He/Him/HisLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Matt McDavid (LCSW) is a licensed clinical psychotherapist who studied and trained at Columbia University. McDavid Creative Therapy is a 100% telehealth psychotherapy practice for residents of New York and Florida that is consciously created + decidedly different. During weekly sessions, Matt practices trauma-informed care that shifts a client's focus from “what’s wrong with me?” to “what happened to me?” Understanding this distinction empowers clients to unlock compassion and pride for themselves and release misplaced shame and blame.
It's common for Matt's clients to feel disconnected from their emotions or, conversely, that they’re drowning in their feelings. They seek self-growth and relief from their fear, self-doubt, and perfectionism. Matt creates a safe and welcoming environment that allows his clients to feel comfortable opening up. He is a strengths-based therapist, believing that all individuals are resilient and unique, and that they can use their past experiences of overcoming challenges to guide their current endeavors for healing and growth. Matt incorporates therapy modalities like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, narrative therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy. His goal is to empower his clients to see their current situation as part of a larger narrative, and to understand that they’re doing the best they can to cope with their emotions.
Matt values inclusion in his practice and welcomes diversity in all its beautiful forms. His philosophy recognizes that all people come from different upbringings and each person has a different world view, meaning different crises break them down in different ways.
But, what’s the same is that a crisis can always be a catalyst for transformational growth. Matt's lived through these cycles personally and he's guided clients just like you through them professionally.
Now it's your turn.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
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
Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits
Matt McDavid is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Years of Experience: 6 years
New Pathways Counseling Center, Therapist, 2018 - 2022
Columbia University, Masters of Social Work, 2017
New York: 094806