Marv Hinz, MA, MSW, LCSW
Marv first worked with the military after being drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. After becoming a counselor in the military, Marv moved into crisis intervention work with adolescents and their families. Later he developed a family counseling agency. He also worked with foster and group homes, and a youth work program. Since then, he has worked for county mental health agencies and been in private practice.
His current private practice involves working with veterans and their families. Marv works with individuals, couples, and groups, and does mediation, hypnosis, and has specialized in chronic mental health issues (severe depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, to list some).
I strongly believe you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose, and hopeful about the therapy. My therapeutic style is primarily based on cognitive-behavioral and positive therapeutic approaches. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy that considers the impact of the systems in which an individual/family functions. I employ an eclectic approach that encompasses multiple theoretic models to accommodate the individual needs of clients.
We give meaning to our beliefs, which in turn influence our feelings and behaviors. Beliefs are formed from our life experiences both positive and negative. We often feel that our emotions are controlled by others. This is not true, we possess the power to control our thoughts, change our feelings and ultimately modify destructive behaviors and patterns.
The goals of my treatment are helping you lower emotional turmoil, symptom reduction, and/or reframing the presenting problem. I will provide psycho-education to you regarding any mental health diagnosis that is determined. I usually take notes during our meetings. You may find it useful to take your own notes.
I expect us to plan our work together. In our treatment plan we will list the areas to work on, our goals, and the methods we will use. From time to time, we will look together at our progress and goals and change them as needed. An important part of your therapy will be practicing new skills that you will learn in our sessions. Change is sometimes quick and easy, but more often it is slow and frustrating. I am still reading research, but most of what I know is what I learned by listening to those who have blessed me with sharing their life stories.
Marv's areas of expertise
- Adolescents, adults, families & groups
- Children within the foster care program
- Severe depression,
- OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- PTST - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder