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Matthew Scott, LMFT

Matthew has had over 18 years 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 experience specifically in clinical settings working in both Outpatient and Chrisitan based counseling services. Matthew co-lead 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 first hand 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. MFT’S believe 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 self 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


New York, Virginia,

Accepted Insurance

VA Medicaid - VA Premier, VA Medicaid - Optima Community, VA Medicaid - Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, VA - Optima, Anthem, VA Medicaid - Aetna, Better Health, VA Medicaid - Magellan Behavioral Health, VA Medicaid - United Healthcare Anthem VA - Optima Optum/United Healthcare VA Medicaid - Aetna Better Health VA Medicaid - Anthem HealthKeepers Plus VA Medicaid - Magellan Behavioral Health VA Medicaid - Molina Complete Care VA Medicaid - Optima Community VA Medicaid - United Healthcare VA Medicaid - VA Premier

Client Age Groups

Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-64), Seniors (65+) Preteens (11-12) Adolescents (13-17) Young Adults (18-25) Adults (26-64) Seniors (65+)

Client Genders

Male, Female, Female