Adrian   Matthews

Adrian Matthews

He/Him or They/Them

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
College Hill Accepting In-person

As of August 2021, I will be offering a limited number of in-person sessions in Providence for existing clients.

Self-schedule free consultation call via my website.

Updated August 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Consensual Non-Monogamy/Polyamory/Open Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics

Professional statement

Adrian Matthews (he/him or they/them) is a therapist in Providence, Rhode Island with a practice focused on supporting people who are in—or interested in—consensually non-monogamous relationships. Whether clients are considering opening a currently monogamous relationship, have been practicing some form of consensual non-monogamy for years, are not currently in any romantic or sexual relationships, or are experiencing serious doubts about whether the possibilities—and challenges—that consensual non-monogamy presents are really what they want in the long-run, clients can benefit from making intentional choices about how their relationships are structured. Adrian Matthews Counseling offers individual therapy, as well as relationship counseling that can include two or more partners, or a constellation of relationships.

Adrian’s previous work includes providing in-home therapy for children/adolescents and their families, with a focus on helping families make changes that supported each family member’s health and relationships. Adrian’s experience also includes individual outpatient therapy working with individuals who have experienced trauma, and helping clients understand those experiences—such as sexual violence, emotionally or physically abusive intimate relationships, or experiencing or witnessing abuse or neglect in childhood—and how those experiences impact their lives and relationships in the present.

Adrian Matthews Counseling is based in Providence, Rhode Island. Adrian is licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, offering telehealth services to people located in either state.

Reach out today to learn more, set up a free 20-minute consultation call, or book an intake appointment.


Message to clients

Although the work I do in therapy ends up going in many different directions, the starting point is the same: I believe that when individuals are empowered to make intentional, informed choices about their relationships—choices that reflect their own values, needs, and desires rather than someone else’s—their relationships will be more stable, more satisfying, more sustainable. I want every person I work with to develop: a) insight into which aspects of their relationships have been built around assumptions that may not actually be true or helpful for them, b) clarity about what their values, needs, and desires actually are, and c) skills that will help them translate that insight and clarity into actions that will make all of their relationships—not just their sexual or romantic relationships—more fulfilling and rewarding.

I trust my clients. I trust that they have an intuitive understanding of what kinds of relationships will meet their needs, and that they often just need support in putting that understanding into action; ultimately, my work is about helping my clients have that same trust in themselves. If you'd like support in that process, I want to help. Reach out today to get started.


Specialties

Consensual Non-Monogamy/Polyamory/Open Relationships - I work with people who are in--or who are interested in--consensually non-monogamous relationships.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Adrian Matthews is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $130 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $145 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-4:30pm
  • Tue 9am-4:30pm
  • Wed 9am-4:30pm
  • Thu 9am-4:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-4:30pm
  • Tue 9am-4:30pm
  • Wed 9am-4:30pm
  • Thu 9am-4:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

College Hill practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am - 2:30 pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Adrian Matthews Counseling, LLC, Owner, Therapist, 2020 - Present
Family Service of Rhode Island, Outpatient Therapist, 2018 - 2020
The Guidance Center, Somerville MA, In-Home Therapy Clinician, 2015 - 2018

Boston University, School of Education, M.Ed in Counseling, 2015
Muskingum University, B.S. in Psychology and English, 2011


Languages

English