A BRIEF HYSTORY:
Before Matthew opened his private practice specializing in couple's therapy in 2007, he began his clinical practice in 2000 working with
children and families in the California fostercare system. Furthering his clinical expertise, he began working with acute and persistent
mental illness (psychosis, mood disorders, and personality disorders) as a therapist and clinical coordinator at Grace Community Center*. In 2001, Matthew was hired as part-time faculty at his alma matter, the University of Notre Dame de Namur, where he taught "Integration of Creative Arts in Psychotherapy" and "Psychopathology of Adults". In 2006, he was a therapist at Austin State Hospital working on both the adult and child / adolescent psychiatric units. In 2008, Matthew was hired on to the inaugural therapeutic team with the U.S. ARMY (contracted by Spectrum Resources) responsible for establishing the first "on base" Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic at Ft. Hood, Texas. In 2010, Matthew transitioned away from community based systems of care to focus full time on his private practice in Cedar Park, TX. His work with community systems, family systems, and the individuals who live in those systems became the foundation for the model of treatment he developed called The C.E.M.E. Model © (Communication, Empathy, Mindfulness, & Effort). Matthew developed this model to be a conceptual tool used to bring clarity to the therapeutic experience so those enganged in therapy can be intentional, purpose driven, and effective.
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* Grace Community Center: A mental health walk-in center located in downtown San Jose, CA.