Hello! My name is Matthew and I'm excited that you found your way to me. I am a Licensed Professional counselor based in Pittsburgh, PA with 8 years of work experience doing psychotherapy and counselling. I have experience in helping clients with a range of issues including but not limited to: trauma with a focus on EMDR intervention, LGBTQIA+ issues and gender affirming care, intimacy/sex and couples counselling, addiction, substance abuse, and recovery related issues. For the last five years I've worked primarily with individuals living with HIV in a non profit medical practice in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighbourhood.
In regards to education and background, i was born and raised in the greater Pittsburgh region. I graduated from the university of Pittsburgh in 2005 with a BS is psych, Chatham University in 2014 with a MS in counselling psych, and earned my LPC in 2017.
I have a very eclectic and integrative style to treatment with a heavy Rogerian approach; I.e. my job is to meet you where you are at, to not judge you, and use any/every intervention at our disposal to improve your quality of life. My process involves assessing your background and needs, creating treatment goals, and using evidence based interventions to achieve said goals.
I try to be practical, and authentic with my clients. And I expect the same from those same clients. If you feel like you're ready for change and need a venue to make that happen, I'm your guy!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality
PA LPC PC010379
I highly recommend Matthew. He immediately put me at ease and that comfort has continued during our sessions. I never felt any judgement. We had a clear vision of my treatment plan and Matthew has always allowed me to be in charge of what each session will look like. His professionalism is outstanding. Our sessions have been very helpful and insightful. Overall, great experience.
Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Matthew for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
He is an amazing individual. Everything he says is so helpful and he listens to everything. I appreciate him so much.
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
Matthew is a good listener and approaches therapy with a good sense of humor and compassion. He is good at identifying what is and isn’t working in different scenarios and offers practical, constructive ideas to think about.
Written on Jun 18, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Amazing! 10 stars!
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and adhd