Martha Schmitz

Staff Psychologist
San Francisco VA Medical Center
San Francisco, California

Martha Schmitz, PhD, ABPP is a staff psychologist on the PTSD Clinical Team at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) and Associate Clinical Professor at University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Schmitz offers continuing education workshops and consultation in the treatment of PTSD and substance abuse to clinicians both nationally and abroad. She began working with Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, author of Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse, at McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School and continues to work as her associate through Treatment Innovations. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia after earning her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of California-Davis. She has collaborated on several research projects in both the United States and France. Her clinical and research interests include treatment of complex PTSD, co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders, dissociation, and resiliency in survivors of trauma.


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