Last updated: 4/15/2019

Michelle D Matthews, LCSW, MPA (213) 536-7810
Last Updated: 4/15/2019
Private Practice LicensedPsyhotherapist
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Years of Experience: 9

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
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CA - LCSW [65206]

Credentials and Certifications:
Cognitive Therapy, Certification in (ACT)
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

We are living in a unique political climate. Going through life transitions, and having trouble adjusting? How about ongoing fatigue and stress caring for family? Experiencing increasing worry, anxiety or depression? Give therapy a try. We all struggle sometimes. It can feel debilitating trying to keep everything to yourself and master every problem. Utilize self care and give me a call. Therapy is a safe space to process deep emotional material. So many of us spend so much time caring for everyone else. But, forget to save a little energy for ourselves, to address our own needs. It's time.
I am a LCSW with over 9 years of experience providing mental health services. I specialize working with adults suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar I/II, Psychotic Disorders and Personality Disorders. For several years, I have worked with the Severely Persistently Mentally Ill (SPMI) adult, family and transitional age youth (TAY) populations.
Therapeutic interventions are customized for each client. I believe each person is unique with their own journey and story to tell. I am genuine and sensitive to clients' needs. I utilize patience, motivational interviewing and active listening to build rapport and create a safe space. Let the journey begin! Call me today.
Office and Contact Information
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Private Practice
2001 S. Barrington
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(213) 536-7810

Contact: Michelle Matthews

Office Hours:
Mon: N/A
Tue: N/A
Wed: N/A
Thu: By appointment
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

SM Private Practice
12304 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025  

(213) 536-7810

Contact: Michelle Matthews

Office Hours:
Mon: N/A
Tue: N/A
Wed: N/A
Thu: N/A
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Abuse and/or Neglect Adoption/Foster Care Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Depression Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorders Postpartum Depression Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Aging Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Elder Abuse Gender Identity Men's Issues Parenting Issues Phobias Runaways Selective Mutism Spiritual
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Art Therapy Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Evaluation/Diagnostic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychodynamic Sandplay Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Discernment Counseling Education Consultation Ericksonian Feminist Focusing Forensic Evaluation Gestalt Holistic Information and Referral Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Mediation Music Therapy Occupational Therapy Outreach Play Therapy Prevention Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Relational Social Support Systemic
Methods - focus areas:
Educational or Psycho-Educational Group Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Online Therapy
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Children of Divorce College Students Disabled Military/Veterans Suicidal Unemployed
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Biracial Caregivers Chronic Illness First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Step Families
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic
Native American Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation