Matthew Govier


About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor, with over 5 years of experience in the treatment of complex-trauma, addictions and substance use disorders, stress, mood, and anxiety-related conditions. I am very interested in providing treatments for each individual person, family, and situation.

Since everyone is unique in their experiences, struggles, and transformative changes, I understand that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and dignity. I am dedicated to the skillful delivery of therapeutic solutions that are personalized, positive, empathetic, and insightful. I have come to understand that genuine service to other people involves being exceptional in learning about how each individual processes the world, and how they live in alignment with their values.

Since the environment we live in today is so complex, I also stay current on biological issues that effect our behaviors. At this time I am in a graduate program studying public health and genomics. In addition, I hold two graduate degrees, one in professional counseling, and one in addiction counseling, along with professional certifications in clinical trauma counseling, addiction counseling, and the treatment of attentional issues and ADHD.

Most problems are multi-dimensional, therefore the solutions to bring you back to wellness must also be multi-dimensional. I look forward to getting to meet you and walking with you on your path of healing!


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Video


LPC #6401017325 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Written by J.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Matthew for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Matthew is a great councillor! He has a calming presence and explains things in ways that are easy to comprehend and remember. 10/10

Written by X.I. on Nov 10, 2020 after counseling with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, career difficulties, and coaching

Matthew not only engages me during our session in an exemplary manner, he also provides excellent tools to utilize during the week.

Written by T.Y. on Nov 05, 2020 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I love his science based approach to treatment. If I treat the brain as a machine I can fix it like a machine.

Written by J.U. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I've only had one meeting with Matthew but I feel like its been helpful and started me in the right direction. I'm looking forward to continuing this process.

Written by A.L. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Matthew keeps things friendly and relaxed, and you can talk as if you were talking to a friend without any sort of trouble. As you are doing so, you may say something important without thinking about it, and he will quickly pick up the concept and explain one of the basis of your current tribulations directly linked to what you just said. It's almost magical and I've had my fair share of "woah, you're right" moments.