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 participated in the Postgraduate Program from 2008 to 2014. She was appointed as faculty member in 2012. She currently participates in various clinical and academic activities at the Center, including coordinating the Clinic, hosting the TV show Family Matters, and 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 at Shady Grove, and has also taught in the Department of Psychology at Alliant International University, Mexico City. Dr. Martinez is in private practice in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Martinez was trained as a Montessori Teacher in Perugia, Italia, and worked in pre-school education inside and outside of the classroom for 8 years.