I am a professional counselor licensed in Kentucky, and I have 13 years of experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds. I came to a career in counseling after many years of work in youth and children's ministry and Christian education in churches all over the southeastern United States. After obtaining my graduate degree in counseling from a Christian seminary, I sought additional training and experience in Christian formation and spirituality. My own faith and spirituality is the center of my life and the reason for my hope. As a result, I hope to help others find hope, joy, and freedom in a way that not only respects their faith, but treasures and builds upon it. I have worked with clients to face a variety of difficulties and challenges, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, childhood traumas, relationship/identity issues, and career challenges. Maybe you don't quite know what is bothering you, but you just feel "stuck." I am especially interested in helping people move past blocks and places of woundedness into a life of creativity, passion, and joy.
My counseling style is warm and interactive, and I have found humor to be a healing, freeing force for good in our lives. I am committed to treating each person with whom I work with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral counseling. I am more than happy to tailor our time together and our therapy goals in order to meet your specific and unique needs. Addressing your hurts and hang-ups takes courage, and I want to partner with you to make your happier and more fulfilling life a reality. If you are ready to chart a new path, I am here for you.
I look forward to working with you!
LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor, and NCC represents my certification with the National Board for Certified Counselors, the nation's premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet high standards for professional counseling.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD
LPCC #KY 1056 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
LPC #6979 (Expires: 2020-07-01)
Other #NJDCATEMP-013141 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Other #SDTEMP000 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Other #NYTEMP000 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Other #11741091-6016 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Other #WVTEMP000 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Other #103883 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Other #EL01325 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Other #CV19-261 (Expires: 2020-05-31)
Matthew is great! He is always checking in with me to see how things are going and he has very thoughtful responses. It is very clear that he really does care and is committed to helping his clients.