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DMFT, LMFT Marva Bourne

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

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Marva Bourne is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: DMFT, LMFT
Years in Practice: 3
State: CA

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. 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.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief Depression Family conflicts Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Self esteem Coping with life changes
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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.

Jan 31, 2023


I really appreciate that Marva cares and looks at the Situation as a neutral party.

Jan 25, 2023


I love working with Marva and I continue to hopefully work with her

Jan 10, 2023


Marva has been a big help in sorting out my thoughts and making sense of situations. Marva gives logical advice that is easy to approach and makes it easy to apply new skills/technics. I am happy and grateful to have her as my therapist as we continue to get to the bottom of things.

Jan 03, 2023


Marva is kind and listens to our concerns.

Nov 22, 2022


Marva's a wonderful therapist! She was just the person that I needed to talk to. She's great at listening, insightful, and great with feedback. She gives recaps for every session, and suggests reading material and worksheets that I find to be helpful! She's very highly recommended!

Nov 04, 2022


I learned so much about my self and my healing journey. I’m appreciative of the time spent with Marva, she’s a fantastic therapist.

Oct 31, 2022


Marva is highly recommended by me. I have had some very complicated situations and she has helped me in the way of how I can protect myself and giving great so to speak motherly advice she’s very professional and very down to earth I am so happy to have her I feel safer and that if I have a situation she With her expertise and wisdom with a ton of compassion will be able to help me see a different viewpoint on how to handle it she’s just wonderful if you would like to have a wonderful therapist who is really there for you please schedule with her she is very much there for you. I love her dearly she makes the extra effort God bless her she saved me through a very very difficult time and I know she will also save you

Oct 13, 2022


Marva is a godsend, I still can’t believe that I was paired up with her! I am so grateful to work with someone who is a little more similar to me culturally. I appreciate the way she has been able to guide me through this process. Marva has an ability to keep focus on the important thing I am wanting to work through. I pray that I can continue to work with Marva for a very long time. This has truly been the easiest therapy experience I have had. I would highly recommend Marva to anyone.

Oct 01, 2022


Marva is calm and professional and offers good, helpful advice.

Sep 28, 2022


She’s a good therapist for family issues

Sep 27, 2022


I enjoy speaking with Marva. I feel heard and understood, because she’s patient with me. Marva has been a great mental healthcare provider and I’m lucky to have been paired with her.

L.A.·Jul 27, 2022


I’m receiving helpful books and ideas.

L.A.·Jul 09, 2022


Marva does her job the way I’ve always wanted a therapist to do their job. She is very fast at responding. She takes a lot of notes so that way she is in the loop. After the session she sends me a voice memo of what we talked about. For the first time I feel so heard by a therapist

C.H.·Jun 29, 2022


When I had met Marla for the first time on video. I was so happy to see such a lovely soul. Marva is very smart and kind. She has wonderful listening skills. Marvel gets to the core of who you really are by starting from your childhood and asking you questions that you may have not thought about that could be affecting you unconsciously. I have been able to grow as a person with her help. It’s not always easy to do the inner work and see who you really are. But it is important to do that because then you have self-awareness and you can move on to be the person that you’re meant to be. I’m so thankful to Marva.

Y.V.·Jun 16, 2022


Marva has opened my eyes about my own personal problems as well as giving me encouraging words to help me understand why I feel the way I feel. Being able to have someone to talk to about everything that’s on my mind is so wonderful.

C.Y.·May 18, 2022


Sometimes all we need is someone to listen, support, and understand! I love that Marva listens to everything without me feeling crazy. So far my sessions have been amazing and I’m looking forward to speaking with her again.

B.R.·Apr 06, 2022


Dr. Bourne is a great therapist. She’s knowledgeable, relatable and is able to hone into the actual issue and offer tools to deal with it.

M.O.·Mar 13, 2022


I look forward to every session I have with Marva! She is so great and has provided me with so much guidance.

M.A.·Mar 06, 2022


Marva listens to me and always gives me advice that is understandable and able to use. She has given me the confidence I need to get through the situation. I am much happier overall.

S.H.·Feb 27, 2022


Dr. Marva Bourne is a lovely, effervescent soul. She harbors an innate calmness that grants a safe space to process. I'd recommend her to anyone who struggles to place their own peace and joy at the forefront of their decisions. I leave my sessions knowing I can be more confident in myself and my decisions thanks to Dr. Bourne's reassurance and insight.

A.S.·Feb 18, 2022


Marva helped me through a very difficult time in my life. She helped me to process my emotions and move forward in a positive way. I am so grateful for her support and I would not have been able to process my grief as well if I had not been working with her.

C.H.·Feb 07, 2022


I feel like Marva was put on this planet to be my therapist. In just the few months I have been taking with her, I have grown emotionally more than I thought I was capable of.

K.A.·Jan 26, 2022


Marva is the type of therapist who helps you understand the events which caused you to act the way you do, but more importantly, she offers guidance on how to heal the emotions and move past them.

E.R.·Jan 15, 2022


My experience with Marva has been very good, I appreciate the wise counsel I’ve received.

L.A.·Jan 12, 2022


Marva is great! She listens and provides great insight and solutions to help you out. Totally recommend!

E.M.·Dec 29, 2021


Amazing Lady

M.A.·Nov 09, 2021


I am really enjoying my time with Marva. She’s helping me to navigate past trauma and is the first therapist I’ve had that suggested an attachment style issue. I look forward to the things I am continually learning from her and I appreciate her patient guidance.

L.A.·Oct 30, 2021


Marva has a way of listening and interacting that just allows you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts. She is great at reassuring you, while still challenging those negative feelings you possess. Truly a caring individual.

M.A.·Oct 26, 2021


She's great. No complaints.

D.U.·Oct 25, 2021


BetterHelp is the first place that I have sought out therapy, and I will say I’m very pleased with the experience so far. Marva has made me feel extremely comfortable in just a few sessions, while offering very valuable feedback, suggestions, and even exercises to improve what I am working on with her. She demonstrates that she cares a lot for her clients by taking time out of her day to check on you and reiterate what you’ve discussed in your sessions. It’s very helpful if you need to go back and listen again. Highly recommend her.

P.A.·Oct 20, 2021


She is absolutely amazing! A truly incredible therapist with Christ convictions

A.I.·Oct 15, 2021


Marva has helped me beyond what I expected from these sessions. She is a valuable asset to your program.

J.O.·Oct 11, 2021


Marva has taken great care and energy to listen to what I'm going through and provide most fitting counsel and help. I really appreciate Marva and am glad that she is my therapist.

A.M.·Oct 06, 2021


Thank-you Marva for all of your help!

P.H.·Aug 31, 2021


Hands down, best counselor I’ve ever worked with. I can tell she is very passionate about what she does.

J.U.·Aug 24, 2021


Marva is amazing!! I am so thankful I took this leap with Better Help!

N.A.·Aug 15, 2021


In the short time I've been working with Marva, she has helped me by listening and supporting me and giving me concrete ideas and tasks to help me through the rough time I was experiencing.

C.H.·Jun 23, 2021


I’ve only just begun my sessions with Marva but in the time that I have gotten to speak with her, she has been able to make me feel so comfortable and understood. In a world where I always felt that no one could, she was able to make me feel normal. I’m very excited to continue on with her, she makes me feel very safe and hopeful ! She is always prepared for our sessions and takes in everything I say. I can really tell that she is just as motivated as I am for my betterment ! So lucky to be matched with someone like Marva so quickly :)

D.O.·Apr 30, 2021


Marva Bourne offers counseling online via BetterHelp

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