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 am also currently pursuing my Doctorate of Psychology and should graduate in 2021. I grew up on the Gulf Coast in Texas, but now live in the Rocky Mountains in Arvada, 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
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Depression , 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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #73485 (Expires: 2023-12-31)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Matthew Jones. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Matthew listens and gives helpful advise when needed. He has helped me so much in understanding why I am the way I am and is helping me fix things I want to change about myself. I love that I am becoming a better version of myself!
I've been doing therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks now and I have learned so much about different things. From the first session I vibed really well and felt comfortable with him. I have already recommended my friends to Better Help & to Matthew. Thank you for supporting me on this journey.
Matt is absolutely phenomenal at what he does. He connects well, listens intently and offers great solutions and different perspectives. He’s respectful, and honest. I’ve already recommended him to many. He’s awesome!
Matt's a great listener , he's providing great ideas and skills that will help me throughout my day to day. He's providing me with a more positive perspective on things.
Great listener and gives great advice. Has helped me with my concerns
Matthew is extremely knowledgeable. He has a very kind way of listening along with solid information on how our minds work.
Matt is a great therapist for me. He’s helped me so much.
He is very honest and listens. Has a great perspective
Matt does a great job of bringing forward alternate thoughts, perspectives, and respectfully challenges "traditional" thoughts, he inspires critical thought helping you walk in the other person(s) shoes.
Matt is an excellent therapist. I have been working with him for around 8 months now and he’s helped me work through my anxiety and fear caused by my marital issues and divorce. He is a good listener, easy to open up to, and very knowledgeable with trauma. I am now feeling like my old self, and starting to gather my life back. I highly recommend him!
Mr. Jones is awesome!! He has begun to unlock "ME" by challenging me to look more inward. I'm grateful to have been matched with him. Easy to talk, he really listens to what you want to accomplish and gives great advice to help you achieve your peace.
Matthew Jones has been nothing short of an amazing, patient, and understanding therapist who is attentive, listens, and provides relevant guidance that works for the long term rather than short term solutions that lead you right back where you started. He genuinely cares for your well being and strives to walk with you on your journey taking your life back.
Matt is fantastic. He is a great listener and provides great advice. With his help, I have made a lot of progress and continue to grow.
Matt has helped me in ways I've never believed could be done. I'm so glad I waded through the terrible counselors I've had since it led me to him. I know I have much further to go, but now I value the journey.
Matt and I really speak the same language. We’ve connected on things outside of my primary reason for seeking therapy - we’ve connected on nature, music, family, childcare. He is deeply compassionate and comforting and tells me often that he’s proud of me. I like the homework he gives me and the perspectives he gives me on things I don’t see on my own.
He's just the right mix of laid back and structured. I appreciate his approach and find him very helpful!
Matt is a great counselor and has helped me see things in many different lights in my timevwith him.
I have really enjoyed my first few sessions with Matthew. He's friendly and doesn't make our meeting feel too serious.
Damn good at his job and proud to be a patient.
Hes great and understanding
I found my first session with him on video enlightening and look forward to see how he can help me in my mental and emotional journey.
Talking to Matt is as easy as talking to a friend I’ve known for years. He’s got sound, practical advice, and he’s great at getting me to talk through things without even really realizing I’m doing it. He’s been a great help to me through some really rough times, and I find myself feeling better just knowing I’ll get to work through situations with him later in the week.
I’ve been meeting with Matt for a couple of months now and I can’t recommend him enough to someone who is looking for a counselor that listens. He isn’t as uptight and unapproachable as some other counselors I’ve had in the past. Very easy to talk to, good listener, and seems like he genuinely cares about your well-being.
I really appreciate Matt, we work through issues I have and if I'm feeling good for the week, and don't have any stressful things I need to talk about, we build our relationship. It is easier for me to open up to therapists/counselors when I get to know them well. The only issues I have with betterhelp is the occasional call drop or lag in the call. Over all a 9/10 for the app and a 10/10 for Matthew.
I felt comfortable talking with Matt. I liked being his patient and continue to look forward to many more sessions with him in the future.
Matt is very patient and understanding, it took me a while to open up but when the flood gates opened he was there to listen and help me work through it and provide strategies and tools to continue working through things. After every session I feel better than when I came in and that’s the whole point! 10/10 would recommend!
Matt has guided me to make major strides in my path to understanding and sorting daily issues and creating a true work life balance. He has provided me with the exact tools and examples to help build the skills to manage anxiety. Major improvements have been made in a short period of time and I would recommend Matt to anyone who is looking to address problems head on and putting the time in to do so. Real life tools, real life skills and real life changing results.
Matt is a wonderful listener who is patient and respectful and will have your best interest at heart. He truly cares and is empathetic to any type of situation. He always has uplifting advice to offer but is also honest, even when the honesty can be hard to take, he only does so to better the individual. He has helped me tremendously and it’s great to know that Matt can be trusted as a safe place for me in my time of healing. Highly recommend!
Matthew is great! A fantastic listener that has allowed me to spend the majority of our sessions just venting and sharing my life in an open and accepting way. In a time of COVID isolation having a person to talk with openly is incredibly valuable.
Matt is caring and easy to talk to. As someone who doesn't go to therapy Matt made me very comfortable with opening up.
When I found out that I had access to this program I realized I didnt need to keep what was going on to myself anymore and, Matthew is such a great person to talk to, he truly listens and responds on a level of understanding. He really sees the heart of the situation and is very encouraging and insightful. The world is full of negativity, Matthew realizes that, and works on reinforcing a positive mental attitude which the world simply needs more of and as individuals we are called to provide. Thank you better help and thank you Matthew for being there for me.
I've only known matthew for a short while but he makes me feel heard and offers spectacular advice
Matthew is a very and easy to talk to person. Listens, respects, and comforts you while you’re stressed about any personal concern. His recommendations and suggestions do work well.
Matthew. Is the best counsdelor, I have ever worked with. It's like he's literally in my head. In a short of amount of time he has helped me to do some deep thinking about where my life is headed. I have made some decisions that I probably wouldn't have made if I wasn't speaking to him. He is supportive and encouraging. I recommend Better Help to several friends. I wish I could send them all to Matthew. Thanks for being Amazing Matthew.
He’s great. 10/10
Matthew is the most attentive therapist I've ever had really gets to the core of my concerns I can see myself continuing therapy with Matthew it's always a pleasure when we have a session
I was very hesitant in starting therapy again! I have tried traditional therapy and they always wanted to have the same conversation all the time. Matthew really listens to me and understands where I been, where I am at and where I want to be! He is unlike any other therapist I have had, but it’s exactly what I need!
Matt has helped me so much over the last year! He creates a safe space where I never feel judged and can share my thoughts. I am so grateful for everything he has taught me.
I like Matt a lot. We’ve worked together very little, but his support has been huge for me.
He's personable knowledgeable and very down to earth. Highly recommend
Matthew is a godsend. A man of integrity and wisdom who instilled in me a sense of newfound hope and optimism from my very first session. Every session I have learned something new, and most of it has been profoundly life-altering. Matthew knows it all because he's seen it all, and his years of counseling experience has shown through in a very big way throughout my time with him.
Great counselor. Talking to Matt is
Liking to my friend.
After 14 years of therapy, I’ve not once come across another counselor that helped me the way Matt has. He is what makes Betterhelp worth while. Even with issues with fearing men, Matt has always made me feel safe and heard. He has helped me realize that I have it within myself to help myself, and that alone has helped me heal more than anything. If I could recommend him to everyone, I would; Even if I was just recommending him as a friend.
Matt is a wonderful counselor. Always willing to listen and offers solid advice.
Matthew is very easy to talk to. I like his vibe. He listens and also participates in the conversation. Highly recommend.
Matthew has been incredible. I really and sincerely enjoy out talks and look forward to seeing him every week. He's no B. S. When he needs to be and a gentle hand otherwise. I've felt more open with him than I have with any other therapist if I've had. 10/10 also has great tips for biking and glorious hair!
Matt is an amazing counselor and betterhelp is lucky to have him. Triple that man's salary!
Matthew tell it like it is. He dosent pamper me or butter my butt. I appreciate honesty and appreciate how he can help me see things from other peoples prospective.
Matt has been the perfect supplement for my life lately. He is witty, funny, relatable and wise. He asks good questions that help me better understand how I perceive my experiences and how that impacts my wellbeing.
Matt is a very good listener and incorporates his personal experiences into our conversations. He is very responsive and always gives me concepts to consider given my varying situations. I’ve only worked with Matt for about a week, but so far, I am impressed with his down to earth approach to issue resolution.
Matthew is an exceptional counselor who provides this easiness to confide in. He asks the right questions and sparks me to see deeper and figure out the answers. Glad I got paired up with him.
It took 9 tries with 9 different counselors before I finally landed on this therapeutic jewel. Matthew Jones has helped me pick through a lot of issues, and he's been an amazing counselor.
Matt is more like a friend to talk to, he listens, empathizes, and relates with shared experiences.
Matthew was great. I don’t have the time or the opportunity to actually take anything from this.
Maybe some day I will.
Matt has transformed my life. I'm so grateful to him for helping me unwrap my thoughts. He's a support system who is also a very honest and straight shooter. I value my time spent with him very much.
Great therapist. Works well with how I operate and think and doesn’t try to overhaul my own way of living life.
Matthew makes me feel as if I have more control over my problems and I can speak without judgement. It feels awesome to have a counselor who truly works with you!
Matthew is fantastic. His ability to connect with me and to connect the dots of my various threads is extremely helpful. His experience outside of counselling is also a great asset. He is able to relate to my issues in a manner that is beyond just clinical, but more human and informed by his wealth of experience. Highly recommended.
I was hesitant on starting up counseling but my first appointment with Matthew was reassuring in the fact that he was willing to listen and help me through what I’m dealing with. Through his advice and expertise I’m confident that I can work through the pressure I’m undergoing. I’m confident that our weekly sessions will not only get me through this hard and confusing time in my life but also that I will learn from these challenges and be able to apply what I’ve learned to the rest of my life when I come across other adversities.
Hes a great listener and has some good jokes he definitely has helped me in ways i never thought possible like helping me with not only myself but my everyday life
Matthew is great. I just started therapy recently. He paces between follow up and allowing me time to work on my own. He is very insightful, and can balance heavy topics with appropriate humor and serious tones as needed. His approach definitely allows me to develop my own muscles so to speak. If you are looking for a therapist that will help you develop and learn skills, as well as provide insight I definetly recommend him.
We started out with my anger management and slowly also started to help me with my relationship and the current pount we were. Never pushed me into anything always gives me the choice.
Matthew is a great counselor. He is encouraging and welcoming which to me is the best quality in a therapist.
It's very hard for me to feel comfortable talking to people, especially about my personal experiences, but Matthew brings an air of comfort and care to his sessions. I highly recommend.
Matthew is a very experienced and helpful therapist. He quickly understood my needs and gives me techniques to work on. He also creates a safe space in session to just talk about other parts of my life. I feel comfortable speaking to him about things I can’t discuss with other people in my life. He’s down to earth and not overly clinical, this works well for me.
Matt is an excellent counselor. Not only is he extremely competent, he deeply cares about the importance of his work. 6 months ago he helped me button up issues significantly impacting my ability to do work. I returned to betterhelp today much worse for the wear and he cleaned me right up in an hour. Still more to get through, obviously, and I look forward to it. Cannot recommend Matt higher.
Mathew is the understanding, listens, is down to rather and uses humor! Great qualities in a counselor! Highly recommend
Matt has been absolutely amazing to help me work through the process of getting my life back after the end of a 14 year marriage. He is positive, kind, and professional, and he gave me tons of support and ideas that motivated me to make the changes I needed to move forward with my life. I love the way he can always help me mentally "reset", so I am in control of my anxiety and depression. Thanks to the things he has taught me, I feel like I have a more positive outlook on life, more peace, and am actually accomplishing my goals. I definitely recommend him to anyone that wants to get out of their own head and start enjoying all that life has to offer! Thanks, Matt. :)
He’s an awesome counselor! He will be highly satisfied!
Great speaking to him. Casual and attentive. Provides a level of security that allows me to open up.
Matt is super helpful and listens without prejudice or judgement. I’ve found our talks to be pleasant often leaving me with a sense a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Would definitely recommend him as a counselor.
My only safe port way from the stormy waters of life is the time I spend with Matt. I have learned a lot from him and also feel that I have grown as a person. Everything seems easy with his guidance. I am very grateful to have met him and would recommend him to any of you who feel that you need help.
Matt listens and makes me see a new perspective. He has helped me focus on what I need to do to get ahead. I really appreciate his approach.
Matt is a great listener and doesn’t gives his opinion, but rather a different perspective to help clients find solutions or realizations they may not otherwise see.
Honestly I was hesitant to start counseling. First step is admitting you need to start talking to someone because you have a problem. Matt has truly given me a new perspective on life. How complex and simply life can be viewed. I love how he challenges me to be a better person, how to turn great habits into a lifestyle, and little tips and tricks to just make life easier. I love how I feel after our sessions because I can vent and Matt will find a way to put it in to perspective to where I can learn something or build on success. I honesty believe I am a better person since meeting Matt. I am excited to continue talking to him and growing as a better human being! Cheers.
Matt has been a caring, invested professional and he's easy to talk to. By invested, I mean he periodically will send a suggestion or idea via the app -- it's clear that he has been thinking about what I'm working on and helping well after our last conversation. And he regularly touches base throughout the week with messaging in the app. Good guy with his heart in the right place.
Extremely helpful with effective methods and literature to cope with anxiety. Would highly recommend Mr. Jones!
Mr. Jones is a very affable, gregarious counselor who keeps a good humor about him and demonstrates excellent knowledge of his field. He is sympathetic, understanding and intelligent, and quickly grasps what your needs are. He can provide quick insight into alternate possibilities that could be true instead of your current cognitive distortions and apply both logic and emotion to your current situation. I would highly recommend Mr. Jones as a counselor.
I was really nervous about getting a therapist in the first place and worried that I wouldn't like whoever's I was assigned. Matt has been a huge help just with messaging back and forth and I find his sense of humor alleviating. We're going on about 2 weeks now but so far he's really made a big difference in how I handle certain types of stress and how I view and understand the connections that I make and actively tend to.
I'm feeling like I got pretty lucky for a first draw.
Very friendly and helpful!
Matthew has been very attentive and helpful throughout my journey!
Matthew Jones has been amazing and I highly recommend his services for anyone dealing with trauma and depression. He truly cares about his patients and provides constructive, useful feedback.
Matt was great very good at what he does with clear understanding at it also he was very patient and easy going I would recommend him
Matt is a very positive person and responds in a very timely manner. His ability to pinpoint issues for me has been great and when speaking with him, shows he can really relate to your issues and does help with positivity. It’s very easy to chat with Matt and talk to him about what I’m feeling and the issues I’ve had. Very happy to have been allocated Matthew Jones.
I was very hesitant to try therapy online. I have found Matthew Jones to be a great therapist and resource. I appreciate his ability to discuss issues that make me feel really vulnerable. He is very professional and has given me great insights and resources that provide me with the tools to cope with the things in my life.
Matthew is an incredibly kind and empathetic individual. He reminds me of my strengths and is always there to support me and help me to get through whatever the day may bring. His humor is always refreshing and gives me a new way to think of a situation.