck, and even helpless in the face of great need and the current shortage of mental health clinicians.


I am passionate about translating the effective skills I use in therapy into easy to implement tools that non-therapist audiences (e.g., physicians, parents, teachers, camp counselors) can apply immediately. 

My workshops and/or clinical consultations might be a fit for your group if:

  • You are seeing more and more impairing anxiety in the kids and teens you work with or in your own children.

  • Responding to the needs of anxious kids has become a major part of your day to day efforts and you need a framework for how to help. 

  • You and/or your team feel overwhelmed and burned out by the constant hustle of trying to find ways to support anxious kids. You want a focused, effective toolkit that works for everyone. 

  • Youth anxiety was not a primary part of the founding mission of your group, but it has become a significant focus. You feel like you are playing catch up in understanding how anxiety works and what you can do to help. 

  • You have some go-to approaches for helping anxious kids, but want to grow your tool kit and/or learn the kind of skills therapists use. 

  • You want information on what is typical behavior for kids after the pandemic and guidance around how to assess for a problem and seek support. 

I also offer custom workshops depending on the needs of your organization- contact me to discuss how I can help!

Example of recent engagements include:


Pediatric private practice facing high rates of anxiety in their patient population:

  • Two-part workshop series with physicians and advanced practice providers on the most impactful CBT therapy skills for anxiety.  

  • The workshops include instruction on how to teach the skills to patients and families as well as supporting worksheets.

Independent school (PK-8) seeking training in classroom friendly mental health interventions:

  • Opening week professional development workshop for all staff

  • Quarterly check-ins with teachers and mental health clinicians on implementation of skills

  • Parent workshop on 

SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) seeking support for members around supporting students post-pandemic:

  • 90 minute interactive workshop on impact of the pandemic on young people, tips on "when to worry" and what to do about it, and communication skills for parents and teens. 


"(Dr. Martin Burch is) so good at providing actionable tools in a dynamic and relatable way". - Faculty member at Boston area independent day school 


  • I have extensive experience working with children, teens, and young adults who experience social anxiety, hard to control worries, panic attacks, obsessions and compulsions, phobias (e.g., vaccines, dogs), and difficulty separating from their parents, among other concerns. 

  • My approach to treatment is engaging, collaborative, and often (my patients tell me!) fun. I use research supported best practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

  • Treatment is goal oriented and time limited. I work hard to help my patients learn new skills, including practicing outside of therapy sessions, so they can become their own therapist and get back into their lives as soon as possible!


  • I offer in-person and virtual treatment. In most cases, I recommend in-person treatment for children under age 13. My office is located in Coolidge Corner in Brookline (1330 Beacon St. Suite 263). I am directly across from the Coolidge Corner T station. There is also plenty of parking.

  • I am self pay only; I do not partner with any insurance companies. I can prepare documentation for you to submit to your insurance company for any out of network benefits you may have. I strongly suggest you check with your insurance company about out of network benefits prior to our beginning work together. 

  • I do not see patients after 4 pm or on weekends and have limited availability to respond to crisis situations. Accordingly, it is very important that you are aware of other services available in the event of a crisis. If you or your child experience a crisis or emergency, call 988, go to your local emergency room, or call the statewide Emergency State Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) at 1-877-382-1609.

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