Bonnie Martin is a technical expert in the development of mental health and psychosocial programs. Her specialty is complex trauma and she has an extensive background in working with victims of violence, exploitation and human trafficking. Bonnie has worked domestically and internationally for 15 years to reduce the effects of trauma on rule of law, interpersonal relationships, and education in stress-affected societies and marginalized populations.
She has developed culturally specific strength-based approaches for motivating behavioral change and building trauma resiliency by implementing the most recent neuro-scientific research on trauma healing and attachment theory. Her fieldwork includes the countries of Mexico, India, South Africa, Swaziland, Serbia, Russia, Bolivia, Colombia, Thailand, Haiti, Nepal and the United States.
Bonnie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Therapist Supervisor in the state Virginia. She has a BA degree in English from the University of Maryland, a M.Ed. degree in School Counseling from Wilmington University, and a post-graduate Certificate of Advanced Counseling Studies (CACS) from Regent University.