Matt has been at Guada Psych since December of 2020 and is our advanced student clinician completing his final year in his doctoral training program. He chose a career in clinical psychology in order to help people work through challenges and start living the types of lives they want for themselves. Matt favors learning theory when working with patients, and he emphasizes acceptance and insight building in therapy. His highly thoughtful and considerate approach to the therapeutic process has made him highly successful at Guada Psych. He is under the supervision of Dr. Montesano and Dr. Guada.
Education and Experience
Matt is currently completing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL where he also earned his MA. He obtained his BA from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Matt has been trained to work with patients across the lifespan; he currently focuses on working with adults and teenagers. He has a plethora of experience working with people from different cultural backgrounds and is also experienced at working with individuals suffering from chronic pain and substance abuse difficulties.
Creating a Safe Space
Matt’s overarching goal as a therapist is to provide opportunities for patients to feel safe and supported as they more deeply consider who they are and what they want in life. Matt is experienced in working with a range of mood, anxiety, and trauma-related difficulties. He particularly enjoys guiding patients who want to explore their sexual orientations, gender identities, and racial identities as well as helping people navigate career paths, relationships, and personal values. Matt is also running an anxiety therapy group for adults in the fall that focuses on helping people learn to better identify and cope with their anxiety.