Hi there! I'm Matthew, your friendly, queer, non-binary, neurodivergent telehealth counselor.
With nearly a decade of experience in various counseling settings, I bring not only expertise but also deeply held values and a unique worldview to my work with clients.
My Values and Approach
As an abolitionist and liberationist, I'm committed to accountability and action in my political, social, and personal relationships. I believe in the power of counseling to facilitate both personal growth and systemic change. Mental health counseling, when done right, can be incredibly supportive and transformative.
Approach to Counseling
I thrive on exploring the complexity of different issues and offering alternative perspectives to help you break free from rigid approaches and embrace value-driven, flexible, and self-expressive ways of navigating life's challenges. My therapeutic approach draws from modalities like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment, and Systems Theories, all of which emphasize growth through expansion.
In true Libran style, I think about balance and beauty a lot, seeking out possibilities for growth and challenge. My sessions are infused with encouragement, compassion, and a commitment to helping you find equilibrium in your journey towards self-discovery and healing.
Beyond the Counseling Room
When I'm not counseling, you'll likely find me exploring the world, gaining new perspectives, and refining my relational and personal priorities. I find joy in reading, creating art, immersing myself in nature, and exploring history—activities that keep me dancing through life and growing alongside the people who matter most to me.
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, neurodivergence, client safety and suicide prevention, professional ethics, and other related topics
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