Matthew  Tansey
Vetted

Matthew Tansey

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Vermont, Florida, Colorado Accepting Online
Montpelier Accepting In-person
Updated September 10, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Men's health
  • Medical professionals' mental health

Professional statement

Matthew Tansey is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health counselor in Vermont and is also certified to provide telehealth in Florida. He specializes in working with men struggling with anxiety, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. He has a further expertise in working with addictions and related challenges. Matt also supports couples to reduce conflict and increase intimacy in their relationships.

Matt is the founder of the Montpelier Therapy Co-op, a collaborative group practice based in downtown Montpelier. He maintains an office there for in-person sessions and also conducts sessions online via telehealth.

Matt's therapy approach is based around the concept of authenticity. He believes that anxiety and depression often stem from becoming distant from our emotional selves. By attuning to our emotional compasses, he believes that we can learn to live more in line with our authentic selves. By aligning ourselves with this compass, we experience less distress and feel more purpose-driven in our lives. Matt approaches sessions with compassion, humor and directness in order to help move clients more in alignment with their authentic selves.

Matt has experience in a variety of settings. He has extensive experience in the substance abuse counseling setting and has been in private practice for the past 4 years. He is also currently completing his PhD in Counseling from the University of Rochester.


Message to clients

I specialize in working with men to help them live more in line with their purposes. In my observation, modern men often struggle to strike a balance between their desire to serve others and to advocate for themselves. Many of us struggle with so-called "Nice Guy Syndrome," where we put other people's comfort ahead of our own. The result is usually men feeling anxious, depressed, angry, and distant from the people around them. For many men, this pattern can contribute to difficulties with alcohol and other substances.

I believe that healthy men have the capacity for immense good in the world. I don't believe that we are inherently toxic. While we have the capacity to harm, we also have the capacity for generativity, compassion and service. If you are struggling to reach your potential or you are stuck in self-destructive patterns, please reach out. I may well be able to help you break these cycles and build a more meaningful life.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Colorado Denver Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (55min)

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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Please note that I do not accept insurance for couples sessions. Couples sessions are only available on an out-of-pocket basis.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Vermont)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Montpelier practice
28 Elm Street, Unit 3, Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


University of Rochester, ABD, 2022
University of Vermont, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2014


Licensure

Vermont: 068.0134843

Florida: TPMC3217

Colorado: LPC.0019360


Languages

English