Yvonne Martinez

Founder & Director


Clinical Trauma Professional - CCTP

Yvonne has over 35 years of experience working with clients to address unresolved trauma, sexual exploitation, and addiction.

In addition to her role at the Transformation Center, Yvonne is the CEO of Shasta Blue Sky and founder of I Am Brave Int’l for those needing help with life-controlling issues. She is also the Educational Director for CARE-EDU and provides addiction education, pastoral counselor development, trauma-informed training, and other resources to industry professionals. Yvonne is an ordained minister with CADC-CS, ICCS, ICADC, CADC II, NCAC I, CRPS credentials.

Yvonne saw how valuable Sozo was in healing body, soul, and spirit, so she learned how to use Sozo with her clients trapped in unresolved traumatic experiences and cycles of addiction/self-harm. Yvonne now teaches other professionals how to incorporate the power of the Holy Spirit through Sozo into their client’s treatment plans. She is the author of 23 books.

She and her husband live in Redding, California.