Mariana Martinez earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Child and Family from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. She has been affiliated with the Bowen Center since 2008 and was appointed to the faculty in 2012. She was the Clinic Director from 2011 to 2017 and Host of the TV show Family Matters from 2010 to 2018. She currently participates in various clinical and academic activities including disseminating Bowen theory to the Spanish speaking world.

She was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) at Shady Grove, and has also taught in the Department of Psychology at Alliant International University, Mexico City. Dr. Martinez was trained as a Montessori Teacher in Perugia, Italy, and worked in preschool education inside and outside of the classroom for eight years.

Dr. Martinez applies Bowen theory in her work with families who are making decisions around their wealth and their legacy. She serves as a Family Dynamic Consultant at Wells Fargo Private Bank.