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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Please note that I do not accept insurance for couples sessions. Couples sessions are only available on an out-of-pocket basis.
Years of Experience: 10 years
University of Rochester, ABD, 2022
University of Vermont, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2014