About Marvin

green-fragment  Marvin Hofer

Registered Social Worker (AB)

My motto is, “Everyone deserves peace and freedom from suffering.”

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and am registered with Alberta College of Social Workers (#8002). I also have a Bachelors of Arts (Honors) with a major in psychology from the University of Lethbridge.

I bring 16-years of counselling, consultation, coaching and training experience at the individual, couple, family, and group level.

I have worked with diverse populations including homeless youth, immigrants, people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, veterans, as well as individuals presenting with various mental health diagnoses in forensic settings.

I have successfully treated individuals with low self-esteem, anger management issues, grief and loss, trauma (due to family violence), depression, and anxiety. I have also assisted couples with separation and divorce issues, parenting concerns, as well as building a more harmonious relationship.

My interest and research experience with homeless aboriginal and immigrant families (including youth) shifted my worldview: I consider the social environment has as much impact – and is as much to blame – for the troubles plaguing humanity, as does intrinsic and individual factors. Individual suffering is often a function of the interaction between intrinsic factors and our environment – whether work, home, social or spiritual. Social work explores the interaction between the person and environment, and how that interaction shapes the well-being of an individual, group, or culture. My research profoundly impacted and shaped my professional identity and destiny: I have a passion for the stories of people and learning how – through enlightenment – they are able to become relatively free of pain and suffering.

If you are looking for a kind, genuine, and uplifting social worker/therapist, I can assure you that I will provide a safe and confidential space to work through the issues you are facing.

Asking for help can be anxiety provoking, but it can also be the first step toward lasting change.

I encourage questions, so if you are not sure, please call 403-971-2807 or email marvin@nowincolour.ca.

Thank you! I look forward to meeting with you.

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