Welcome

2020, has brought a renewed spotlight on police brutality on African Americans and people of color. Covid 19 has shown a spotlight on health care disparities and significant new rules that impact daily work and lifestyle. 

Are you experiencing difficulty adjusting to the "new normal", grief and loss, trauma or PTSD? Therapy may be the best step for you. 


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

Specialization in 

Individual Psychotherapy Services

There are many benefits to psychotherapy. 

Stress from teleworking or family? Trouble coping with current crisis? Call for help. Feeling overwhelmed, sad and fatigue dealing with work, or relationship stress? Call to schedule an appointment. 

Experience customized therapy to meet your current needs. 

Specialties:

Trauma related disorders

Anxiety/Panic

Depression

Anger

Relationship Problems

Low Self-Esteem

Career Issues/Job Loss

TAY population 

Transition to parenthood

Postpartum depression

Post-college adjustment

 

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

CBASP

Professional Background


Professional Experience

I have been working in the mental health field for the past eleven 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. 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 a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) 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 approx. five 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

I am a culturally sensitive therapist. 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.

Due to Covid 19 preventive measures, all sessions are by teletherapy. Teletherapy sessions filling up fast! Call today!***

 West LA Office 

Barrington Ave & Olympic Blvd (cross streets)

Los Angeles, CA, 90025

 

 

Contact 

Phone: 213.536.7810

Email: [email protected]

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