Matthew  Houston

Matthew Houston

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 9, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Relationships

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Therapy is an opportunity to increase awareness of oneself, why we do the things we do, and who we would like to become. It allows time to reflect on patterns, both conscious and unconscious, of behavior that are no longer helpful but difficult to let go of.  Therapy offers time and space to express and process sometimes difficult emotions and to connect with the most vital part of ourselves.

As a therapist, I create a safe, engaged, non-judgmental space in which we can foster curiosity, empathy, and self-empowerment. I’m eclectic in how I work, bringing several modalities to bear in working with individuals to enhance their ability for a fuller & more abundant life.


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


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


Matthew Houston is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (45min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Flatiron District practice
49 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-11:00am
  • Tue 9:00am, 10:55am, 5:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-11:00am
  • Tue 8:00am-10:00am
  • Wed 8:00am-10:00am
  • Thu 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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