Matthew Wolfe is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle, WA who specializes in complex and developmental trauma, psychotic disorders, sexuality and gender, work stress, finding meaning in one’s life, and building self-esteem.
While he sees a wide variety of individuals, he particularly enjoys working with caregivers and members of the LGBTQIA community. He has extensive experience seeing caregivers who tend to prioritize other individuals’ needs before their own, in both a personal and professional setting, and forget about their own passions and values. He helps them set boundaries and rediscover who they are. In addition, he has training in how queer clients can find spiritual meaning, navigating adoptions, legal issues surrounding name changes, and writing letters for gender-affirming surgery. He has worked with many nonbinary, nonconforming, and gender fluid folks over the years.
Matthew is certified in the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) for trauma treatment, which is based on evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress-related disorders. When working with clients with a history of trauma, Matthew reminds them that they are in control of what they feel comfortable discussing. If they begin to become overwhelmed, he shifts the focus to regulating emotions and building coping skills to help them manage their distress and/or symptoms. He also works from a relational focus and helps his clients realize that they are not alone.
One of Matthew’s main goals is helping his clients find meaning in their life and discover their purpose. He is there to support them on their journey towards self-discovery and/or healing. He looks forward to meeting you.