Matthew Govier


About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor, with over 5 years of experience in the treatment of complex-trauma, addictions and substance use disorders, stress, mood, and anxiety-related conditions. I am very interested in providing treatments for each individual person, family, and situation.

Since everyone is unique in their experiences, struggles, and transformative changes, I understand that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and dignity. I am dedicated to the skillful delivery of therapeutic solutions that are personalized, positive, empathetic, and insightful. I have come to understand that genuine service to other people involves being exceptional in learning about how each individual processes the world, and how they live in alignment with their values.

Since the environment we live in today is so complex, I also stay current on biological issues that effect our behaviors. At this time I am in a graduate program studying public health and genomics. In addition, I hold two graduate degrees, one in professional counseling, and one in addiction counseling, along with professional certifications in clinical trauma counseling, addiction counseling, and the treatment of attentional issues and ADHD.

Most problems are multi-dimensional, therefore the solutions to bring you back to wellness must also be multi-dimensional. I look forward to getting to meet you and walking with you on your path of healing!


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6401017325 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Written by J.E. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Matthew for 1 month

We came to Matthew for Adolescent rebellion problems. In two weeks he was able to make a difference. Matthew inspires you in a Imperceptibly way, he listens and he grabs the key points, then he shows you what the scientific way to solve the problem. He is precise and he is warm and kind. He stands next to you like a family number, but he helps you in a truly professional way. Highly recommended him! I read almost every introduction on this website, I am so grateful to find him.

Written by A.L. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Matthew for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Matthew keeps things friendly and relaxed, and you can talk as if you were talking to a friend without any sort of trouble. As you are doing so, you may say something important without thinking about it, and he will quickly pick up the concept and explain one of the basis of your current tribulations directly linked to what you just said. It's almost magical and I've had my fair share of "woah, you're right" moments.