Dr. Cole J Marta, M.D.
I completed undergraduate studies at UC – Santa Cruz majoring in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology where I graduated with highest honors in the major, with a focus on genetics. After graduating, I was a Junior Specialist in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute laboratory studying neurogenetics in the model organism C. Elegans.
After time as an emergency medical technician and assistant in special education, I returned to scholarly pursuits and earned my MD from Chicago Medical School. Inspired by faculty and clinical experiences at Elgin State Hospital, I pursued and completed my residency at UCLA San Fernando Valley Veteran Association Psychiatry Training Program. While there, I focused on psychotherapy and psychopharmacology pertaining to mental illness. I also participated in cutting-edge research at UCLA related to mood, anxiety, substance use, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
I am committed to working with adults to improve their overall well-being. I have published peer-reviewed articles on advanced psychopharmacology and psychotherapy which is detailed below under “Research”. I have also presented at conferences on the specific topics of the safety and efficacy of psychedelics in the context of both healing intent and abuse populations. I have come to believe in the healing power of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, including psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness. I believe in treating the whole person and collaborating with clients in establishing an individualized plan based on the specific needs of the individual.