Matthew J. McLain, LMSW
Matthew McLain believes that every client has their own unique story, strengths, and struggles. He approaches therapy with the understanding that our lives are more than the products of our past, and that each client’s therapeutic journey is completely unique to them. Clients seeking to begin their therapeutic journey with Matthew can expect to build a genuine, warm connection and experience a safe space where they will feel truly seen and heard. He views the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative effort that helps clients discover their passions, potential, and choices to ultimately
empower them to better direct the trajectory of their lives.
Matthew largely works with adults regarding anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem, and with a special interest in trichotillomania. He is well versed in philosophical discussions and offers an existentialist/humanistic perspective to help clients find deeper meaning within their lives. He takes an eclectic, person-centered approach to the therapeutic process that integrates various modalities (cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, narrative, rational emotive therapy, reality therapy, and mindfulness). Whether a client wishes to explore the way they relate to the world, overcome challenges, foster personal growth, process and resolve trauma, or something more, this multi-dimensional approach allows Matthew to better adapt to and support each client’s unique needs, goals, values, and culture.
Matthew graduated with his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Arkansas and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy from SUNY Oneonta. He completed his clinical fieldwork in a rural community mental health clinic and homeless shelter where he provided psychoeducation groups and individual counseling. Matthew works as a therapist under the supervision of Dr. Elisa M. Harris.