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.
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
CA LMFT 106544
It’s been great working with Marva Bourne. Her calm demeanor allows me to open up. She gives great homework to work on that I feel has helped me in the process of healing.
Written on Sep 28, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I am blessed to have been paired with Marva. There are no words to describe how she has helped me.
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Marvel it is a wonderful therapist. She’s very compassionate, professional, and wonderful. She has really helped me out tremendously. Remember you need to do your part she can provide tools and help you which she does you need to do your part of doing the work to work through things and she helps you with that. She is a divine so I’m so happy to have her as my therapist.
Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coaching
Marva has been wonderful! Helping to guide me through my journey and helping to make me feel seen and heard, would highly recommend!
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
I really appreciate Marvel’s experience and understanding that she has with my situation. I’m looking forward to meet with her again . Thank you
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and adhd
Marva Bourne was very warm and did a great job listening then identifying my concerns. She helped me see a clear picture of what I needed to do me help me solve my concerns and feel better. I love that she also provides a follow up summary and helpful resources.
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Marva for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem