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Marvin Chaffin, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 30 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. In addition, I have a great deal of experience in working with people who have experienced problems with alcohol and drug abuse issues.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and highly engaged. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek help for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I check in with my clients frequently and enjoy the process of counseling. I look forward to working with you!

Marvin C. Chaffin, II, M.S.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Life Coach

Professional experience

31yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marvin Chaffin. 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.

Marvin has been a wonderful therapist for the past year. Great guidance and expertise!

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Marvin for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Absolutely empathetic, calming and as easy to communicate with as an old friend or family member.

The best possible review I could give would be to state he has helped me reach my goals, stay clear of the troubles I had and has kept me on the path to what I wished to achieve, I will forever be grateful for his assistancr in rebuilding my life.

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Marvin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I've been extremely lucky to have matched with Marvin - he's an incredible therapist, mentor and spiritual guide, one which I've been searching for for a very long time. Never thought I'd actually find him, but sometimes you just hit the jackpot I suppose! He's the full package - open hearted, has an enthusiasm to get stuck into the work together which always feels like a collaboration, like I'm always being met halfway which works well for me. He has a real gift for listening as well as responding with the utmost consideration and sensitivity and makes me feel both seen and heard and I like that he can cut straight through to the heart of the matter - no BS! Marvin thank you for accompanying me on this journey, I don't know where I'd be without you :)

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Marvin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and

Marvin is fabulous. He has changed my life for the better. He is the perfect balance of kindness, guidance and challenge. I feel blessed to have met him. Thank you

Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Marvin for 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Marvin Chaffin is helping me in more ways than he even knows! He's teaching me that it is ok to put myself first for once and do what I need to do! I've learned confidence because of him. He is patient, helpful and very intelligent. I like his dad/coach approach that is tough when I need it yet compassion when I'm struggling. I'm so happy he is my therapist!

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Marvin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I came to Better Help in a time of crisis and was paired with Marvin Chaffin. He is a miracle worker. I was at one of my lowest points in life and, after about 2 1/2 months in therapy with him, I am happier than I have ever been in my life. Marvin is warm and kind, always available to talk when needed, extremely intelligent, exceptionally understanding and has become one of my favorite people. I learned more about myself during therapy with him than I ever thought was possible and it has changed my life, for the good, forever. Thank you so much, Marvin. You are very much appreciated.

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Marvin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management