Matthew Schaffer

Psychologist

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(272) 225-5556

Matthew Schaffer

Psychologist

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Location

Marywood University 2300 Adams Ave.
1016 McGowan Hall
Scranton, PA 18509
(272) 225-5556
Offers online therapy

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About

It takes a great deal of courage to seek out psychological services. I admire anyone who seeks out services with me. I wholeheartedly believe that if I had the same biology and the same life experiences, I would be in the exact same position. While I offer general psychotherapy in my office on the grounds of Marywood University where I am an Assistant Professor, I specialize in treatment of intimate partner violence; a pervasive and destructive force in our culture. It is my passion to treat both offenders and those who have been impacted by violence.
For those impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV), I utilize Cognitive Trauma Therapy (BW), which is an evidence-based treatment specifically designed to treat posttraumatic stress in woman impacted by intimate partner violence. The treatment includes psychoeducation, stress management, self-monitoring of maladaptive self-talk, and exposure.
For those who have perpetrated intimate partner violence I operate from a Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy lens. Violence between intimate partners is intolerable, and this belief is the foundation of treatment. Ongoing risk assessment and safety considerations are of paramount importance while self-monitoring maladaptive self-talk is key.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Geisinger
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Pennsylvania / PS017881
  • School: Immaculata University
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Matthew Schaffer's Groups

Females Impacted by Intimate Partner Violence

The group operates using and adapted evidence based treatment for women impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV); Cognitive Trauma Therapy (BW). The interventions includes, psychoeducaiton about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, stress management/relaxation training, self-monitoring of maladaptive thoughts and speech and exposure. The treatment has been particularly effective in reducing negative self-talk related to guilt and shame.

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Location

Marywood University 2300 Adams Ave.
1016 McGowan Hall
Scranton, PA 18509
(272) 225-5556
Offers online therapy

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Relationship Issues
  • Teen Violence
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Matthew Schaffer

Psychologist