Matthew Beal

LCMHC, LCPC

About me

We all need quality, effective counseling at times. I consider it an honor to walk with people on their healing journey, whether that healing focuses on trauma, grief, sadness, anxiety, relationship troubles, shame, addiction, self-improvement, or a host of other problems. Whether your needs seem small or overwhelming, if you are thinking about counseling, congratulations! Every step requires courage, and I respect yours.

My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing from psychodynamic, positive, person-centered, existential, family systems, and cognitive behavioral approaches. I look forward working with you to identify whatever approach you find most helpful. You do not have to know anything about the different types of therapy, though. You just need a willingness to engage in the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to help you identify what human flourishing means for you and help you find and use the tools you need to move into that flourishing.

I have 12 years of clinical experience, which has ranged from working in crisis counseling, outpatient therapy, and private practice and includes working with a wide array of challenges such as major mental health disorders, grief, trauma, dissatisfaction, and working toward specific goals. I also have experience in spiritually integrative psychotherapy. Religious faith can provide vital resources for healing, and it can contribute to emotional or relational difficulties. I am committed to working with you in a way that respects your faith commitments (or lack thereof), including your convictions, doubts, and questions.

Additionally, I am committed to critical awareness of how systemic inequities and aspects of personal identity such as gender, race, class, ability, and sexuality can affect one's sense of well-being and relationships, including the therapeutic relationship. As a straight, cisgender, white man, I am committed to the practice of critical self-examination and to developing awareness of the systemic factors uniquely challenging to those with more marginalized identities.

Whatever brings you to therapy, I look forward to connecting and building a healing relationship that develops the beauty and power of who you are and who you can be.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCMHC 11761

ME LCPC CC6162


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Matthew Beal. 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.

Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Matt listens and gives real good advice you may not have thought of. He's easy to talk to as well. Don't hesitate to talk to Matt. He will be a great help

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Has been tremendously helpful.

Written on Sep 10, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and eating disorders

Matt is amazing, he’s attentive, kind and challenges me. I’m super thankful he’s my therapist.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

He listens to all my problems and makes me feel validated. He gives good insights and lets me rant when needed.he helps me to see my problems from a deferent perspective.

Work with me!