Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Marvice Marcus, PhD

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Marvice Marcus, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Assistant Director, Director of Training 

I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University and completed my doctoral internship training at Duke University CAPS.

Currently, I am the Director of Training programs and Assistant Director of CAPS.  My educational and professional journey has spanned three regions of the United States, with university mental health being a dynamic place of transformative engagement, growth, and restoration.

I enjoy working with students who present with adjustment- and identity-related challenges, mood and anxiety disorders, and relational concerns.  A therapeutic encounter, in my view, is both a place of refuge from pronounced othering, even in our most special relationships, and an avenue of self-advocacy.  My approach to psychotherapy is primarily based in psychodynamic theory.  I collaborate with individuals in helping them gain more awareness into the origin of their thoughts and feelings.  Contextual/environmental factors, including culture, and the relevance of systems are of tremendous value to me and are thus used to derive meaning for our work together.

In my free time, I am nourished by spending time with family and friends (laughter!), caring for my hyper dog, reading and listening to music, and watching silly television shows.