I am licensed in Utah with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
UT LMFT 11144173-3902
Matthew is a great therapist! He gives awesome advice when I come to him with my life problems. I’ve always felt pretty comfortable telling him my unfiltered thoughts because he’s good at not passing judgment, but rather asking questions to better understand why I have those thoughts. He likes to crack jokes and can be sarcastic at times (which works for me), but overall he’s very respectful of how I’m feeling even when I’m crying like a baby or word vomiting my scattered thoughts and not making any sense! 10/10 in general!
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Matt has been extremely helpful in helping me understand myself better. He has helped me with gaining structure in my life and getting to the root of my concerns. Couldn’t recommend him more for anyone needing help. 10/10
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I've talked with my therapist Matthew Benavidez twice now. Through talking with him I've discovered a few reasons why I struggle to connect with my daughter, and significant other. I am beginning to understand I am afraid of being vulnerable, and never truly understood the difference between sympathy and empathy. I am incredibly grateful for Better Help, and more importantly such a knowledgeable, and compassionate therapist to help me navigate being the best possible version of myself! After talking with my therapist yesterday, I am starting to rebuild my relationship with my daughter in a empathetic, and compassionate way. My hope is for this to transcend to all aspects of my life.
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compa