Marva Beckford


About Me

If you are on here you are seeking some help and support and struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I would like to provide you with some information about me to see if we are a good fit. I'm a hard-working, highly motivated therapist with over 15 years of experience in social work as a clinician/therapist.

Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, substance abuse, and self-esteem issues. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be caring and non-judgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. I have excellent communication, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and adaptive skills. I am able to work with a diverse and challenging client population.

I do provide couples counseling. If you and your partner are experiencing relationship difficulties I will work with both of you to see where the difficulties are and ways how to navigate these areas. This time can be very difficult on relationships and we all need help at times to figure out how to have a healthy relationship.

During the Covid epidemic, all sessions are conducted via video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is during the day but I can be available during the evening hours depending on your needs.

I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #006837 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Written by N.A. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Marva for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Marva has been an amazing counsellor and has been very helpful- we both feel very comfortable with her!