45 Central Avenue, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


Howie Marlin


Certified Clinical Family Interventionist

Licensed Addictions Specialist

Recovery Coach Professional

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Howard (Howie) Bruce Marlin

  • Masters in Education- Counseling Psychology

  • Licensed Addictions Specialist

  • Certified Intervention Professional

  • Recovery Coach Professional / Certified Recovery Coach for the ER


My specialty is Clinical Family Intervention.  I help those wrestling with drug, alcohol and internet addictions.  In 1973 I began with Open Clinic, University Of Denver's on-campus crisis intervention group, culminating with my efforts helping Martha's Vineyard Community Services (off and on) since 1985 where, through my work in the community as a CCAR Certified ER Recovery Coach, at Island Community Counseling running drug and alcohol programs, and at Martha's Vineyard Hospital helping distressed families in the ICU and ER who've called on me for intervention, guidance, support and recommendation.  Touching the lives of hundreds of people in need over the years is humbling, and fills me with promise for the future as I've come to grips with the reality that the best I can do, we can do- is show love, attention, and authenticity. 


I use a  thorough systematic method called Clinical Family Intervention and trained in the Love First and Arise Network intervention philosophies.  We build a team of family, friends, and others those who want to see their loved one heal, helping plan a strategy of imbuing motivation for them to seek help, finding the most appropriate place for that individual's needs, and then provide guidance and support to the family and the loved one after returning from treatment.  This keeps the one your love centered on recovery, engaged and focused, and with sensitive love and attention helps them stay on track, motivated from within, with purpose and determination. 


Additionally, I provide crisis counseling, college adjustment, and life coaching, recovery coaching, family, and couples therapy.  I employ hypnotherapy along with cognitive behavioral therapies and appropriate new and innovative treatments that lend themselves to restoring healthy routines, improved life practices, and helping reestablish rational lifestyle and behaviors.