I work with people who want to feel better or live better. From those interested in self-improvement, to those dealing with a temporary problem, to those struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, or addiction- you deserve to take this time to yourself, to think and talk about what you are doing or not doing, what path you want to be on, and how to overcome obstacles, cope with life's issues, and stay focused on your goals.
“Happiness is not something that you have to achieve. You can still feel happy during the process of achieving something." -Kim Namjoon. I am a queer woman and cisgender ally who specializes in working with teens and adults who are apart of the LGBTQIA community who are navigating through trauma.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCMH, NCC
I know the importance of building rapport and a therapeutic relationship “trust” with my clients, especially children. I take a non-judgmental supportive approach and have experience working with a diverse population. Together my goal is to help support you through the current challenges/struggles you face and to truly hear you and assist you in reaching a positive place.
Have you suffered a loss that no one seems to understand or acknowledge? Have well-meaning friends and family made you feel like your loss is insignificant or even unacceptable? Do you feel like you are not supposed to feel your loss as deeply as you do? This type of disenfranchised grief can be complicated and if unresolved, can lead to even greater distress. I understand complex grief and want to help.
I pursue a therapeutic framework that supports setting goals and strategies for productive therapeutic work. I enjoy counseling individuals, couples, and families. I am committed to compassionately working with clients who may experience depression, anxiety, mood disorders, marital and relational issues, and difficult family dynamics. I also help clients who need assistance in life coaching, communication, and conflict resolution. I create a safe haven that encompasses transparency, non-judgment, and acceptance, while empowering you to achieve goals with desirable results.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ICADC
I am passionate about helping those who suffer with mental health and dual disorders. My approach is empathetic and compassion first, with the goal of helping my clients overcome the obstacles in their lives that are inhibiting them from achieving fulfillment in life. No two clients are alike, therefore I treat each person's needs as I partner with them to heal the body, mind and spirit. My method is eclectic whether I am seeing you individually or in group , I believe everyone is capable of healing; as a therapist, it is my job to help guide each person on their own, personal journey toward healing and growth.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? Are your intimate relationships not what you hoped they would be? Are you worried about your children's behavior or social skills?
There are times in everyone's life when help from a professional can make all the difference. Therapy starts with an effort to get to know you and your concerns. We then work together to create clear goals and form a plan that fits for you.
Tired. Irritable. Forgetful. Unmotivated. Each can be a sign that stress is taking a toll on you. These days our lives can feel really out of our control and unpredictable— the 2 main ingredients for anxiety— and it gets overwhelming! You might feel like your problems aren't "big enough" for counseling, but it's important to know that any issue holding you back from having a full & happy life is worthy of your attention. We all need support.
I offer a strength-based, solution-focused approach to change. We can work together to relieve anger, fear, anxiety or symptoms of depression. I can share tools & skills toward bettering your marital & family relationships. I will assist you to navigate the often turbulent & challenging phases of adolescence & young adulthood. I will help facilitate better communication in blended families. I offer counsel to help manage life transitions-marriage, divorce, relocation & career change. I will support you through the process of grief & loss. I will foster improved self-esteem, empowerment and self-compassion.
Do you find yourself preoccupied, unable to sleep well, or moody and irritable? Have you found it more difficult to get out of bed and face the day with motivation and energy? Have you or others noticed that there is more conflict in your interactions? I have been successful in helping many individuals, couples and families clarify and understand their difficulties, identify strategies for change, and collaboratively work together for problem resolution. My approach is engaging, with an emphasis on reflective listening, giving feedback and information, and empathically supporting the difficult but rewarding process of change.
Sometimes life hands us more than we can deal with on our own; that’s why I became a therapist- to help people manage through difficult times so they can find a sense of safety & security to function at their best. Whether it's due to stress, anxiety, relationship/family challenges, or past emotional pain, we’ll work together to help you discover what you need to heal and grow. As a licensed therapist as well as a clinical supervisor of therapists, over the years, I’ve guided hundreds of individuals, couples, parents, and families in defining and connecting to the ideals, values, and relationships that made them feel whole again.
If you have had an experience that seems traumatic to you despite what others may think or say, or any extremely stressful life challenge recently or in the past, I specialize in helping with these issues. If there is something you have never shared with anyone or are frightened by the prospect of disclosing what you've carried for a long time, I am here to listen. The impact of distressing experiences may result in extreme anxiety or fear, episodes of depression, repeated difficulties in personal or family relationships and even physical health issues. Emotional experiences during developmental years may result in complex PTSD.
I'm glad you're here! My name is Erin Matthews. I enjoy working with clients from tween to older adult, and helping them deal with a variety of issues. I believe that devolping a healthy therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect for fostering growth and change. I have an open-minded and accepting approach, and love helping clients gain a better understanding of their emotions and how to deal with them more effectively. I also enjoy helping people learn to better advocate for themselves, create healthy boundaries, and improve communication with family and friends.
Do you feel distressed at home, in your relationship, or just in general? I would love to help you take back control of your life and feel safe and comfortable again. I invite you to come to therapy, feel heard, and work through whatever is causing you pain.
For over ten years, I have been honored to walk beside hundreds of people in their journey to greater empowerment and resiliency. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will work collaboratively to identify obstacles to wellness, develop skills for personal coping, illuminate individual strengths, and nurture individuals' inherent potential to thrive. I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space to support individuals path of recognizing and attending to personal needs and self acceptance. I love to meet people where they are, bringing in a variety of tools to enhance growth and support each person's individual goals.
Have you noticed that you are not feeling present in your life? Living in the moment has become more difficult. Your mind races with thoughts that you repeatedly go over in your head. You are spending time trying to solve whatever it is you can’t stop thinking about. Your mind replays all the things you do not like about yourself. Your mind and body may feel anxious and uneasy. You may be dealing with feelings of hopelessness, anger, shame, and low self-esteem. Without help, you may continue to miss out on great opportunities, creating happy memories and reaching your full potential. I know how to help!
Sometimes it's difficult to talk about what hurts. Words to describe our feelings and experiences don't often come easily, or things can feel so big and complex that it's hard to share them with someone else. Maybe you've tried other forms of therapy and are still feeling confused or stuck.
Do you ever feel like you're swimming up stream? Does it feel like the littlest things bother you? Maybe you're feeling like you aren't enjoying life like you did before? Or, maybe your child doesn't seem like he or she is as happy as before? Hard time sleeping? Struggling to manage your weight? It may be time to think and do your way to a happier and healthier you! It may have taken you quite some time to decide if you wanted to pursue treatment. That's okay, the most important thing is that you are here now! I am here to support you in learning strategies to live the life that is best for you!
Do you feel like you are not enough? Do you struggle with low self-worth, self-criticism, and self-doubt? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience providing treatment for a wide range of mental health issues. I have a special interest in helping people improve their relationships and self-worth by reducing feelings of shame and insecurity through the practice of vulnerability, self-acceptance and self-compassion. Through executive coaching, I help leaders, business owners, and other professionals overcome obstacles to achieve their personal and professional goals.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Chester Springs are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Chester Springs then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Chester Springs, or Child Psychologists in Chester Springs.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Chester Springs psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Chester Springs specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.