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Dr. Marva Bourne, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Hello. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with almost twenty years experience working with individuals, couples, and families. In my capacity as a therapist I address issues related to trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues. My education and training includes a a doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University, a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a masters degree in Education Counseling. My experience has broadened to encompass social work, and in this capacity I have been afforded the ability to work with troubled teens and families who have fostered or adopted children. I work using the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotion Focused Therapy. My area of focus is on the neurobiological effects of early childhood trauma and how this impacts an individual's life trajectory and outcomes. I invite you to take this journey of self-discovery to awareness and healing with me.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Infidelity, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CA LMFT 106544

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Marva Bourne. 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.

She is highly empathetic, but also very rational in helping you come up with an action plan to achieve your therapy goal!! Will highly recommend!!

Written on Jul 01, 2024 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Bourne had helped me find a balance that works for me. She listens, process the information I share and responds with thoughtful responses that validate my concerns. She recommends very helpful tools and resources I have put into place.

Written on Jun 30, 2024 after therapy with Marva for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Dr.Bourne helped me a lot with my situation. I found the tools she gave me to be very helpful

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Marva for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She was very helpful and very down to earth. Explained everything really well and helped me understand a lot of things of myself. Very honest and supportive and genuinely wants to help and grow with you.

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Marva for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

A++

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Marva for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

My life is transforming because of Dr.Bourne

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Marva for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd