Spokane Counseling Services

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Spokane Counseling Services is owned and operated by Marvin Deubel an Eastern Washington University graduate with a Master of Science in Counseling, Education, Developmental Psychology.

Experience:

  • Mental Health Professional working in Spokane and Stevens County since 2009.
  • Current Adjunct Professor at Whitworth University.
  • Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator.
  • Specialize in assessment and treatment in both childhood and adult ADHD.
  • Certified in Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management.
  • Facilitated Group and coaching on improving Executive Functioning skills at a center specializing in treatment of ADHD and Learning Disabilities.
  • Past Mental Health Professional for the Department of Corrections.
  • Facilitated Anger Replacement Training for at-risk adolescents.
  • Facilitated a Sleep Hygiene Group for school aged children and adolescents

Background:

  • Raising a family with my wife of 10+ years.
  • As a youth growing up in a low socio-economic community I learned the value of resilience, goal setting and relationships.

Philosophy:

  • Treatment Approach

    • My experience as a therapist has taught me that people of all ages who struggle with ongoing anxiety, anger, insecurity and depression, seek a greater understanding and meaning of their experience than mere diagnosis and symptom management.
    • I am an attachment-based therapist who believes that our cognitive and emotional processes provide important insights towards understanding how we are able to gain/maintain connection with others and advancement in our personal goals.
    • ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
      • I believe that this diagnosis without an in depth understanding of the true nature of disorder offers little to no relief towards symptom management.
      • I aim to provide a comprehensive understanding about the true nature of the disorder. I teach identification of symptoms and practical interventions for daily life.
      • This is one of the most treatable psychiatric disorders.
  • Adult Mental Health

    • I believe that most people are in therapy in order to feel more connected to others and understood. They are seeking a deeper meaning as to why they are suffering in the first place.
    • I believe that positive relationships and the ability to manage emotions in those relationships has the greatest impact towards quality of life.
    • I believe therapy is supposed to increase our understanding of our own emotional experiences.  It provides insight into how our thinking and behavior can both attract and repel relationships.
  • Parenting / Family 

    • I aim to increase influence (not control) in the relationship between Parent and Child
      • No this does not mean I do not emphasize natural consequences for behavior.
    • Children/adolescents already know that they should behave well and are naturally motivated to do so. They want and expect their parents to maintain a role of leadership in the home.
    • Although I do work with children and teenagers individually, I place a great emphasis on relationship within the parent-child dynamic. This means Parents will have an active roll in their child’s counseling experience.
  • Fatherhood / Men

    • I am passionate about fostering a change in the way our culture views the roll of fatherhood and men’s mental health.
  • Passions

    • Family
    • Music
    • Sports
    • Movies

Our Location

509.464.9250
9am-7pm Tuesday through Friday