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Austin Matthews, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Grief Depression Coaching
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About me

I am a social worker from Louisiana, but I work with clients on BetterHelp in both Louisiana and Florida. My primary background is in harm reduction around addiction and drug use, youth services, and sexual health; however, I work with any clients who deal with depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, grief, or major life changes ('everyone' for a better term).

I am a warm and gregarious person by nature. It should be no surprise that my therapy style is typically based on old-school person-centered therapy. The most important thing in therapy is the team of you and me, so you will know I am on your side and want the best for you. Otherwise, I have advanced training in CBT, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and a few other specialized techniques.

I look forward to working with you on your goals and struggles. Congratulations on taking the next steps to support your mental health and wellness!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

LA LCSW 14320


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Austin Matthews. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Austin is the first therapist I've ever worked with and he's made the experience so great. He is attentive, understanding, and has provided me great tools that have helped me to improve my mental health

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Austin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only had Austin as my counselor for a few weeks and I’m feeling very confident that we will have a break through of what my underlying issues are that I have had issues talking about. If something doesn’t work for me he’s willing to look into something else or figure out another method. Highly recommend Austin.

Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Austin for 2 weeks