I have been in the mental health industry since 2001, working in psychiatric hospitals and the private practice setting. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I have a deep theoretical understanding but approach psychotherapy in a humorous, down to earth way. The growth and change process is difficult, but I truly believe that it can be fun and enjoyable as well.
My graduate program was started by the founder of Humanistic Psychology, Abraham Maslow and had a humanistic and transpersonal orientation. My education certainly didn't stop after graduate school. I am passionate about this field and am constantly learning new approaches and deepening my understanding of the therapeutic process. I have devoted a lot of time and energy to becoming a better therapist. I am certain I can help you through your current struggles.
I am a Certified IMAGO relationship therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and North Carolina. My specific areas of professional experience have been working at psychiatric and addiction hospitals. It was their I worked with individuals struggling from a range of severe psychiatric and addiction issues. I also have extensive experience practicing individual, couples, and family therapy in my private practice.
My areas of expertise included working with issues surrounding emerging adulthood, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, spirituality, addiction, finding meaning in life, and dream interpretation.
My theoretical base is the person-centered approach of Carl Rogers. However, I have a truly eclectic approach as I embrace cognitive-behavioral, psycho-dynamic, focusing, relational, and spiritual approaches.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LPC 12997
It was the first time that I had counseling and I was very lucky to have had Matt as a counselor. I was only planning to try counseling out but already after the first sessions I noticed how beneficial counseling was and I continued for a few months. I would recommend counseling and I totally recommend the counseling sessions with Matt. He is very insightful, thoughtful and always grasps the issue at hand very fast. He is very professional but at the same time it is very easy to talk to Matt and his insights very understandable and practical. Thank you very much!
Written on Jan 06, 2021 after therapy with Matthew for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties
Matt is a very kind and caring man. He helped me a lot to overcome my crisis and insecurities. He showed respect for me and my problems and helped me to find the best way to fight them.
Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Matthew for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Matt has been very insightful and encouraging. I also like that he is quite professional but not stiff... Giving off a warm, safe and friendly vibe. Thank you and looking forward to continue these sessions comfortably.
Written on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Matt has been extremely helpful and supportive and I wish to go on with him counseling me for a while. His reflection on my situation is absolutely on point and helps me reconsider my actions and thoughts and become more aware of myself and relationships.
Written on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Matt is an amazing counsellor. Very patient, good expertise and ideas and very respectful and timely. He genuinely cares and is tiny first long term counsellor and I play on keeping him for the long haul! He has really helped improve my mood, outlook and realize a lot of my problems are not as bad as I think and are workable
Written on Mar 19, 2020 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I've been working with Matt for quite some time now and I owe both him and the BetterHelp service a lot. Both have been fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to work on themselves.
Matt provides a fantastically supportive environment using the tools of his wisdom, experience, humor and thorough groundedness.
Written on Sep 30, 2019 after therapy with Matthew for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem