I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California for over 20 years . I have a teaching and ministry background that I also bring to help you. I have worked in many different clinical settings that affords me a wide, accepting, thoughtful view of helping people. I have a commitment to helping in the areas of increased levels of anger, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, women independence and empowerment, domestic violence (men as well as women as victims), grieving and loss, family dysfunction (conflict resolution, isolation and abandonment, parenting problems ), sexual abuse, emotional and physical trauma, and relationship issues (separation, divorce, death of a spouse).
My way of helping is to foster your strengths and self confidence. I have used Cognitive Behavioral (" here and now" reality based) , Humanistic (client-centered) , Psychodynamic( your beginning emotional roots), Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Therapy , Existential Therapy approaches in a combined way that "suits just you."
I look forward to working with you , as a team, to help make your life much better!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Eating disorders
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA Psychologist 17461
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Carole Matlen. 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.
I am very happy to have found Dr. Matlen on my first match up with a therapist on BetterHealth.com. I was skeptical at first about whether this will feel genuine or if I will connect with the therapist over the phone or on video chat. However after just one session with Dr. Matlen, I realized this was a great match. I trust in her guidance, expertise, and professionalism!
Although early in treatment, having only completed a couple sessions, Dr. Marlén has gained my confidence and appreciation. Her knowledge and experience are evident. I look forward to the journey ahead, with a sense of confidence and optimism.
I’ve only worked with Dr Matlen for a short time but she has been such a great help in my struggles. She is very supportive but also understands the best way to help me progress in my relationships. She has truly been a blessing for me and my health
Dr. Matlen is compassionate, bright, and an excellent listener. She’s not afraid to give feedback or direction as I try to grow my communication and life skills.
Dr. matlen is so kind, supportive, personable. She is so intelligent and has helped me so much figure out my deep roots!!! So thankful for her!
Dr Matlin is kind, empathetic and has been tremendously helpful and supportive of my needs. She is very good at working through difficult or complex issues and providing useful suggestions to address them.
Dr. Matlen has really helped me start to get at the root of my issues. She does so confidently but gently.
Dr. Matlen is an intense listener. She has offered numerous ways to re- assess my current issues. I find her invaluable.
I was struggling with confidence with parenting and work as well as working through some grief when I started working with Dr. Matlen. When I think of where I was at that low point to where I am today, I am very happy with my progress and how I am feeling about myself. Dr. Matlen is a compassionate guide helping me to recognize my thoughts and behaviors through questions and reflections. She is very respectful and checks in to ensure I am getting out of therapy what I need to heal.
Appreciate the tact and candor of Dr. Carole!
Dr. Matlen is caring, compassionate, and listens to my problems carefully. I believe that she has the best intentions at heart. Be honest with her, and she will figure out how to help; you.
She listens, gathers information, then recaps my thoughts as if she carefully studied them for hours. She understands and is supportive.
Simply The BEST Therapist I have ever had! She is a godsend! I wouldn’t trade her in for any other therapist in the world! You couldn’t pay me to!
Dr. Matlen's valuable insight will direct your attention to the parts of your life–social, emotional, and spiritual– you may have overlooked. Throughout our last session, we were able to discuss matters I had thought about in the past but gradually set aside and forgotten. Addressing this was very cathartic and gave me a whole new perspective on things; now I have realistic expectations on what I have control over and feel empowered to make actual changes.
Dr. Matlen has changed my outlook on life and I couldn't be more thankful for her help!
Dr Matlen is a wonderful therapist. She is a great listener who gets to the point and offers solid, practical advice. Love her.
Dr. Marlene is wonderful, she creates a special non-judgemental environment and has so much kindness and understanding.
I find Dr Matlen too be so intelligent in her field and always know when to drop the next step in my healing to get me to recognize my strengths and weaknesses and guide me through those steps. She sees me for who I am and listens to me like I am the only other lady on earth. She is amazing kind and caring, I highly recommend her anyone seeking therapy.
Dr Matlen is a true professional, caring and kind. She helps you work through your issues without judgment. I highly recommend her!
She is awesome, very wise and comforting, a great listener but always a great pal to steer in the right direction and give me honest feed back and advice.
A huge part of my resistance to therapy was being matched with the right therapist, but Dr. Matlen was a great fit from the start! She listens to me while also repeating my words back to me in ways that give great insight.
I absolutely appreciate Dr.Matlen! Always listens and guides me to the right direction.
The time I have been able to work with Dr. Matlen has been priceless. I’ve always found it hard to find a therapist that I was comfortable with in the past, but Dr. Matlen was the exception for me. She allowed to talk about whatever was on my mind and I truly felt like of my thoughts and feelings were understood by her. I felt comfortable to be 100% honest with her and she stuck with me through the whole process. She never pushed me further than I wanted to be pushed and always asked what I would like to do. Her sessions are well organized and she is determined to help you get to the bottom of your problems. Through her help I have been able to grow as a person and truly understand my values as a person that I was unaware I had. I will always be grateful for the experience I have had with her and would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Dr. Matlen has always gone above and beyond to help me. I have always felt comfortable opening up to her because she’s very empathetic and professional.
Since I began my therapy sessions I feel more empowered and confident.
I continue to have a very positive and helpful experience with Dr Matlen. Her ability to listen and give back what is needed , along with her general reflections are spot on. I actually feel very cared for, and am seeing growth.
I highly recommend and would rate 10 out of 10 on Dr. Matlen. It was my first time doing therapy and I thought I would need a lot of time to find the therapist that fits best for me. But after the first 3 sessions I had with Dr. Matlen, I know she’s the right one for me. Dr. Matlen is a good listener and is so good at asking great questions, helping me address my problems. I also love how she closes out each session with asking about my key takeaways, helping my organize thoughts before hopping off the call. She never judges but provides directions around how I could tackle the same difficulties next time - in a comfortable way.
I know I still have a long way to go but I have already learned so much from her and can’t wait to continue working with her.
Very thoughtful and wise. Listens thoroughly and responds considerately. Makes me feel human and whole again
Dr. Matlen has helped me completely change my mindset on life. She is so special to me and has helped me work through the mental blocks that I have had up for years. She is pure magic and pulls things out of me that I hadn’t even considered, but absolutely make sense. She is kind, non-judgemental and such a huge support. She’s incredible.
Dr. Malten is wonderful!
Dr. Matlen is one of the most incredible professionals I have had the pleasure of interacting with. She has a wealth of knowledge, deep and sharp intuition, and a wonderfully kind human touch. I wish I could refer my own friends and patients to her. She has helped me make more progress in myself in a few weeks than I have been able to in decades. I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is absolutely incredible.
Dr. Matlen is an excellent therapist and really helped me navigate a very difficult situation in my life. I highly recommend Dr. Matlen if you want a sharp and experienced Dr. to help with your journey.
Love it. So helpful and great to have someone to listen. Scheduling is easy. Getting an apt each week is nice. Thank you
Dr. Matlen is phenomenal. I'd given up hope of finding a therapist who would understand my complexities and meet me where I am in my wellness journey; however, Dr. Matlen's expertise far exceeded my expectations. She actively listens; hears what's not said; and encourages me every step of the way. I'm grateful to benefit from my interactions with her. Thank you, Dr. Matlen!