Matthew belongs to the Ontario regulatory body for psychotherapists, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). He holds the Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) title there. He is also a member at the national-level organization for mental healthcare workers across Canada known as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
AREAS OF FOCUS
Matthew is interested in counselling teens and adults of all ages dealing with substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, loss, and other issues/mental health afflictions.
Matthew is fluent in English.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Following the completion of his undergraduate program from York University in 2020, Matthew is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology graduate program offered through Yorkville University. His work has been featured in a school newsletter entitled Ethical Connections. He carries a number of certifications in the mental health space and continues to work with marginalized populations through his frontline position in the public sector. Volunteering experience spans across a multitude of populations, ranging from assisting isolated senior citizens remotely to working with children in a mentorship capacity both in-person and virtually.
APPROACH TO TREATMENT
Person-centred care is at the core of Matthew’s philosophy as a burgeoning mental health care clinician. This means that the client is the focal point of therapy, and everything is being conceived through their lens and worldview. Understanding that every client is coming in with a unique point of view, background, comfort level/history with therapy, and presenting problem, he is sure to be flexible in his approach and work collaboratively with the client on their therapeutic journey. Fostering a strong, trust-filled therapeutic bond is at the forefront of his priorities with his clients. Matthew also leans on tenets from the Strength-Based therapeutic modality as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).