So much of therapy, like many things in life, is about doing the obvious. If you want to lose weight, for example, we all know that changing your diet and getting exercise works. Doing the obvious can be quite different than understanding the obvious. Sometimes we need a little extra encouragement to do what we […]
Psychologist Marsha Linehan revolutionized the way we treat people suffering from borderline personality disorder with the creation of dialectical behavioral therapy (or DBT). Therapists quickly recognized the technique as a solution to treating some of the most difficult disorders, and today many therapists regularly incorporate aspects of DBT in therapy with most clients, such as […]
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Jeannie Wolitzer is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Matthew is an incredible therapist, especially when working with kids or with anyone with a history of trauma. He is also a wonderful colleague; one of those rare people who doesn’t speak unless he has something to say and when he speaks it […]
Don Mathews is a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical director of the Impulse Treatment Center, Northern California’s largest treatment facility for sex and love addiction. Matt is an excellent therapist who worked for Impulse Treatment Center seeing clients for major trauma. Many, if not most, of his clients were abused and needed special […]
Alexis Stricker is a licensed clinical social worker and adoptions expert in private practice. Matt is a knowledgeable, highly skilled and ethical therapist. I am very comfortable referring adoptive children and families to Matt to help them work through attachment related issues and early childhood trauma. Matt’s humble, non-intimidating approach helps his clients feel safe […]
Bob Carrere, PhD, ABPP is a psychologist in private practice, and a board member and former president of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Matt is a clinician of integrity with solid clinical skills. His understanding of and appreciation for therapeutic clinical boundaries helps to create a safe therapeutic framework. Although I work clinically from […]
Craig Toonder is a licensed marriage and family therapist at Oakland Couples Counseling. Matt is a colleague who I met at a trauma training five years ago. His commitment to his work, and his dedication to serving the community, have always impressed me. He is a man who is willing to take on tough cases, […]
Gwynne Gilson is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Matt is a skilled and thoughtful clinician. I trust his clinical judgement and value his advice.