"When you seek therapy, you are making a courageous investment in your well-being. I work within the framework of your values and goals to help you find relief and reach your full potential. I seek to understand your experiences in order to best help you and challenge you. The ultimate goal of therapy is to guide you in discovering ways to improve your quality of life while gaining greater confidence in yourself and maintaining hope for a brighter future ahead."
Over the course of his career, Matthew has had robust experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with a variety of problems including ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and relationship issues. Matthew completed his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University; and received a B.S. from Utah Valley University. He is also certified in ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) and is working towards becoming a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) with the goal of one day receiving his doctorate and becoming a Sports Psychologist. He currently serves as a Level 2 Research Assistant at the Integrated Research Literacy Group (IRLG) and as a research Manager for Utah State University Family Sports Lab. He has presented at both state and National Conferences and successfully collaborated on and published several papers.
"I started meeting with Matt while on my mission. I was severely depressed, anxious and homesick. I was unsure if I could do another 18 months. I met with the mission therapist, who was nice, but it was hard for me to relate to them because of the age difference. I appreciated how relatable Matt was and how he allowed me to decide for myself if I wanted to stay or come home. I also liked how he was able to use church concepts within therapy when it was appropriate, but how he could also leave it out if I needed it. Many missionaries I served with wanted to start meeting with Matt, especially when they saw such a significant change within me. I am thankful for Matt and consider him a major influence on my mission."
"My wife and I came to Matt when we were at our lowest point. Ultimately, we decided it would be best for us to work on our relationship as opposed to getting divorced. Throughout this process, it never felt like Matt took my or my spouse's side. He remained incredibly neutral but also so supportive and understanding of our circumstances. We always enjoy his witty humor and his brutal honesty, even if it is hard to hear sometimes. We have improved our communication so much and are far happier as a result of this. We have already referred several friends to Matt and will continue to do so."
"Matt has been a huge help in my life, he’s helped me find solutions to problems and to help break harmful patterns. He helps you talk it out and sees things that sometimes I don’t see immediately. He’s been a friend and I’ve felt like he really does care about me and how I’m doing in my. He’s improved my life for the better. He’s a great guy and a great therapist."
- Kelton S.
"When I first met with Matt, I was struggling with a faith crisis and with self-esteem issues. I really felt like he cared about how I was doing and the progress I was making. He was a great hype man and helped me feel better about myself even in the small things and small progresses I was making. I can definitely tell a difference in myself from when I first started meeting with him and now. Thanks to Matt, I feel more hopeful about my future and about the kind of person I am."
- Andrea V.