Welcome

Peace and blessings! My name is Ms. Michelle Matthews. If you are interested in comprehensive psychotherapy, you have come to the right place!

Individual Psychotherapy Services

There are many benefits to psychotherapy! 

Stress from the holidays? Problems you don't want to follow you into the new year? Call for help. Feeling overwhelmed, sad and fatigue dealing with work, or relationship stress? Call to schedule a appointment. 

Experience customized therapy to meet your current needs. 

Specialties:

Anxiety/Panic

Depression

Anger

Relationship Problems

Low Self-Esteem

Career Issues

Foster Children 

Transition to parenthood

Postpartum depression

Post-college adjustment

Trauma related disorders

Training Woman

Trainings: 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Motivational Interviewing

Seeking Safety

Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS)

Law and Ethics

Transitional Age Youth (TAY) 

Maternal Mental Health

Assessing Suicidality

Professional Background


Professional Experience

I have been working in the mental health field for the past seven years and love the work that I do. I have experience treating a variety of populations including: adults, adolescents, couples, the elderly, substance users, and families with young children. Over the years, I have also volunteered with the Downtown Women's Shelter and with the USC Alumni Mentor Program.

Educational Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW65206). I received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and my Masters Degree in Social Work from USC. 

I began my career advocating for foster children through my position at the Department of Child and Family Services. I have experience working in School Based Mental Health, in the Non-profit sector. There I enjoyed providing individual and family therapy to youth in the Long Beach, Lakewood and Compton areas. 

Clinical Practice

I also have experience providing mental health assessments and intensive psychotherapy with severely and persistently mental ill adults (SPMI) through the LA County Department of Mental Health. I have experience serving as a Transitional Age Youth (TAY) liaison for the past three years, matching young adults with the appropriate mental health services. I also have experience training and supervising Master of Social Work (MSW) interns.

 

Michelle Matthews, LCSW/ MPA 

 

Private Practice

My personal style is to customize and cater to each individual's current mental health needs. I am trained in an array of evidenced based practices (EBP's). My Christian faith, genuineness, and competence set me apart from other therapist.

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Santa Monica Office 

12304 Santa Monica Blvd 
LA, CA 90025

West LA Office 

2001 S. Barrington Ave
LA, CA, 90025

Contact 

Phone: 213.536.7810

Email: [email protected]

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