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Dr. Martha Libster, PHD is a counselor in Aurora, IL and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from University Of Colorado School Of Nursing in 1999 and specializes in counseling, pediatric mental health, and more.Read her story
This content was provided by Dr. Libster "Dr. Martha Mathews Libster is President and Creative Director of Golden Apple Healing Arts, a holistic health practice that provides transformational health care, counseling, educational programs, and self-care support to people of all ages. Dr. Libster is a Board-Certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 25 years as a clinician-consultant in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM) and European and Western herbal therapies. She specializes in helping individuals and families (infants to elders) establish and maintain balance and health as they move through personal crisis, life transitions, anxiety, fear, depression, grief, and chronic illness. Her practice focuses on informed decision-making and culturally sensitive care during adjustments to life transitions such as birth, becoming a parent or new family, education, illness, and dying. Her passion is helping parents to interpret the communication and behavior patterns of newborns and young children. Dr. Libster provides holistic person- and family-centered solution-focused care. She applies brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, body-centered therapy and guided imagery/dream analysis. Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nurse-Herbalist techniques are used to formulate teas and other non-pharmacological remedies specific to patients' goals and to promote comfort during the transition to greater wellness. She also provides complementary therapies for patients undergoing medication management. Dr. Libster is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, American Holistic Nurses Association, the Illinois Society for Infant Mental Health and the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses. She serves on the advisory boards of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation and the American Botanical Council. Dr. Libster is the author of 7 books and numerous health publications including, Science of Energy Flow®- Foot Reflexology with Herbal Stress Relief (2014), which details her 30 years as a practitioner and master teacher of the healing traditions of foot reflexology and zone therapy with topical herbal applications. She is also certified in Jin Shin Jyutsu. Dr. Libster is the national award-winning historian of Herbal Diplomats, a book about herbalism, nursing, and American health care reform. She has been a featured speaker for such organizations as the World Health Organization, the Royal College of Nursing, the Asian-Pacific International Conference on Complementary Nursing, and the United States Botanic Garden. Dr. Libster is the Founding Director of The Bamboo Bridge, an international learning community dedicated to the promotion of peace and health through cultural diplomacy and the harmonious integration of traditional/indigenous medicine with new science and technology through education and research. She is currently Director of Research and Evidence-Based Practice and Professor of Nursing In Illinois where she lives with her husband of 21 years, her plants, and two West Highland White Terriers."
Behavioral Nutrition Counseling
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Exercise & Sports Psychology
Grief and Bereavement
Holistic Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Pediatric Mental Health
Psychiatric Nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Women's Health Psychology
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