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Matthew Burgess Leary
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
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Matthew Burgess Leary

Psychologist, PhD (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Let's Connect (240) 221-5449
I believe it shows courage to seek out therapy, especially couples and family therapy. You may be struggling with serious emotional issues, deep personal crises, relationship distress, or a sense of distance with your child or adolescent. Many couples I work with have lost a sense of connection and/or find themselves hurting each other over and over again. Many individuals I work with simply want to get more from their lives - more love, joy, and connection. I collaborate with you to create a therapy environment that is warm, safe, supportive, challenging when needed, and authentic.
I help people change through developing a greater awareness and understanding for all of themselves. I help couples and families change the function and hidden needs that underlie their fighting and withdrawal. You have more choice when you know your wants, needs, emotions, and relational patterns. I help people live more authentic and fulfilling lives.
As an experienced psychotherapist and former graduate psychology professor, I have developed a wide range of expertise. I am honored and humbled by the courage and spirit of the children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with whom I work. I feel privileged to help people come to terms with pain, break old patterns, and change their lives.
Call or Matthew Burgess Leary now for a free 15 minute consultation - (240) 221-5449

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Bethesda Psychological and Family Services, LLC

Bethesda, MD 20814

(240) 221-5449

Matthews Psychological and Family Services, PLLC

Charlotte, NC 28270

I am seeing current and new patients online via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. Please contact me to set up an initial session.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Parenting and Trauma and PTSD 
$260 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (240) 221-5449

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Bethesda Psychological and Family Services, LLC

Bethesda, MD 20814

(240) 221-5449

Matthews Psychological and Family Services, PLLC

Charlotte, NC 28270

I am seeing current and new patients online via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. Please contact me to set up an initial session.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Parenting and Trauma and PTSD 
$260 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $260
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Maryland / 06267 Matthew Burgess Leary
  • Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Graduated 2003
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD

Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bisexual
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Compassion, Shame
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
Do these issues align with your needs? or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD

4 Endorsements

Chatham Ripple
Chatham Ripple
Licensed Professional CounselorMALCMHC
I have known Dr. Leary for many years and I highly recommend him!
Elizabeth E. Field, MA, PLLC
Elizabeth E. Field, MA, PLLC
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFTLCAS
Matthew and I have trained together since 2000 through the American Academy of Psychotherapist. He is skilled as a therapist and good person. I recommend him for individual and group therapy.

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD

Groups

Location

Primary Location

Bethesda Psychological and Family Services, LLC

Bethesda, MD 20814

(240) 221-5449

Additional Location

Matthews Psychological and Family Services, PLLC

Charlotte, NC 28270

(240) 221-5449
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I am seeing current and new patients online via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. Please contact me to set up an initial session.
Call for a free consultation now - (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
"
I am seeing current and new patients online via a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform. Please contact me to set up an initial session.
Call for a free consultation now - (240) 221-5449
Matthew Burgess Leary
Psychologist, PhD
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024