Matt Smith

Counselor, LCPC

Verified by Psychology Today
12 Endorsed
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Matt Smith

Counselor, LCPC

Verified by Psychology Today
12 Endorsed

Location

Matt Smith Psychotherapy
564 W Randolph
2nd Flr
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 548-9309
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Matt Smith Psychotherapy
3739 N Monticello
Chicago, IL 60618
(312) 548-9309
Announcement icon During this trying time, sessions are easily available by phone or teletherapy options (audio and/or video) like Zoom. Happy to accommodate!

About

The crux of my approach is simple, but versatile: I use anything and everything available to make breakthroughs possible. We all do better with an expansive toolkit. EMDR for "stuckness" / trauma and Gottman methods for couples to repair & connect. (Well worth YouTubing either for a sense of them.) Once we understand each other and you are insight-equipped, we'll put insight into action. But in ways that feel authentic to your personal experience of things. Clients often report that my approachable, humorous, "very human" style makes therapy a much more effective experience even when exploring difficult content.
When approaching your struggles, I focus on your personal experience with creative applications that use elements of your life which naturally motivate you. With that, we gain a special momentum that keeps you enthusiastic about your progress. We also keep a careful watch on whatever elements repeatedly trip you up. Small victories lead to flourishing.
Two distinctive elements to my approach are in how I help individuals comfortably embrace vulnerability and find a rather stunning genius within their imperfections! Clients often report that I "help make the experience therapy work in a way that doesn't feel like therapy." I feel that I have the best job imaginable.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 180.009590
  • School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2005

Endorsements

Psychologist, PsyD, MA, LCPC, LSOE, LSOTP

Counselor, MA, LCPC

Counselor, LCPC

Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC

Counselor, LCPC, MEd, NCC, MFA

Psychologist, LCP, MA, PsyD, HSPP

Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT

Psychologist, PsyD

Matt Smith's Groups

Transformative Creative Writing Group

The "Transformative Creative Writing Group" is an energetic, dynamic psycho-educational group that helps individuals use writing as a powerful tool to aid in personal reflection, self-cultivation, creativity, and healing. You may have something you wish to share or "vent." You may need to "process" something inwardly or use writing to aid in visualizing the wording that feels lacking. Matt is heavily biased that one's experiencing the wonders of creating and reading material which resonates deeply within us is as much a transpersonal experience as anything else. It can also be transformative!

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Relationship Mastery Group

Whether one is struggling with the challenges of dating or hopes to optimize healthy couplehood, the focus aides by exploring & experimenting with the best skills possible for optimizing close relationships. Gottman methods and insights of Stephen Mitchell are some of the key elements going into the our work. (More on this soon as the group nears it's start.)

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Location

Matt Smith Psychotherapy
564 W Randolph
2nd Flr
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 548-9309
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Matt Smith Psychotherapy
3739 N Monticello
Chicago, IL 60618
(312) 548-9309
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • ADHD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Existential issues, Lost Creativity.
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Faith: Buddhist
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
  • Transpersonal Creative Writing
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020
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Matt Smith

Counselor, LCPC