To take this step to better yourself is the beginning of a journey and the destination is up to you. It takes a great amount of courage to admit to needing help and even more to seek it out. As a therapist, I am a teammate or guide on this journey to who you would like to become. I would like you to get to know me a little and the core principles of my therapy.
I started therapy a little later in life after returning to school following a period of disability. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling. I am also currently pursuing my Doctorate of Psychology and should graduate in 2020. I live on the Gulf Coast in Texas and currently hold licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I have a passion for helping others and am dedicated to my client's needs. As a therapist, the agency I worked for was involved in helping deal with the recovery of Hurricane Harvey and the Santa Fe, TX school shooting. This experience has increased my awareness and practice using CBT for trauma. Working with anxiety, PTSD, and extensive trauma with clients. I also have 4 years of experience working with adolescents in a juvenile setting. The adolescent diagnoses that were prevalent were PTSD, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anger Regulation, and some attachment disorders. I also have worked in the area of self-esteem, confidence, respect, and communication. All are keys to becoming a powerful person.
In working with Adolescents, I have learned that the world they live in is highly complicated and full of external pressures. Many teens just want to fit in somewhere and are trying to find that place. Sometimes it begins with a breakdown in the communication or the understanding of teenage life or it may be more serious, but no issue is unrepairable. Teens are a valuable source to our society and sometimes they have to be taught or guided through this difficult period in their life. I do not put pressure on the client to talk, they need to be willing and the establishment of the relationship is the key. I have a great ability to connect to teens and respect them for who they are what they would like to become.
Matthew D. Jones
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #73485 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
Matt is super helpful and listens without prejudice or judgement. I’ve found our talks to be pleasant often leaving me with a sense a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Would definitely recommend him as a counselor.
Matt is great. Feels like talking to an old friend.
My only safe port way from the stormy waters of life is the time I spend with Matt. I have learned a lot from him and also feel that I have grown as a person. Everything seems easy with his guidance. I am very grateful to have met him and would recommend him to any of you who feel that you need help.
Matt listens and makes me see a new perspective. He has helped me focus on what I need to do to get ahead. I really appreciate his approach.
Matt is a great listener and doesn’t gives his opinion, but rather a different perspective to help clients find solutions or realizations they may not otherwise see.
Honestly I was hesitant to start counseling. First step is admitting you need to start talking to someone because you have a problem. Matt has truly given me a new perspective on life. How complex and simply life can be viewed. I love how he challenges me to be a better person, how to turn great habits into a lifestyle, and little tips and tricks to just make life easier. I love how I feel after our sessions because I can vent and Matt will find a way to put it in to perspective to where I can learn something or build on success. I honesty believe I am a better person since meeting Matt. I am excited to continue talking to him and growing as a better human being! Cheers.
Matt has been a caring, invested professional and he's easy to talk to. By invested, I mean he periodically will send a suggestion or idea via the app -- it's clear that he has been thinking about what I'm working on and helping well after our last conversation. And he regularly touches base throughout the week with messaging in the app. Good guy with his heart in the right place.
Extremely helpful with effective methods and literature to cope with anxiety. Would highly recommend Mr. Jones!
Mr. Jones is a very affable, gregarious counselor who keeps a good humor about him and demonstrates excellent knowledge of his field. He is sympathetic, understanding and intelligent, and quickly grasps what your needs are. He can provide quick insight into alternate possibilities that could be true instead of your current cognitive distortions and apply both logic and emotion to your current situation. I would highly recommend Mr. Jones as a counselor.
I was really nervous about getting a therapist in the first place and worried that I wouldn't like whoever's I was assigned. Matt has been a huge help just with messaging back and forth and I find his sense of humor alleviating. We're going on about 2 weeks now but so far he's really made a big difference in how I handle certain types of stress and how I view and understand the connections that I make and actively tend to.
I'm feeling like I got pretty lucky for a first draw.
Very friendly and helpful!
Matthew has been very attentive and helpful throughout my journey!
Matthew Jones has been amazing and I highly recommend his services for anyone dealing with trauma and depression. He truly cares about his patients and provides constructive, useful feedback.
Matt was great very good at what he does with clear understanding at it also he was very patient and easy going I would recommend him
Matt is a very positive person and responds in a very timely manner. His ability to pinpoint issues for me has been great and when speaking with him, shows he can really relate to your issues and does help with positivity. It’s very easy to chat with Matt and talk to him about what I’m feeling and the issues I’ve had. Very happy to have been allocated Matthew Jones.
I was very hesitant to try therapy online. I have found Matthew Jones to be a great therapist and resource. I appreciate his ability to discuss issues that make me feel really vulnerable. He is very professional and has given me great insights and resources that provide me with the tools to cope with the things in my life.
Matthew checks in with me most days to assure me that he is working with my son. He communicates immediately to my messages and I know he is on the other end of the line if I need him.
Matthew is an incredibly kind and empathetic individual. He reminds me of my strengths and is always there to support me and help me to get through whatever the day may bring. His humor is always refreshing and gives me a new way to think of a situation.