Marvin began working in the mental health field while completing a Bachelor’s degree at University of North Texas in Rehabilitation Studies with a minor in Psychology. During his undergraduate education he worked for four years in a neuropsychological testing center in Sherman, Texas under Dr. Jim Harrison, Licensed Psychologist. During this time he developed a passion for learning about psychology and the interaction of brain function and mental experiences.
He went on to complete a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling at University of North Texas where he served as a teaching assistant for Medical Aspects of Disability and as a research assistant. During his graduate education he completed practicum and internships in assisting people with disabilities in overcoming barriers to employment and education in both private and public sector.
Following graduation, he completed post-graduate internship hours to become a Licensed Professional Counselor under the supervision of Amanda Esquivel, LPC-Supervisor, LCDC. His internship included experiences in group outpatient practice, inpatient behavioral health, and home and community based treatment for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Spinal Cord Injury.
In practice he uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people move towards a life of vitality. More recently, he began using his years of recreational engagement in Dungeons and Dragons as a tool for helping adolescents and adults build social skills, problem solving skills, and to overcome social isolation and social anxiety.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family playing playing games with his toddler and helping keep up with work around the house. He regularly participates in Dungeons and Dragons games with his friends, watches anime, cooking, and enjoys fishing on Lake Fork.
- Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
- Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
- American Counseling Association