CMHC Master’s Intern, Texas Tech University Health Science Center- School of Health Profession
Matthew is a Master's-level graduate student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) at Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center, School of Health Professions (projected graduation in May 2024). He holds a B.S. from the University of North Texas and has been in public education as a teacher and instructor for more than 15 years.
Matthew's passion is to help others develop the tools necessary to cope with situations as they arise in everyday life. These tools can include increasing self-awareness and self acceptance, or developing and strengthening communication skills with others. It's his goal to help arm clients with the knowledge of how to utilize the tools they possess and develop tools they may need for the future.
Through his current studies, Matthew is comfortable working through the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Reality/Choice Therapy.
Matthew is making the career move from public school education into private counseling after having seen the extreme need for mental health helpers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of his motivation for this career change was based on his own experience in therapy. He has seen first-hand how impactful a healthy therapeutic bond has been in his own life. He enjoys using humor, games in sessions, and sessions with walks through nature and the outdoors as a tool to alleviate the fear of intense one-on-one sessions with clients. He welcomes all gender expressions and sexual orientations in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Payment: Reduced Rate, No Insurance Accepted
Age Range: 14 and up