Matthew Houston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in the Flatiron District of New York City. He specializes in working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, career and life transitions, and the interpersonal challenges surrounding family and relationships.
Matthew works from a Psychodynamic lens, collaborating jointly to explore the ways that unhelpful patterns from the past inhibit our growth in the present, gaining awareness of triggers, learning ways to respond instead of reacting in the same old ways, and developing new coping skills.
Matthew approach is one that seeks to empower clients by drawing on many sources from Psychoanalysis to CBT to Somatic Experience and tying them in to empower patients to better understand themselves, their voices, and desires. He offers a space to do that work at his practice located a block away from the Flat Iron building and easily accessible via the 23rd street station or online.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
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
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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Private practice, 2019 - Present
The Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, 2015 - Present
The American Psychological Association, 2008 - 2009
The Psychoanalytic Association of New York, NYU Langone, Prelude to Training, 2019
Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Anxiety-Related Disorders, 2018
New York University, Silver School of Social Work, MSW
The New School, General Psychology, Non-Degree MA
The University of Central Florida, Psychology BA