Hello and welcome! My name is Matthew and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio with over 4-years of experience working in the mental health field. I consider psychology, mental health, and the inner-experience as a life-long passion of mine and strive to keep improving in my knowledge and therapeutic application.
I am founded in and pay respect to the natural healing that comes from genuine human connection. My aim is to create a non-judgmental and secure atmosphere in counseling that is driven by mutual respect and a shared curiosity between myself and clients. My treatment outlook is mainly existential and spiritual in nature, focusing on our ability to develop our own consciousness to manage difficult emotions and strengthen positive ones. I am a firm believer in the rich experience of the inner-world and respect the role our intuition plays in daily life to help us take those practical steps that lead to change. I have considerable experience using mindfulness and meditation in a therapeutic setting, and can accommodate either a clinical or traditional Buddhist presentation.
A genuine connection in therapy can truly be the catalyst for meaningful and lasting positive growth, and I would be honored to be a part of that with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LPCC E.2102291
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I have been through a few therapist with little results. Mathew is one of the best out there. He has helped me get though difficult times in my life through his listening and advice. He has given me several tools to help me deal with challenging situations and how to thrive with ADHD. I strongly recommend Mathew!
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
He can understand what my primary concerns are because 95% of the time I don't. Given that he's working blind, its a miracle Ive come as far as I have. He's a 10 and I always recommend BetterHelp to friends.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
I love that I feel heard and that it’s not just me talking. Gives me great suggestions!
Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, adhd, family conflicts, and grief
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Great sessions, Matt’s insight is helping me a great deal.
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
I've had a few therapists over the years and Matthew is definetely the best i've had. He is non-judgemental which is exactly what I need. He also has helpful responses to everything I talk about.
Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life