Matthew Armes

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About Me

I am licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania, and working toward licensure in VA, with over 9 years of experience working as a high school and college counselor. I have worked primarily with adolescent clients with a wide range of presenting issues, such as school-related concerns, family problems, relationship issues, stress and anxiety.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, client-focused and delivered with a little humor here and there, when appropriate. My approach is a combination of humanistic, person-centered and strengths-based counseling. Our conversations are a collaboration, and I will work with you to help you address the concerns that weigh you down, and take your experiences and abilities to help build you up.

No, it's not easy to tackle the hard things that have happened in your life. But, if you're interested in taking your first step forward, I want to listen and walk with you in the hard times, and help you become even stronger.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Attachment Issues , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video


LPC #PC011839 (Expires: 2023-02-28)

LPC #0701010278 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by J.A. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Matthew for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Me and my wife were not in a good place mentally, physically and spiritually. We wanted to connect with someone who might listen to our concerns and give us constructive feedback in the way that strengthens our marriage and that’s what Matt has been for us. He has helped us in ways our prior therapists have not. He is both lighthearted and funny but also takes our issues and concerns seriously. He challenges us and gives us ways to better connect with each other. I highly recommend him to anyone!

Written by W.H. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Matthew for 3 weeks

He’s great!

Written by J.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Matt is very attentive and astute. He puts things in a way that's easily digestible and often points out things that we hadn't noticed or hadn't thought about. He has been very helpful in allowing husband and I to look at our issues in a new way and come to a better understanding.

Written by A.D. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Matthew for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Matthew made me feel validated and helped me to put words to things I experience in my life. He has made the process of counselling a great one, even when dealing with really difficult things.

Written by L.A. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Matthew for 1 month

Matt has been a supportive and caring counselor for my daughter. After just one session she immediately felt safe and free to share her feelings and concerns. They are working together as a team to help her feel more positive and confident.

Written by S.A. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Matthew for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Matt has changed my life. He is caring, patient, smart, creative, and just the best. He has given me loads of advice I use every single day, and I have never opened up to another person like I have with him. He has made this process so much less scary than I thought it would be.