Beginning May 15, 2014, I am not accepting new clients for the forseeable future. If you need assistance locating a provider, I suggest:
I provide Professional Counseling Services to individuals from young adults to elders* who are seeking to better their lives and reduce their level of distress, be it from academic/occupational stress, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, etc. I currently work primarily through individual sessions.
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, as well as those with low self-worth.
Through my work in academic advising and higher education 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.
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 offer the following services
To arrange an appointment, call 480.238.5841
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 an accedited 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).
* Not a Medicare or Medicaid provider.
Open by Appointment Only
Evenings & Saturdays
1237 S Val Vista #103
Mesa, AZ 85204
AZ Body-Mind Counseling is not a clinic, but a limited, private practice with one provider; therefore, I do not offer acute or crisis services. If you or someone you love is in a crisis or may harm themselves or someone else, please dial 911 OR (602) 222-9444 for the Crisis Response Network OR (800) 273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.