Matthew has been working in various outpatient settings within the behavioral health field as a therapist for over 11 years. Matthew specializes in: substance use disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, anxiety, depression, anger, stress, and dual diagnosis concerns. Matthew utilizes a person-centered, trauma-informed approach incorporating elements of cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and dialectical behavioral therapies. With Matthew's extensive work in addictions, he also specializes in providing clinical supervision to other licensed clinicians treating substance use disorders.
Matthew is passionate about creating the most comfortable environment for his clients. He strongly believes in a person-first perspective, drawing upon the strengths of the individual served. His goal is to empower his clients to stay true to themselves and learn to be comfortable in their own skin and in their daily life. Matthew utilizes creative, evidence-based interventions to find the best fit for each individual. Matthew works with high school age, young adults, adults, and families.
Matthew obtained his Master's of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Heidelberg University. He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with clinical supervision endorsement (LICDC-CS). Matthew is also both a nationally certified counselor (NCC) from the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor (ICADC) and clinical supervisor (ICCS) from the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).
Matthew works under the supervision of Dani Casterline-Proffitt.