Matthew Tentler, Therapist in California — Zencare
Matthew  Tentler
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Matthew Tentler

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, LAMFT Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy
California Accepting Online
Updated December 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Identity development
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Matthew Tentler is a marriage and family therapist in Southern California. He specializes in treating in depression, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and cultural, spiritual, and identity issues.

After working as a teacher, a professional behavioral analyst, and later as a first responder on a mental health crisis team, Mr. Tentler worked as a lead clinician for a non-profit providing aid for survivors of human trafficking, where he developed a trauma informed martial arts, self defense and somatic therapy program.

Sessions are currently available as both fully online telehealth for talk psychotherapy, as well as outdoor sessions for martial arts, or for hikes or gentle walks in natural spaces.

Message to clients

I believe therapy should be direct and helpful, the world is chaotic and full of suffering, and I hope to provide concrete tools and methods of developing insight that make a measurable difference in my client's lives.

With me, I can promise a space free of judgement and unhelpful advice. We will figure out how you can go from barely surviving, to fully thriving, no matter what obstacles you face.


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

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

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

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Matthew Tentler is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $250
  • Couples sessions: $250 (75min)
  • Group sessions: $50 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
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 - 9:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am- 12:00pm. 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-3:00pm 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am-3:00pm 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-3:00pm 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Sat any time
  • Sun any time

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Newport Healthcare, Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
Acorn Counseling, Therapist, 2018 - 2020
Crisis Support Services, Crisis Counselor, 2014 - 2018
House of Hope, Therapist, 2016 - 2018

Antioch University, Masters of Clinical Psychology, 2018
University of California Santa Barbara, B.A Religious Studies, 2012


California: 110946