Meet with Mathew
Therapy is not a “one size fits all” scenario and you deserve a person-centered approach to your care that is tailored to your individual needs. My role as your therapist is to make sure your needs are being met and that you are working towards becoming the best version of yourself.
I chose to be a therapist because I saw firsthand that there was a lack of representation among the LGBTQIA+ community and there was nobody who really understood the issues we are faced with as a community. You deserve to have a therapist that can relate to you and your experiences. As an individual who identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community as well as being an adoptive dad, I believe it is essential to create a safe and welcoming place for you and/or your loved ones to feel comfortable talking about the uncomfortable.
I strive to utilize therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Solution Focused Therapy, and a Strength-Based Approach on areas you have identified you want to improve upon. I have experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, sexuality/sexual identity, substance use history, major life transitions, past traumatic experiences, and individuals struggling to find a balance between work life/personal life. I also have experience working with couples on relationships, lack of intimacy and/or connection, and ways of improving interpersonal familial relationships.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my family and staying active. I enjoy running and am guilty of squeezing a work out between my therapy sessions. I also am an avid reality television viewer.
New York, LMSW