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I have always cherished working with others to help them achieve a well-balanced lifestyle and to promote their overall sense of emotional well-being. I am passionate about helping others discover ways to empower themselves in order to take charge of areas in their life they wish to improve. I believe the therapeutic relationship is essential to the change process and believe in fostering an atmosphere where clients feel validated, cared for, and supported during life's challenging moments.

 

My clinical experience focuses largely upon mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. I currently hold certification as an Grief Informed Professional. In addition to these areas of expertise, I also enjoy working with adolescents, college students, social learning disorders such as High Functioning Autism, as well as men’s concerns such as learning to connect with emotions and finding effective ways to communicate with loved ones.

 

I am committed to ongoing supervision and attending clinical trainings to continue gaining valuable tools and knowledge regarding areas of trauma-informed care.  Utilizing a trauma-informed treatment approach, I believe in exploring past history of trauma at a pace my clients set and feel comfortable with. I will provide guidance and teach skill sets along the way for my clients to work through their trauma in a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment.

Using evidence-based treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy as well as motivational interviewing and mindfulness, my goal is to help empower clients to achieve their goals and alleviate distress in presenting areas.

I am humbled by my clients and the courage it takes to explore their lives in the pursuit of becoming stronger, healthier individuals. If you're ready to make positive lasting changes in your life, I'm eager to assist you on this journey.

Matthew Clugh, MS, LPC

Credentials and Memberships

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
     

  • Certified Grief Informed Professional
     

  • Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University
     

  • Member of the American Counseling Association

Therapy Style

 

My therapy style and approach adjust to match each client and their individual needs. I draw mainly from the following modalities:

Special Interests

  • Grief and Loss
     

  • Men’s Concerns
     

  • Anxiety/Depressive Disorders
     

  • Adolescents/College Students
     

  • Assertiveness/Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships

  • Non-directive therapies - art, music

Accepted Insurances

 

Aetna, Cigna, Highmark, Capital Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Geisinger Health Plan, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

I also accept self-pay clients who would prefer to pay out of pocket instead of using their primary insurance plan.

Payment is accepted in the form of cash, credit card, or check.

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