About Me

"If you treat an illness, you win or you lose. If you treat a person, you WIN every time". This line from the movie "Patch Adams" describes my approach to counseling. My focus in on treating the Individual, not just the challenges they present with. Being a Social Worker and clinician isn't just my career, it's my calling

In over 30 years in practice, I've worked with a wide range of individuals who present with a wide range of challenges. These include:
- Veterans and Combat Veterans
- Survivors of sexual assault/trauma and child abuse
- Individuals with substance use disorders
- Relationship problems and challenges
- Complex Post-Traumatic Disorder, which is usually diagnosed as a Personality Disorder
- Individuals with developmental disabilities
- Individuals with chronic health conditions and facing end of life issues
-LGBTQ+ Friendly
- Youth and families

Aside from my experience; I'm a husband, father, grandfather of 4 and a Behavioral Health Officer in the Army National Guard (deployed once to Kuwait and Iraq). I'm a native Texan but enjoy living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #26230 (Expires: 2023-09-30)

LCSW #0904013591 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

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

Written by T.H. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

Wayne is amazing! He is kind, patient, and offers great advice. I'm very thankful!

Written by F.R. on Jun 12, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Great listener and helpful in putting life in perspective.

Written by A.L. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Wayne works very hard to understand my issues, and offers thoughtful guidance. His military experience gives him a very clear sense of how to achieve a goal. And a hellva' nice guy to boot!

Written by T.O. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Wayne asked me a pointed question about a specific date. He made me focus for a minute and I realized what was so traumatizing about it. Since then I’ve been better at managing my emotions around it. Wayne is amazing and responsive. I like having the ability to text him and know that I will receive a response. There is comfort in knowing that. Our virtual sessions help me, too. Thank you for your service and for providing support in this format.

Written by L.E. on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

A very skilled, smart, attentive and supportive professional. Always check on me which I appreciate so much.

Written by P.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, and sleeping disorders

Very direct and insightful. I appreciate his thoughtfulness and candor.

Written by M.A. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Definately helping alot!

Written by D.E. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Wayne has been a pleasure to work with!

Written by R.I. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

He is incredible and has in just two sessions helped me as a person immensely. Cannot recommend him enough!

Written by R.O. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Great therapist!

Written by L.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Wayne is a great listener and offers some solid advice.

Written by R.O. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wayne was excellent helping me deal a trauma I experienced and helping me put it in perspective and move past it. He is a great listener, quickly seemed to figure out how he could help me, and I felt he genuinely cared about me even though we've only spoke twice.

Written by M.A. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Mr. Marrs was professional and easy to talk with. Lucky to have an app like better health.

Written by L.Y. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

After only one session with Wayne, I felt a complete connection and understanding. I really appreciated how he made the most of our limited time, asked appropriate questions showing that he was actually listening, and offered genuine understanding and empathy. I would highly recommend!!

Written by J.A. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Wayne is absolutely wonderful. Extremely understanding and patient. The best therapist I've worked with to date. He takes the time to listen and genuinely cares.

Written by D.A. on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

Wayne has been a real game changer for me. I was looking for a way to improve as a person, father and husband. This far Wayne has given me real tools to achieve those goals. I highly recommend Wayne. He’s thoughtful, attentive and a great resource to bounce ideas off of. I appreciate him very much.

Written by M.A. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Wayne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Wayne is very nice and trying to help me with my issues. I’m struggling and he’s trying to get me through rough times.

Work with me!