Areas of practice
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Adolescent Issues
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Men's Issues
- Trauma Counselling
- Adolescent Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Family Systems
Counselling practice website:fortifiedcounselling.com
Matt believes that clients are the experts in the counselling space. Using a non-judgmental, collaborative, and trauma-informed approach, Matt works closely with those struggling with mental health concerns like anxiety and depression. Matt also has experience working with those struggling with addiction and families in crisis. Matt has extensive experience working with adolescents and young men, and finds working with this demographic greatly impactful and rewarding. Emotion Focused Therapy, DBT, and Attachment Informed modalities are Matt's main interventions of choice.
Matt started his career as a youth worker at the Burnaby School District where he was supporting youth with school and individual issues. After completing his Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, he started his career in counselling at a community agency where he provided therapy to children, youth, individuals, and families.
In a short time he became supervisor of a program that offered services to at risk youth and their families. Matt adapted an attachment focused perspective in his therapeutic work and believes that much of the issues are rooted in early experiences that can be corrected. His therapeutic specialty focuses on the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression and addiction issues. He believes that mental illness has an impact on the whole family system and he extends his treatment from the individual to the family.
Due to Covid 19, I am now offering online and virtual counselling via zoom. I will have an adjusted sliding scale rate to account for this, and financial stressors you may be under!
Client fee individuals:$140.00/hr
Client fee couples/families:$190.00/1.5hr