Gene Martens, MSE, LMFT earned his master’s of science in education from the University of WI, River Falls, and completed post graduate work at Adler Graduate School and St. Thomas University. He works from a family systems perspective and has experience working with children and their parents, adolescents, individuals, and couples. An experienced teacher and family minister, Gene’s areas of special interest include: family of origin issues, blended families, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, school and work stress, communication and spiritual concerns.

Speciality: family of origin, blended families, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, school and work stress, communication, spiritual concerns, DBT, EMDR.

Education: Master’s Degree in Science of Education, University of WI in 1997, post graduate work at Adler, Graduate School at St. Thomas University, 2007.

The hearts at our clinic are heavy laden.  We grieve with the broken-hearted and recognize weariness from the pain around us.  We stand in corporate grief with the family of George Floyd, and all those who suffer due to the pain of historical trauma.  We stand in regret for our nation’s past and current division as we continue to battle racial bias.  We also acknowledge the psychological challenges faced by our first responders.  We offer an open and welcoming door for all those who are hurting and needing support.  The virus has taken a lot from us and now we are facing another significant challenge.  So, as we continue our work at LDR, our passion grows and our focus sets on caring for all people who seek our services. 
During this time of COVID, Life Development Resources is open to both existing and new clients via telehealth. Call us at 952-898-1133. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being to our staff, clients, and the larger community, our clinic continues to monitor local, state and federal agencies and are observing their recommendations. 
Please reach out to us if you could use support, healing, and hope. 
Together, we CAN make a difference.