Marva Beckford

LCSW

About Me

Hi, If you are on here you are seeking some help and support and struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I would like to provide you with some information about me to see if we are a good fit. I'm a hard-working, highly motivated therapist with over 15 years of experience in social work as a clinician/therapist.

Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, and self-esteem issues. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and non-judgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. I have excellent communication, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and adaptive skills. I am able to work with a diverse and challenging client population.

During the Covid epidemic, all sessions are conducted via video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is during the day but I can be available during the evening hours depending on your needs.

I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CT LCSW 006837


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marva Beckford. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.I. on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Marva for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Marva has been my therapist for a year and 2 months. She has helped me with a few major life events as well as addressing trauma from my childhood. She was very good at assessing what areas I needed help with and addressing them as well as emphasizing my strengths .

If you're afraid of cbt and find it counterproductive, she gently challenges perspectives and only introduces aspects of cbt as you become ready for it. Her main focus is on you regaining trust for yourself, self-compassion, and self-validation. Good therapy has you feeling uncomfortable at times and pushing yourself to do things, but Marva keeps it at a good pace so you are not overwhelmed. She is clearly very trauma informed.

I definitely recommend her if you have a trauma history.

Written by K.A. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thanks for listening to me and making sure I am heard. You've helped me a lot through the past few weeks and I look forward to our conversations. Thank you again.

Written by J.O. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Hello, I appreciate that Ms. Marca heard me put in my 1st session. Looking forward to my future sessions.

Written by K.A. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Marva for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and

I appreciate having someone to talk to transparently.

Written by V.I. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Marva for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Extremely helpful and understanding

Written by O.L. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Although I only had one session with her, I have to say I'm astounded with how much it helped me in just 45 minutes. She basically allowed me to speak the whole time, only asking very honest, cathartic questions in between. Based on what she would ask, I could tell she was very attentive and I felt really listened to. Sometimes I have trouble being honest with therapists but her calming presence along with her putting me on the spot with some tough but necessary questions really helped me open up.

Written by N.I. on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks

She’s a good listener

Written by A.I. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She's a good listener. I feel like I can trust her.

Written by J.U. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Marva Beckford is really supportive, shes good listener and professional. She give advices based on experiences. I had only few sessions and Im happy that Im working with Marva. Hopefully I could give bigger review after time.

Written by H.E. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

Marva is caring and direct. I think that she is an excellent resource in these highly-stressed times. She listens to my problems/complaints without judgment, and she offers me concrete suggestions to help me move forward.

Work with me!