Matthew is a well-respected, seasoned clinician, consultant, and healthcare executive. Having extensive experience at some of the nation’s premier treatment centers and in private practice, Matt possesses a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. It is his belief that emotional healing and recovery encompasses the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), which enables him to connect with people on a deeper level through warmth, compassion, and encouragement. Matt’s highly individualized approach combines psychotherapeutic, motivational, and holistic techniques enabling clients to gain insight, take control of their lives, and create the positive change they seek.
Matt’s passion is in dual-diagnosis treatment. Twelve years ago, Matt’s world was turned upside down when his younger brother, Marc, died unexpectedly from an accidental drug overdose after battling addiction and mental health issues for over 10 years. With the support of his friends and family (especially his father, Howard, whom Matt says provided unconditional love and support through his darkest days and never let him give up the hope and potential for finding that “silver lining” ), Matt turned tragedy into triumph and dedicated his professional career to those suffering from mental illness and addiction, becoming an accomplished licensed therapist, healthcare consultant, executive, national professional speaker, and leader in the industry.
Matt is a national triple board-certified psychotherapist, licensed mental health counselor, psychologist, and dual-diagnosis professional with over fifteen years of experience. He continues to be an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Psychological Association (APA), American Psychotherapy Association (APA), National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW).