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.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Existential crisis - 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
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Matthew charges an $80 missed session fee.
Matthew can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2017 - Present
Compass Health, 2015 - 2018
Sound Mental Health, 2013 - 2015
Antioch University, MA, 2015
Seattle University, BA, 2008