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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 11761
ME LCPC CC6162
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So far great therapist
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Matthew is kind, caring, attentive, and challenges me. I totally recommend him, great person, great therapist.
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 4 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and eating disorders
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 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
Has been tremendously helpful.
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
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.
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse