Matthew (he/him/his) received his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2010, where he completed internships with the Dean of Student’s Critical Incident Response Team at the University of Michigan and at the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan.
After graduating he returned to the Women’s Center as an adjunct therapist for several years, working with underserved members of the community. He then took an opportunity to work with a medical school in the Caribbean and moved to the Commonwealth of Dominica. There he worked as an administrator managing issues related to student conduct, conflict resolution, sexual misconduct, critical incident management and disability services. Returning to his hometown of Ann Arbor in late 2018 he joined the team at Integrative Empowerment Group.
Matthew’s interpersonal approach is a collaborative process of support and respect. He follows strengths based, person centered, feminist oriented ideals and is guided by a sense of cultural and personal sensitivity to the diverse backgrounds and life experiences each person carries with them. He has experience with clients working on a variety of challenges related to depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, relationships issues, loss, employment, life changes, and overcoming barriers to personal success.
Matthew has experience with a range of therapeutic tools which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness, trauma informed interviewing and experiential/adventure activities. He is also a Poly Aware/Affirming therapist.