MSSW, LCSW, CAMS-II
Matthew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Certified Anger Management Specialist – II (CAMS-II). Matthew graduated from Clayton State University in Morrow, Ga in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Services and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN in 2010.
Matthew has 10 years of counseling experience with individuals, families, and groups. He has worked in various levels within mental health including outpatient settings, mobile crisis, in-patient settings, mentoring and within clinical management settings. He has worked with multiple therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TF-CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eco-Systemic Family Therapy (ESFT). Matthew has a strong background working with children, adolescents, and families. He has also worked with individual adults and couples. His area of interests include depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, physically/sexually/neglected abused individuals, and those dealing with parenting and relational issues. Matthew feels that the Therapeutic Alliance is extremely important. He will start out where the individual and/or family are and focus on Person Centered Care.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NC LCSW C009131
Listened to my concerns and was very helpful. Showed both professionalism and compassion for my situation.
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Matthew is a kind therapist who listens to what you want out of your therapy experience and responds appropriately. He embraces me with empathy and kindness, and you can tell he cares about his clients. His response time is incredibly quick, and he reinstilled my faith in therapy after it was lost through other experiences with bad therapists. He doesnt try to be more than a normal dude, and it is so deeply humbling and helpful--you feel respected and appreciated, while also creating an environment where you can be open and laugh at yourself in a good way, and realize it is always gonna be okay :)
Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd