Last updated: 6/22/2017

Marvin Wayne Clifford, Ph.D., LCSW (504) 842-5998
Last Updated: 6/22/2017
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Degrees:
MSW
PhD

Years of Experience: 40

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
LA - LCSW [2193]
OR - LCSW [L0077]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Addiction Studies, Certified in
Addictions Specialist, Certified (CAS)
Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Certified in
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC)
Employee Assistance Professional, Certified (CEAP)
Group Psychotherapist, Certified (CGP)
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed (LMFT)
Master Addictions Counselor (MAC)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
NCAC II
Professional Counselor, Licensed (LPC)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Work Supervisor
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

I work with clients across the lifespan and specialize in mental health, addictions, and co-occurring disorders, and do individual, group, family, therapy, and couple therapies and coaching, and Employee Assistance Work, and also SAP work. I am a Ph.D. and an LCSW and also do supervision, consultation and teaching. I also do a lot of groups and work with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples.  I use a variety of theoretical models and evidenced based practices. Includeing CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapies, Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapies, Psychodymic, Behavioral, and Problems Solveing and Systems Therapies. I do individual, family, couple, relationship, and group therapies.

Office and Contact Information
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Ochsner Clinic
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121  
www.ochsner.org
(504) 842-5998

Contact: Marvin W. Clifford

Office Hours:
Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 1 Hour

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Firesetting Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Learning Disabilities Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Adoption/Foster Care Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Forensic Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Medication Management Neurological Neuropsychological Testing Pain Management Pregnancy/Childbirth Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Tourette's Disorder Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education Consultation Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Hypnosis Information and Referral Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Prevention Psychodynamic Redecision Therapy Relational Satir Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Transactional Analysis (TA)
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Body Centered Psychotherapy Body Work (Massage, Touch Therapy) Dream Work or Analysis Electro-convulsive Treatment EMDR Ericksonian Focusing Forensic Evaluation Genetic Counseling Geriatric Consultation Guardian ad Litem Home Study Imago Relationship Therapy Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation Nutrition Counseling Occupational Therapy Outreach Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodrama Psychological Testing and Evaluation Psychopharmacology Sandplay Therapy Sex Therapy Sports Psychology Supervised Visitation Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness Gifted Interracial Families/Couples Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients College Students Diabetes Disabled Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Transgender Twins
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian LDS/Mormon
Buddhist Hindu Jewish Muslim
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Pacific Islander
Alaskan Native Armenian Cape Verdean Caribbean Haitian Indian Irish Italian Native American Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
American Counseling Association (ACA) American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) American Mental Health Alliance (AMHA) American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG) Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW) Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $125
Couples: N/A
Group: $45
Family: $135

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Advocacy
Community Education
Information & Referral

Insurance:
AETNA (Open Choice) Humana
AETNA Health Magellan Behavioral Health
American Behavioral Managed Health Network
American LIFECARE Ochsner Health Plan
APS Healthcare Office of Community Services (OCS)
Beacon Health PacifiCare Behavioral Health
BestCare Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO) Tenet Choices
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Tenet Choices (Medicare PPO)
BlueCross BlueShield (GroupCare) TRICARE
CIGNA HealthCare United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
Coventry Health Care United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Coventry Health Care (PPO) US HealthCare
Health Plus Vantage Health Plan
Horizon Behavioral Services

Groups
Boys Latency-Age Group Therapy
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Anger Management
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Behavioral Problems
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Play Therapy
Member Age: Children (6-12)
Member Gender:
Male
Location: Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: (504) 842-3842
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on

Adolescent Group Therapy
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Behavioral Problems
Anger Management
Dual Diagnosis
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Therapy
Member Age: Adolescents (13-17)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: (504) 842-3842
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on

Adolescent Group Therapy
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Behavioral Problems
Anger Management
Dual Diagnosis
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Therapy
Member Age: Adolescents (13-17)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: (504) 842-3842
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on

Adult Depression/Anxiety Disorders Group
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Bipolar Disorders
Depression
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
CBT
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 842-3842
Meeting Time: Morning
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Friday

Adult Process Group Therapy
No description provided. Please see contact information below.
Group Focus: Depression
Life Transitions
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
CBT
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Any
Location: Ochsner Clinic
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: (504) 842-3842
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Friday

Aspergers Group for Boys
Social skills group for boys. Ages 6 to 12 or 7 to 13.
Group Focus: Asperger's Syndrome
Autism/PDD
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Social Skills
Member Age: Children (6-12)
Member Gender:
Male
Location: Ochsner Health Systems
New Orleans, LA 70121
Phone: (504) 842-3842
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on Tuesday