About the Author

About the Author

Dr. Martin is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist

Dr. Martin is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, public health educator, and accomplished author whose work has been featured in The USA Today, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, and other media.

His goal was to write a timely and easy-to-read book on needle fears and phobias that is solidly grounded in science and not just opinion.

This book can be a comforting companion if you or someone you know needs support getting through stressful vaccination, medical, and dental procedures.

reference for health care professionals

Guidance for Professionals

As a long-time health care practitioner, Dr. Martin knows that mental health professionals, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists, dental hygienists, and healthcare professional educators can benefit greatly from this book’s guidance.

Conquer Needle Phobia is an invaluable reference for health care professionals tasked with helping patients prepare for and progress through what is, for many, an intimidating process. Most of its chapters, in fact, include a section on Helpful Hints for Healthcare Practitioners and Educators.

A dentist about to give a patient an anesthesia shot
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Dr. William Marty Martin

Dr. William Marty Martin is a practicing Clinical Health Psychologist specializing in phobias and sleep disorders. He enjoys translating his clinical and academic work into speeches, in-service training, and public speaking.

When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dog Monty, and roller skating.

He is currently doing a deep dive into mindfulness as a personal practice, and as a tool for his clinical and coaching clients.