Laura  Matthews

Laura Matthews


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Creative Arts Therapist
Washington Accepting Online
Updated March 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Laura Matthews is a LMHC Art Therapist in Seattle. They work with young adults, adults and seniors. Many of Laura’s clients come in when they are faced with difficult life transitions, burnout, trauma, depression, anxiety or other mood disorders. Laura is particularly passionate about serving adults and adults with intellectual disabilities, as well as those in acute crisis. They also have advanced training in the area of Art Therapy, Chemical Dependence, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Laura is trained in evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT and ACT, which assists clients learn different skills for emotional regulation as well as help build skills for cultivating a meaningful life. In session, Laura focuses on your strengths and areas of growth to reach your goals. This approach supports clients to establish and maintain and better quality of life.

Laura’s style is client driven, fluid, and structured when necessary. When a client first comes in, I enjoy getting a holistic perspective on your lived experience and goals to build a tailored and individualized treatment plan to meet your needs. Laura is dedicated to providing a relationship that is therapeutic, progressive, and supportive of the clients perspectives and values.

Laura received their MA at Antioch University Seattle with a specialization in Art Therapy. They gained experience in community mental health as well as Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center which enables them to work strategically to maximize client growth in sessions. Outside of private practice, they enjoy creating their own art and spending time with their cat, Franny.

Message to clients

Finding a good match with a therapist makes all the difference. I believe in cultivating a strong therapeutic foundation to best set up for success when meeting your desired therapy outcomes. In our sessions, it's my goal to create a space where you feel safe to work through some of the most tender parts of ourselves. Through facing yourself and your challenges, you create space and opportunities for maximum growth.


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

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • LifeWise
  • Premera Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150

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
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

If I do not accept your insurance and you think we would be a good fit, but unable to pay for private pay, please ask me about my sliding scale availability!


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 2-8pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center, Primary Therapist, 2021 - 2023
Sound, Clinician, 2019 - 2021

Antioch University Seattle, MA, 2019


Washington: LH 61242576