I am licensed in Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
VA LCSW 0904005393
Clare Matthews is extremely supportive and a great listener. She provides great guidance and insight to help me overcome my issues.
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Clare for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes