Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Matthew has had over 18 years of experience collectively working in Clinical Settings, Residential Treatment Facilities, Home Visiting Programs, Outpatient Hospital Mental Health Facilities, and Christian Based Counseling Services.
As a Mental Health professional, he has had over 10 years of experience specifically in clinical settings working in both Outpatient and Chrisitan-based counseling services. Matthew co-led a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program for Adolescents and Adults working for an Outpatient Mental Health Facility in NY State for 2 years. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a modified type of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Its main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. He also has experience practicing in a Chrisitan Based Counseling Center based out of a Baptist Church in Upstate NY where his Father was the Senior Pastor for 24 years. He was able to see firsthand as a Pastor’s son the impact healthy relationships can have on others’ overall functioning through radical genuineness, acceptance, validation, and being non-judgemental with those you work with.
Matthew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and works with Individuals, Families, Adolescents, Children, and Couples. Matthew works closely with clients to address issues related to depression, anxiety, marital issues or conflict, relationship issues, parent-child relationships, parenting issues, stress, trauma/abuse, addictions, mood dysregulation, post-traumatic stress disorder, codependency, anger, and maladaptive thinking. As an MFT, he works systemically which means he considers his clients’ lives and the problems they present in therapy through a biopsychosocial lens. This means taking into account their mind, their body, and their relationships, and how all of these things affect each other. Matt believes we are shaped by where we come from and that informs so much of what we do in other relationships. Matthew utilizes various methods such as CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Insight Oriented, Psychodynamics, and Family Systems approaches to help clients reach and achieve their best selves and work towards their life worth living goals.
Licenses & Certifications
● Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Virginia)
● Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (New York)
● Intensively Trained DBT Therapist