Welcome to the Open Field

Difficulties in life come with being human – it’s how we respond to these difficulties that makes all the difference. Each and every one of us has gifts and flaws, and sometimes, life circumstances present us with challenges that naturally overwhelm.  Old patterns of unskillful coping often emerge, and negative self judgment. Without support, many people feel like they are in an impossible situation with limited options and suffer alone needlessly. If you’re considering counseling, know that, although this brings many unknowns, reaching out for help is consistently associated with constructive change.

Therapy is about creating a very special kind of space, an open field, where you can meet with someone committed to helping you live the life that matters to you. As a therapist committed to this open field, its my experience  that given the ground of  safety, trust and compassion, new fresh options to always emerge, and clients begin to foster nourishing relationships and a more deeply connected life with themselves and the world around them.

Through Therapy, You Can…

  • Find support for difficult life transitions
  • Transform anxiety and depression
  • Integrate past traumatic experience
  • Learn to deal skillfully with interpersonal conflict
  • Develop nourishing interpersonal relationships
  • Uncover inherent strengths & resources
  • Create new life directions and a sense of purpose

I am committed to providing an environment that is safe, nourishing, engaging and respectful. Choosing the right therapist is important, someone who you feel is listening to your needs and directly addressing your concerns.


Debra Seido Martin, MA MFT, LPC Phone: 541-844-4917     Email: openfieldtherapy@gmail.com Office: Neighborhood Location Near 11th & Chambers, Eugene, OR