Marva Bourne


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. I believe in a person's freedom to choose their spiritual direction in life, and I am a Christian with a strong faith of my own. I work with the underlying principle that the God who formed us has the ability to change us. I bring years of experience as an Elder in my church and serving in the capacity of Women's Ministry Coordinator, Bible Lesson Teacher, Youth Leader, and Prayer Ministry Leader. My education and training include 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.


  • 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


LMFT #106544 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Written by C.H. on Jul 09, 2021 after counseling with Marva for 2 weeks

So far, I really enjoy working with its Marva. She is an excellent listener and provides thoughtful feedback. I’m looking forward to what the future will bring!