Taking this step to better yourself is the beginning of a journey and the destination is up to you. It takes a great amount of courage to admit to needing help and even more to seek it out. As a therapist, I am a teammate or guide on this journey to who you would like to become. I would like you to get to know me a little and the core principles of my therapy.
I started therapy a little later in life after returning to school following a period of disability. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling. I grew up on the Gulf Coast in Texas, then ventured to Oregon and Colorado for a few years. but now I have returned home to help take care of my father., CO.. Currently, I maintain licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have a passion for helping others and am dedicated to my client's needs. As a therapist, the agency I worked for was involved in helping deal with the recovery of Hurricane Harvey and the Santa Fe, TX school shooting. This experience has increased my awareness and practice using CBT for trauma. Working with anxiety, PTSD, and extensive trauma with clients. I also have worked in the area of self-esteem, confidence, respect, and communication. All are keys to becoming a powerful person.
At the beginning of therapy, I believe there has to be a period of safety, trust, and relationship building. Once this is done the work can begin. I like to work hard and provide my clients with immediate tools and thoughts to improve their world. There needs to be an understanding of the client gets to experience their life and the therapist should respect this by acknowledging they are the expert. The goal of CBT is to help change the distorted or incorrect thoughts in one's life and this will lead to better outcomes. The betterment of one's understanding of themselves leads to a better understanding of the world.
This is a big step to open up to someone and discuss your personal challenges or issues that are occurring. I would like you to know that I am passionate about being positive and thrive to help others. Consider your choice wisely and pick the best fit for you. I am low pressure, laid back, but have a belief in giving life 100%, whatever that looks like for the day. Hope to meet you soon.
Matthew D. Jones
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 73485
Matt has been a light in many dark times for me. He's honest, a great listener, and can always be counted on to really make me think.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Matthew Jones is a very adept therapist. He has a varied and in-depth understanding of psychology and is able to challenge your thoughts and supports you while you change them. I highly recommend him.
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I am very grateful to have found Matt and truly appreciate his independent, calm and level-headed approach to self-improvement. He is a great listener and offers perspective on how to approach life’s challenges to reduce anxiety and be fulfilled. On an administrative notes, Matt is open to meet from the morning to the evening, so it is easy to find a time slot that works. Thanks!
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Matt has done an excellent job listening to my challenges and concerns. He has provided great advice and has treated me fairly. I will continue to work with him in the future.
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Great therapist that helps me cope with the many current stresses and challenges I'm facing in life.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
In a short time I've come to trust and appreciate Matthew's experience and voice.
Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd