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 by Y.O. 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 by L.I. 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 by M.A. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks

Amazing first session! Thank you!!

Written by A.L. 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 by L.I. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Matthew for 2 weeks

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

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