Hey there! I’m Matthew, a licensed mental health counselor and a state-approved clinical supervisor. I currently maintain a private practice in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. I've spent over five years working in community mental health with individuals experiencing chronic and/or severe mental health challenges and individuals needing mental health services who were on restricted incomes. I'm now entering my second year in private practice and continue to serve a wide array of folks.
My experiences both as a gay man and as a mental health counselor working in underprivileged communities, continue to inform my commitments both to mental health accessibility and to broader effort to social justice and anti-oppression work. This commitment also led me to the Hearing Voices Movement which has been on the cutting edge of peer-driven, person-first support and wellness for individuals experiencing voices, visions, and altered states. Outside of my professional life and work as an advocate, I am passionate about art, literature, and connecting with nature. So on a rare sunny day I may be taking a trip out to the beach and on our many cloudy days I'm likely bouncing between too many books and art projects!
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University (2015)
BA in Psychology from Seattle University (2008)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor – License number: LH60781906
WA State Mental Health Professional
WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor
Common Elements Treatment Approach to Trauma (CETA) Certified
Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
Working with Trauma, Dissociation, and Psychosis
Sexual Deviance and Domestic Violence Offender Treatment
King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence Training
King County Cross-Agency Systems Training
Multiple trainings regarding multicultural counseling, gender and sexuality, client safety and suicide prevention, professional ethics, and other related topics
Professional Activities and Memberships
2018 Recovery and Wellness Conference
2017 World Hearing Voices Congress
2016 Open Minds Conference
2015 Saying It Out Loud Conference for Gender and Sexual Identity
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