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Dr. David Mathews, LICSW

Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Psychology practicing in Minnesota with over 35 years of experience working as a counselor or therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, victims-survivors of intimate partner violence, those who have been abusive toward a family member or others and those who have witnessed hurtful behaviors in the home or Community, parenting problems, sexual violence, bullying experiences, emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and chemical health concerns.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. It has been my experience that the best results leading to any healing or through a helping process are based in establishing a professional mutually respectful relationship. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in the use of stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, Adlerian thinking, a Feminist - Oppression perspective, with a Developmental and attachment lens. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek support, information and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here ready to be by your side to support and empower you as you are journeying on your current life path.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. David Mathews. 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.

He is a great listener, very compassionate person. Gives helpful and thoughtful advice

Written on Feb 17, 2024 after therapy with David for 2 years on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Kind, thoughtful, relatable and flexible scheduling.

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with David for 9 months

Dave has been very helpful with helping me find peace with things that previously stressed me out.

Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Best of the best hands down; if youre looking for results contact Dr. Mathews immediately.

Written on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Nothing but good things have taken place with my counselor.

Written on Jun 26, 2018 after therapy with David for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and bipolar

I feel so very thankful for having happened across Dr. Mathews through BetterHelp during my time of need. I've found that the electronic communication serves a similar function as journaling, but better, because it's a message to my therapist, who can respond to and reflect on my "journaling" using his therapeutic expertise. I'm glad I stuck with Dr. Mathews when we weren't sure that our schedules were jiving. The matching process used by BetterHelp seems to really have connected me with the person most well-suited to meet my unique needs. That was a major concern when I initially reached out for support. I deeply grateful for Dr. Mathews and BetterHelp. I look forward to seeing this type of service expanded upon to continue reaching more and more of us - we who struggle to connect with more traditional therapeutic services for a variety of reasons, from scheduling conflicts to transportation struggles, and the social anxiety that gets in the way of picking up the phone to schedule an intake session en route to meeting a new therapist.

Written on Jun 10, 2018 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and trauma and abuse