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Mark Matthews, PHD


Dr. Matthews specializes in guiding individuals who have previously sought therapy or other mental health treatments without achieving positive or lasting results. His expertise extends to patients affected by personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder.

Furthermore, he offers comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments for various diagnoses and conditions, encompassing ADHD, personality disorders, dementia, intelligence, academic achievement, and learning differences.


Baylor University, BA

Biola University, MA

Biola University, PhD


Argosy University, Director of Clinical Training & Assistant Professor

Private Practice, Individual Psychotherapy & Testing, and Assessment 

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Matthews, a psychoanalytic therapist, guides patients in understanding their past and recurring patterns. His approach hinges on a robust therapeutic relationship, a key component in pattern analysis. The treatment journey involves character development steps. Driven by authenticity, transparency, and non-judgment, he empowers patients to confront challenges directly.

Guiding Principles

Provide a therapeutic relationship full of grace and truth.

Conditions Treated:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating Disorders (e.g., Anorexia, Bulimia)
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting and Family Issues
  • Couples and Relationship Problems
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
  • Workplace Stress and Career Counseling
  • Academic and Learning Difficulties

Dr Mark Matthews is an expert in Neuropsychological testing which can be useful in the diagnosis and management of the following conditions:

  • Brain Injuries: To evaluate the extent and impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, and other head injuries.
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases: Such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other forms of dementia to assess cognitive decline and track disease progression.
  • Stroke: To determine the cognitive and functional deficits resulting from a stroke.
  • Epilepsy: In assessing cognitive changes associated with seizures and epilepsy.
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Such as ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) to provide a comprehensive evaluation of cognitive functioning, Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Neurological Disorders: Including multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions affecting cognitive abilities.
  • Psychiatric Disorders: Neuropsychological tests can help differentiate between psychiatric disorders and neurological conditions, aiding in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Learning Disabilities: To identify specific learning difficulties and recommend appropriate interventions for children and adults.
  • Substance Abuse: To assess the cognitive effects of substance abuse and guide treatment strategies.
  • Age-Related Cognitive Decline: In assessing normal age-related cognitive changes and distinguishing them from more severe cognitive impairments.
  • Pre- and Post-Surgery Assessment: Before and after neurosurgical procedures to evaluate cognitive functioning and potential changes.
  • Occupational and Vocational Rehabilitation: To determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses for job placement and rehabilitation programs.
  • Legal Cases: Neuropsychological assessments may be used in legal settings to determine the impact of brain injuries or cognitive impairments on an individual’s capacity or responsibility.

It’s important to note that neuropsychological testing is a valuable tool in understanding cognitive functioning and can be tailored to specific clinical questions and concerns. These tests provide valuable insights for diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring progress in various medical and psychological contexts.

Therapy approaches offered by Dr Matthews:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy (for children)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Holistic Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Mind-Body Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Expressive Arts Therapy