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.
Additional areas of focus: 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
CT LCSW 006837
Marva was fantastic. She listened to what I had to say and then offered a variety of ways I might be able to work through what I was feeling. Having different methods really helped me to find something that worked best for me. She helped me to set goals and take baby steps to get to more comfortable place than where I was. Marva is lovely to work with.
Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Marva for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
Marva is amazing :)
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Marva is an amazing listener and will ask you questions that allow you to think and reflect on things to better help you grow! I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to change things in there life for the better! She is very understanding and works with you to achieve goals that you set. 10 out of 10 would recommend!!
Written on Apr 16, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
She’s great. I feel very safe and listened to with her.
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Marva for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,
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 on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Marva for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse