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About the Fellows
To accommodate our growing number of guests and provide ongoing Christian Counseling for guests when the Cappas are traveling on behalf of Marble Retreat, we have invited a select group of therapists to join our team. These "Marble Fellows" share the Marble Christian Counseling vision, are trained and experienced professionals, and provide the same level of care that has been the hallmark of Marble Retreat.

Marble Fellows are gifted in the counseling field and are uniquely equipped to lead the brief intensive Christian counseling groups held at Marble Retreat. Having their own practices and ministries around the country, the Fellows lead one or two sessions a year at the Marble Retreat campus in the spectacular mountains of Colorado

All Marble Fellows have professional Christian counseling credentials and have trained in our spiritually-sensitive approach to brief intensive therapy. We have come to believe that it is God who convenes each group who shares the 8 days together. The Marble Fellows are part of this Providence, offering their own unique gifts to their therapy groups.

Current Fellows
Dr. Donald and Jan Harvey
Dr. Donald Harvey, received his BA from Southern Nazarene University, MA from the University of Alabama, and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI) in Blacksburg, Virginia. A practicing therapist for over 35 years, he served for 10 years as Clinical Director of Christian Counseling Services in Nashville, Tennessee where he also supervised a telephone consultation ministry for clergy families.

During his early years of professional service, Don increasingly felt God's leading to work with marriages. This "specialization" is not only evidenced by his graduate training in marriage and family therapy, but also in his wide variety of professional activities. Don has authored nine books dealing with various marriage issues: The Drifting Marriage (1988); When the One You Love Wants to Leave (1989); The Spiritually Intimate Marriage (1991); A Change of Heart: Restoring Hope in Marriage (1993); Love Secured (1994); Surviving Betrayal: Counseling an Adulterous Marriage (1995); I Love You-Talk to Me! (1996); Talk Your Way to an Intimate Marriage (2000) and Living in a Glass House: Surviving the Scrutiny of Ministry and Marriage (2002; and LoveDecisions (2006).

In 1993, Don joined the graduate psychology faculty at Trevecca Nazarene University where he established a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) degree program that he continues to direct. He recently co-wrote and implemented a PhD in Clinical Counseling program at Trevecca. Though now involved with the training of others, Don states that his "true passion still continues to be in working directly with couples." In recent years, this desire for working with couples has sharpened with growing concern for the unique challenges of clergy marriages.

In addition to academic responsibilities, Don maintains a private therapy practice, is in demand as a speaker at professional conferences, is a frequent guest on both radio and television, and with Jan, conducts marriage enrichment weekends in churches throughout the country. Don is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is both a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Jan Harvey, received her BS from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City and her MMFT (Master of Marriage and Family Therapy) degree from Trevecca Nazarene University. Jan's professional counseling experience began in social work in a variety of public and private settings. She has had professional focus in infertility and adoption, career counseling, and couples’ therapy.

Jan maintains an active Marriage and Family therapy practice in the Nashville area (Brentwood). She particularly enjoys restsoring couples in marital distress, and also in preventative ways through premarital and pre-engagement counseling. She often presents at professional conferences, is a media guest and with Don, hosts marriage weekends and marriage intensives.

Jan and Don live in Franklin, TN. Don is a confirmed eclectic fisherman (don't bring up this topic unless you plan for a long conversation), and Jan enjoys anything creative--cooking, designing, gardening. They have two married adult children, Reid, a doctoral student at Old Dominion University, and Paige, who just completed her graduate work in Marriage & Family Therapy.