Counseling is more than receiving advice or venting about a bad day to a good listener. It's a process and a relationship that develops between a therapist and client. Effective counseling requires an environment of mutual trust, openness, and honesty. To begin to establish this trust with you, I invite you to call for a phone consultation prior to your first appointment.
I have extensive experience in working with people who are high achieving, Type-A personality styles, people who have situational/performance anxiety, people who have experienced a loss or have fallen short of their potential. Through my work in academic advising and college mental health counseling centers, I am uniquely qualified to assist those interested in pursuing higher education, health professions, and people considering re-careering.
I have made it my mission to support the LGBTQIA community to help them with overcoming stigma/bullying, navigating the coming-out process, experiencing loss of family support, etc. With me, you are free to be who you are and not feel judged or condemned.
Art Matthews is an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 14 years of experience helping people who have been derailed by stress, anxiety, panic, depression, grief and other forms of distress using an accepting, nonjudgmental and supportive approach.
Art graduated With Academic Distinction with a Master of Arts degree from a CACREP accedited counseling program at Southeast Missouri State University. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Arizona Counseling Association (AzCA), the American College Counseling Association (ACCA), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).