About me

**Please note: I am only taking on one new client for weekly sessions and my availability is limited (I operate on a predictable rotating schedule: M/F: 5pm-8pm and Tuesday:5-8pm or W/Th 5-8pm every other week). If you are interested in bi-weekly sessions I also have two bi-weekly slots available every other Friday.**
Greetings:) My name is Matthew Holt and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience working with youth in various capacities. After obtaining my Master's degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, I worked in the Oakland Public School system as a Mental Health Counselor, providing therapy and group therapy to young folks and obtained my clinical license. I continue to provide mental health services to youth, ages 11-24, through my position as a Licensed Clinician and Senior Clinical Case Manager with Alameda County.

When working with youth, I remain client centered and strengths based within the context of my Solution Focused modality. I always honor our youth as the expert in their experience and believe firmly in engaging their caretakers when ideal/needed. My passion for working with youth comes from their power, their potential, and their resilience. I look forward to providing your young person with expert care and support as they navigate their life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LCSW 96472


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Matthew Holt. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Therapy with Matthew has not only benefitted me greatly and quickly, but has given me great joy in getting to know him. Matthew is a really good listener and has an overall very laid back and positive disposition. At the same time, I can tell that Matthew takes my stories and thoughts very seriously and I feel heard during my sessions.

Over the course of just a few months, Matthew helped me greatly improve my anxiety and confidence, esecpically in the context of my professional career. Additionally, Matthew has also helped me navigate through some difficult aspects of my romantic relationship and I am so grateful for his wisdom and advice.

I would hands down recommend Matthew to anyone seeking therapy!

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 4 months

Matt Holt has been phenomenal with my 13 year old son who is dealing with social issues and upset surrounding a divorce. Matt is understanding and easy to talk to. My son really felt heard and cared for. Can’t recommend him enough.

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 6 months

Matthew is great and has helped my son tremendously

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks

Matthew is my son's therapist. My son likes him a lot. That says it all. Thank you Matthew.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 4 months

We are beyond pleased with Matt! He really finds a way to connect with my teen boys and his level of communication, openness, and ability to hear our concerns is truly appreciated.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Matthew has been one of the best therapists I have been to. He really listens and asks meaningful questions with no judgment. I don’t feel like I’m going through the motions, I feel like I’m making advancements towards a better me. I leave each call feeling a little better about my life. Highly recommend!

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks

Matt is amazing!!! So grateful to find him.

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