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 Belma Martin

Contact Info:                                                                                                                                  Office Phone: 425 - 837 5048

Google Voice: ‪(971) 301-2590‬ receives texts, calls and voice messages


Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4pm 


My name is Belma Martin, and this is my 6th year at Briarwood. I truly enjoy being here! I LOVE what I do! 

A little information about me: My family moved to Washington from Turkey in 2008. Prior to our move, I worked as a mental health counselor at a private counseling office and as a school counselor at different private schools for total of 10 years in Turkey. After we moved here, I pursued my Master's Degree in School Counseling at Seattle University. My husband and I have two children who are 16 and 11 years old. I enjoy cooking, reading, knitting, being with friends, exercising, and being outdoors. I am a life-long learner. I love learning and expanding my knowledge about education, behavior, brain, and psychology. I speak Turkish and English.

MA.Ed, School Counseling

ESA Certification

Seattle University

B.A. ​Psychological Counseling and Guidance 

Hacettepe University, Turkey

Washington School Counselor Association (WSCA), Member  


Supporting students, families, and staff is the heart of my work. Families and staff members are my biggest allies to reach out to all students. I support all students with academic, career, social, and emotional needs. As the school counselor, my goal is to be an advocate for all students and help remove barriers in academic, social and emotional areas. With a comprehensive counseling program, I deliver my services directly to students (whole class guidance lessons, small group work, and individual short term counseling) and indirectly for students (working closely with my admin and staff members, serving in different teams). I use Cognitive Behavioral and Strength Based approaches with the integration of Neuroscience Neurobiology (how our brain works- brain&mind&body). I always focus on kids' strengths and empower them to have a strong self-esteem. I incorporate books, games, art, physical activities, and humor in all my work with students. 

Direct Student Services

 I provide whole class guidance lessons in every class on various topics. Friendship skills, ZONES of Regulation -emotion regulation, brain&mind&body connection,  conflict resolution ( Kelso's Choices), Second Step Bullying Prevention lessons, Middle School Transition, etc. 

I have small group social-emotional skill building lessons that helps kids to improve their skills in the areas of friendship skills, emotion management, or coping skills. 

  Students have the opportunity to see me individually about any academic, career, social & emotional struggles that get in their way of learning. Students can be self-referred, staff or parent referred.  I provide short-term, 1:1 counseling.