I am a licensed professional counselor who has been working for the past 5 years in addictions and mental health. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, relationship issues and more.
I take my approach to counseling from the client's perspective. My approach is client centered, meaning I believe everyone has the ability to help themselves and will do so if given the opportunity. I also use cognitive behavior therapy when clients identify a barrier to their goals. I believe counseling is best begun in the present day-to-day life of the client and assist in helping them be who they want to be.
It is my favorite thing in the world to watch people learn and grow. I believe that everyone is capable of great change and that anyone can live a fulfilling life. I am happy to be a part of the process.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Co-morbidity, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
AL LPC 4270
Matt is incredible. He is a great listener and provides well informed, thoughtful feedback. His ability to understand sometimes complex real life situations and provide helpful strategies with which to navigate them emotionally has been key to my self improvement efforts.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Matthew Russel is a fantastic therapist. I have learned so much from him. He has helped me identify issues and manage my symptoms. I feel comfortable going into therapy sessions and confident leaving therapy sessions. Highly recommend!
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Matthew for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Matthew is really supportive and insightful. He’s great at keeping me on track and guiding my sessions. I always feel better after a session.
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He is wonderful. I tend to feel very attacked as a person and he Navigates sound that and helps me feel calm and has taught me a lot about identifying my emotions. He’s wonderful and I appreciate him.
Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He helps me understand what my goals are he's helped me understand how to identify what feelings I have and how to cope or react or feel about those feelings I was completely shut down and I am finally starting to get better at communication and I'm starting to feel better about myself and it's because he has helped me so much and he's giving me a lot of information that I really needed and he listens so well and he's never judge mental he helps me to the best of his ability which is really great because he's amazing.
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem