Hi there! I’m Matthew, a licensed mental health counselor and a state-approved clinical supervisor. I currently maintain a virtual private practice from Seattle, Washington. I've spent the past eight years working in community mental health settings and private practice.
My experiences both as a queer man and as a mental health counselor working with underprivileged communities inform my commitments both to healthcare accessibility, anti-oppression and progressive societal action. I am an advocate for low/no barrier access to gender affirming healthcare for trans and gender expansive folks. My areas of expertise are: childhood/developmental trauma; relational trauma in adulthood; voice-hearing/psychosis/unshared sensory experiences; spiritual awakening experiences; and authentic living.
Outside of my professional and volunteer activities, I am passionate about art, literature, and connecting with nature. So on a sunny day I may be taking a trip out to the beach and on our many cloudy days I'm likely bouncing between too many books and art projects!
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University (2015)
BA in Psychology from Seattle University (2008)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor – License number: LH60781906
WA State Mental Health Professional
WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor
Multiple trainings regarding treatment of episodic and chronic experiences of trauma, dissociative experiences, voice/vision experiences (traditionally labelled psychosis), multicultural counseling, gender and sexual identity, client safety and suicide prevention, professional ethics, and other related topics
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