Matthew Jarvis is a licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor in the Denver Colorado area. Matthew works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD as well as addiction and relationship problems. Many of Matthew‘s clients seek counseling services once they feel need of additional help beyond their social circle, from a neutral third-party. Matthew, who is particularly passionate about serving young adults from diverse populations, also has advanced training in EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and as mindfulness based therapies.
Matthew believes strongly that therapeutic rapport is foundational in the successful implementation of each client’s individualized treatment plan. His person-centered approach is supported by 19 years of experience.
Matthew’s style is relationship-based, as he believes that a therapeutic process built on client trust is the path to progress and best outcomes. As the client begins to work with Matthew, he will be reflective and attuned to your story, gaining an understanding of your goals to develop a plan. Matthew is dedicated to providing a relationship that is safe, effective and non-judgmental.
Matthew received his master’s degrees in Adult Training and Education as well as Clinical Psychology making him uniquely qualified to work in this capacity. Matthew has many years of experience working in various settings over the last 20 years including, outpatient care clinics, individual private practice and specialty care clinics. Matthew’s strength is working with co-occurring disorders. He served as the clinical director at a well-known hospital in Denver for several years overseeing client presenting with complex conditions.
Matthew is a Colorado native and enjoys spending his free time with his dogs, his partner, enjoying the outdoors, staying physically active and cooking and eating healthy foods. He is also loves the Denver Broncos and is a huge Star Wars nerd!
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
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
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Years of Experience: 9 years
University of Colorado. , Clinical Manager , 2008 - 2018
Colorado State University , M. Ed. , 2017
University of northern Colorado, MA, 2015
Metropolitan State University, BS, 2010