Matthew David Stephan, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Tarzana
Are you or your child suffering from addiction? Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Unable to manage the stress of life? It is my mission to help you find permanent, lasting solutions to the issues you bring to therapy. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern specializing in child therapy, addiction, and anxiety. My approach posits that people internalize unreasonable social standards, ultimately leading to unrealistic expectations and ideals, and that we have the freedom and responsibility to choose the direction of our lives. As a therapist, it is my job to help people help themselves.
I take a Collaborative, Existential approach where I believe clients are the experts of their own lives, and I help them learn to find meaning and purpose in their experiences. I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to address irrational beliefs, cognitive distortions, and past trauma.
In the past, I have had experiences with addiction, anxiety, and relationship issues for which therapy has helped me immensely, and so I have made it my life's duty to pay that gift forward to other individuals and families who may be suffering.
Call or Email Matthew David Stephan for a free phone consultation now - (818) 446-9801


  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: California State University, Northridge
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License No. and State: IMF#99654 California
  • Supervisor Name: Jesse Giunta
  • Supervisor License: 45164 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Medical University of South Carolina / Trauma Focused CBT
  • Certificate Date: 2015


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent


  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018
Matthew David Stephan, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Tarzana

Matthew David Stephan

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, M.S.