Matt is a master’s level intern who sees adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of different issues, including anger management, anxiety, career counseling, depression, grief and loss, identity issues, men’s issues, stress management, and wellness counseling. Matt is also really passionate about body image issues, such as body dysmorphic disorder and muscle dysmorphia, chronic pain and chronic illness, eating disorders for both men and women, exercise and food addiction, as well as sports related categories such as performance anxiety, coming back from injuries, improving team chemistry, and planning for what comes next after sports are no longer an option.
From an early age, Matt always knew he wanted to go into a career field that allowed him to help people. Way before he knew anything about counseling, Matt set a goal to be the guy that makes the people around him happier, whether that be through trying to make someone laugh, giving a needed compliment, or simply just being there when they needed someone to listen. It wasn’t until Matt stumbled into a high school psychology class that counseling became the career focus. What started out as a random elective set by a high school advisor turned into a lifelong passion to help people currently in the darkest moments of their lives find their light again. Matt eventually graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in nutrition science, and is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Texas. With a graduation date set for August, Matt is eager to get out and help as many people as possible. Although a lot has changed, Matt still strives to make each person he interacts with just a little bit happier, and counseling provides him a perfect opportunity to live out that goal!
When he’s not busy being a counselor, Matt can often be found looking for the next adrenaline spike. From bungee jumping, to sky diving, to running a marathon, Matt is always attempting to push past his comfort zone in order to grow as a person and enjoy life as much as possible.