Matthew is very responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend him highly.
MA, MDiv, LPC Matthew Stevens
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
Matthew Stevens is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
- Years in practice
More about me
Hello, my name is Matthew Stevens, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. My counselor identity is complemented by more than 21 years of service as a Navy chaplain. Through the appropriate weaving together of my theological formation with my and counselor identity, I easily connect with military families and am skilled with integrating personal belief systems into my plans of care, as you desire. I have significant experience working with individuals living with traumatic memories, helping them transition to the new “normal” and experience growth after trauma. I also have experience journeying with others through grief and loss.
My educational background includes an MDiv (theological vocations) from Emory University and an MA (professional counseling) from Liberty University. I am currently completing a doctoral program (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision through Walden University. I am also a Board Certified Telemental Health provider (Center For Credentialing & Education).
I am very client-centered in my therapeutic approach, striving to create a safe place for coming together. Drawing on the strengths of multiple theories, I attempt to develop plans of care tailored for each client. Specifically, I am drawn to psychodynamic theory’s appreciation of how the unseen influences how we establish and maintain relationships. Throughout our history of relationship-making, we collect the best and worst of experiences, applying them to our current relationships in helpful and unhelpful ways. I also like Acceptance Commitment Therapy, which emphasizes values-based living. I am patient with clients as they untangle and sort different life experiences, freeing them to be most present in their relationships today.
In our “free time,” my family and I enjoy visiting local museums, taking walks on nature trails, and spending time together.
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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