Marva Bourne

(DMFT, LMFT)
Therapist Marva Bourne Photo

About Me

Hello. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over fifteen 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #106544 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, adhd, addictions, and parenting issues

Amazing Lady

Written by L.A. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

I am really enjoying my time with Marva. She’s helping me to navigate past trauma and is the first therapist I’ve had that suggested an attachment style issue. I look forward to the things I am continually learning from her and I appreciate her patient guidance.

Written by M.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Marva has a way of listening and interacting that just allows you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts. She is great at reassuring you, while still challenging those negative feelings you possess. Truly a caring individual.

Written by D.U. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She's great. No complaints.

Written by P.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

BetterHelp is the first place that I have sought out therapy, and I will say I’m very pleased with the experience so far. Marva has made me feel extremely comfortable in just a few sessions, while offering very valuable feedback, suggestions, and even exercises to improve what I am working on with her. She demonstrates that she cares a lot for her clients by taking time out of her day to check on you and reiterate what you’ve discussed in your sessions. It’s very helpful if you need to go back and listen again. Highly recommend her.

Written by A.I. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

She is absolutely amazing! A truly incredible therapist with Christ convictions

Written by J.O. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Marva has helped me beyond what I expected from these sessions. She is a valuable asset to your program.

Written by A.M. on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Marva has taken great care and energy to listen to what I'm going through and provide most fitting counsel and help. I really appreciate Marva and am glad that she is my therapist.

Written by P.H. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Thank-you Marva for all of your help!

Written by J.U. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Hands down, best counselor I’ve ever worked with. I can tell she is very passionate about what she does.

Written by N.A. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Marva is amazing!! I am so thankful I took this leap with Better Help!

Written by C.H. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

In the short time I've been working with Marva, she has helped me by listening and supporting me and giving me concrete ideas and tasks to help me through the rough time I was experiencing.

Written by D.O. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve only just begun my sessions with Marva but in the time that I have gotten to speak with her, she has been able to make me feel so comfortable and understood. In a world where I always felt that no one could, she was able to make me feel normal. I’m very excited to continue on with her, she makes me feel very safe and hopeful ! She is always prepared for our sessions and takes in everything I say. I can really tell that she is just as motivated as I am for my betterment ! So lucky to be matched with someone like Marva so quickly :)