LCSW, Primary Therapist
Matt has worked in the mental health field for 20 years. Growing up in Utah he has loved being able to spend time in the outdoors with his family, friends, and German Shepard Ace. He attended the University of Utah where he earned a bachelors in Psychology and then continued on at the University of Utah to earn his Masters in Social Work. He has worked in various treatment settings from group homes, to acute psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, and running an outpatient private practice. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and this has helped him to better recognize the role that trauma can play in an individual’s life.
Being trained in other therapeutic approaches including Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Sandplay Therapy, and psychoanalytic Jungian Therapy allows for him to have multiple modalities to use as resources to support an individual with where they are at in their journey. He has special training from EMDRIA and is working on certification in EMDR as well as special training from the CHADD World Conference in order to help those individuals with Executive Functioning, Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), and ADD/ADHD.
He has attended Gender Education and DeMystification Symposium (GEMS) to stay current in how to best support transgender individuals. Matt has a great love of music and whenever possible he catches a local show with his wife, unless he is at one of his son’s soccer games or his daughter’s dance recitals.