Mark Matthews, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Mark Walker Matthews
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Mark Walker Matthews

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Psychologist, PhD
Texas Accepting Online
Updated July 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Dr. Mark Matthews is a clinical psychologist located in Texas. Dr. Matthews specializes in helping people that have previously tried therapy or other mental health treatments, however haven’t had a positive or lasting experience with it. He works with patients who suffer from the negative impacts of personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder. Many of his patients find themselves in constant conflict with those around them, either loved ones or coworkers. They would like to learn how to live authentically and intentionally, and in a way that is stress free.

Dr. Matthews is a psychoanalytic therapist, meaning that he relies on a strong therapeutic relationship between himself and his patients to teach them how to be introspective. Within the first few sessions, he gets to know each patient and their background so that he has a full picture of who that client is and what’s on their mind. Patients talk about their mental health goals or their current challenges, which Dr. Matthews then includes in their treatment plans. When important to the patient, he includes existential or religious perspectives in his therapy so clients can better explore their values or beliefs as they reflect on their lives. He helps patients understand the role of mental health in their lives and take meaningful steps towards developing their character.

Dr. Matthews has a PhD from the Rosemead School of Psychology. He has over 20 years of experience supporting clients and particularly enjoys working with Christians who would like to incorporate faith into their mental health goals. He is a transparent, non-judgemental therapist who strives to help patients make sense of their pasts and live healthy in the present.


Message to clients

I want you to have an abundant life, a life where the truth sets you free. I want our relationship to be full of grace and truth, freeing you to share everything with me. Like iron sharpens iron, our relationship will be the crucible for your deepest work.

Together, we will explore your truth by exploring the parts of yourself you don't fully understand. I'll bet, you don't always realize or understand what you are doing. This drives you crazy! You know what you want to do, and how you want to be, yet you continually do the very things you hate.

Courageously examining your self and your destructive patterns will result in insight into why you are doing the very thing you hate. With this insight, you can begin removing impediments to making wiser choices and become ever more conformed to the image you hold ideal.


Specialties

Personality disorders - Addressing long-lasting and disruptive thinking, behaviors, moods, and how these influence relationships. Reducing immediate distress, such as anxiety and depression. Increasing insight into how problems are internal and not caused by other people or situations. Decreasing unhealthy and socially undesirable behavior. Modifying the personality traits that are causing difficulties.

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

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

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life




Clientele

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

Insurance

Mark Matthews is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (55min)

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
  • PayPal
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 am - 11:00 am | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 11:00 am | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 11:00 am | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 am | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2000 - Present
Texas Institute of Professional Psychology, Co-Founder; Director of Clinical Training, 2020 - Present
Texas School of Professional Psychology, Assistant Professor, 2003 - 2014
Texas School of Professional Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, 2003 - 2007
Deer Oaks Mental Health Associates, Regional Clinical Manager, 2000 - 2003

Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, PhD`, 1999
Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, MA, 1995
Baylor University, BA, 1991


Licensure

Texas: 31431


Languages

English