PharmD Student Wellness Support

Embedded Wellness Counseling

Meredith Martyr

Meredith A. Martyr, PhD LP HSP (she/her) is the Embedded Wellness Psychologist for Pharmacy, Physical Therapy (PT), and Center for Allied Health Programs (CAHP) students. She provides short term, goal focused individual counseling. Read below for further information on her services:

Individual Therapy: 

Before you can be seen for individual therapy, we will need to meet for a brief consultation to assess what you are needing help with and to make sure that short-term counseling is a good fit for you. 

To schedule a brief consultation appointment:

Click here to fill out the intake form 

Let's Talk: 

Meredith will also be available 9am-11am on Fridays via Zoom for Let's Talk. Let's Talk is a drop-in service where she listens to specific problems, provides support, helps explore solutions and gives information about other resources. Please follow this link to learn how to get started:

 Let's Talk!

More about Meredith Martyr:

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Therapy Style

I believe that counseling is a collaborative process where we both ‘lean in’ together and I support your inherent wisdom & strengths. I am typically described as warm, empathic, and honest while incorporating an appropriate sense of humor. I consistently incorporate my values of equity, authenticity, and transparency throughout the counseling process. As a psychologist, it is important to pull back the curtains around mental health and empower clients to honor their internal and external experiences. I have extensive experience with LGBTQIA+ populations, Transgender health, women's health, gender roles & societal expectations, romantic relationships, sexual violence, anxiety, and adjustment concerns. My approach to counseling is contextualized based upon each client but is firmly grounded in co-identifying your internal resources that can help you build compassion and awareness around painful interpersonal and intrapersonal patterns that lead to emotional conflicts. When I am not on campus, you can find me at First Avenue, chasing after other people's cats, or running around any and all bodies of water in Minneapolis.

Professional Background

I received my MA and Ph. from the UMN in Counseling Psychology (Go Gophers!) where my research was focused on cultural implications in abortion access and clinical supervision. I completed my Pre-Doctoral Health Psychology Internship at Virginia Commonwealth University where I gained specialized training and supervision in working with Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Nonbinary (GNCNB) populations. While doing my post-doctoral research training at the University of Iowa I taught graduate level courses, co-created a telehealth counseling clinic that provides mental health services to underserved populations, and provided free assessment & clinical services at the LGBTQ Clinic. 

Crisis Connection

If you or a peer on either campus are experiencing a mental health crisis

  • text "UMN" to 61222 or call 612-301-4673
  • text or call 988 for the suicide hotline

For emergencies or immediate threats to the safety of yourself or others, call 911 or present to your local emergency room.