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Yvonne Martinez

United States, Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Redding, CA

Yvonne Martinez is Director of Transformation Center, Bethel Church, Redding, CA and the Educational Director for CARE-EDU providing addiction education, pastoral counselor development, professional trauma-informed training, addiction treatment, and resources. Yvonne is an ordained minister with  CADC-CS, ICCS, ICADC, CADC II, NCAC I, CRPS credentials.

Yvonne was introduced to Sozo when she came on staff at Transformation Center in 2008. She saw how valuable Sozo was in healing body, soul, and spirit and learned how to use Sozo with her clients trapped in unresolved traumatic experience, cycles of addiction  and addictive self-harm, and regularly incorporates Sozo sessions with her clients in addiction treatment.

Yvonne now teaches other professionals how to incorporate the power of the Holy Spirit through Sozo into their client’s treatment plans.  Yvonne continues to develop curriculum to reach the heart of the hurting and emotionally broken. She is the author of 21 books.