Currently offering 20-minute consultations for openings in the New Year.
Matthew Houston is a licensed clinical social worker based in the vibrant city of New York. Matthew is patient-focused and collaborative and specializes in working with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, intimacy, life transitions, identity, meaning, and the interpersonal challenges surrounding family and relationships.
Matthew's approach to therapy is rooted in an interpersonal lens, which involves bolstering awareness in everyday life and strengthening one's ability to consciously respond. He believes in working collaboratively with his patients to explore conscious and unconscious obstacles to growth, and support the changing of unhelpful patterns that are hard to let go of. Therapy offers a safe space and time to connect with ourselves, process difficult emotions, and initiate long-lasting change and self-improvement. Matthew believes that change is within reach and is looking forward to providing transformative support.
Matthew strives to understand his patients empathetically so that they may empathetically know themselves. His practice is rooted in creating a place where patients can identify and connect with their feelings and sensations, develop a greater sense of aliveness, and feel empowered in their daily lives.
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Matthew Houston is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
The initial phone consultation and the first session are offered without charge.
Therapy By Design NYC, Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
The Fifth Avenue Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2015 - Present
The William Alanson White Institute, Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, 2023
Somatic Experiencing International, Beginning 1, 2022
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, 2015
The New School, General Psychology, Non-Degree MA, 2013
New York: 89462