Asking for help can be one of the hardest parts of therapy and many people suffer for years before seeking help. Whether it's been years or a day that you've been struggling, it would be an honor to have the opportunity to help you find the version of yourself that is most fulfilling to you.
My name is Marvin Bellows, LPC, CRC and I've been in this field for about a decade now. In that time I graduated with a Master's of Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas and completed multiple internships in the areas of mental health and disability. While working with individuals affected neurological conditions (Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, MS, Guillain-Barré) and those with developmental disabilities (Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities) is my specialty, I also have significant experience working with individuals with primary mental health concerns (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar) and others just having a hard time in relationships or in their careers.
My primary approach to helping others heal is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but the name isn't all that important. What is important is that it is a way of helping someone shift away from patterns of behavior that lead them away from that most fulfilling version of themselves and instead pivot towards that person. I also use elements from other styles of therapy to compliment this approach including more traditional behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies, education, and skills training to learn new ways of coping, interacting with others, and managing daily problems. All of these techniques have research backing and continue to show promise with additional studies being published regularly.
Still, a big part - if not the biggest - part of therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. Providing a relationship full of warmth, acceptance, and honesty is one of my greatest strengths as a therapist. I look forward to walking with you down the path of healing, celebrating the victories that come and sticking by your side to help you through any setbacks.
One last piece of information about me: I'm a nerd and I'm proud of it. I hope that we can be nerds together by bringing in to the session the things that you are passionate about to help you move forward. Whether it's Football or Dungeons and Dragons, I've found that using the things people love in therapy makes a huge difference.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Expats , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Men's Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Sex Addiction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #76236 (Expires: 2023-01-31)
Marvin is a fantastic counselor, incredibly down to earth and personable and has made a huge difference. I like how Marvin makes me feel at ease, even when talking about difficult subjects, and always finds the time to check in with me.
Mr. Bellows is knowledge about all the issues I have relayed to him or that I need to work on, allowing me to see a variety of dealing with them. Using the tools he has suggested has allowed me to realize many options instead of feeling cornered into my old way of thinking.
Marvin Bellows is an outstanding counselor. He makes our sessions a comfortable and free space to express myself and work through difficult feelings in addition to understanding where some of the difficulties may stem from.
He's truly kind and caring, and offers a variety of ways to help me. Never fails to make me smile :)
Marvin has really helped me trust my own judgement and instincts in areas where I was least confident. He has helped me accept myself and respect myself. In addition to that, he has explained how I can communicate more effectively and how I could be more practical in matters where I'd become unnecessarily emotional. What I appreciate most about Marvin is the amount of time he has dedicated to helping me. He is very supportive and understanding.
Marvin has been wonderful and is helping me deal with toxic influences and in figuring out what I want to do
I absolutely love how down to earth and personable Marvin is. I have actually already recommended him to a couple of friends as well as the BetterHelp app
He’s been wonderful at listening and providing helpful and empathetic insight.
He is a great counsellor
Seems to be a very good counselor that listens and understands me. He has helped me a great deal with overcoming my issues.