Matthew Gerstacker

Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D, LPCC, NCC

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Matthew Gerstacker

Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D, LPCC, NCC


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323 South Court Street
Medina, Ohio 44256
(234) 230-7190

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Each individual in the therapeutic alliance is the ideal client for one simple reason - we are each uniquely in a rut, stuck, or confused. To this end imagine being in a pit of quicksand without any sense of direction, worth, or hope. People will walk by and offer advice on how to get out. Others might provide a utensil or medication. Yet none of these address the immediate situation of being in the pit of quicksand. My experience has taught me that clients want someone who will get in the pit with them, without question or judgement. They just do not want to be stuck alone. So I offer to sit with them and just be present.
Being present with a client, regardless of situation and without judgement is the largest point of service and support I provide. My foundational theoretical approach allows for challenging of thoughts, but never judgement. My role is not to point out deficiencies, but serve as a confidant and supporter.
Being empathetic to the pains and joys of others is difficult. At times clients may perceive no one will understand, so we do not reach out. This approach is useful because it protects us from more hurt. It is this up and down journey that makes the process of counseling such a rewarding experience. Thus I invite you to reach out and begin your journey.

Finances

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • Anthem
  • Buckeye
  • CareSource
  • Humana for Military
  • Medical Mutual
  • Molina
  • Optum
  • Paramount
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • School: North Carolina State University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License and State: E. 1700031 Ohio

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: DePaul University / Masters of Education
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Location

323 South Court Street
Medina, Ohio 44256
(234) 230-7190
Ask about video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-Harming
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Jungian
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Trauma Focused

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Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019
Matthew Gerstacker, Ph.D, LPCC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Medina

Matthew Gerstacker

Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D, LPCC, NCC