Jack Marvin

Jack Marvin (They/Them)

Clinical Social Work Associate


Supervisor: Joby Mahto, LCSW #L6642

I work collaboratively with individuals & families, especially LGBTQIA+ folk, to address the barriers in connecting with ourselves & others.

Client Status



1111 E Burnside St

Suite 100

Portland, 97214

At a Glance


Rate: $85-$150

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare

My Ideal Client

As a member of the LGBTQI+ community, I have a special interest and passion in serving those who identify as queer and trans- community members, as well as families and parents navigating their young person's coming out experience. Additionally, my interest, education, and experience include working with adolescents, adults, groups, and families navigating relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief and loss, gender dysphoria, body dysmorphia, and traumatic experiences, among others.

My Approach to Helping

My approach is centered in a radical feminist framework that understands each of us has been harmed by systems (family, societal, political, among others) and that, depending on our intersectional identities, that harm has varying impacts on our bodies, hearts, minds, and stories. I am particularly interested in the stories that we tell ourselves. Too frequently, these stories come from our external worlds and are integrated as fundamental truths. I believe therapy is a collaborative process of disentangling unuseful, harmful, and deeply integrated falsehoods. In this process of unraveling, we learn new tools and skills that enable us to know ourselves deeper and integrate truths congruent with that deeper knowing. My practice relies on a humanist narrative approach that integrates CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing techniques as well as attachment, trauma, and polyvagal theories, all in support of the reclamation of control and autonomy of your identity and story.

Why I Became a Therapist

Injury and harm, and the symptomatology that often accompanies, occurs within our relationships to systems, as well as our past and present interpersonal relationships. I believe that healing from these harms also happens in safer and more trusting relationships. I became a therapist to work to create this type of safer, more trustworthy space. It is my great privilege to hold hope that no matter how loud, painful, or uncertain you're feeling now that together in this safer and more trusting space with specific, attainable, and measurable goals, we can work to reduce the symptoms you're experiencing.

Issues I Treat


  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    In working with the LGBTQIA2S+ community, I know how difficult this world can be to navigate. Unfortunately, due to historically oppressive systems, experiences of trauma are an all too common occurrence among our community. Yet, the resilience of our community is inspiring and healing. Utilizing intersectional-feminist and systems lens, as well as elements of popular education, I am passionate about working with our community to both grieve the systemic harm and co-create resilience!

  • Child or Adolescent Issues External link

    Much of my experience in this work has been with youth, parents, and families and challenges in family dynamics. Working with families and parents amidst coming out and transition processes with their young folks is a passion. It's an important time of change for parents that often presents unique challenges related to grief, loss, and acceptance. Research shows that it's a vital time for young folks in which love, acceptance, and support are directly tied to present and long-term well-being.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    There is no doubt that grief and loss are processes that we experience as a result of death. However, grief and loss are all too commonly relegated solely to the realm of death loss, ignoring the fact that being a human presents everyday experiences of grief and loss. Loss of time, expectations, relationships, to name a few, are often disenfranchised, resulting in exacerbated and unnamed grief. I work to validate these everyday losses and support you in navigating grief regardless of its causes.

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