Marvin’s Philosophy

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My commitment to you: Through a combination of social work’s problem-solving approach and creative interventions, we will jointly and effectively work through your emotional and psychological challenges. The goal is to reduce your suffering and, as a therapist, I will guide and assist you in this process. 

My belief: Everyone deserves peace and freedom from suffering.

My process: We will explore your day-to-day challenges and I will help you to draw on your own strengths and resilience – which you may, or may not have been, aware of. I help individuals and couples develop effective tools for coping, and I provide ongoing feedback about the individual and collective therapeutic process. In part, this is achieved by thought-provoking and creative exercises. I approach problems with compassion, understanding and without judgement – encouraging you to talk about your issues in a safe and confidential environment.

Theoretical orientation: I have 16-years experience as a social worker and have engaged with a broad range of client issues.  The treatment modality depends on your unique situation. Together, we will explore and identify a solution that best works for you.Treatment plans are customized accordingly and draw from evidence-based theoretical approaches, treatment interventions, and specialized treatment modalities. These include the following:

My practice is guided by the Alberta College of Social Workers code of ethics and standards of practice and embraces diversity.

For more information, or to book an appointment please do not hesitate to contact me via phone at 403-971-2807 or email at

I look forward to meeting you.

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