Matthew works with individuals, couples and families and his theoretical orientation is client-centered and systemic. Meaning that client’s goals, beliefs, values are honored, and respected. His approach is integrative, holistic, and considers the whole person which includes mind, body, and spirit. He takes an individualized approach with each and every client to ensure their goals, hopes, and dreams are realized.
Matthew is a warm, personable, and welcoming clinician who is a humanitarian at heart. He’s empathic, creative, and doesn’t just teach health but also model’s health. He enjoys exploring client’s motivations, drives, strengths and edges (or rather areas that offer growing opportunities). He values reflection, learning, and deep curiosity. He advocates for his clients to practice radical self-acceptance and compassion for themselves and others.
Matthew is easy to talk to, confident yet humble and a very competent and skilled clinician. He leans into the inherent wisdom people embody and helps them to connect mind, body, and spirit. Matthew has a great sense of humor, loves to laugh, and is very creative and witty. He simultaneously, makes people feel comfortable enough to be raw and vulnerable. He holds people tenderly in moments of grief, sadness, vulnerability, and fear.
Matthew helps clients to take personal responsibility for their health and advocates for them to have agency of their lives. This includes encouraging clients to do their part to heal and grow outside of their sessions. He derives immense satisfaction from helping his clients heal from trauma, recover from depression and cope with anxiety. He understands that stress and suffering are inherent aspects of life and he seeks to help support clients in finding ways to manage them. He not only teaches life/work balance, he models it. He is particularly well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy and Trauma-Focused Approaches. Matthew has travelled to over 25 countries and is very culturally sensitive. He has advanced training in martial arts and hopes to one day develop an integrative approach to psychotherapy that allows people to experience the healing and therapeutic properties found in martial arts and in nature.
Master of Arts in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Prevention and Treatment, University of Washington 2019 Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, WA State, 2019-Present
Specialties and Modalities Anxiety Depression Trauma Teens and Adults Exposure Therapy CBT DBT Self-Worth/Confidence Life Meaning and Purpose