About: My Approach to Counseling

Hi, I am Matthew. Here is your invitation to hope, help, and healing.

Therapy is an individual experience where your life story, circumstances, and needs are respected in a compassionate and welcoming environment. It is where you find help to reduce suffering and improve daily functioning in a meaningful and measurable way. You will be treated with clinical excellence and personal care. You are not alone.

I will work with you in a professional and caring way to provide support and encouragement. Gaining hope, resources, and evidence-based practices provides a path of action you can begin to put into practice immediately. I use a variety of approaches to fit each client’s individual needs and always welcome your feedback and questions to ensure we are moving forward together.

My Modalities include but are not limited to:

Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Brainspotting (BSP)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Relational Psychotherapy
Existential Psychotherapy


Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in the State of Washington (MC 61256645).
Professional Counselor Associate in the State of Oregon (R7405).
Masters in Counseling (MA). Multnomah University, Portland, OR.
Bachelors in Bible, Theology, and Pastoral Studies. Multnomah University, Portland, OR.

Professional Training and Experience

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Depression
Cognitive Processing Therapy Training for PTSD
Brainspotting Phase 1 & Phase 2
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)-Emotion Regulation & Living a Life Worth Living
Life and Professional Coaching Graduate Coursework and training certifications.
Community Mediation Training and certification.
Conflict Resolution.
Public Speaking and Consulting.

Personal Interests

Singing, Journaling, and Professional Writing

Mindfulness and faith-based spiritual practices

Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Holistic, Integrated approaches to health

Learning, research, history, social and educational psychology

Hiking, Beach Trips, Sunshine, and warm weather!!!