Mathew is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. He has been working the field of mental health since 2008 in various settings including individual and group therapy (outpatient), inpatient psychiatric facilities, and as an emergency services clinician providing crisis evaluations.
He believes that the individual decides to come to therapy because they have tried everything they can think of to improve their situation but have become stuck. The goal in therapy is to assist the client in becoming ‘unstuck’ and taking steps towards a more rich and meaningful life. Mathew’s therapeutic approach is a behavior therapy (like CBT) called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) although he also uses techniques and ideas from a range of other therapies based on what the individual needs.
While he has experience treating issues ranging from chronic illnesses such as schizophrenia and substance abuse to less chronic problems like stress management, special areas of interest include anxiety, mood disorders, cancer patients/survivors, and grief/loss issues.